|$74.96 - $74.99|
The Women's Z/1 Sandal by Chaco is a classic, versatile sport sandal that provides unmatched active performance combined with the comfort of your favorite casual sandal. The Chaco Z/1's comfort features include the open-toe design, heel-leash for added stability, adjustable instep strap, and a BioCentric footbed with awesome arch support. Engineered to meet the demands of avid outdoor enthusiasts, this Chaco women'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.
The women's Chaco Z/1 Unaweep Sandal features a deep lug grip, contoured LUVSEAT platform and open-toe design provide a level of comfort and performance seldom found in a sport sandal. A single buckle and Custom Adjust’em fit adjustable straps hold feet securely in every condition.
With a BioCentric™ footbed and sock-friendly open-toe design, the Chaco Z/1 Unaweep provides a level of comfort and performance seldom found in a sport sandal. A single buckle and 360° Wrap-Fit adjustable straps hold feet securely in every condition.
Chaco sandals aren't just a product, they're a state of mind. A piece of footwear so legendary, their wearers have their own demonym - "Chaconians." The Z1 is the original Chaco, invented by rafting guides in search of a better sandal. The Z1's LUVSEAT platform and sock-friendly open-toe design provide a level of comfort and performance seldom found elsewhere; a single buckle and Custom Adjust’em Fit adjustable straps hold feet securely in every condition.
|Adjustable Forefoot Straps:||Yes|
|Adjustable Heel Straps:||No|
|OUTSOLE:||Vibram® TC-1 rubber. 4-5mm lug depth. High traction and self cleaning tread design. Non-marking sole.|
|Shoe Sole:||Non-marking, Vibram Yampa, resolable|
|Shoe Upper:||Polyester webbing|
|Toe Style:||Open Toe|
|UPPER:||Polyester jacquard webbing upper. Cement construction. Custom Adjust’em fit.|
|Weight:||11.29 oz / 320 g|
|Chaco Z/1 Vibram Unaweep||$99.95 - $100.00|
|Chaco Z/2 Unaweep||$66.49 - $100.00|
|Chaco ZX/1 Unaweep||$34.50 - $99.99|
|Chaco Z/2 Unaweep Sport Sandals||$64.95|
I'm a relative newbie to the Chaco scene; I've been wearing my first-ever pair for the past year and a half. I was hesitant when I first put them on; the very prominent arch tempted me to send them back. I'm SO glad I didn't. After the initial break-in period (a week or so), the sandals get a nice better-than-barefoot feel. The fit is so very customizable--which comes in handy on long backpacking trips when one's feet start to swell. I take an 8.5 or 9 in trail runners, but the Chaco women's 8 works for me. I've learned to keep them nice and loose, and I don't have to worry about chafing or blisters.
I wore these nearly every day for four weeks this summer while walking el Camino de la Costa across northern Spain. That's 20 to 30 km a day through mud and mountains and city streets, in July heat. They held up well and gave me a killer sandal tan (far superior to a sock tan). The straps dry fast and there is no velcro to wear out or get gunked-up. The Vibram outsole grips like a dream.
My only wish, being a bit of a flat-footed supinator, is that Chaco would come out with a lower-arch version of these. I know I'm a minority here; most people lap up the arch support. Plus, after months of regular wear, I've flattened out the footbed so that it isn't so much of an issue. They still get 5 stars, because there is no finer footwear on the planet. Too bad they don't let me wear open-toed footwear at work.
I wanted a pair of non-slip, comfortable sandals that were fairly rugged for hiking/walking on wet surfaces.... but I didn't want the toe strap thing.... I ordered these, hoping they wouldn't be floppy or loose. They're WONDERFUL!! I wore them on a trip to Costa Rica - pretty much for the entire time (except when we were DIRECTED to wear closed toe, high boots because of certain little poisonous critters slithering around....) They get tight by the end of the day, but I can easily adjust the straps and wiggle around and they're fine! I also LOVE (and did not expect) the feature of never really having to re-buckle them-- you just loosen the straps, slide in, tighten 'em up and take off!!!
Got these for a killer deal on SAC and love them! I wear them hiking, gardening, in the river, to the dog park, or just around town. They're support is unmatched by any other sandal I've ever had (aside from my several other pairs of chacos). They are well-made, love the vibram soles on these, because I know they will look the same after five years of wear as they do today. I am usually between a 5 and 6 in chacos and other brands, but sized down to a 5 in these. Don't hesitate to buy these, you will wonder how you lived without them when you get them!
Size: For athletic shoes I typically wear a men's 11.5 since women's 12.5 are hard to come by. For casual/dress shoes I wear a women's 12. With these sandals I could use the extra half size but since Chaco doesn't do have sizes I think they'll work fine (definitely better than a men's 12 which is huge on my foot).
Purpose: I bought these sandals for an upcoming trip to Mali, West Africa. I was told that for everyday and hiking, sandals are the way to go because you can just kick the sand out rather than having to constantly take your shoe off and dump it out.