On my 4th pair of Chaco sandals, never looking back again!

Reviewed by ChacoJon from Oregon on Monday, May 16, 2016
First of all, I have not been through a ton of these sandals because they are cheaply made or flimsy. I have a track record of being hard on shoes - particularly sandals. My feet are claustrophobic, I wear sandals honestly half the year. Unless I am going seriously hiking, have a board meeting, or wading over calf height, chaco sandals are my go to shoe. They have a surprising amount of traction, the rubber is pretty grippy on rocks (even wet ones!), and they really do hold up pretty well. You can also have them resoled - but in all honesty by that point my straps are all frayed, they have a funk, and a total rebuild costs enough you might as well start fresh. The downside, you'll end up with funky foot tan lines and prolonged wear can give you cracked heels if you are frequently in and out of water.

I have never had a pair of Tevas make it through a year, not because the sole has worn away, because the strap rips out every time. I typically get two years out of a pair of Chacos. The strap is a continuous piece. The footbed is amazingly supportive and tough. The sole is grippy, durable, and provides solid traction. The z/2 gives your big toe a hug all day long, and you're locked in-step with your sandal in the process. Love me some Chaco!
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