Closeouts. Fear the creeks no more! Chaco's Updraft sport sandals feature Chaco's legendary anatomic footbeds with a lighter-weight, water-ready design for foot-securing performance and wet-dry grip on almost any surface.
Sculpted XO3 LUVSEAT platform offers 20% weight savings over traditional Chaco sandals
Adjustable pull-through straps for a secure fit
Buckle adjustment at ankle
Water-ready Vibram® Bulloo non-marking rubber outsole is resoleable
Reviewed by Alpine Eric from Colorado on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Long time owner of original Z1 Chaco's. A year ago I bought a pair of Unaweep's and now just got these Updraft's. So, guess that makes me a Chaco uber-fan. The updated classic (new footbed and tread) is now called the Yampa and it's still a super quality ergo sandal. The Unaweep has a meatier tread that works well if you are a serious sandal trail hiker or year-round sandal guy (take note IT professionals!). Now these Updraft's are light weight version, which is nice for around house, around town. Even though the footbed has not worn in at all yet, they are already comfortable and I expect this to get better as Chaco's do adapt to your foot. Note that most Chaco's have a good instep for average to high arch, but maybe not so good for flat feet (unless you can adapt - they can help to prevent getting worse flat feet). Bottom line is Chaco's are built to last and once you get the continuous strap adjusted to your foot, there is no messing with velcro.... they slip on quickly and tighten with one pull. Light weight Updraft's are great out of the box and we'll see if they hold up as well as the classics.
Reviewed by Brian Ray from Georgia on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I prefer this style without the toe-strap due to the way I walk - I walk more on my toes and the ball of my feet, and the toe-strap would tighten over time. With these I don't have that problem. They seem to fit a bit large, but the only slight problem is that the arch isn't perfectly aligned with my natural arch. We'll see how they break in if it's a problem for me.