Moosejaw Staff Pick "I LOVE the Chaco Z/2 Unaweep sandals. They have the sole of a sturdy hiking boot and more arch support than most footwear. My feet feel super secure with the toe loop and I can run, hike, play, swim, and dance with confidence when they are on my feet. I will be sporting them most of the summer while at work or play!" Allen - Birmingham Moosejaw
The Men's Z/2 Sandal by Chaco is a high-performance sport sandal designed for tackling the most demanding outdoor endeavors in safety and comfort. This Chaco men's sandal features 360 degree Wrap-Fit design with soft polyester webbing and adjustable straps, and a toe-wrap and heel-leash for awesome foot stability. The rugged Vibram Unaweep outsole is engineered to provide a combination of slip resistance and traction for an array of outdoor terrains, wet or dry. From the sands of Baja to the rocky coast of Maine, the Chaco Z/2 will keep your feet safe, secure and comfy while you play outdoors. Have super fun.
DECENT FEATURES of the Chaco Men's Z/2 Unaweep Sandals
A webbing toe loop allows you to strap in for security
Deep lugs of the Unaweep outsole provide a non-marking grip
I have owned these sandals for about 5 years. They are without a doubt the most comfortable, durable and most supportive sandals I have ever owned. The internal strap adjustment system is very effective. It does take some time to get the straps adjusted to the correct settings, but once they are there, they will stay to where you want them without slipping in and out of comfort. The Vibram soles are very durable and don't wear as fast as the soles from other similar sandals that I've had in the past. When considering how long these sandals have lasted and the life that's still in them, there's no doubt in my mind that they are worth the price.
I've had my Chacos for 5 or so years and they just keep truckin'. I've kicked sea-urchins, picked bramble out of them, braked my long board with them, stopped doors with them, and over-all beat 'em up, and they just keep giving. Takes some getting used to and fine-tuning twith the fit, but beat the crud out of most sandals. I wouldn't recommend hiking great distances in them, but they are sturdy enough for water crossings.
It doesn't matter what I'm up to, if I'm not working, I bring these along. Even with my constant usage of these shoes, I have only owned two pairs in ten years. The strap near my toe finally began to wither away, so I got a new pair, and decided to try the toe loop out. Man oh man did that change the game. It is an absolute must. Some complain that it gives them a rash. That's what happens when you introduce fabric to an area not used to it. That's why innovation sometimes takes a while to catch on. It adds so much control and confidence. Hike in them, swim in them, run in them, live in them. Best shoes I've ever owned by a long shot.
"Must come with me on every outdoors adventure"
These are an essential for me on any outdoor adventure. Even if it is freezing cold. Gives support and traction like a hiking boot, with the comfort and ease of sandals. I chose the toe loop version because while swimming the non-toe loop Chaco flaps around in the water and I don't like that. My ONLY complaint is that the small black strap that hangs loose past the buckle is a bit long and can drag. Not a huge deal at all considering all the other pros of Chacos, but I know it didn't do this in the past. I would still recommend this to anyone looking for a water shoe that can also be used for hiking, walking, climbing, camping, swimming, etc.
Great for hiking where stream crossing is involved. Good camp shoes. better than tevas, because they have a boot sole basically. with vibram lugged out sole. webbing gets comfortable over time. I don't know i didn't need to break them in. just mess with the webbing for a while. uhm... did I mention they're comfortable? aaand the toe loop is nice.
This shoes have become very trendy and exceptionally popular in the past few years, but they are still awesome shoes. They are perfect for both physical activities, such as hiking and canoeing, and casual activities, such as going to the mall and chilling at home. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a stylish and comfortable accessory.
"Best sandals I've had, still rub a little when wet"
Went to Central America for two months with Chacos and a pair of flippy floppies as my footwear. Chacos held up as well as chacos do, absolutely no problems, barely any odor from them, great grip and fit for a sandal. These guys were great in almost every situation from 10 hour bus rides, multiple day jungle hikes, and even great for scurrying straight up the random mtn. the extra toe loop really gives you a foot hold like a regular shoe would. Only issue was when they get wet they can tighten up and tend to rub on the top of my foot and on the big toe. When I kept them dry, no rub issue.
Ive seen people in my marching band wearing these at band camp and they said that they are very very comfortable to march in so i decided i would look them up and i was excited when i saw they had the shoes but then i saw there were only 4 sizes -_______- wtf.....