Teva Riva Mesh

Comfortable low-cut trail runners that offer support and performance.

Brand: Teva

Model: Riva Mesh


These low-cuts blend Lexus comfort, Viper sleekness, and Jeep performance. The broad, stable outsole has an aggressive tread pattern, which made me feel like I could walk over anything—so I did, from mud-slick roots to steep talus fields on Mt. Hood.

The cushy EVA midsole, combined with a polyurethane/EVA heel counter, gave me enough support, comfort, and impact resistance to carry up to 40 pounds all day over varied terrain. (Hikers with weak ankles will likely want a higher, more supportive boot.) A plastic exoskeleton and rubber toe bumper protect against rocks and stubbed toes.

Best For

Strong-ankled backpackers who want a light shoe for hiking and scrambling in rocky areas, where protection from impact is essential

Tester Data

> Dan Larsen

> Duration Aug. to Sept.

> Locales/conditions OR, WA; mud, rock, and rainforest

> “The forefoot is squarish and roomy, which fit my wide forefeet and long toes well, even when big miles in the Cascades caused swelling.”

Riva Mesh
The Riva Mesh is perfect for a day hike to a waterfall or for a day at your favorite watering hole. Featuring mesh panels for ultimate breathability during those hot summer months, the Riva Mesh will get the job done while keeping your feet cool.
– Vibram® rubber outsole for traction and durability in rugged environments
– aggressive lug design penetrates dirt for grip on loose terrain
– nylon shank for torsional rigidity and stability
– quick dry mesh
– Mush® Infused Insole provides signature Teva comfort
– External Shoc Pad™ in the heel for enhanced shock absorption
– widened fit at the forefoot allows the foot to relax and flex freely
– rubber toe wrap for increased durability and protection
– full grain nubuck suede and durable mesh upper