- SHOE TYPE: SANDALS
- MANUFACTURER: TEVA
- SIZES: 5- 12 B (M)
- HALF SIZES: NO
- HEEL: 1.89 INCHES
- PLATFORM: 2 INCHES
- MATERIAL: POLYESTER
- SOLE: FOAM
- WATERPROOF: YES
- ALSO: LIGHTWEIGHT EVA FOAM OUTSOLE, WATER READY POLYESTER WEBBING UPPER
- COLORS: LYDIA DARK PURPLE, LYDIA CORAL, KNOT METALLIC, RUMI DEEP TEEL, FLEUR BLACK/ WHITE, BLACK,
- MODEL NO: 1000099
- FIT AS EXPECTED: 93%
- OUR RATING: 4.5 OUT OF FIVE STARS
- WARRANTY: ONE YEAR LIMITED
- PRICE GUIDE: $30
So, you want the glamour of heels, but you would like to be actually able to walk in them?
We hear you. Here at Best Walking Shoe Reviews we know all about that hopeless collection of beautiful, exquisite heels that reside in every woman’s wardrobe. The ones you can’t bring yourself to actually wear because it is like putting your foot into a cheese grater.
If, like millions of women, you would desperately love to wear heels but just can’t do anything other than fall over and cry in them, then wedges were invented for you.
More to the point, we think that these Teva Women’s Mush Mandalyn Ola 2 could be the answer to your podiatric prayers.
Described in some of the sales pitches as a flip flop, we think that these sandals are far more glamorous than this. But they have the comfort and practicality of something a lot more simple.
The Teva Mush is a trademarked sole, which promises to love your feet and offers them the soft cushion of a luxury foot bed.
We believe, and the manufacturer Teva would agree, that once your foot has experienced the Mush foot bed, you won’t want to go back to anything less supportive.
These are an open toed strappy design on a considerable platform, that should give about two inches of extra height.
Made from polyester, these have a flat strap on them, which should not cut into your feet uncomfortably.
In terms of color choice, there is a large nod towards the subdued shading. Choose between Black, which does what it says on the tin; Knot Metallic, which is an embroidered chain design that runs along the black straps and Fleur Black/ White, which is a black squiggled floral pattern, against the white straps.
For something a little more colorful there is the Rumi Deep Teal, which are a blue strap with a small white dot.
Want more excitement? The Lydia Coral is a white pattern on the pink straps and the Lydia dark purple is the same design against a purple background. All the designs feature a black foot bed.
Teva footwear were founded in 1984 by a water guide, helping people across rivers who wanted a water shoe that did not float away!
By combining an old Velcro wrist watch band and a flip flop, the prototype of the Teva water shoe was born.
So, these Teva Women’s Mush Mandalyn Ola 2 Sandals are water resilient and should dry out quickly after use in water.
The Teva Mush is their prototype highly comfortable foot bed.
These Mandalyn Ola 2 sandals can be hand washed with an antibacterial soap and a soft brush. They should not be put in the washing machine.
As you might expect, these wedge sandals are highly comfortable.
They should not disappoint you with their performance. And whilst we think they are principally a sandal for casual wear – we would not necessarily take them on any long hikes – they should be okay for wearing all day long.
These provide a good support for your feet over reasonable distances and feel snug and cozy to have on.
Because these are only available in a whole size, if your usual shoe size is a half size, you will need to size up.
But this is the only scenario that you might need to do anything that is different to your usual sizing. The news is good when it comes to the Teva Women’s Mush Mandalyn Ola 2’s fit.
With a 93% approval rating, we think it is fair to say that these ought to fit as expected.
Available in a standard width, we haven’t heard anything to suggest that they present a challenge to either wider or more narrow feet.
These are a water resilient shoe, which can be cleaned up and withstand more than the odd splash of water.
Being a wedge design, we probably wouldn’t pick them for river walking or anything hardcore like that – but if you did wear them at the beach and they got wet, they ought to be just fine.
Once again, although Teva are a water sport and outdoor manufacturer, we think of these sandals as being a little more fashion than action. This means it is fine to wear them all day long at work or for casual purposes.
You can be on your feet all day in these Mandalyn’s and feel just fine at the end of a long shift. We are just not sure we would suggest fell walking in them.
The ideal setting for this pair of Women’s Mush Mandalyn Ola 2 would be on the beach or walking around outside, in the spring or summer time. But if they get wet or the rain comes down, then they will both clean and dry up just fine.
SHOULD I BUY THESE SANDALS?
Teva are a respected make and well known for producing high quality water resilient footwear, for a range of sporting and leisure purposes.
They are also not shy of making their footwear fashionable and easy on the eye.
The bottom line with this pair of Teva Women’s Mush Mandalyn Ola 2 is that you do not have to compromise on style in order to keep comfort.
In this simple design, your foot will become accustomed to the finer things in life, with the Mush foot bed, whilst looking elegant and fashionable.
There isn’t anything fussy about the strappy design and the overall impression is of a classic wedge shoe, done well, with no pretension.
And there’s nothing wrong with that!