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"The Chaco Z/1 Unaweep sandals are the greatest sandals ever made! I can walk around them all day and never get any foot fatigue. I take them whenever I go camping or fly fishing, and on rare occasions I've even been seen dancing in them. That is about as allusive as getting a picture of bigfoot!"
The Men's Z/1 Sandal by Chaco is a classic sport sandal that provides unbeatable active performance and the comfort of your favorite casual sandal. The Chaco Z/1's comfort features include a open-toe design, heel-leash for added stability, adjustable instep strap, and a BioCentric footbed with awesome arch support. Designed and crafted to meet the demands of avid outdoor enthusiasts, this Chaco men's sandal is constructed with the Vibram Unaweep outsole that offers a rugged combination of slip resistance and traction that is great for use in wet and dry conditions. This Chaco footwear is awesome for that next adventure along your favorite rocky river, or hike to a peaceful mountain lake.
Country of Origin: Imported
The Z/1 from Chaco gives more comfort and a better fit than you'd ever imagine you could get from a sandal. The original design that's still the "go-to" sandal for river guides and outdoor professionals.
Sporting a lightweight design and high-performance outsoles, Chaco Z/1 open-toe sandals set a high standard of comfort.
|Adjustable Forefoot Straps:||Yes|
|Adjustable Heel Straps:||No|
|Average footwear weight (pair):||1 lb. 14 oz.|
|Avg. Weight (Pair):||1 lb. 13 oz.|
|Footwear Type:||Hiking/Backpacking, Casual, Sandals, Slip-On|
|Midsole:||Durable LUVSEAT polyurethane footbed with slip resistant classic diamond pattern design|
|Outsole:||Non-marking Unaweep outsole with Vibram TC-1 rubber and 4.5mm lugs for maximum traction and durability on land and water|
|Shoe Sole:||Non-marking, Vibram Yampa, resolable|
|Shoe Upper:||Polyester webbing|
|Sole:||Vibram Unaweep Outsole, Resolable, Non-Marking|
|Toe Style:||Open Toe|
|Toe coverage:||Open toe|
|Upper:||Polyester jacquard webbing upper wraps around the foot and through the midsole for the ultimate customized fit|
|Weight:||16.2 oz / 460 g|
|Chaco Z/1 Unaweep Performance Sandal||$39.96|
|Chaco Z/2 Unaweep||$37.73 - $109.99|
|Chaco Z1 Vibram Unaweep Sandals Brown Two||$100.00|
|Chaco Z/1 Yampa||$49.90 - $100.00|
I have worn Chacos for 11 or 12 years now. I still remember first coming across them many years ago. The salesman couldn't say enough good things about them. I had fith in the guy, but I really wondered if they'd live up to the hype.
I still have my first pair. They've been resoled twice and restrapped once. The footbed is a little worn, but are now as comfortable as my favorite flannel sheets.
However, what really won me over is what they did for my back. I've broken my tailbone once (rebroken it twice). Skateboarding for over 20 years did some number on me... and my back paid the highest price.
After wearing them straight for the first couple weeks I noticed my back feeling more relaxed. My posture felt more natural. Its a difficult phenomenon to explain. I never expected shoes or sandals to have such a dramatic effect upon the rest of my body... but still, to this day, if I go a while without wearing my Chacos I can feel my back begin to somehow overcompensate... and tension and lower back pain inevitably comes back. I can't say enough about the comfort of Chacos. Not just for your feet (which feels amazing)... but for the rest of your body.
If I were going to find something to criticize I would say that after wading in the ocean for a week, and then going home and doing nothing in particular to dry them out, the soles began to delaminate after a few weeks. Water will stay inside them if you do nothing about it, and it will ruin the adhesive holding the sole to the footbed. Take some time o let them dry properly... move the straps around, pull the slack out of the sandals and help wick the water out.
Chacos are the single most comfortable shoes or sandals I have ever owned. There is no close second. They've done wonders for my posture and my back. Also, while its anecdotal, I think they are still the only sandals certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Also, you get the cool tan lines. Anyone who wears them knows this...
I bought a pair in 2006 and wore them almost daily in the warmer seasons. They were really comfortable and I replaced them in mid 2011 because the tread finally wore flat. I bought what visually look identical to my old pair (aside from the tag saying "Made in China" and not the USA), but the new ones rub the sides of my toes raw and just below my ankle. I woke up this morning to find blood all over my feet from wearing them for 12 hours over the weekend. I followed the strap adjustment instructions that came in the box, and I have been trying to adjust the straps as needed with no luck. I've had my current pair for a year, but I can only bare to wear them about 8 hours and then have to wait for the scabs to heal until I can wear them again. Other than the pain, they are great for canoeing and river walking, I just wish I could get back what I once had. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I loved the Chaco brand and look, but I can't see me buying these again. Also, after wearing them for a few months, adjusting the straps becomes impossible. They will not move. I wear a size 14, normal width.
These are not the Chacos you bought five years ago. Chaco sold out in 2009 to Wolverine World Wide and moved manufacturing to China. The quality is no longer there and worse the customer service is absolutely gone. I had a simple quality issue and was completely blown off. I had three pairs of the made in Colorado shoes but would not buy another junk Chinese made shoe. I could actually accept the realities of difficult times and lower quality but I cant accept poor customer service. I recommend you consider another brand and spread the word.