Teva Hurricane XLT
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $58
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.
- Good soles
- Easy to adjust
- Easy to clean
- Dirt and grit collects where the foot meets the sandal in little lines
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.
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.
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.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $55
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.
- Very durable
- Water compatible
- 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).
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The Hurricane XLT Sandals deliver affordable Teva performance and all-day comfort with durable traction, a contoured footbed, and a custom fit.
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.
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
With the men's Teva Hurricane XLT, you can get all of the performance and comfort that Teva provides without breaking the bank. The Hurricane XLT's contoured drop-in EVA footbed cradles and supports your feet while its tough hook-and-loop straps give you the perfect fit for all day comfort.