Who should buy the Teva Hurricane XLT2 Alp

The Hurricane XLT2 Alp from Teva is a hiker in which owners can both look stylish and perform well on the trail. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking sandal that grants hikers a responsive performance over rugged terrain. 
  • Prefer a hiking sandal that gives wearers a level of freedom through shallow streams and creeks.
  • Prefer a hiking sandal that enhances the user’s stride over level terrain.

Teva Hurricane XLT2 Alp logo

Excellent traction over slippery terrain

What keeps hikers surefooted over slippery terrain in the Hurricane XLT2 Alp is the sandal’s Durabrasion outsole (also seen in the Teva Hurricane XLT2).

Teva Hurricane XLT2 Alp outsole

Excellent grip

A layer made of rubber, this component comes with grippy treads and multi-sided lugs (also known as studs) to help the foot latch on to loose soil securely.

Teva Hurricane XLT2 Alp upper 1

Comfortable and shock-absorbing cushioning 

This offering from Teva uses a tough yet cushy midsole made of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) for shock absorption, underfoot comfort, and ground balance. It seamlessly transitions to the sandal’s in-built footbed, which provides additional cushioning and support with its textured and contoured construction.

Teva Hurricane XLT2 Alp midsole

Water-friendly

The Teva Hurricane XLT2 Alp’s strappy upper is made of water-friendly polyester webbing. It comes lined with soft padding for enhanced in-sandal comfort.

Teva Hurricane XLT2 Alp upper

Secure lockdown

Its instep and heel sections have a thicker construction to promote stability, while its forefoot straps are made thinner to improve lockdown support. 

Teva Hurricane XLT2 Alp secure lock

Adjustable closure system

Making up its closure system are three adjustable straps, the top-most one of which has hook-and-loop fasteners and a snap-lock buckle.

Teva Hurricane XLT2 Alp strap

Teva Hurricane XLT2 Alp vs. Teva Hurricane XLT Infinity

Teva is known to produce quality sandal-type hiking footwear. Two such offerings include the Hurricane XLT2 Alp and the Hurricane XLT Infinity. Choosing between the two might come as a big challenge, so read on to put into perspective their differences.

Adjustability. The Hurricane XLT2 Alp owners are given not one three adjustable straps. The Hurricane XLT Infinity, on the other hand, has none, as it is designed to be a slip-on.

Availability. While both kicks are still offered in abundance across online retailers, only the Hurricane XLT2 Alp comes in men's and women’s versions. Yes, the competition is designed solely for the female crowd.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 288g / Women 284g
Base model: Teva Hurricane XLT2
Use: Water hiking, Multi-sport
Collection: Teva Hurricane
Features: Strappy, Vegan / Lightweight
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Teva

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Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.