Teva sandals light the way to the beach

No more goofy headlamps on my head when I take beach hikes at dust or dawn with the dog. Teva, which revolutionized the footwear industry when it created the world's first sports sandal, has yet another bright idea -- literally. On May 1, it is releasing a sandal that has little mounted flashlights on each shoe, enabling you to see where you are walking. I said revolutionary, right?

Teva -- that's pronounced "Teh-vah," not "Tee-vah" for you couch potatoes -- was launched more than 25 years by a young Grand Canyon river guide. Still a company obsessed with how to traipse around in water without slipping or getting your socks wet, Teva sees those dark treacherous trails that often stand between access roads and beaches as the enemy and the company stands ready to help. "Common is the surfer who has fallen victim to an unseen rock, branch or pothole," says the company's press release.