User Review: Chaco Women's Z/1 Unaweep
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60
Comfortable, durable, great for hiking and water sports, as well as casual wear. They last forever! Great for anyone looking for a sporty everyday sandal and/or outdoor activity sandal.
- Great traction
- Rough footbed
- Pricey—look for them on sale or clearance
I was given my first pair of Chaco Z! Unaweep sandals over 15 years ago. I have had them re-soled once, and one strap replaced, and still wear them for hiking and gardening all summer. I bought my second pair about 10 years ago. They are now my "water shoes" for rafting, kayaking and playing in river with the dog. I bought 2 new pairs in the last year in different colors to wear for work and casual wear.
I love that they are comfortable, have great traction on uneven terrain and in water, and last forever. I have a high arch and find Chacos fit much better than Tevas in that regard. The straps are endlessly adjustable so you always have a good fit. To clean them I just throw them in the wash with towels and such-of course if they're muddy I hose them off first!
My only complaint is the footbed is a little rough. This probably keeps your foot from sliding when they're wet, but does tend to roughen the bottom of my feet. My boyfriend got his first pair of Chacos this year in the new "Updraft" style and they seem to be a little easier on the bottom of the feet.
The only problem is I already have 4 pair and they'll never wear out, so it's hard to justify new ones! They are a bit pricey, but if you shop around you'll find them on clearance (that's why I have so many...). A great looking, great wearing outdoor activity and casual wear sandal.