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Teva Voya Flip Review

This comfortable flip is the perfect casual wear for summer with thick, soft straps and a cushiony footbed
Teva Voya Flip
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Pros:  Soft thick strap, soft footbed, form fitting, no break in needed
Cons:  Little support, subpar outsole traction, a little slippery when wet
Manufacturer:   Teva
By Hayley Thomas ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Jun 11, 2021
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  • Comfort - 30% 8
  • Support - 20% 6
  • Traction - 20% 5
  • Versatility - 15% 6
  • Style - 15% 7

Our Verdict

Soft straps and a pillowy footbed make the Teva Voya Flip a very comfortable option for casual warm-weather wear. With its quick-dry webbing, this shoe is perfect for beach strolls and lake hangs. It looks great with casual clothes — from a summer dress to jeans — and is offered in a plethora of fun colors and patterns. While it only offers a small amount of support, it is comfortable enough for long walks and all-day wear. It is also versatile across all casual outings, especially water-related, but is not the best choice for steep or loose terrain. If you are looking for a comfortable casual flip that won't break the bank, check this one out.

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Pros Soft thick strap, soft footbed, form fitting, no break in neededVery comfortable, grippy footbed, stableComfortable, no break-in period, affordable, waterproofSuper comfy, simple, true to size, lightweight, made from yoga mat materialCute, molds to feet over time, affordable
Cons Little support, subpar outsole traction, a little slippery when wetSporty look, runs a bit bigMaterial doesn't breathe, less durableNo footbed contouring, minimal outsole traction and supportNot super durable, straps can chafe, pinkie toe slips out side for some people
Bottom Line This comfortable flip is the perfect casual wear for summer with thick, soft straps and a cushiony footbedA durable flip flop that feels amazing, offers good support, and handles water like a proA lightweight and affordable version of the leather original, this flip is fun and functionalThis simple flip flop is impossibly comfortable with wide, supportive straps and a squishy, pillow-like footbed made out of real yoga mat materialThis lightweight, stylish, and affordable sandal is a great addition to any summer wardrobe
Rating Categories Teva Voya Flip OluKai Ohana - Women's Birkenstock Gizeh E... Sanuk Yoga Mat Teva Olowahu
Comfort (30%)
8.0
10.0
8.0
9.0
8.0
Support (20%)
6.0
8.0
8.0
6.0
5.0
Traction (20%)
5.0
7.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
Versatility (15%)
6.0
7.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
Style (15%)
7.0
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Specs Teva Voya Flip OluKai Ohana - Women's Birkenstock Gizeh E... Sanuk Yoga Mat Teva Olowahu
Sole Material EVA Non-marking rubber or gum rubber EVA Rubber Lightweight EVA-foam
Footbed Material EVA Molded EVA with soft ICEVA drop-in footbed EVA EVA Mush topsole (a trademarked type of EVA)
Strap Material Polyester webbing Water-resistant synthetic nubuck leather lined with quick-drying jersey knit EVA 95% synthetic/5% polyester Fleece-filled polyester webbing
Weight (per pair) 6 oz (size 8) 13.7 oz (size 9) 6.5 oz (size 40) 5 oz (size 8) 6.4 oz (size 9)
Length 10.25" (size 8) 10.75" (size 9) 11" (size 40) 10.25" (size 8) 10.75" (size 9)
Length of Toe Box (just above toe post) 1.75" 1.75" 1.375" 1.50" 1.75"
Unique Features Unique strap pattern ICEVA (soft EVA) drop-in footbed Adjustable straps Made from real yoga mats Unique strap pattern
Animal Products? No No No No Yes

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Teva Voya is soft and pillowy with excellent out-of-the-box comfort. These flips are true to size and accommodate most foot shapes with ease.

Performance Comparison


The Teva Voya offers support and comfort through a contoured foam...
The Teva Voya offers support and comfort through a contoured foam top footbed.
Photo: Matthew Blake

Comfort


The Voya is very comfortable from day one, but will also begin to form to your feet after a few wears. The pillowy footbed dries quickly but is just as comfortable when wet and the thick, flat straps are soft and don't cause blisters. The EVA outsoles are lightweight so you don't have to worry about a heavy flip, flopping you in the heel with every step.

These flips sport EVA outsoles and a foam footbed, making them...
These flips sport EVA outsoles and a foam footbed, making them lightweight.
Photo: Matthew Blake

The Voya is meant for casual use. While they remain comfortable all day, they are not going to take you on a long journey to the top of a mountain. They are also a little narrow, so those with particularly wide feet may want to size up to ensure that the straps are not too tight and to avoid having your feet fall over the sides of the footbed.

These flips won't take you cross country but they're comfortable...
These flips won't take you cross country but they're comfortable enough for a mellow outdoor adventure.
Photo: Matthew Blake

Support


Support is a very important metric; however, it is slightly less of an issue if you plan on utilizing your flips more casually. The Voya offers very moderate support. The minimal arch provides some contour to the footbed and the thick comfy straps help hold it snug to the foot. After a few wears, the top sole begins to form to your foot, giving it a little more contouring.

That said, with minimal footbed contouring and lack of a heel strap, the Voya can only offer so much support. Because it lacks these two attributes, its score is average in this metric. For a casual flip, this is no big deal, and the lack of support does not affect the comfort or wear length in the slightest. For those with flatter arches looking for a casual shoe, this is a great option.

The small arch is present but not overwhelming.
The small arch is present but not overwhelming.
Photo: Matthew Blake

Traction


The outsole is textured with various medium-deep canals scattered across the bottom of the shoe in the shape of little triangles. The top sole is soft and receives the foot quite nicely, offering optimal surface area connection and surprisingly good traction when dry. When soaked, it tends to feel a little slippery. That being said, the Voya dries very quickly so it only remains slippery when submerged in water.

The top sole can feel a little slick when soaked, but it dries so...
The top sole can feel a little slick when soaked, but it dries so quickly we deemed this a non-issue.
Photo: Matthew Blake

Overall, the Voya has just okay traction. While there is some texture on the outsole, it simply does not perform as well as some of the more cleated options in our review.

The textured outsole offers some traction, but you won't want to be...
The textured outsole offers some traction, but you won't want to be hiking anything too technical in these puppies.
Photo: Matthew Blake

Versatility


This fun-looking and super comfortable sandal is great for any casual adventure. A quick walk down the beach? No problem. Want to spend the day by a lake? These are great. With quick-drying technology, the Voya is a great option for a water day, although its lack of traction and support inhibit its ability to be a good boating shoe, so it's best to stay close to land when you're sporting these. It also works just fine for a short, not-so-steep, hike, but we would suggest something with more support and a heel strap for ascending steep or loose terrain.

Because of how fast it dries, the Voya is a great water shoe, but...
Because of how fast it dries, the Voya is a great water shoe, but the lack of a heel strap and proper traction can make them a little slippery.
Photo: Matthew Blake

Style


These shoes are great for any casual outfit. They are not overly sporty looking so you don't need to be wearing activewear for them to look appropriate. They come in fun, funky patterns, colors, or simple neutral tones.

The Voya even looks cute with a casual summer dress.
The Voya even looks cute with a casual summer dress.
Photo: Matthew Blake

Value


The Voya are fairly priced. They fall on the less expensive side of our test suite. While they are not the most technical shoes, they work great in any casual application.

Conclusion


These flip flops are durable, comfortable, and casual enough to wear with most outfits. They are great for days by the water as they dry very quickly and their comfort is not affected by moisture. The soft sole forms to the foot but offers optimal comfort right out of the box. If you are looking for a good all-around casual slip-on that is comfortable and affordable, then the Teva Voya Flip is a wonderful option.

The Voya is a great flip with casual support and optimal comfort.
The Voya is a great flip with casual support and optimal comfort.
Photo: Matthew Blake

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