Known for their iconic skinny sandals, Teva is bringing out those classic designs for a new collection of the shoes Drafted Archives Revival Group. The first item – Revive ’94 Mid – was released and it combines a strong antique aesthetic with a plush sole and some high-tech materials. It would be a sporty choice for everyday wear, or a go-to shoe for your next camping trip.
The Revive ’94 Mid shoe falls squarely into the footwear category, but is inspired by the earlier Teva sandal. According to the company, the design is inspired by a hiking sandal that was built to navigate slotted grooves. The Black/Tan edition features multicolor overlays that evoke desert landscapes. Combined with the distinctive embossed straps on the upper, there’s no doubt that this is the Teva – a shoe inspired by the ’90s.
Aesthetics aside, there are plenty of techniques to discover as well. The upper is treated with a waterproof layer to help the rain bead glide on without saturating, and a layer of mesh across the top of the foot adds ventilation for wet days on the trail. It also features waterproof leather for added protection from the elements, and the upper is made of a stretchy neoprene-like material. Moves with your feet and is easy to put on and take off. Plus, a massive TPU bumper protects your toes while built-in drain ports help water escape if you take the wrong turn into a puddle.
Teva also designed the Revive ’94 Mid with sustainability in mind. Leather layers are obtained from certified tanneries by leather working group, promoting sustainability in the industry, while the straps are made from recycled plastic. The inside of the shoe also comes with a knit lining made from 100% recycled polyester.
The sturdy sole has some innovative technologies, too. Teva has used its new MAX-COMF Flexible Foam insole for a comfortable feel, and it rides over a molded EVA midsole with a nylon shank that provides extra support for your foot. Combined with a “Spider Rubber” outsole, the Revive ’94 Mids should provide a stable, confident ride through uneven or rough surfaces.
Looking to add a classic feel to your next camping trip? Add this to your cart.
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