These supportive, water-friendly Chaco Updraft men's sandals are designed for a life lived in full pursuit of action and adventure.
Built for instant adventure with no break-in time, the Chaco Updraft Bulloo incorporates a light-weight sleek profile for a modern take on our classic sandal. Out-of-the-shoebox comfort meets easily adjustable webbing straps to secure your foot to the supportive LUVSEAT footbed.
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|Average footwear weight (pair):||1 lb. 9 oz.|
|Fit:||Custom Adjust’em Fit|
|Outsole:||Vibram® Bulloo Outsole. Non-marking.|
|Shoe Sole:||Vibram TC-1, Water Ready, Non-Marking|
|Shoe Upper:||25mm polyester jacquard webbing|
|Sole:||Non-marking Vibram Bulloo Outsole|
|Support:||Thermoplastic urethane frame|
|Toe coverage:||Open toe|
|Weight:||9 oz / 311 g|
|Chaco Updraft 2||$43.98 - $110.00|
|Chaco Updraft Sport Sandals||$79.95|
|Chaco Updraft 2 Sport Sandals||$82.95|
I have worn the Bulloo sandal for a couple of months now. Canoeing, hiking, daily wear around town. As advertised it is comfortable with a molded foot bed, adjustable straps and a Vibram sole that gives you a lot of grip in the water and on slick surfaces. That said, the support posts that hold the straps at the sides of the foot are an unyielding injection molded plastic that after 2 months still chafes the inside and outside of my feet.
WHERE THEM ALL THE TIME! Casual, hiking, kayaking, always comfortable!
Haven't noticed any discomfort from the strap. Usually where size 9.5 to 10.5, purchased these in 9 and seems to be perfect fit.
Like the other reviews the plastic heel mounts are irritating anytime you walk on an off camber surface. They dig into my lateral and medial malleoli. Additionally, these sandals often get little rocks under your foot which you then have to stop and swipe a finger under your foot to remove. I've tried adjusting the straps tighter (which becomes uncomfortable) and looser (which doesn't provide enough support) and it hasn't helped. I'll look for something else next time.
I have these and a pair of Chaco Z/2's that i use for going down to the river out back of my house. I bought these as they have the Z/1 strap configuration and now and again I prefer the simplicity of not having the toe loop. Great midsole, great support, great Vibram outsole, most of what you would expect from Chaco.
that said, at the heels these mount with a plastic piece, instead of the traditional fabric. Every now and again, notably on more uneven terrain, these plastic strap mounts hit my ankle.
Not a huge deal for going down to the river for a half hour, but I probably would choose a different pair if I was going to spend all day in them.
I bought these at an rei garage sale to have a lighter weight version of the z/1...like others the plastic bracket for the strap bothered my ankle but a quick trip to the local tailor and they are fixed. I had him sew a heavy duty piece of foam onto the inside of the plastic for $15 and now they are perfect...I wouldn't pay full price for them but if you can find them on sale and are willing to go the extra step they are great. Easier to pack for traveling than the z/1 because they take up less space and weight in my bag...good times.