The Teva Hurricane XLT 2 is a classic three-strap sandal that offers a few comfort and performance upgrades when compared to the original Hurricane. Our testers agree that it's a capable multi-sport sandal that feels more comfortable in and out of the water than its predecessor. The Hurricane collection combines EVA-foam midsoles with rugged Durabrasion Rubber outsoles for enhanced traction in aqueous endeavors, though they're just as nimble on land. The quick-drying webbing is a blend of polyester, nylon, and recycled PET and features a neoprene cushioned heel pad that eliminates hot-spots. All of this for the low price of $70 makes the Hurricane XLT 2 an obvious winner of the Best Buy Award.
We'll be the first to admit: Tevas aren't for everyone. But whether or not you're already a fan of the brand, we encourage you not to overlook this sleeper of a sandal. Not only is it stylish, but it performed well across the board and won't cut into your summer budget like some of the high-end models. If, though, you're willing to spend a bit more, the Bedrock Cairn Adventure provides higher performance with a lower profile that transitions from trail to town more convincingly.