I don't cut corners when it comes to shoes that I wear for fitness purposes. For example, you will not find me anywhere near Payless or Target when it comes time to buy running shoes or hiking boots. I require durable and comfortable shoes that will see me through many-a-workout.
Although I wouldn't describe myself as an "outdoor adventure" diehard, I do enjoy being in the wilderness. I like walking, running, hiking, river rafting, and swimming. And I have been known to jump off of rather steep rock overhangs into water pools below. [Plus, I've been ocean kayaking, rock climbing, and rapelling - although I'm not as fond of those three.]
Teva is a brand that designs shoes for all of the above sports - whether you're a big time enthusiast or you just like to go on the occasional family hike.
I recently had the opportunity to review the Teva Women's Omnium ($75.00), a sports sandal that features:
- Quick-drying PU-coated synthetic leather upper
- Quick-release buckle for easy entry/exit
- Integrated toe-protection
- Encapsulated Shoc Pad™ in heel
- Microban® Zinc based anti-microbial protection
Although the Omnium is not the picture of "prettiness" (no sports sandal is), it offers great support and is a good choice for water sports. The sandals are easy to slip on and off, yet don't "slip" when you walk. The "holes" offer breathability and allow your feet (and the shoe) to dry quickly. On the downside, the holes also offer small rocks an easy entry and thus the Omnium might not be the best choice for long hikes in dry areas (you might want to consider the Ossagon
YOUR TURN: What outdoor sports do you enjoy?
One winner will receive a pair of Teva Women's Omnium Sandals
in the color/size of her choice ($75.00). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Wednesday, October 22
at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules
). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #16 Jen Lleras. Congratulations!