4.5 out of 5 based on 20 user reviews.
|the best sandals i've owned. they look classic and cool, and theyre really comfortable. you can go anywhere and do anything in them. you can hike 5 miles to your favorite swimming hole and swim without changing shoes. the toe strap is a huge plus. definitely worth the extra $10. if you dont want it, then you can just cinch the toe strap down and wear it like a Z 1. treads are really sticky and the midsole is strong and supports your foot.|
|sizing is off quite a bit. order at least a size down. adjusting the straps is a bit difficult, but once you have your size, it generally doesnt change much. i've heard of the buckle failing, but i've had mine for a while and its still like new.|
|The single-strap design is pretty nifty, allowing you to crank it down a pretty fair amount. Also, buckles keep you much more secure than Velcro when things get wet.|
|Sizing: order at least a size down. They are HUGE.|
Weight: how anyone could design a sandal that weighs more than shoes is beyond me.
Comfort: chafing on the ankles, pressure point between big toe and the one next to it when walking down hill at all. Feet sweat a lot in these.
Origin: when I got mine they were made in Colorado, now they have shipped away to China like everyone else. Sad day.
Weddings: people wear these to them.
|Have Chaco move back to the US and make some lightweight sandals for us minimalists! They could make some great huarache-style trail runners if they just put their mind to it and quit making heavy sandals for the hippie fashionistas.|
|Review by Keese on Jul. 21, 2009|
|Comfy, makes you look like a cool paddler outdoors dude/chick|
|I have snapped the footbeds of two pairs of Chacos in 3 years. Which Chaco wont warranty, then I am out 70-100$. I had my old pair of Tevas for 5-6 years until the Velcro got all fuzzy on them. Chacos look cool if you arent going to use them for anything like being in water, hiking, etc. So I recommend them for anyone in NYC, Chicago etc who wants to work on their image. Otherwise dont buy them!!!|
|very comfortable and rugged|
extremely versatile (walking, hiking with a pack, land, water, it does it all)
resole-able (contact chaco when the sole wears out and they'll stick a new ones on for a fraction of the cost of new sandals.)
|sometimes the channels where the straps go get clogged with dirt and are hard to adjust (a quick cleaning should help, if not, I use armor-all mixed with water to get them sliding again)|
|used this for everything from kayaking,guiding rafts, hiking on the A.T, long approach trails, light climbibing, to kicking it around town. lasted for 4 years before it died.|
|sometimes the sole delaminates but send em to any shoe shop and the will fix em up.|
|Review by myname on Apr. 22, 2012|
|Great all-around sandals. Solid support and the straps are durable. I hike in them and feel comfortable in them. Rafting and kayaking and swimming in them is awesome.|
If you where them a lot you will get a wicked foot tan-I think it looks pretty cool.
|A little heavy (not too bad) but that is what you get for the support and long-lasting nature.|
|This is the shoe that I will never let go of! I wear them whenever I can and everywhere I can. I have even worn them on my way to the ski lift. You will not go wrong in buying a pair of these. They are great for hiking, kayaking, swimming in the river, the beach. They are useful everywhere.|
|Not a bad thing can be said with my chacos!|
|Review by kord92 on Jan. 06, 2012|
|everything you could ever want in a sandal. it forms to your feet personally, it has just enough cushion and support, i swear mine have kept my feet warm in snow flurries (i dont know how though so dont take my word on that one!) best sandals ever!!|
|some prefer keen. i dont.|
|toe strap is great, has the sole of a hiking shoe, no worries about them falling off, great arch support|
|Super supportive midsole. Durable outsole. Perfect for rafting, hiking, kayaking, just about anything actually!|
|these things are totally indestructable. great for hiking, kayaking, rafting, or just chilling. I've had mine for a couple of years and i wouldn't trade them for anything. plus, you get some sweet tan lines.|
|i don't have any problems with them at all!|
|Great buy! I have owned my Chacos for over 3 years, literally wearing them everywhere, comfortable and durable! Would definitely recommend this product!|
|After a few months the adjustments of the straps become very hard/impossible...|
|incredible sandals. Recommend them to any outdoorsman|
|Most comfortable way to hike. I used my first pair for almost 5 summers and logged hundreds of miles hiking in them before the soles wore down. Love them|
|nonexistent with this shoe|
|i mean, seriously, what's not good|
|Some of the best approach shoes I've owned.|
|Takes a while to break in.|
|Getting used to the toe-strap|