Perhaps better known for their excellent sandals, Teva also produce a range of shoes and boots including the Arrowood 2 Mid on test. We reviewed the original Arrowood on the trails of Mallorca and found it to be a decent boot, if more suited to general daily use than serious walking. And the Arrowood 2 unapologetically retains that ethos, with the lack of highly taught tech making it a great piece of travel footwear.
If you're off on an adventure where luggage space is limited, then you might need limit your footwear load, and depending on your intended level of activity the Arrowood 2 is a decent option. It's certainly well-built and has a reasonably robust feel, which really it should do at £130. The leather and textile upper takes scuffs well and despite the sole being soft we've had no problems with wear so far. In terms of walking performance, taking on well-maintained paths and trails is about as far as you can push these comfortable boots but if you're not likely to venture any further into the hills then why subject your feet to anything stiffer? The sole is built for comfort with a springy rebound, light weight and trainer like flexibility and the upper follows suit. The previous Arrowood had a very slick outsole with minimal lug depth and thankfully they've beefed this up a bit in the Arrowood 2, giving you more grip on loose or wet terrain. Breathability is also improved which should help in hotter climates. Two colour options are available, a navy and a brown, both are subtle and work well with a range of legwear.
Overall a good option for day-to-day use and general travelling where more technical footwear would be overkill.