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.
|Average footwear weight (pair):||1 lb. 4 oz.|
|Footwear Type:||Hiking/Backpacking, Sandals|
|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|
|Chaco ZX/2 Vibram Yampa||$69.95 - $100.00|
|Chaco ZX/1 Yampa||$54.99 - $100.00|
|Chaco Zx2 Yampa Wide||$99.93|
|Chaco ZX/2 Unaweep||$74.96 - $100.00|
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.
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."
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!
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.