For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
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Updates to Teva Hurricane XLT Infinity
- The Hurricane XLT Infinity is created with a design that works on the streets or the trails. Its single-piece webbing strap with nylon posts wraps the foot comfortably.
- A Microban-treated EVA footbed cradles the foot for comfort. The brand’s very own Durabrasion Rubber, on the other hand, makes it grip onto various types of terrain.
Teva Hurricane XLT Infinity size and fit
Teva’s Hurricane XLT Infinity is a women’s-only hiking sandal. It comes in medium (standard) width and whole sizes only. Generally, it runs true to size. The brand recommends getting a half size up if in between sizes.
This multi-sport hiking sandal employs a Durabrasion Rubber outsole. This brand-owned material creates a balance between performance and durability. Stability on rugged terrain is enhanced by its rectangular lugs seen along the perimeter. The alternating triangle cleats on the center provides multidirectional traction. The forefoot is ridged to assist on uphill slopes.
An ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) footbed cushions each user’s step. It is treated with Microban, a zinc-based antimicrobial feature which prevents the development of odor and maintains a fresh underfoot feel. A lightweight nylon shank renders extra support and stability.
The Hurricane XLT Infinity employs a water-resistant spun poly webbing strap. The nylon webbing posts hold this one-piece material in place. Also, it is water-ready which means it dries quickly after getting soaked.