The Women's Z/2 Sandal by Chaco is a high-performance sport sandal engineered to help conquer the most demanding outdoor endeavors in safety and comfort. This Chaco women's sandal features a 360 degree Wrap-Fit design with soft polyester webbing and adjustable straps, and a toe-wrap and heel-leash for awesome foot stability. The rugged Vibram Unaweep outsole is designed to provide an unbeatable combination of slip resistance and traction for an array of outdoor terrains, wet or dry. From the sands of Baja to your favorite mountain lake in the Adirondacks, the Chaco Z/2 will keep your super cute feet safe, secure and comfy while you play outdoors. Have fun.
|Midsole:||Durable, women's specific 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|
|Upper:||Polyester jacquard webbing Upper, with toe loop, wraps around the foot and through the midsole for the ultimate customized fit|
|Weight:||12.6 oz / 339 g|
|Chaco Z/1 Unaweep||$69.94 - $100.00|
|Chaco ZX/2 Unaweep||$74.96 - $100.00|
|Chaco Z/2 Unaweep Sole||$99.95|
|Chaco Z/1 Vibram Unaweep||$99.95 - $100.00|
Everyone at the local crag has these shoes, and eventually I broke and joined the club. They sized about half a size bigger than my street shoes to fit well. At first I thought I wouldn't like the toe strap, but so far has worked pretty well. They took some adjusting to get the strap to fit right, and to build up callouses around the straps and where the heel of the shoe rubs against the foot. A month in, they're super comfy and require little adjustment. One issue, there's a bit of extra strap left past the buckle that can drag on the ground. I cut the webbing shorter, and then folded it over itself. With a little sewing, was good as new.
Overall, great shoes. Plus, a great tan line to boot!
I've had a pair of Unaweeps for about 5 years now, and they still are holding up GREAT! I've used them on countless numbers of river trips, hikes, and fishing excursions. They protect your feet well from the ground, but they definitely do take some breaking in each season. I finally had to replace these because I got a size too big- I thought my feet were still growing, so I purchased an 8 but they never did grow larger than a 7.5. Some folks do prefer to hop up if you're in between sizes so your toes are a little more protected. I personally prefer to size down, because I hate having the extra weight on my forefoot. Overall- great shoe.
These shoes are, without a doubt, my favorite thing I've ever purchased. My loyal pair and I have been together for three years now, and we've hiked terrains ranging from mighty mountains to barren deserts (and everything in between). I usually sport a size 7.0-7.5, but I got an 8.0 in these and they fit impeccably.
Personally, I dig the toe loop. I grew up with an older pair that was sans-toe loop, and I much prefer the extra strap - it really holds my foot onto the footbed.
Note: Don't take these bad boys out on a long expedition until you've broken them in, they take some time to get familiar with.
CONCLUSION: Seriously, buy these shoes! They even look chic with socks.
When I first got mine, they hurt my feet because I have no arch in my feet and these have arch. Once my feet got used to them and they got worn down, they are the best. I wear them all the time, in and out of the water. They are easy to get on and off and they worked great for me while I was working at a summer camp. They withstood lots of hiking, swimming, and rough terrain, and the soles are still in almost perfect condition. These are worth the money!
My wife wore these for the first time on an 8 mile hike in Hawaii and got blisters on both feet. They probably need to be broken in a bit before going on long treks. The adjustable straps are nice but a bit difficult to pull to fit. Nice sturdy sole but not as awesome as everyone was saying, at least not yet.