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May 12, 2021

Teva Hurricane Verge Sandals Review

Sandal season has arrived, and with that, new shoes to get excited about. This season footwear favorite Teva came out with a new sandal called the Hurricane Verge. It's similar to the popular Teva Hurricane XLT2, but with different strap configurations and new colorways. As a Teva sandal enthusiast, I had to try it out to compare it to the classic Hurricane XLT2. Keep reading for my Teva Hurricane Verge review with tips on fit and sizing. 

Pictured below is the Hurricane Verge in a very stylish dorinda leopard print. As a fashion devotee, I can appreciate the merging of fashion with function. These sandals would look just as great with a black poplin mini dress for a day on the town as they would with cargo shorts and a muscle tee for a trek through the botanical gardens or a hike in the hills. 

Teva Hurricane verge dorinda leopard


Appearance and Performance

The Hurricane Verge uses the same outsole as the Hurricane XLT2, so you can count on it being cushioned, durable, and ideal for hikes, water activities, and other active pursuits. Like the XLT2, it has quick-dry webbing, a nylon shank, an EVA footbed, and adjustable straps. It's also vegan and recyclable through the new TevaForever recycling program. The new cross-strap design on the Verge give it a chunkier, more utilitarian look. The rubber outsole is suitable for rugged outdoor activities, and the breathable mesh will keep your feet comfortable on the hottest of days. The Hurricane Verge comes in black, silver cloud, a cool new dorinda leopard print, and the popular new aragon colorway (a warm muted pink with tan undertones as seen below). 

Teva Hurricane Verge aragon


Materials and Fit

The plastic buckle on the cross strap makes it easy to take the shoes off, but also can look clunky if adjusted to hit on the center top part of the foot. There are three adjustable straps: across the top of the foot, velcro across the toes, and velcro at the heel. Unlike the XLT2, there's no adjustability across the top of the ankle, so the back of the foot may slide more so than in the XLT2. There are three areas of cushioning on the lining of the straps so that the toe and heel areas won't chafe or cause blisters. Are these comfortable? Yes, but not as much as the XLT2 in my experience.

Sizing

I've tried on several pairs of the Verge, and they seem to run ever-so-slightly smaller than the XLT2. That said, I can still take my regular size, whereas I prefer to size down in the XLT2. In comparing the Verge and the XLT2 side by side, they look very close in size. I recommend taking your true shoe size unless your toes are long or your feet are wide width (then I'd even go up one size in the Verge). 

Teva Hurricane XLT2 vs Teva Hurricane Verge

If Teva can perfect the fit of the heel strap to prevent sliding, this sandal will be a top pick. It does run $10 more than the Hurricane XLT2, so that's something to consider when buying. I'm looking forward to seeing new colors, and hopefully, more fashion-focused dorinda leopard prints in these Hurricane Verge and XLT2 styles.

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