Part sneaker, part puffy, Teva’s Ember Moc may soon be part of many campers’ gear collections. We reviewed it outside, inside, and around town.
The Teva Ember Moc isn’t for everyone. Sorry, lightweight thru-hikers. And it’s not for every trip, so high-alpine projects are out. But for what it sets out to be – cozy and versatile, with a touch of style – the Teva’s Ember Moc is nearly perfect.
The shoe (slipper?) is perfect for campgrounds, backcountry huts, short hikes, casual nights out, road trips, flights, or a quick run to the grocery store.
After more than six months of near-constant use, I feel confident proclaiming the Ember Moc is the future of basecamp footwear.
In short: All the lazy ease of a slipper with just enough muscle in the upper and the tread make the Ember Moc a compelling addition to the active person’s shoe collection. Anyone looking for a more comfortable, capable way to get from the door to an adventure, from car to tent, or from tent to lake should keep reading.
Teva Ember Moc Review
The Ember Moc looks like the Love Child of a quilted sleeping bag and a sneaker. The upper has ripstop polyester and suede construction. And it sports a treaded rubber outsole and EVA foam midsole. So the Moc not only performs well around town but over trail too.
A collapsible heel invites you to wear it as a slipper for short walks to the mailbox or hopping out of the tent for a quick pee in the middle of the night.
Switch it back to shoe mode by flipping the heel up, then wear it any place you would wear a sneaker. I wore it hiking up to three miles and had no issues.
Plus, these keep feet respectably warm without being cold weather specific. I’ve worn the Mocs through fall and winter, but also during long summer evenings.
As a result, the Ember Moc has quickly become the new standard for comfort, style, and versatility in my shoe closet (and it made our list of best slippers).