It took a Grand Canyon river guide to realize that the paddlers—slipping on rocks in shoes that had lousy traction and were quickly soaked—required better footwear. Teva launched in 1984; the shoes' innovative jacquard webbing straps were introduced in 1986. This season, looking for bright new colors like fuchsia.
When the sandals are made with velvet straps and crystal embellishment, they can look decidedly fabulous. Paired with all black in a mix of lavish fabrics and textures, the shoes are almost black tie appropriate.