Teva Chair 5 Boot - Men's
Just right and excellent price!
Bought these as a Christmas gift for my winter-sport loving husband. The first wearing was for a walk in slushy, cold conditions...win. Second wearing was for snowshoeing on the Long Trail in 5 degree weather...win! These are lightweight, warm, and lace up nice and tight for keeping out the snow and keeping in the heat. Score!
January 2, 2014
good boots for winter camping
I bought these for snowshoeing and camping in Scandanavia. Previously i tried breathable leather boots in the largest size I could get and wore lots of socks this worked fine untill the constant freeze thaw turned the leather to mush, also it was necessary to brush all the snow and ice from them every night before placing in sleeping bag otherwise i would have to defrost them with my feet in the morning. The plastic Teva boots can be dried with a tissue while still warm and left outside while the liners go into the sleeping bag to dry. At lunch stop I removed the liners to dry in the sun, the thinsulate liner dries quickly, my main gripe is that there does not seem to be any functioning insulation under the foot where its really needed. One night I wore one boot with the liner replaced by 1/2inch stiff foam footbed and just a thick sock, the other foot had the liner thick sock and no aditional insulation, standing around in the snow not being energetic at -10C and the boot without liner was definately warmer, its worth adapting these to suit the circumstances. The liners make good hut booties or extra insulation inside my mucklucks. They weigh 600 gms each and are flexible to fold into the netting on my daysack in airports, trains etc
April 3, 2013
Interesting concept, but with 2 flaws
This is a great design, especially for tent, cabin, or RV camping due to the removeable liner and waterproof outer. However, in cold temperatures the cold outer boot condenses perspiration from your warm foot in the bootie, causing the bootie to get wet. I have not had it soak through, but when I get home after a 30 minute bicycle commute, the booties have damp spots. Also, I can't figure out why it has a velcro strap at the top of the shaft. The laces can be used to wrap around and seal the top, so the velcro strap seems redundant, especially since it is one more step in the lacing process, and can get in the way. So, if it was more breathable and slightly less cumbersome to get on and off, it would get 5 stars.
January 23, 2013
Not for extreme winter weather
I bought these because of the "-25F" temperature rating and recommendation from a salesperson for something that will keep my feet warm while bicycling in extreme temperatures. Even with the best of winter socks, I am getting the beginning stages of frostbite in any temperature below zero after 30 minutes, and dangerous signs of frostbite after longer times or colder temperatures. Clearly they were not tested in actual extreme environments before they slapped the advertising on.
December 31, 2012
Ankels are dry
I would recommend this product and buy others. Thanks TEVA.
December 18, 2012
Nice boot, very narrow
Love the boot. Runs on the narrow side which is no reflection on Teva. Doubt the material is designed to stretch and going a size bigger just means getting a longer boot.
December 4, 2012
The Best Customer Service!
Great quality shoes and the customer service was excellent!
December 4, 2012