Chaco Men's Z/2 Yampa

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Chaco Z/2 Yampa
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FEATURES of the Chaco Men's Z/2 Yampa Sandal.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Chaco Men's Z/2 Yampa Sandal.

Wash and Care:

  • Toss into washing machine for easy cleaning or clean by hand with scrub brush, baking soda and water; avoid bleach and air dry

Support and Cushioning:

  • The Addstride footbed provides textured cushioning and arch support
  • LUVSEAT XO1 platform delivers the extended durability, comfort and support you need for those uncomplicated adventures.
  • LUVSEAT footbed ensures a supported, comfortable stride in any activity, and as a result, has been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).
  • Shaped polyurethane footbeds/midsoles features a gender-specific design along with heel risers, heel cups and extra arch support for lasting pronation control


  • Half sizes order down


  • Vibram Yampa non-marking rubber outsole has drainage holes and grippy lugs
  • Vibram® Yampa nonmarking rubber outsoles feature 2-3mm lugging and water drainage channeling, much like the classic Colorado outsole
  • Lightweight outsole for versatility


  • Polyester jacquard webbing upper, with toe loop, wraps around the foot and through the midsole fo the ultimate customized fit
  • Polyester webbing dries faster than nylon, maintaining a uniform fit in all conditions; adjustable toe loops add extra measure of security
  • Adjustable polyester strapping system uses pull-through design to give you a secure fit while avoiding the bulkiness of extra buckles and straps
  • Totally vegan construction fits in with your eco-friendly lifestyle
  • Custom Adjust'em upper made from soft polyester utilizes a continuous strap and buckle design for a set-and-forget fit


  • ChaPU midsole dampens rough trails and river rocks so you can get on with your adventure without a sore foot
  • Custom Adjust'em Fit - A continuous webbing strap loops through the midsole allowing the wearer to make slight adjustments for a custom, comfortable fit.


  • Adjustable and durable high tensile webbing heel risers

Traction and Grip:

  • Non-marking Vibram Yampa outsole delivers reliable traction over wet and dry conditions.


  • Toe strap keeps your forefoot in contact with the footbed for a great feel of the trail and consistent stride


  • Made in China


  • Buckle adjustment at ankle
  • The men's Z/2 Yampa sandals can be resoled for a lasting relationship and easing of environmental stress
  • High friction and all purpose tread design
  • Custom injection molded ladder lock for a secure hold
  • 2-3 mm water ready surface contact lugs
  • The sandal is machine washable for easy freshening up half-way through summer
  • Durable LUVSEAT polyurethane footbed with slip resistant classic diamond pattern design
  • The Z/2 has a toe loop
  • Anatomic footbed
  • LUVSEATT footbed

You thought your long floats on the gentle river through town couldn't get any better, but they do once you slip on the Chaco Men's Z/2 Yampa Sandal. The Vibram Yampa outsole provides the slip-resistant tread you need to portage your tubes and half-empty cooler over the shallows, while still giving you Chaco's trusted traction on any trail you wander this summer.


The Chaco Z/2 Yampa Sandal for Men in Black is not just for watersports, once adjusted properly these suckahs will take you everywhere. Chaco's lightweight Yampa outsole provides excellent traction, while the LUVSEAT platform provides vital alignment and support to keep you on your feet.

Appalachain Outdoors
When you're out rock hopping along your favorite trail or just having a regular day, the men's Z/2 Yampa Sandals from Chaco will keep your feet secure and comfy. You'll be hard pressed to find a better performance sandal.
From the street to the trail, never miss a step when you're in the Z/2® Yampa sandal from Chaco®.
Custom Adjust'em Fit - A continuous webbing strap loops through the midsole allowing the wearer to make slight adjustments for a custom, comfortable fit.
LUVSEAT™ XO1 platform delivers the extended durability, comfort and support you need for those uncomplicated adventures.
Non-marking Vibram® Yampa outsole delivers reliable traction over wet and dry conditions.
A 100% vegan-friendly style.
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If it's supportive, water-ready performance you need, look no further than Chaco's Z/2 Yampa sport sandals, featuring Chaco's renown pull-through-the-sole adjustable straps and a Vibram Yampa non-marking rubber outsole with 2-3mm lugging and water drainage channels.


Light and supportive, the Chaco Z/2 Yampa men's water sandals bring back the classic Colorado outsole design for excellent performance in aquatic environs.


Adjust this bad boy around your big toe and get ready for serious adventuring. Chaco’s Z2 Yampa Sandal has a lightweight outsole that provides excellent traction, while the LUVSEAT footbed provides vital alignment and support to keep you on your feet all day (or night!)
From the street to the trail, never miss a step when you're in the Z/2 Yampa sandal from Chaco.
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Also available for: Women
Average footwear weight (pair):1 lb. 12 oz.
Footwear Type:Sandals
Footwear closure:Buckle
Material:Polyester jacquard webbing upper; Custom Adjust’em fit
Midsole:Durable LUVSEAT polyurethane footbed with slip resistant classic diamond pattern design
OUTSOLE:Vibram® TC-1 rubber. 2-3 mm water ready surface contact lugs. High friction and all purpose tread design. Non-marking sole.
Shoe Sole:Non-marking, Vibram Yampa, resolable
Shoe Upper:8.5/19mm polyester Jacquard webbing
Sole:Vibram TC-1 rubber
Toe coverage:Open toe
Upper:Polyester jacquard webbing upper, with toe loop, wraps around the foot and through the midsole for the ultimate customized fit
Weight:14.9 oz / 422 g
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Chaco Z/2 Yampa Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

So far so good. I have wide feet (E to EE) and low arches (almost flat). I got the wide size and I am happy so far. The supported footbed takes a little getting used to, but I am obliging after reading that a flat foot should have support. After a few days, I am really happy. The sandals feel very comfortable and secure on my feet. I really like the toe loop. I feel like the extra security it provides equates to a more properly functioning sandal. With other flip-flops and sandals, I often had the problem of developing bruises on the bottom of my feet (arches, heels, and ball). So far, no problems with these. I will be sure to update down the road if I incur any problems. Those with wide feet ought to give the wide width a try. EEE and wider may find the fit too snug. Flat footed folks also ought to give it a try. The supported footbed takes some getting used to, but I really believe it will pay dividends down the road. Also, I really like the meta pattern. It is not often wide shoes look cool. Oh yeah, I love Zappos just like every other Zappos customer! I am usually a half size smaller when I order wider shoes. In normal widths, I wear 11½. In wide widths, I wear 11.
Westley M - customer at on 07/10/2012

I got a pair of these to review on a kayak trip this sumer. My thoughts are that I just do not see the benefit of the yampa sole as to the regular z/2. I have found that the grip does not stick to wet rock any better than in my regular soled Z/2's and found the products to be a mirror of one another. If you do a lot of water sports this may be a sole sandal for you, but if you are buying these because you believe they are a water specific chaco, I suggest sticking with your old chaco's, because to me the difference was not notable. I usually wear my chaco's to all functions wet or dry and find them to work just fine. I wear a size 10.5 in a normal shoe and with chaco's the size 9 measures 11.2 inches which fits my foot that measures 10.75 from heal to captain (big toe) perfectly. If you wear an 11 I would go 10 and so on and so forth. I find that if wear an 10 in these I have too much extra space on the foot bed and end up toe kicking roots, rocks and other obstacles that should be easily passed.

Johnathan Rambo at on 08/16/2012

Best Outdoor Sandal You'll Ever Own

I have numerous pairs of Chaco products. The Z/2 has to be the backbone of their sandal line. Fantastic for white-water rafting, wet-wade fishing and any occasion that you see fit. Got my first pair in 2001 and they saw daily wear for 5 years. Still have them, even though they are showing their age and require a Re-Chaco.

I've hiked in mine, gone to happy hour, just about anything. They are my go-to shoes, until it gets very cold and that's a relative term. Visited Yellowstone NP on Easter 2011 with some snow still on the ground.

I have a low volume (narrow) foot. The only issue is with the length of the tag end on the buckle strap. The strap can be shortened easily with a pair of scissors, needle & thread and maybe a lighter or match, if you want to go that route.

You can't go wrong with a pair of Chacos on your feet.
flyhombre at REI on 08/08/2012
Haven't bought sandals since my last pair of Tevas in the early 90s. I like the wrap style as it keeps the vibram footbed more securely anchored to your foot. Excellent ability to make the fit tighter or looser depending on whether you are white water rafting or just going to the store for milk. Got the Yampas over the Unaweeps because I wanted a lighter sole that wasn't as clunky and I'm glad I did. I am between sizes, but prefer the 12 over the 11 so that my toes don't curl over the front when scrambling or flexing my foot at the toes. Very happy with these and look forward to many summers having them on my feet!
Anonymous - customer at on 07/03/2012

Great Sandal!

I have a 9 1/2 - 10 mens medium shoe size. Based on reviews, I ordered the 10. There was too much room and slack in the strap. I talked with a Cust. Service person at R.C. and she said to size down, not up. As a result, the 9 fits my foot perfectly. This is my first pair of Chaco's and I discovered if you read the instructions on the inside of the shoe box (for first timer's), it demonstrates how to tighten and loosen to fit the sandals perfectly. What a treat once adjusted! I have been wearing them around in the rain in the Northwest. With the 20% off from R.C., it was a good deal.
weyams at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 05/05/2011

As already mentioned, despite having the same great fit and distinct sole/strap profile, the Yampa uses an entirely different outsole, which shaves a great deal of weight off its Unaweep brethren, making it just as perfect for crossing the street to get a newspaper, as it would for hiking a dry riverbed in Moab. The sole isn't as lugged or stiff as the aforementioned, but that makes the Yampa a little more versatile, and less of a chore to wear. Comfortable right out of the box, they broke in very quickly.
* if you're in-between sizes, I wouldn't recommend going up. my street shoe size is a 10.5, but the 10 here fits great

Zach Pina at on 06/08/2011

These sandals have been sweeping through the outdoor world recently and after getting a pair it's easy to feel why. They're just super comfortable. The strap takes a bit of yanking to get the fit right, but once their set they fit as easily as a turban did on Osama. The thick sole provides a lot of cushioning and I've hiked with loads up to 50 lbs while wearing them. The sole does make them considerably more heavy than Crocs or Sanuks so unfortunately a camp shoe, they are not. But as an approach shoe or just a steezy place to rest your fee they excel.

mtb4640526 at on 08/03/2012

I have always been a teva guy, and still respect the company, but these are just too good. The way the footbed hugs the arch and cradles the foot is unprecedented in the sandal world. It also brings to mind birkenstocks and their argument of a firmer sole is better over a plush, pillowy footbed. I'll have to agree. The strap system feels like it's not even there, but does a great job securing the foot from heel strike to push-off. The only thing is the straps tend to shift when they are new, meaning repetitive adjustment until they settle down.

Erik Blow at on 12/12/2011

Very Comfortable

I've only recently been wearing these sandals but have found them to be extremely comfortable and fun to wear. I've worn many type of brands but this is my first time to get Chacos. I really like them because for me the break in period was very short. Took a little time adjusting the straps because wasn't sure how "loos" or "tight" I needed to adjust the straps but the longer I wore it, the better I understood where to tighten or looses the straps.
LukeS at REI on 10/10/2013


These are great sandles. I don't have very wide feet but the back outside part of the sandle where the straps attach, give's my heel a "hot spot". Ive yet to get a blister but am scare to wear them on a hike longer than a mile or two. It seems either my feet have gotten use to them or they are getting broken in because it seems I can wear them for longer and longer periods.
Anthony the Ant at REI on 05/05/2013

Neutral Reviews:

I bought my first pair of Tevas in the early 90's. For years, the only thing that touched my feet were sandals or ski boots. I regularly approach climbs in flip flops. I have spent summers walking Europe in Flip flops... Yet for whatever reason, these sandals took some serious getting used to. I've used them dry, wet, hiking etc. At the end of a long day my feet were sore. The sides where the straps connect at the heal is where my feet would get sore and my toes would feel friction. I finally figured that looser in the straps works better for me.
Also, the first time I used them in the South Eastern Utah desert, one of the straps stopped working. I got home, washed them, used softner as directed. It is almost impossible to get one of the toe straps to move on one sandal. I can't imagine floating the river and constantly walking in sand and not having this be a problem.
According to everyone else loving these, I assume that I have something strange in one of my sandals preventing the strap from sliding.
I definitely like these better now than I did at first. I especially like them for approach and belaying when at the crag. It just took a while for them and my feet to come together.
Long break in period (for me) and the strap issue make them a 3 star for me. They say use the arch as a feel for size; but, I definitely would say go down if you are a half size since these only come in whole sizes.
Wow... long review.

shaun Moyes at on 09/25/2012