Men's Bishop Peak Chukka
Very comfortable, were a bit big
I've worn Teva's before and they're one of the few shoes that fit my feet perfectly, so I may be a bit biased. The Teva's I had before these were super comfortable and took me 2000 miles to Montana and into 5 feet of mud. I wouldn't say these would do the same, but they would be ok for light hiking as they don't have ankle support. They are rather stylish and I can wear them with slacks and still be in the clear for work, so I'm happy about that. The only bad thing I can think of is that they are a bit hard to get on if you don't loosen up the tongue, and the laces are a bit long so I have to secure them to the shoe before heading off. I'm also not sure of the durability yet because I havn't had them for long, but they seem they'll be around for awhile.
The ones I had before were a 9.5, but I had to have a 9 in these because they were a bit too long. Your mileage may vary.
August 24, 2012
Bought shoe for an all terrain purpose. They rock
July 31, 2012
Soft smooth suede, comfy, not rugged enough for me
Great looking suede Chukka. The sole is sturdy and grips well as do most Teva shoes. The style and stitching is solid inside and out; however I was expecting thicker leather or suede material and more padding inside the shoe. The construction feels adequetly solid despite the relative thinness. I have wide feet and at first glance I was worried these would fit too tightly. My feet fit just fine and the shoes felt very soft and comfortable right out of the box. I do believe others comments that these require little or no break in. No pinching or rubbing or stiffness. The only lack of support I noticed was from the inner arch. I did not wear my usual custom insoles with them. These shoes are soft inside and out. There is a subtle waterproof liner inside the boot, which was nice to see, but I did not test it.
Overall, these shoes are soft and comfy, grip well, have a laid back style; and I believe are more about appearance and comfort than any actual utility. Not a bad shoe, I was just expecting much more of a rugged shoe. I recommend them for the house, car, office, casual outings about town. I am afraid the the texture of the the outer materials would stain, scratch, or otherwise be scuffed by doing any semi-rugged activity. Not particularly flimsy or cheap, mind you, but it is a soft suede material, too smooth to rough up in my opinion. I would not wear these shoes to my warehouse dock for work. I would not want to hike on unpaved trails with these or go anywhere near mud or dirt or dust. I know they are advertised as waterproof. I walked them through a light rain in a parking lot with no staining or marring (I'll still be able to return them). These shoes look good, just not rugged enough for my needs. I do not want to destroy their appearance.
July 20, 2012
Teva Men's Bishop Peak Chukka
A very comfortable shoe used primarily for my one hour walks. These are waterproof shoes, so they do not "breathe" as well as my other shoes. That aside, I would recommend these boots.
July 6, 2012