Rafting guide Mark Paigen was working on the Colorado River when he began making water sport sandals for other rafting guides in the mid â80s. His little side enterprise continued to grow, and in 1989 became a bonafide footwear company called Chaco.
The original Chaco sandals featured a single, adjustable piece of webbing wrapped around the foot in what has become Chacoâs signature Z pattern.
From these first water sport sandals, the Chaco line expanded into other webbing styles such as flip-flops and slip-on sandals for men and women. And today, you can experience that same sandal comfort all year long with Chacoâs closed-toe leather shoes, slides and clogs.
Have kids? Chaco footwear comes in childrenâs sizes too. Choose from water sports sandals and leather shoes for kids, from tots to teens.
At REI, youâll find top-rated and top-selling water sandals, water shoes, flip flops and casual shoes from Chaco, plus plenty of sale & clearance deals and bargains.