Colorful Camp Slipper: Testing The Cozy Teva x Cotopaxi ReEmber
During testing, the Teva x Cotopaxi ReEmber became my go-to slippers for coffee sessions, chilly campouts, and drowsy household stumbling. The slipper leads with its pillowy ripstop upper and recycled EVA midfoot, which both delivered comfort bordering on luxurious. On top of that, the recycled outsole held up to casual wear on any terrain and even proved pretty grippy.
‘Tis the season for slippers, and Teva and Cotopaxi launched the ReEmber just in time for holiday hangouts. The result is charming, with its ugly sweater-reminiscent ankle cuff, patterned lining, and vibrant Cotopaxi colors.
Anyone can wear either color pattern, and they both pair with matching men’s and women’s jackets. But the bae grandpa in your life may be the best candidate for ReEmber gifting, thanks to their overall comfort and versatility (as tested).
Right away, I was psyched on the ReEmbers’ construction. The stitching looked tight and consistent, the forefoot felt well structured, and the stretchy heel promised an easy fit. That all played itself out as I wore them for everything from neighborhood strolls to cooking breakfast and racking climbing gear in parking lots.
The ripstop upper fought off abrasive low growth like mesquite and thistles, protecting the lofty quilting. The generous EVA toe cap held up to scuffs (which happened fairly regularly as I bumbled around in morning malaises). And the stretchy materials around the ankle all held up. At first, I doubted the ribbed cotton/poly material that runs on top of the foot. It seemed stretchy enough, but it didn’t show as much rebound as I thought it might need. But it stayed pleasingly taut during testing.
After a while, I started wearing the ReEmber as a slide — the heel collapses easily, which scanned as an invitation to go casual. That utility was welcome, because the slippers felt a bit tight in the midfoot. My feet are short and narrow, but they are somewhat tall; while the ReEmbers gave me plenty of room in most dimensions, they did put mild pressure on the tops of my feet. I sized them right at my street size (7). If you have low-profile feet, that method might work. If you have feet shaped like mine, I’d recommend sizing up.
Still, the ReEmber makes perfect sense in my shoe collection. I’ll wear them around the house for the rest of what we’re now calling “winter.” And if I have the space, I’ll stuff them in my pack the next time I camp in the backcountry; together, they weigh just over a pound. I’ve got a bit of a reputation for clambering around campsites in the middle of the night, halfway through a bottle of something or other, wearing only wool socks. So far, Teva and Cotopaxi’s purpose-built shoes have been a welcome upgrade to that approach.
As I write this, Teva’s website offers bigger unisex sizes; Cotopaxi stocks the smaller sizes. You can also save some cash and get almost exactly the same shoe by picking up the original ReEmber. But, if you want the recycled materials, cool lining, and playful Coto palette, you’ll have to get the collab. MSRP: $85.