For the uninitiated, Tevas are heavy duty sandals with a thick, grippy sole and two straps, one around the ankle and one just above the toes, that are secured by industrial strength velcro. In preparation for writing this, I had to see if they were still making them. Truth be told, I haven't owned a pair since.
I know that for many people, Tevas are the absolute most comfortable thing they can possibly wear. For me, they were the cause of many nights of the most atrocious foot stink imaginable. I do ok with cheap old flip-flops, but any serious sandle sets off glands in my foot that make even the most iron stomach return lunch. These same glands created a vegetable oil type sweat that would make the space between my foot and the Teva a Wet Banana. The sandle would plant to the ground just fine, but I would keep right on going. Not that I ever fell, but it wasn't pleasant. There might have been a squeek when I walked too, but this is like 16 years ago and I'm not completely sure on that one.
This is why I rock Chucks. For those of you that rock the Tevas, keep doing what you're doing. It works for you. For me, I keep that smell and slime locked indoors, for the good of my fellow peoples.