Put on the Chaco Women's Azula Mesh Hiking Shoe and hit the dusty trails. Hike the Pacific Crest Trail, trek through the Alps, or hike to the market in this well-supported and cushioned boot.
Arguably, the most important aspect of a shoe is the middle, as it contains the midsole and footbed which provide support and cushioning for your foot, leg, and back. Acknowledged by the American Podiatric Medical Association, Chaco's removable Luvseat footbed cradles every bone and muscle in your foot for long-wearing, supported comfort. A lightweight EVA midsole cushions your footfall, and the ESS shank adds torsional rigidity for greater stability over varied terrain.
The mid-height upper offers ankle support and is constructed from durable suede, nubuck, and breathable polyester mesh. The rubber toe cap and heel offer a whiff of added protection from rough-housing rocks and burly branches on the ground as you shuffle off to the next campsite. A polyester mesh lining helps move sweat away from your foot, and the gusseted tongue prevents small pebbles from finding their way into your boot.
On the bottom, the Azula sports the Active Adventure tread, complete with 4-5mm deep lugs. This grippy sole is made from EcoTread rubber and contains 25% recycled rubber to minimize your (carbon) footprint. Deep lugs enhance a rugged tread pattern for greater friction between you and trail, so the chances of you falling due to slipping footsteps is minimal.
The women’s Azula blends durable nubuck and suede uppers with the legendary support of Chaco’s LUVSEAT PU footbed. Additional comfort and cushion come in the form of an EVA midsole, while aggressive lugs keep feet grounded for any adventure.
This is a great shoe. I found it comfortable right out of the box. It is surprisingly lightweight for how sturdy it is. The Active Adventure tread really does offer awesome grip, I have tested this on mud, snow and even ice and felt confident and stable.