Nice, but not for long city walks

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jewelry Judy from New York City on Sunday, July 13, 2014
I'm a woman who wears size 8.5 W shoes, or men's size 7 if Wide sizes for women aren't available. I live in New York City and need very sturdy, well-padded sandals since I may walk 4-5 miles a day -- no rocky trails, but all hard pavement! For years I've been wearing Teva Terra Fi (men's), which are excellent -- but small sizes are disappearing from STP this year. So I decided to try these Chacos.

Pros: Chaco men's 7 is a little smaller than Teva's, so these look good on my foot because there's less excess length at the toes.
Adjustable strap system works well, gives a good customized fit which stays in place.
Strap design is attractive, very firm and reliable but not too "industrial"-looking.

Cons: Sole is not as cushioned as I need for long-distance walking. I kept one pair for less demanding situations because of pros above, but returned the other.

Later, I looked on the Chacos website to try to find out which of their soles is most cushioned, but couldn't figure it out. I phoned Chaco Customer Service and spoke with a very helpful woman who explained that their "Unaweep" models are the most "aggressive" soles. Since these are "Yampa" soles, I see I have unfairly matched apples and oranges by comparing them to Terra Fi, which are Teva's most cushioned. They are not playing in the same league; but these could be great if your needs are different.
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