Chaco ZX/2 Sandals

Priced: $49.98 - $100.00 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 56 reviews.
Chaco ZX/2 Sandals -
FEATURES of the Chaco Women's ZX/2 Yampa Sandal.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Chaco Women's ZX/2 Yampa Sandal.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Shaped polyurethane footbeds/midsoles features a gender-specific design along with heel risers, heel cups and extra arch support for lasting pronation control
  • AddStride footbed is gender-specific, uses a sculpted heel cup to keep your foot from sliding, and offers aggressive arch support to control pronation

Wash and Care:

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


  • Vibram soles are resoleable if you wear your Chaco's down to a nub traveling, boating, and generally raising the gnar bar


  • Half sizes order up
  • Lightweight Yampa sole uses medium-sized lugs and water drainage channels to offer supreme traction in the water or on wet surfaces


  • Non-marking Yampa outsole with Vibram TC-1 rubber and 3mm lugs
  • Vibram® Yampa nonmarking rubber outsoles feature 2-3mm lugging and water drainage channeling, much like the classic Colorado outsole
  • Lightweight outsole for versatility


  • Custom Adjust’em Fit
  • Adjust'em uppers use a single strap, threaded through the footbed, to offer a durable and customizable fit


  • Adjustable polyester strapping system uses pull-through design to give you a secure fit while avoiding the bulkiness of extra buckles and straps
  • Dual-strap polyester webbing dries faster than nylon, maintaining a uniform fit in all conditions; adjustable toe loops add extra measure of security
  • Polyester jacquared webbing upper double strap, with toe loop, wraps around the foot and through the midsole for the ultimate customized fit


  • Adjustable and durable high tensile webbing heel risers


  • Made in China , United States of America


  • Vegan
  • High friction and all purpose tread design
  • Luvseat XO1 platform
  • Custom injection molded ladder lock for a secure hold
  • LUVSEATT footbed
  • Accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Durable, women's specific LUVSEAT polyurethane footbed ith slip resistant classic diamond pattern design
  • Sandals can be resoled for a lasting relationship and easing of environmental stress
  • 2-3 mm water ready surface contact lugs
Coveted by river guides, outdoor professionals, and die-hards alike, the Chaco Women's ZX/2 Yampa Sandal rocks a rugged, simple, and supportive build. A tough-as-nails Vibram sole protects your foot from the elements, and the Yampa-style sole has a water-specific tread for steadfast track in wet environments. Slide your foot into the strappy upper and revel in the aggressively supportive footbed that cradles your foot through adventure after adventure.

Rock/Creek Outfitters

The women's Chaco ZX/2 Yampa Sandal has a double-strap fit is ready for serious adventuring. Adjust around your big toe and feel the LUVSEAT platform and light-weight outsole supporting every stride.


Chaco ZX/2 Yampa water sandals bring the classic Colorado outsole design back in an improved platform that offers lightweight, adjustable performance on aquatic adventures.


Sierra Trading Post
Chaco steps up with a strappy version of its famous ZX/2 sandal and caters to feet that are craving that classic Chaco comfort with an even more customized fit.
Whether you're tackling your to-do list or blazing a backcountry trail, the Chaco® ZX/2® Yampa is ready for the ride.
strap construction.
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™ X01 platform promotes long-lasting, supportive cushioning for uncomplicated adventures.
Non-marking Vibram® Yampa outsole is lightweight and offers wet and dry traction on mixed surfaces.
Made from vegan-friendly materials.
Half-Moon Outfitters
Non-marking sole
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Average footwear weight (pair):1 lb. 4 oz.
Footwear Type:Hiking/Backpacking, Sandals
Footwear closure:Buckle
Material:Polyester WEbbing
Midsole:Durable, women's specific LUVSEAT polyurethane footbed with slip resistant classic diamond pattern design
Outsole:Non-marking Yampa Outsole with Vibram TC-1 rubber and 3mm lugs
Shoe Sole:Non-marking, Vibram Yampa, resolable
Shoe Upper:8.5/19mm polyester, Jacquard webbing
Sole:Vibram non-marking and resoleable Yampa outsole
Toe coverage:Open toe
Upper:Polyester jacquard webbing Upper double strap, with toe loop, wraps around the foot and through the midsole for the ultimate customized fit
Weight:10.8 oz / 306 g
Width:M(medium) W(wide)
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Chaco ZX/2 Sandals Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great sandals for all activities!

My podiatrist recommended Chacos for my overpronation. I looked at the various styles and colors before finally deciding on this pair. I bought these before taking a trip out to my family's ranch in south Texas and they were perfect for my trip. I love the bottom of the shoe for walking on rocks, wading through creeks, and just walking around town. They are good for whatever you need them for and you never have to worry about changing your shoes when doing a new activity since they are so universal. The only thing I didn't like about them was the double strap webbing. It is an already confusing process to adjust these sandals to your feet, and the double straps make it even more difficult. I had to bring them into a store to find someone to help adjust them. You also have to get use to the fact they wrap around your big toe or you can feel like its uncomfortable in that region. However, I will buy another pair for sure because I see how useful these sandals are. I may get a pair without the toe thing or the solid one strap webbing. I don't have wide feet usually, but unless you have usually narrow feet, I would recommend getting a wide size. I am sure adjusting the straps gets easier to figure out but I suggest asking for help if you're a first time Chaco buyer.
Katy at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 07/07/2013

I wanted to travel light for my 3-week trip to Guatemala and needed shoes that would take me from city streets in casual skirts to rough trails. I fretted over my choices and hoped these would work out (I tend to get blisters easily). Though I brought a pile of bandages I never once needed one and never used the backup sandals I'd brought in case these gave me trouble. The footbed is amazing, and with the easily adjusted straps, my footing even on rocky, gnarly, slippery trails was rock solid. I loved how I could adjust them when my feet swelled after being on the plane for many hours, ensuring they always fit perfectly. In fact, I loved them so much I'm ordering two more pairs in other colours. One note about sizing: I usually wear 9 or 8.5 in other brands I got these in 8 in-store and they're perfect.

tranchemontagne at on 08/11/2013

My #1 Shoe

I have owned my pair of black Z2's since 2006. They are without-a-doubt my #1 pair of shoes or sandals. I have worn them throughout the summer season in Texas, Alabama, and now in Idaho. I wear them to all-day events like festivals, to the beach, and camping. I proudly have a Chaco suntan shortly into the sandal season.

I have worn my Chaco's so long that the straps are starting to fray a bit but fit like a glove. I recall they were a bit heavy and the straps rubbed a little when they were first new, but with frequent wear they are the ultimate sandal. I'm sure I'll go through a period of mourning when these finally break, but I believe they are repairable with reChaco.

They do not disappoint!
Erica in Idaho at REI on 06/06/2011

First time Chaco buyer

I have always wanted to try Chacos and I didn't bite the bullet until I went to South Africa for 2 weeks. I got these specifically for this trip to wear on the multiple beach walks and around the camp. While I agree with the other reviewers a out it "strangling your big toe", I kept readjusting and stuck it out. I am pleased to say that about 2 months later the straps have stopped sliding and these have been the only shoes I've been wearing all summer. They are my go-to to wear with summer dresses and to wear paddle boarding.

I do have a wide foot and getting a wide really felt good in terms of strap placement and arch support.
bsiehr at REI on 07/07/2013

Chaco Convert

I always swore I'd never own a pair of Chacos, but I've been converted! I got my first Chacos about four weeks ago, and I wear them all the time! They are a little expensive, but after doing my research about the Re-Chaco Team and the other benefits, I couldn't pass them up.

I have the ZX/2 Yampa. The double strap is a little hard to adjust, but I got it into a comfortable fit. The footbed does take some getting used to; I tend to wear a lot of shoes that have very little or no arch support. But I'm learning to love the added support!

These shoes are perfect for walking or hiking, in any weather. I'd definitely recommend them!
Chanel at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 07/07/2013

The only reason I didn't give these a 5 star rating is because they're not necessarily the kind of shoe you can wear with anything. BUT they're comfortable, stylish and are of a very good quality. Plus, this website offers them 25% off...can't beat that!
If you have never owned a pair of Chaco's don't worry about how "hard" it is to adjust the shoes. It's not hard, it just takes patience. If you want them to be comfy right out of the box, it isn't going to happen. You have to adjust the straps to your foot, which can take about an hour or so of wearing them. But it's not "difficult" or "hard."

cowgirlmedic at on 09/24/2011

Cute sandal

So far this Spring I've used them out and about, church. They are comfortable, great arch support, fit my narrow, low volume feet well. I did have to adjust the straps just right to get the fit. It did take several tries. My usual size 7 fit well. One really nice thing about the Chacos is that you can adjust the width; that is a problem for me in finding any cute sandals in a narrow. I have the Pixel Weave color and love it. I have other Chacos, they are durable and can be machine washed. My others have been machine washed as sand (from slot canyoneering/swimming) had to be washed out.
Gumper at REI on 05/05/2013

A love that won't let go

I use this product to go running in the morning. I can then just change into a pretty summer dress and they look just a wonderful with that! I love the high arch support. I used to wear flat sandals and flip flops that would kill my feet with day to day activities, but with the chaco's I can do everything I have to do in a days time, and not have to worry about my feet hurting. I also enjoy the fact that you can adjust them to fit your foot because every woman's foot is different. There are not too many things that I do not like about them.
Taylor the Sailor at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 06/06/2011
I've been debating buying a pair of Chacos for a couple of years now and finally decided to take the plunge with the ZX/2 Yampa. Finding the right fit and getting the straps adjusted correctly can be tricky, though. I'm normally a 9.5 or 10 in sandals, but the 9 fit perfectly. My feet are pretty narrow, and the regular width was a close fit. Adjusting the straps definitely takes patience - I literally spent an hour trying to get the perfect fit. Overall, I think these are great sandals - very comfortable, great arch support, attractive and sturdy.
Melissa - customer at on 07/09/2013

Awesome Shoe!

Wow! i bought these shoes about a month ago in the green color, and i LOVE these shoes! yes, they are an investment, but they last forever! I just recently went on an outdoors hiking/rafting/outdoorsy trip and they were perfect. Some people think that they are ugly, but i personally think they are super cute. They are a little more difficult to adjust than a single strap, because you have to make sure that both straps are pulled at the same time, but it's not that big of a deal. You will not be sorry if you buy these!
RylieNikole at REI on 08/08/2011

Negative Reviews:

Exc. quality with a significant flaw

Like other reviewers, I wanted to like these sandals. At first all was well. I had the usual adjustment issues but got past those. Had the fit just right. Enjoyed wearing the sandals a couple hours at a time and found that I prefer the look of the Yampas to the heavier sole and tread of the Unaweeps. Then, the first time I wore this pair for several hours, I found that by the end of the day the straps on the left sandal were so tight that my big toe had marks for hours after I removed them. I've worn these sandals at the end of the day before and I think my foot was no more swollen that day than it had been any other. And, oddly, the right sandal still fit comfortably. These are wonderful sandals in many respects, but I'm not willing to continually adjust them so I'm sending them back. Gonna swap them for the toe-less kind even though I don't think they're as attractive.
JBfromPHX at REI on 04/04/2012

My big toes said no

I so wanted to love these sandals -- they're incredibly cute, and I've always wanted a pair of Chacos. First I tried a pair of women's 9 wides. I became an expert in the straps in no time, because I had to keep loosening the stranglehold on my big toes every 10 minutes. The wides were way too long; the heel strap extended past the back of the sandal. Next I tried a pair of 9 regulars -- they were too narrow and also kept trying to squeeze off my big toe. So I went to a men's 7 regular with a single strap, and in the words of Goldilocks, they were just right. Thank you, REI, for your open return policy; I wear my men's Chacos every chance I get. While they're not as cute and girly as the double-strapped sandals, I do not have to beg my walking companions to wait up while I adjust my straps ...
Courier Girl at REI on 06/06/2012


I have worn Chacos for almost 10years. When I went to REI this spring to buy a new pair of ZX/2 sandals I couldn't believe the difference. The soles are hard, too wide, too big, do not have good arch support, and just look CHEAP! I was so disappointed since I had been looking forward to a new pair and my old pair had been the best. When I talked with the sales person they told me the Chaco company had outsourced to China and no longer made the sandals in Colorado. She also said that she was a long time Chaco wearer and now would not buy their product again. BOOO to Chaco company. You had a great product and ruined it.!
disappointed at REI on 04/04/2011

I bought these knowing how many people loved them and was optimistic that I would love them as well. I wore these for four hours on a easy flat hike and came back with two blisters on each foot. Also almost twisted my ankle a couple times and could not adjust the straps the right way. They were either too tight in the front and perfect in the ankle or too loose in the back and perfect I'm the toe. I would buy these to wear instead of flip flops but not for trail walking or "outdoorsy" activities. Cute shoe, but when my feet kill, I don't care how stylish they are!

alyssa at on 05/30/2013

A shoe you'll remember...

I wanted to love these sandals. If I wear them for a short amount of time I do love them! However, I don't much like having to take them off every half hour to re-adjust the straps around the toe. Since all of the straps are attached through the sole of the shoe, as you walk it pulls tighter and tighter on the straps. After a bit of walking, if your big toe isn't purple yet it will be soon. Other than this (pretty big) issue, they are wonderful sandles. I wear them to work for a dressy/casual look and they are wonderful.
Curby19210 at REI on 08/08/2011

Strange fit

Arch way too high. Uncomfortable to walk in. Regular width pinched bottom of my heel so I went to wide width. Then the toe area was WAY too wide. Liked the look and versatility but had to return. Did find that another chaco style fit better. Still very high in the arch and takes some getting used to.
whirlwindmom at REI on 05/05/2013

Neutral Reviews:

On The Fence

This is my second pair of Chacos due to me snagging the strap on a root and cracking the sole on my last pair (I'm a bit rough with things). I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with these sandals. They're cute just like last years, but they feel different. Stiffer laces and harder soles. The laces are very hard to readjust and actually caused blisters and cuts on my foot after an 8 mile hike. I had thought I had broken them in by wearing them for shorter hikes and around the house. I don't remember having this much difficulty with my last pair. They were my go to hiking shoe and I put in over 100 miles of harsh terrain in them. I loved that I could cross creeks and not have to worry. Maybe I bought a defective pair or maybe my feet have grown weird over the past year. I'm not sure. But I will try to do a couple more hikes, break them in a little more. If they continue to cause problems, I will be returning them and may try another style. But due to the difficulty I'm having with this pair, it's highly unlikely. You pay for what you get and I should be getting phenomenal use out of these. Not painful memories of a gorgeous hike.
OutdoorEnthusiast at REI on 08/08/2013


I really wanted to love these sandals! I think they are the cutest of the Chaco sandals, and was excited to buy them. Getting the fit right takes some time the first couple times, but just follow the diagram. I love the footbed of these sandals..very supportive and durable. However, the toe loop eventually drove me mad. I would get the fit just right, and the toe loop would seem to tighten after an hour or so of wear. I found myself constantly having to adjust the straps, etc. I would start out with the loop around my toe fairly loose, and would end up with the two thin straps digging into my toe. It was really a claustrophobic feeling!exchange them for the Y/1, which do not have the toe loop. They are so much more comfortable!! Unless you are wearing these for a lot of hiking (and are concerned about your toe being "free"), look into the Y/1. They are also easier to adjust (the thin straps look cute, but I think make getting the fit just right a little harder).But I love the footbed and overall quality. Comfortable to stand in all day (ie Disney), play at the playground, or for light hikes.
sak429 at REI on 07/07/2011

Comfortable with some alterations

I feel I should start out with the things I love about these sandals. I have been needing a higher arch in my summer shoes and these fit the bill. I was having some foot pain and arch support really helps alleviate that. The ZX/2 is really cute and can go just about anywhere. I do a lot of different activities in one day and I can wear these everywhere I go.
There are a few things I don't like. The movable straps while nice for adjusting to your foot move constantly! I was always having to readjust at least four or five times a day. I took them to a cobbler and had them put in a few stitches where I liked the fit and now I am very happy. The strap that tightens to put on or remove the shoes was so long I was walking on it. I just had the cobbler shorten that too. Now I think I have a great pair of comfortable sandals. I will let you decide if the extra money and time is worth it. I think it was for me.
snoozemonster at REI on 06/06/2013

Great support, but annoying straps

I purchased these mainly for support and I heard great things about the Vibram technology. The sandal do provide great support for all use. They've been good for backpacking trips because I like breathable feet and this sandal actually provides the support and balance I need for long trips without my body feeling the pains later as was the case with an old pair of Teva Terra-Fi.

However, the biggest annoyance with these sandals are the straps. They make micro adjustments as you walk and eventually, the straps will tighten to the point where they strangle the big toes. For long use on backpacking trips, it required frequent adjustments that forced me to stop because the straps caused tenderness and blistering. While gauze and tape alleviate the tightening of the strap, I'll most likely look for another sandal that inflicts less pain.
out for a walk at REI on 07/07/2012

These are great as far as being a sandal with a vibram sole, and I like this new Yampa style sole over the traditional options. The double strap is always a nice touch, and seems like it helps to customize the fit better than one wide strap, and the green colors are especially awesome. They take some time to figure out the best strap adjustment, but I am also convinced I need the wide version, which does not seem to be available (or wasn't at the time I bought these).
So I would caution anyone with wide feet to seek out the wide version, otherwise, if you're a Chaco fan, you're bound to enjoy these.

Re Wikstrom at on 07/11/2011

Loved the shoe if it fit!

Loved the shoe....but wear 8 1/2 which they do not come in. Had to get size 8, 9 were too big! I have very thin feet. Had sandals for a year, kept trying to wear them...ended up with blisters every time! Super sad! Have many friends that have them with no problems. Unfortunately, I had to return them.
Cookie at REI on 07/07/2011