When I think Teva, I think summer sandal, but this shoe wear company also makes gorgeous boots and shoes for all-season travel. My current favorite: the Teva Ember Moc, described by Teva as ‘part sneaker, part sleeping bag’. They’re not exaggerating, actually.
The Ember Moc is a wonderful hybrid, with a sneaker sole and plenty of grip, but an almost slipper-like upper, making it win in both the comfort department and the functionality department.
You get a soft, collapsible heel that’s stretchy, making it easy to slip on and off the Ember, and the upper is indeed made of a quilted, triangle sleeping bag material.
The Ember is at home in a campsite (a camping trip was actually the inspiration behind the shoe), but it’s also ideal on long flights.
They’re easy to take on and off for TSA screenings, then comfy on the plane, allowing your feet to retain circulation while feeling like a slipper.
They squish down nicely in a bag, too, which means they come along on all my trips now. They’re my apres-ski shoe, stashed in my boot bag while I ski, and my at-home leisure shoes, beating out my slippers because they can make effortless trips to the mailbox or into the garden.
If you’re looking for a rugged, versatile shoe that will still look stylish and pops with fun colors, but can take you through every season and most types of travel, the Ember Moc is the one. And it’s only $70, a solid value for a shoe that can do so much.
It comes in a ton of fantastic colors, all inspired by climbing ropes (most of them seem to be in jewel tones, ranging from fig to amber to north Atlantic). If you want to go classic, get black. I’ve also seen the Ember Moc for a few bucks less on Amazon, and at several other online retailers.