- Webbing upper
- Hook and loop closure system
- Shoc Pad™ in the heel
- Microban® zinc-based anti-microbial treatment
- Durabrasion Rubber™ outsole
- Nylon shank
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- Poor in water
Comments about Hurricane XLT Reflective:
I bought a pair of the HXLT to start using as may go-to river sandal since that "other" brand was creating some blister problems. The footbed of the HXLT is super comfortable and the colorways these come in make them an awesome choice for those of us who like a little more fashion sense in their outdoor gear. However the problems started to show fairly early as I became concerned out of the box because the straps seems to be sized for "fatter" feet than mine. I decided to dive in and guided a trip down Hells Canyon using the HXLT, and boy was it a mistake. The footbed gets slick and slimy when wet and the straps also loosen which created an issue where I was constantly forced to tighten the sandals to attempt to ensure sure footing getting into and out of the boats, which ended up being impossible. Barefoot was often safer, though more painful. I eventually had to cut the top strap so the HXLT could be tightened down enough to be remotely scramble-able.
Bottom line is these sandals win style points and are fine for dry conditions or city wear, but they are totally worthless when wet for anything more adventurous than wading. It is a shame honestly because a stylish alternative to the ubiquitous "other" brand you see all over the Pacific Northwest would be a must-buy for a lot of people.
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