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Teva Hurricane XLT 2 Sandals | Review

A highly functional walking sandal with colourful styling; Teva have given a fresh upgrade to some classic summer shoes

Why We Chose The Teva Hurricane XLT 2 Sandals: Versatile, summer-appropriate, and modern in design

The Hurricane XLT 2 range is Teva’s latest addition to their popular range of sandals. It’s a model that’s specifically tailored towards outdoor adventuring, with a sole that’s shaped for the trail to bring plenty of cushioning and grip.


The Hurricane XLT 2 comes in a creative variety of colour options, including vista sunset, multi-coloured, Chara olive, and simpler black and white styles, with sizes ranging from 3 to 13, including some kid’s sizes too.

“These are suited to a wider range of activities.”

It’s described as having a ‘regular fit’, with a heel height of 3cm. That’s solidly high enough to stop you feeling any spikiness from the trail below while bringing plenty of shock absorption.

As you can see, they have those sturdy Velcro straps, as you’d expect from a Teva sandal, and then contoured podiatry points along the footbed with plenty of arch support.


It’s made from Teva’s proprietary Durabrasion Rubber which has impressed us each time we’ve tested Teva products that feature it. It’s grippy enough to stop your feet sliding about, even when they’re a bit wet with sweat and then it also offers that traction on the trail too, even on wet rock.

Photos: Chris Johnson

In the midsole there’s a shock-absorbent EVA foam for cushioned comfort. There’s also a shank that’s made from a thin but sturdy nylon that’s capable of blocking out sharp rocks and roots. It also brings a slight stiffness but there’s still enough flex for comfortable stride.

The straps are made from a polyester, nylon, and recycled PET water-resistant webbing. This, we found, dried quick quickly in sweaty conditions and didn’t stay wet for too long after river crossings.

Tester’s Verdict

Will Renwick, editor of Outdoors Magic

“I’m a big Teva fan and am still frequently using the pair of Terra Floats I got about five years ago now. I’d say that even despite the amount I’ve put my pair through, they’ve held up impressively well, with no loss of cushioning and no wear and tear.

“I’ve passed this pair that I’ve been testing for this review on to a friend as I don’t need a second pair to be honest, though I did consider holding onto them as they do seem slightly more specced up for hiking, with a secure hold, great cushioning and a decent bit of traction. There’s also that quick-drying ability too.”

Teva Hurricane XLT 2


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