Hurricane Verge: Is it for you?

Just like most hiking sandals, the Hurricane Verge caters to a specific group whose prime objective is to beat trails as nimbly and carefree as possible. This pair, however, offers so much more, making it rather criminal for trail-goers to let it go under their radars. But without further ado, the sandal in question is for you if:

  • You find fit personalization very valuable (it has three adjustable straps after all)
  • Padded or lined confines make your day
  • Extra arch support is high on your hiking wants list
  • You are attracted to footwear that dries quickly
  • Preserving nature is one of your life’s advocacies
  • You like budget-friendly sandals

Teva Hurricane Verge vs. Hurricane XLT2

In this Teva sandal head-to-head, joining the Hurricane Verge in the fray is the Hurricane XLT2. Find out their differences in the following:

Construction. In terms of eco-friendliness, both Teva kicks shine. That said, only the Hurricane XLT2 is vegan.

Lining: The Hurricane Verge wins in this round for having enough padding on the back of almost every strap.

Closure. While both hikers have three adjustable straps each, the featured sandal’s closure system has a buckle fastener, which provides easier on and off.

Price. The more affordable of the two is the Teva Hurricane XLT2. It costs approximately $10 less than the Hurricane Verge.

Takeaway: If you are dead serious about saving the environment and are on a tight budget, the Hurricane XLT2 is a fine pick. If you need that extra comfort around your feet at the expense of a few more bucks, however, opt for the easy-access Hurricane Verge.


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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.