The Teva Original Universal is a timeless classic, with a silhouette that many of us have known for years. But does the time-tested design hold up to today's standards? Our testers found the Original to be a solid choice for low activity days, but it wasn't a go-to for long trail days or rugged terrain. With a low score in the stability metric, many testers did not feel that the Original provided them the support they needed because of its relatively floppy sole.
Teva also offers the Tirra, which brings more performance to the table but costs more (while still being a fantastic value). For another lightweight option that gives more protection from the trail underneath, we recommend the Bedrock Cairn Adventure.