Teva Hurricane XLT

2 reviews
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4-star:   2
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Comfortable and easy put-on-and-go sandals that are…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $58

Summary

Comfortable and easy put-on-and-go sandals that are great for anything from a casual work environment to randomly hitting a trail for a day hike.

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good soles
  • Easy to adjust
  • Easy to clean
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Dirt and grit collects where the foot meets the sandal in little lines

 
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I’m not a hipster. I tend to steer clear of slacklines, fixies and strapping on sandals when I want to be served at a restaurant. There are times (like almost 100 degree weather in the summer) when my feet want something that breathes a bit better than even my lightweight trail runners can give them; so I decided to give Teva (pronounced tay-vuh) a try.

Pros
They fit true to size. If you want to adjust them for wider feet, there are three points to cinch or loosen the velcro straps as needed. After a few games of ultimate frisbee (ok, maybe I’m a little hipster) and running around in general, I can say that they are durable. The soles grip well on rocks and dirt trails just as well as pavement. Some sandals make funny squeaking sounds on pavements, but that doesn't seem to be the case with these.

They support my ankle well, although those with bad ankles already might want something with a bit stiffer support. There was barely any breaking in time that I could tell. The moment I put them on my feet I went to a local trail and did a short afternoon hike. 

As far as the fit of the sandals go, the Hurricane XLT has 3 adjustment points to fit any size feet from narrow to wide.

Cons
The only annoying thing I’ve found so far is the little grooves where you feet touch the sole get dirty fairly fast. Easy enough to clean, but I wish they had found something different to do there.

All in all a great piece of footwear. I would recommend the Hurricane XLT for anything from daily wanderings to throwing into your pack for basecamp.

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A lightweight durable sandal that can be used around…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $55

Summary

A lightweight durable sandal that can be used around the campsite and during water crossings with excellent grip. The materials are compatible with water and the sandals are comfortable for walking around your campsite while your feet breathe and your footwear dries.

Pros

  • Very durable
  • Comfortable
  • Water compatible

Cons

  • Heavier than some sandals

MY feet get tired of being in the same hiking footwear day after day. I like having something to change into at the campsite and to wear while doing a water crossing.

They are heavier than some simpler lighter sandals, but far more durable. If I am hiking in the backcountry, I do not want to be hauling out a broken sandal. I want a durable, comfortable, water-compatible sandal with good tread for grip so I can use these sandals whenever I am not wearing my normal hiking footwear (including in public showers).

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Teva's Men's Hurricane XLT page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

On Sale. Free Shipping. Teva Men's Hurricane XLT Sandal FEATURES of the Teva Men's Hurricane XLT Sandal Durabrasion Rubber will give you durable traction A nylon shank keeps the foot stable and in control Open toe construction doesn't allow water to pool Microban zinc-based anti-microbial treatment keeps the stink down A soft Shoc Pad in the heel gives you serious shock absorption

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Over the years some things prove themselves to be timeless. With its no-nonsense style and supremely versatile functionality the Hurricane XLT has earned its stripes. Very little has changed about this iconic style since its introduction simply because very little change is necessary. The much-loved Hurricane XLT is now available in fresh new colors and bright white outsoles.

- Teva refers to the men's version

Hurricane XLT Sandal from Teva provides the performance and comfort that Teva is known for at a reasonable price. The contoured drop-in EVA footbed cradles and supports your foot while providing all day comfort. PRODUCT FEATURES: Durabrasion Rubber outsole for durable traction Open toe construction will not trap water Universal strapping system for a custom fit Padded heel strap Microban zinc based anti-microbial protection Compression molded EVA midsole Encapsulated Shoc Pad in the heel for shock absorption 3 points of adjustment allow for custom fit

- Appalachian Outdoors refers to the men's version

There's no point in messing with near-perfection, which is why Teva didn't tinker with the design of the Men's Hurricane XLT Sandal. This timeless technical sandal may sport an eye-catching white sole and bright new colors in the webbing, but you can count on it to deliver the same endless adjustability, practical, low-profile design, and rugged-wearing comfort as it always has.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version