Putting your feet into a pair of the Teva Arrowood Lux Mid WPs feels like the footwear equivalent of getting into a bed with fresh soft linen or slipping into a huge warm bubble bath with a glass of wine. Immediately relaxing and instantly comfortable, the mere act of putting these shoes on will put a smile on your face and make you feel good!
Described as a 'sneakerboot', the Arrowood Lux Mids are light, soft, flexible and designed to be worn on urban trails, low level hikes and for everyday casual wear. Cushioning and comfort are the name of the game here so if you're looking for a stiff, high performance rugged hiking boot then look elsewhere.
The mid and outsole of the Arrowood Lux Mid feature Teva's FloatLite foam construction designed to deliver a combination of lightweight support, cushioning, protection and traction. We tested the boot on an all-day river hike as well as a gentle Mallorcan mountain hike and found the Arrowood Lux Mids to be soft, springy and noticeably forgiving underfoot. The mid-depth lugs offered a fit-for-purpose level of grip in easy terrain but would be too soft to cope in challenging terrain.
Whilst the Arrowood Lux Mids come equipped with a waterproof membrane and waterproof leather upper designed to keep your feet dry, our natural instinct was always to avoid any muddy sections, puddles, and long wet grass. A classic case of 'it's not you, it's me' - the problem with these boots is that they look so good you won't want to get them dirty!
At £120, the Arrowood Lux Mids are probably at the higher end of the scale for a non-technical hiking trainer but uber levels of comfort and exceptional quality does come at a price. When you consider that they are trendy enough to genuinely double up as an everyday casual shoe then Arrowood Lux Mids may well be worth the investment.