"Great shoe, but with a size discrepancy"
I absolutely love my orange Yampas. I just got them a few days ago after wearing a pair of Unaweeps for the past few years and I think the Yampas may be my preferred outdoorsy shoe. I like that they are lighter weight and that the sole is more flexible.My only issue with these shoes is that they seem to be sized differently from the Unaweeps. My Unaweeps are size 8, but the size 8 Yampas squished my feet (even after serious strap adjustment) and my toes stuck out to the front edge. I exchanged the 8s for 9s and the 9s fit like my size 8 Unaweeps. Long story short, maybe order two sizes to get the fit right. Overall this is a really cute and comfortable shoe.
At first, these chaos gave me the biggest, baddest, blisters I have ever gotten. (That could also be because of Moab heat and sand as well.) Soon after they were broken in, they were great for any kind of adventure! Casual hikes, river walks, it's almost like you're not even wearing shoes!
This is only my second pair but my first pair was bought when I was fifteen, over 12 years ago! Let me be clear, there is NOTHING wrong with the first pair. They weren't worn out or torn up, just well loved. I bought these because....well, a girls gotta have options!! I love these as much as I love my other pair. My other pair didn't have the toe strap so my food was a little more 'free'. I like these better though, they're more secure. The fit for these are just as good as the ones bought over a decade ago. Same awesome quality and performance. It's hard to find a con for a classic like this!
What can I say that hasnt been said about chacos! These are THE BEST shoes ever made! This is my 5th pair that I have bought and I wear them everday for anything! They hold up very well and form to fit your feet like they were made only for you. Cant go wrong with a pair of chacos in any style!
I bought my first pair of Chacos over 4 years ago. I wear them just about everyday spring through fall. I just bought a new pair not because my old ones are worn out, but because I love them so much! They have survived my trips all over the world and several backpacking summer trips.The only downside is they can get smelly. They are my most worn pair of shoes and still going strong after 4 years! Would recommend anyone to buy them.
"If I had to wear one shoe for the rest of my life ..."
this would be it! I wear my pair throughout the entire summer. Once you have the strap method of putting on and taking off the sandal, these shoes are great! They a secure on your feet, making them great for summer hikes. I've used mine in Bako National Park, Borneo, Big Bend TX, Singapore, and all over the trails of Wisconsin. My straps have gotten quite dirty, but they clean up well with soap, water, and a good scrub. The best part of this sandal is the killer tan lines to prove how often I wear them.
These are the best investment you will ever make (minus retirement investing). I love these sandals. I hike to climbing spots through scree with them and even wear them to weddings (after a washing, of course). They are easy to clean. The only thing with them is sometimes dirk gets into the grooves on the footbed easily, but again, super easy to throw in the wash.LOVE LOVE LOVE them.
I bought these for my girlfriend and wow i don't think i've ever seen her so happy. She wears a size 7 in normal shoes and i bought her a size 7 in these and they fit perfect. Her toe is almost to the tip so they fit exact. Straps seemed to be easy to understand how to loosen and tighten. Chaco gives you a detailed version of how to tighten and loosen the straps on the box so its really easy to understand. Great shoe all around!! If she could sleep in them i think she would
These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever had in my life. They are great for when you are gonna be on your feet a lot because they keep my back from hurting. I beyond love these shoes. I want a pair in every color/style.
I have literally invested in several different kinds of "athletic sandals". Most are ugly and not comfortable. Chacos offer support and traction. I bought these in the prep color and it's adorable, the bottom has a hot pink vibram sole. They took no break in time (this is the first pair of chaco's that I've owned with a back strap and I have to say I was reluctant at first because the backstrap to me seems/seemed really nerdy, but now that I've had them for a while, I can assure you that it makes them so much more comfortable!) I've hiked with them. Your feet will thank you! You get a really cool tan line too!