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- Synthetic sole
- Heel measures approximately 1.5"
- Classic sport sandal featuring nylon straps and lugged outsole
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With the men's Teva Hurricane XLT, you can get all of the performance and comfort that Teva is known for without breaking the bank. The Hurricane XLT's contoured drop-in EVA footbed cradles and supports your foot while providing all day comfort.
Teva is an authentic icon in the outdoor industry. Founded in the early 1980's by a Colorado River guide, Teva pioneered the sport-sandal category. For more than 20 years on rivers, in canyons, and across the trails of the great outdoors, athletes and enthusiasts have traveled the globe comfortably and confidently in Teva footwear. Providing positive contributions to the world in which we play is at the core of everything Teva stands for. The Teva name itself is a Hebrew word meaning "nature" and the hand logo is the Hopi symbol for "friendship" and "water." Teva supports the outdoor athletic lifestyle and remains committed to innovation in outdoor performance footwear, the platforms which carry enthusiasts beyond the offices of the day-to-day and onto the rivers, trails, and canyons of the next adventure.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B0055ATVV4
- Item model number: Hurricane XLT-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
Teva Obern 11
Teva Toachi 11
Teva Katavi 11
Teva Hurricane 11
Hurricane - these are very nice and highly adjustable because of the way the heel and mid-foot strapping integrates together. This was only true for the Hurricanes. It was possible to get them to fit quite comfortably, in spite of the material looking like it might be harsh, because of the way these can be adjusted for fit - and because the heel strap can ride very low on the heel vs. on the ankle.
One thing I did not like in the Hurricanes was the velcro running all the way down to the sole of the shoe. For me, velcro picks up lint and fluff all the time and having that huge amount of excess ‘hook’ portion of velcro is not a good thing. I am certain that after a short time that would be just a mass of stuff picked up and stuck to the ‘hook’ velcro segment that is left exposed.
I found, however, that for me the Katavi were more comfortable than the Hurricanes because of the extra strap padding and the mesh and padded panels. Because I don’t need them for water, the Katavi made better sense. There was virtually no exposed velcro for them when they were adjusted to fit me - another plus.
Hurricane 10 1/2 oz 295g (single mens 11)
Here are the differences and comparisons of the various sandals (see photos):
Weight of single sandal (size 11):
Obern 383g (13 1/2oz)
Toachi 343g (12oz)
Katavi 308g (10 3/4oz)
Hurricane 295g (10 1/2oz)
Note that that the Katavi and Hurricane XLT weigh almost exactly the same, even though the Hurricane is billed as ultra-light and the Katavi not advertised as such so much by Teva.Read more ›
The straps are high quality and feel very strong; however, it does take a little time and fiddling to get them adjusted to your foot. Once they are adjusted, they are quite comfy. The velco is very strong and sticky, but only time will tell how well it holds up. The soles are firm, yet flexible, and provide a fair amount of arch support. The tread on the soles it surprisingly resilient; I spent a couple days fishing in them, and they provide great traction even on wet concrete boat ramps.
One note: they do require a little break-in time to get your feet accustomed to them, especially if you're new to wearing sandals. I had a couple spots that were starting to rub a bit sore (this was after ~8 continuous hours of wear), but with some additional adjustment and more time in them, the problem resolved itself.
Overall this is a great shoe that serves its purpose whether you are on the trail, in the water, or even just walking the dog. I'm looking forward to spending a lot more time in them.
The Teva sandal is fundamentally an ageless footwear design, possibly one of the earliest known to humankind, which has just been re-worked with modern high-tech materials and ergonomic engineering. I am practically a "barefooter" in my daily life, meaning I don't prefer to have my feet confined in shoes, where they invariably get warm, sweaty, incubate fungus and bacteria and produce odours. And yet, being barefoot all of the time is not safe, practical, sanitary, or lawful in some places. So Teva sandals are the next best alternative! They allow air circulation and freedom from confinement, and protect the soles of your feet from direct contact with sharp objects, filth, contamination, and endless unknowns.
What's high tech about it? High strength NYLON WEBBING (which could bear your body weight before breaking), VELCRO FASTENERS (and in some models, Fastex buckles), the comfortable SHAPED FOOTBED with arch support made of special ANTI-MICROBIAL RUBBER, and the nice SPLIT SOLE design with TREAD pattern. Bargain variants of river sandals (Teva clones) may use cheap webbing that will fray or break under load, bad fasteners that make it inconvenient to just slip on and off quickly, a bad footbed can make your feet ache, and without the micro-ban zinc the porous rubber will swell with colonies of bacteria from your feet making the sandals stink egregiously.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The original is still the best, I wear a 10.5 and ordered a 10 as suggested in other reviews, the fit is perfect, quality is still there and when in and out of water the grip in... Read morePublished 16 hours ago by James E. Stearns
This is my second pair of these. I now have a good pair and a grub-around pair. Both are still comfortable.Published 17 hours ago by James F.
Great sandals for all day wear and lots of walking. Very comfortable.Published 19 hours ago by Emily C
Having turned my ankle recently, I counted on my second pair of Tevas to keep me safe on a weekend trip--with a small bit of rainfall, however, wood and pavements in southern... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Fischer, Stephen