Best sandal ever

Reviewed by Barker from Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I like to test my purchases for a decent length of time before commenting. In the case of my Chaco Z1, I have had them almost a year. Used them for hiking, at the beach, casual wear around town. Without question these are the best sandals I have ever had. Tried lots of brand name sandals, including the "original" trendsetter (4 letters, begins with T and ends with a), and lots of cheap knockoffs. Here is why I will gladly pay the higher price for Chaco in the future:
1) Amazing fit - the single continuous sliding strap allows great fit, and if conditions change (the straps get wet), a quick pull tightens it up. The 2 or 3 strap system used by other sandals drove me crazy trying to find a good balance.
2) Comfort - the foot bed has a good arch and firm (but not hard) cushion. Can walk all day with out aching feet.
3) Wear resistence - the Vibram outsole, quality straps, and great footbed give them outstanding durability.
  • Best Uses: At The Beach, Casual Wear, Outdoors, Travel
  • Cons: A bit heavy, Adjustment strap too long
  • Describe Yourself: Casual, Conservative
  • Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Arch Support
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Width: Feels true to width
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