Who should buy the Teva Hurricane XLT

The Hurricane XLT from Teva is an excellent choice for those who:

  • are looking for a strappy, vegan-friendly sandal
  • want a pair of footwear that is perfect for summer walks

Teva Hurricane XLT brand logo

Rugged Durabrasion Rubber outsole

Teva’s Rugged Durabrasion Rubber outsole gives the Hurricane XLT’s traction over challenging terrain. This underfoot layer that makes first contact with the ground is made of a rubber compound which is characterized by toughness and resilience.

Teva Hurricane XLT toe lugs

This rubber outsole is also engineered with shallow, multi-directional lugs which give hikers grip on both wet and dry terrain. The lugs found on the heel part of the sole are made especially diagonal to aid wearers during unpredictable descents.

Teva Hurricane XLT heel lugs

Teva’s cushy rubber midsole

Teva Hurricane XLT is able to shield the wearer’s foot from virtually all sorts of terrain nuisance like rocks and roots without sacrificing comfort. This stabilizing, elastic rubber platform is made of EVA—a synthetic material known for its flexible and stress-resistant properties. It also systematically absorbs shock, thanks to the Teva-trademarked Shoc Pad.

Teva Hurricane XLT arch support

Embedded in the midsole is a nylon shank which contributes to the overall stability of the sandal. This man-made, supportive component provides adequate flexibility to reduce foot stress, especially around the arch zone.

Teva Hurricane XLT midsole

The sandal’s non-removable footbed adds to the wearer’s comfort with its sleek contour and cushy engineering. It is treated with Microban’s odor control technology which aims to keep the wearer’s feet smelling nice and fresh.

Quick-drying upper of the Hurricane XLT

Teva Hurricane XLT upper straps

The Teva Hurricane XLT’s strappy upper is mainly made of quick-drying polyester fabric. This type of material plays a significant role in the sandal’s genuine lightness. 

Teva Hurricane XLT quick-drying upper

The straps are linked together with a set of triangular loops which are rounded and beveled for easy adjustments. These straps are also secured with Velcro-like fasteners, making personalized fit around the ankle and forefoot zones possible. In addition, these fasteners make on and off relatively convenient.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 255g / Women 241g
Update: Teva Hurricane XLT2
Use: Multi-sport, Light Hiking, Water hiking
Features: Strappy, Vegan / Lightweight
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
BRAND Brand: Teva

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

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.