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Article: Strap in for Adventure with Teva

Strap in for Adventure with Teva

Calling all adventurers, trailblazers and those who love to live in the moment. As part of Teva’s summer 2021 collection, the beloved footwear brand has paired up with Polaroid to create a colorful instant camera perfect for capturing all of your outdoor memories — built by our team here at Retrospekt. 

A little bit of background: Teva sandals were born in the Grand Canyon nearly 40 years ago. In 1984, a river guide named Mark Thatcher rigged two Velcro watchbands to a pair of old flip flops, creating an outdoor shoe that wouldn’t float away. Today, Teva sandals remain popular with outdoor enthusiasts, and they’re also a favorite among fashion fans seeking a comfortable, eye-catching option.  

Both Polaroid and Teva are brands that invoke serious 20th-century nostalgia — making this a prime pairing. Each custom-built camera was originally released by Polaroid in the ‘80s or ‘90s. Each custom-built Teva camera uses the internal photo components of cameras originally produced by Polaroid in the ‘80s or ‘90s. Our team of camera connoisseurs carefully refurbished the internals for each device before housing them inside the new colorful Teva bodies. 

Taking inspiration from Teva’s adventure-seeking legacy, the camera exteriors feature rich, earthy brown accents complemented by Polaroid’s instantly recognizable rainbow Color Spectrum. The cameras also come with a Teva x Polaroid camera strap made with the same Repreve recycled yarn found on Teva sandals. It’s easier than ever to take your Polaroid anywhere and everywhere. 

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If you’ve ever wanted your shoes to match your camera -- you’re in luck! Teva has released two new pairs of all-gender sandals made from water-resistant and recycled materials, finished with the Polaroid Color Spectrum across the heel. You’ve heard of wearing your heart on your sleeve — and now, you can wear your camera on your feet!

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This limited-edition collection celebrates capturing instant memories sustainably. You can check out the full collection on Teva's website.

*Update: As of 9/21, the camera is already sold out! However, the sandals are still in stock.