The original concept for Teva came from Geophysicist, Mark Thatcher in 1982. Whilst working on field expeditions he noticed the lack of quality footwear available for working in and around water. With sneakers and flips lops not filling the requirements. This led to the conception of the rear strap system which holds the sandal to the foot, combined with quick-drying fabric the Teva sandal was born. After several years of development, we find ourselves at the ‘Universal’ strapping system which is the basis of all Teva sandals. Now a global brand offering quality sports footwear for water activities and warm climates.