I first saw my friend with these shoes on about 4 years ago...and he still has the same pair! The durability of Chaco's was what really convinced me to buy them. (and plus the…
- Eric, 11/29/10
I recently traveled many miles to visit a moosejaw store, upon which the moosejawan people convinced me chacos were the ultimate footwear. I bought them, i walked in them, i'v…
- Joshua, 03/09/10
I bought this for my wife and I scored brwnie points on this one. She loves the support and comfort. Especially since you can customize the fit by pulling on the straps a cert…
- Lhimell, 10/10/11
I got these because when I went to college orientation, everyone had them! And I needed to fit in :) But they ended up being amazing. They are amazing to walk in because they…
- Evelyn, 08/02/12
These are the best shoes! They are so comfy that I wear them while it is snowing out!…
- Tim, 01/31/14
This is a great hiking sandal with excellent tracktion. i love wearing the sandals on bike rides to keep my feet cool. they also provide excellent traction when i get off my b…
- Greg, 06/01/13
i have heard rave reviews on these sandals for a long time, and after my best friend just got back from spending 2 years in africa and wearing these shoes everyday in the dese…
- Dana, 09/25/09
dear moosejaw. i had a really rough day people were sick, i lost my temper, i had a headache to much wine the night before. so when i finally got home and saw the package my…
- SUZANNE, 06/07/08
About the Chaco Z1 Sandal:
The Chaco Z1 is the sandal that started it all for Chaco. We're talking the original Chaco hiking sandal. What's better than something that's the original? Not much, that's what. The Chaco Z1 is available for men and women in a whole ton of pretty colors, and you can choose from two Vibram outsoles.
Chaco Z1 Sandals feature single-strap nylon webbing construction. Unlike some other Chacos, the Z1 does not have a toe loop. No toe loop means more toe and foot freedom, in case you like to pick things up with your toes or something. The strap is fully adjustable, so your Chacos fit perfectly over your toes, the top of your foot, and around your heel. Chaco Z1 sandals are quick and easy to readjust at any time.
So while we're talking about Chacos, let's talk about the Chaco footbed. Chacos feature an ergonomic footbed that Chaco calls the LUVSEAT. The LUVSEAT keeps your whole body properly aligned by stabilizing your arch to prevent overpronation. Chaco's sculpted heel cup provides rear foot stability and centers your foot's natural shock-absorbing pad right under your heel bone to maximize comfort. Chaco Z1 sandals feature Chaco's most stable ChaPU midsole profile, which is the most supportive midsole Chaco offers.
Finally, the Chaco Z1 sandal is available with two different outsoles. The Vibram Unaweep outsole, available as the Chaco Z1 Unaweep, provides superior traction and is a highly durable, making this the Chaco Z1 for more agressive terrains. The Vibram Yampa outsole is 20% lighter than other soles, making the Chaco Z1 Yampa the go-to sandal for longer, less agressive hikes or casual wear.