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Chaco Z/1 Unaweep Sandals - Men\'s


    Chaco Z/1 Unaweep Sandals - Men's

    Splash around in the water, take a quick hike or head to a summertime concert with the Chaco Z/1 Unaweep Sandals. They set a high standard of comfort with their lightweight design and grippy outsoles.

    • $69.93 - $99.95

    Item # 733942

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    • Infinitely adjustable polyester strapping system uses pull-through design to give you a secure fit while avoiding the bulk of extra buckles and straps
    • Polyester webbing dries faster than nylon and maintains a consistent fit in all conditions
    • New lighter weight polyurethane midsole/topsole units offer durable, dependable cushioning and support
    • BioCentric™ footbed design with molded arches offers extra support, reliable stability, pronation control and all-day comfort
    • Vibram® Unaweep outsoles combine the features of both the classic Chaco Colorado and Terreno outsoles into a versatile new hybrid
    • Nonmarking rubber lugs are spaced for virtually self-cleaning performance; outsoles deliver dependable traction on land and submerged underwater
    • Sandals can be resoled
    • Toss into washing machine for easy cleaning or clean by hand with scrub brush, baking soda and water; avoid bleach
    • Proudly carries the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association


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    Chaco Z/1 Unaweep Sandals - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Polyester webbing
    Open toe
    1 lb. 14 oz.
    Footwear closure
    Toe coverage
    Average footwear weight (pair)

    Chaco Z/1 Unaweep Sandals - Men's

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    Rated 4.1239/5 based on 113 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    Date published: 2007-09-11
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromVery Uncomfortable Sandals are ok for wearing them for about 30 to 45 minutes. The sole is very uncomfortable and abrasive, they cause blisters. Very heavy. I have the right size, but do not recommend these.
    Date published: 2007-09-20
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromDon't believe the hype I tried these out for 6 months after hearing good things about them. Previously, I've owned Merrell and Teva sandals. Perhaps they were made for the anti-Jeff's feet, because I had a bad, bad, bad experience with these. Backpackers: these are very heavy sandals, and will add significant weight to your pack. I hiked 12 miles with these while traveling in Costa Rica, and the next day I thought my feet were going to die they were so sore. The soles are very stiff, and the foot bed is not supple. My arches were killing me. And then the straps started to bite in. If you've been around a campfire or traveling the tropics and see people with band-aids over their toes, dollars to donuts there's a pair of Chacos nearby that caused the damage. I'm heading back to the loving embrace of Tevas.
    Date published: 2008-03-19
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromOuch! Something changed. My first pair of Chaco's a few years ago were amazingly comfortable... I could literally run 2 to 3 miles in them without a problem, and I usually wear orthotics, so that says a lot to me. When I replaced them (the dog got hold of the first pair) I assumed everything would be fine, but, in spite of a very similar appearance (maybe the name changed, but the strap arrangement, sole and arch look pretty much the same) these new ones are virtually unusable and have nearly ruined a couple of great vacations... the strap near the big toe chafes horribly, no matter how you adjust it, and by the time you are dealing with wet skin, sand and humidity, it creates a nasty blister that cannot recover while you wear the dang things. Chacos have gone from best ever to worst ever in my book - used to recommend them highly, but no more. I might fare better with the toe wrap version, but I'm afraid to even try at this point. I was tired of Tevas, seemed like after inventing the format that everyone copied, they fell behind in comfort and durability (plus, I fractured a big toe while wearing them 10 years ago - slipped while bouldering and the toe went over the front edge - no protection. Still works, just arthritic, now.) But, maybe it's time to look at Tevas again. I really like Keens, have several pair of both shoes and sandals, but it is nice to have a pair of water sandals without a toe cap to allow better drainage. Time for some research, Chaco, you are losing a once well deserved rep.
    Date published: 2009-08-31
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromThick, heavy, and stiff Chacos are thick, heavy, have high, uncomfortable arches, and are truly the most impractical sandals ever. They weigh more than a hiking boot. They were once made in the USA by a small company for rafters - and they were perfect for this. They are were waterproof, great protection over sharp, wet rocks, and built to last. I remember them in the 90's going on rafting trips. Then they got a bit mainstream, and eventually sold to a large corporation who moved production to CHINA. In the process, they have gotten bulkier, heavier, uglier, and more poorly made. But they haven't gotten any cheaper! Don't fool yourself. These are not a good choice. Hikers and other active people know that minimalism and weight are important when choosing gear. Also, these "Chaco" sandals are really made by a large, faceless company that owns many other shoe brands, but their marketing and website will still have you believe they are a quirky, small outdoor company.
    Date published: 2012-03-19
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromHurts Wide Feet I really wanted to like this Sandals. I had heard so many good things about them. The simple fact it that I have wide feet and while I bought an 11 W, the raised rubber on the footbed cut into my heel. I am so disappointed that I could not wear these. I took them back and exchanged them for something else. If you have flat feet, do not buy these. They will not work for you because of the pronounced arch support. Chaco says this is to help your foot, but it just hurts.
    Date published: 2014-04-24
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromDidn't work for me, my heel is too wide In the store they were fine, first walk of a mile or two and where the strap comes out on the outside (maybe inside) of one heel just blistered up. There is a narrow swath between the two rear pronounced strap exit bumps and I'll be returning the shoes. I was very optimistic otherwise.
    Date published: 2013-08-21
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromOuch! I bought these for a 80 mile trip into Kings Canyon in 2007. I only planned on using them at the campsite and did not do any hiking with them. The biggest problem was that any moisture contact (i.e. cross a small creek or step in a puddle) and the nylon straps caused considerable chaffing along the ankles and across the top of my feet. By Day 4 or 5, I could no longer tolerate to wear them. So, the soles were great, but I could not adapt to the nylon straps. Now on the flip side, I had a friend wear them exclusively on the Annapurna Circuit with little problems, so to each their own. Just beware, these things ate my feet up.
    Date published: 2008-03-30

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