Chandlery December 2007 Issue

Boat Shoe Update

Testers try menís, womenís Tevas on for size.

Following Tevaís top-ranked performance in the womenís athletic-style sailing shoes test (July 2007), Practical Sailor editors decided to try out the latest menís Tevas and Tevaís new Sunkosi for women. Teva, the California-based firm known for its strap-on sport sandals, manufactures seven different lines of water shoes, including four sneaker-style varieties. At 11.5 ounces, the menís Teva Helm 2 shoes are lighter than any other menís shoe tested (June 2007), and they offer good drainage. There are mesh openings built into the shoe under the heel, behind the heel, beneath the ball of the foot, and on either side of the toe. Like most of the shoes we tested, the Helm 2ís foam insole is removable. It also is perforated with 1/8-inch holes to speed drainage. The shoeís upper uses unibody construction, with a laminate of foam and three different kinds of mesh reinforced with synthetic leather in the toe, upper tongue, and heel. The tongue is attached only at its base.

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