TEVA HISTORY Founded in 1984, TevaŽ began with an unassuming Grand Canyon River Guide and an idea that would become the world's very first sports sandal.
The first pairs of TevaŽ footwear were sold out of a van to friends and fellow boaters at the various put-ins along the river. Coupling the freedom of a flip-flop with the security of an ankle strap, the "Original" was an instant hit and quickly became the shoe of choice within the guide community. As a commitment to our heritage on the Grand Canyon, you can still find styles like the Original, the Ultimate Thong and the Universal Buckle within the TevaŽ collection today.
From this beginning a culture of passion for the outdoors has defined the TevaŽ lifestyle. The name TevaŽ, pronounced "teh'-vah", comes from a Hebrew word meaning nature. The hand in our logo is derived from the symbolic language of the Hopi people. When translated, the hand is a symbol for friendship and the spiral a symbol for water giving us our creed: "friendship with water".