I bought my first pair of Chaco's because my niece had a pair. I love these sandals. They are great right out of the box. You don't need to break them in. They are perfect for walking around town, hiking, or beach combing in the surf.
I got these a year ago and have absolutely loved them ever since. (The pink ones!) Tried the double-laced ones - like these but with the toe hold - and I had to send them back because the toe loop was never comfortable ... always way too tight, no matter how I tried to adjust it. One of the other things that makes this a great purchase is Chaco's lifetime return/repair policy. I can vouch - I had my first pair for at least 6 months and they took them back and replaced them with absolutely no questions asked. This is an amazing company and a fantastic shoe, perfect for hikes and dresses alike. Pick your favorite color and get some now!