User Review: Chaco Men's Z/1 Unaweep
Source: received it as a personal gift
Chacos are boot on the bottom and sandal on top! These things grip in the water and on the land, desert and mountain! I recommend these to thru hikers and day hikers, paddlers and cyclists, and they are great for travel too!
- simple design
- durable as hell
- excellent arch support
- multi-sport appropriate
- a little heavy
- no toe protection
The strap design combined with the super-supportive footbed combined with the Vibram sole make these sandals second to none.
All day comfort from the hostel to the trail to the put-in to the take-out to the pub and then on to the fine dining.
More support than most orthotics. These sandals actually become the last resort for folks desperate for sandals but bound by doctor's orders to their orthotics. Chaco offers so much arch in their footbed that orthotics can often be replaced entirely.
These sandals are wonderful for rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and standup paddle boards. When negotiating slippery rocks and roots at put ins and take outs these sandals offer good traction. When moving around the boat these sandals are not bulky so negotiating thwarts and gear is easy.
The Z/1, as opposed to the Z/2 model, can be worn with socks in the cold and without in the warm.
(I own The Badass Outdoors Gear Shop and do sell these sandals in my store. The reason I sell these sandals is because I USE these sandals for almost every adventure and they keep on working for me.)