Reviewed by The Great Outdoors from USA on Friday, December 25, 2015
The OutCross shoe was presented as a hiking shoe, but it doesn't quite cover even the basics of a hiking shoe. The lace up system literally sucks, it can not be relied on except to eventually fail. The mesh toe, tongue and heel should have been included on the sides of the shoes instead of giving the impression with nylon straps that the shoe is solid and hike worthy. You can't tell from the photos that the blue and gray straps are the only sides these shoes have. If you hike, you are keenly aware of the possibility for small rocks/pebbles to bounce around while climbing or simply walking on mountain trails or mountain sides. They also boast amphibious design? Nonsense, imagine stepping into the lake or river or even the ocean with a pair of shoes that clearly allow anything into the sides and then under your feet! You'd be better off without shoes! The only reason I did not give these shoes a single star is because they make a great casual or dock shoe, if you wear dark socks they look excellent and are quite comfortable for everyday walking. They are horrible amphibious shoes and horrible hiking shoes, but they are perfect for an airy, breathable summer shoe with pants or shorts. I would NOT buy these again, but these are the only shoes from CHACO that have been such a disappointment.
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