Teva (pronounced teh-vuh, not tee-vuh) is a Hebrew word for "nature" and the name of a brand of outdoor adventure performance and lifestyle footwear. They are best known for their nylon webbing and velcro closure river sandal, but have since moved into a complete line of outdoor performance and lifestyle footwear, including trail runners, light hikers, and casual shoes. Well-known for their support of environmental causes, and along with Chacos and Keens are ubiquitous in outdoors and paddling culture, especially the Arkansas River Valley of Colorado - and even more during rafting season. Sometimes worn by poseurs but still worn by many legit woodsy hipsters, trustafarians and male and female mountainsexuals Available from outdoor specialty shops such as The Trailhead in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Matt - "It's springtime in the Rockies!"
Ryan - "Howdaya know?"
Matt - "people are wearing Tevas, shorts, and down jackets with their mountain bikes AND backcountry skis in their Thule rack. Kayaks won't be far behind."
A garish form of footwear. Often worn by travellers and people with too much money and not enough common sense. Look around...have you ever seen a local wearing 'tevas'? Arrogant and insensitve attempt to cover all the bases. Orignallly the name for a brand specific form of footwear that has since evolved into the generic name describing thongs with velcro straps. Eco-gear for people intent on destroying wildlife.
'Hey check out those kooks in the tevas and three quarter pants. I wonder what eco-tribe they belong to?'