The Men's Filp Sandal by Chaco is an essential summertime sandal designed to keep your feet comfy for casual wear or an active day out. The men's Chaco Flip features an innovative BioCentric footbed that is oriented to provide awesome out-of-box comfort, and the fixed strap is anchored under the midfoot to eliminate the flop from this flip and allow for more active use. The nylon toe piece is designed and engineered to offer a perfect blend of durability and comfort for extended use, and the EcoTread outsole is constructed with 25% recycled rubber materials to make Mother Earth very happy. "A boy's best friend is his mother." That may be true, Norman, but after you wear these sandals, the Flip very well may replace mother as your best friend.
A flip without the flop! Chaco's flips last way beyond your average summer sandal with smart design and function in mind.
|Material:||Polyester webbing upper|
|Midsole:||Durable LUVSEAT polyurethane footbed with slip resistant classic diamond pattern design|
|Outsole:||Non-marking Classic outsole with EcoTread rubber and 25% recycled content|
|Shoe Sole:||Non-Marking, Chaco EcoTread|
|Shoe Upper:||25mm polyester jacquard webbing|
|Upper:||Polyester jacquard webbing upper with high tensile webbing toe post|
|Weight:||9.2 oz / 260 g|
|Chaco Flip EcoTread Thong Sandals||$42.95|
|Chaco Hobo Flip EcoTread Flip-Flops||$48.73|
|Chaco Flip Of Faith Ecotread Flip||$54.95 - $94.95|
I have to admit, that before I bought these sandals I was buying the cheapest foam flip flops I could get/find. I always had a pair and they lasted for a few months until the strap broke and I was left sandall-less again.
I finally caved and put some some money into a pair of shoes and I went with the brand I had heard the most about: Chaco. And I have to say, that I am not disappointed. These shoes fit my foot better than anything I had used so far. They take a little while to break into, but when you do, they are magic. My friends wear them but they can't understand because it is worn for my foot, but these sandals feel great.
And the quality of the strap and sole seem to be pretty solid as well. I hope to get many good uses out of these shoes in the future.
I've worn Havaianas for years for the ease of use when I'm driving tens of thousands of miles over the summer for work. For the most part I drive barefoot and needed something for getting in and out of the van. Unfortunately that led to a lot of pain and discomfort from my toes needing to grip them while walking. A fan of the Zs, I wear them non-stop whenever I'm not driving, I decided to give the Flips a chance.
It was the perfect solution. They fit snug and secure enough that your toes no long have to grip to keep them on and the sole provides ample support. They're a little harder to slip on and off but mine also aren't fully broken in yet.
I almost bought these sandals several times over the past several years, and the glowing reviews finally lured me in. Unlike my past three pairs of flips, I won't be leaving these unattended on the floor for my English Bulldog to tear apart. I've only had them a few weeks, but have been wearing them everywhere and really really like 'em. While break-in was a little rough, the straps have formed to my feet and they are really comfortable. They look beach casual, yet provide a lot of support and grip, while staying glued to your feet. We will see how they last, but they seem really well built and so far so good. In fact, I just ordered a pair of Z2's.
These flip flops are simply amazing. I've been wearing them since 2005 and I absolutely love them. I usually end up wearing them the majority of the time for about 4-6 months out of the year. I've done everything in them, wade fished rivers, hiked, cruised around the city, drive, etc. They are super comfy, extremely durable, and I give them the certified awesome stamp. The only pair of flip flops you'll ever need, and if you blow them out, Chaco will replace or repair them for free.
Been walking around on these for most of the summer now, and I love them. I even picked up another pair on SAC (dont know why, because they show no sign of wear) the strap has gotten a little looser, the only reason I noticed, is because when I first got them they seemed a little tight, but now they fit real well. They have great arch support, and dont get funky after days and days of use. Flat out replaced my Reef sandals.
I own this sandal and think it is great for the desert or the beach. The straps to take some time to wear in to where they are comfy just like most Chaco sandals. They have lasted well so far but I have not abused them like I have my Z1's. They are comfy but many of the surf brands like reef are more comfy in my opinion. I wear a size 9 in the Z1 and a 10 in these.
When you first look at the price you may ask yourself "Why would I pay 60 bucks for a flip-flop?", let me tell you why. These are hands down the most bomber, comfortable, kick-ass flops around. I've had mine for 3+ years and they are still going strong. You can even send them to Chaco and have them re-soled after you wear through the tread. Don't think of these as sandals but as an investment in awesomeness.
Spent the entire summer of 2011 (give or take a couple adventures) in nothing but my Chaco Flips! Excellent support, stay on your feet and look great. There is a break-in period of about a week and a half if you're feet aren't used to Chaco's straps. But soon enough you'll forget there ever was an issue. I fully expect to get 1, if not 2 or 3, more summers out of these guys.
These are the best flip flops I've owned hands down. They're a little pricey for a flip flop but I can assure you they will last long and in the end be worth it. They take about two weeks to break in and once they are they are soooo comfy. I found they ran pretty true to size but if you're in doubt go up with the sizing.