Rated5out of5byPardonMEfromGreat ProductGOOD PRODUCT, WORKS FOR EVERYTHING FROM WORK TO PLAY
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated1out of5byDJNeilsonfromSole problems!!Bought my first pair of these last fall to replace my 12 yr old Tevas. I liked the fit, ruggedness and had read a bunch of good reviews. Wore them about a dozen times and noticed that the soles were quickly delaminating at the toe, heel and inside arch. Figured I had a pair of lemons (occurred to both simultaneously with minimal wear at home). Exchanged them at REI (thanks guys - great service) and THE EXACT THING HAPPENED with the new pair. This time I wrote the company, was told it was "a glue issue" and that I could send them back to have them repaired on my dime (with the same glue mind you). They never apologized, were not helpful and would not replace my sandals even though this was a known manufacturing problem. I give them 1 star. Thanks REI for your help on this but I won't keep you responsible by returning for a 3rd pair.
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated5out of5byatrowerfromLOVE THEMI love them so far. I've had them for a month now and they are amazing. Reading the other comments, the cons say too stiff and bulky. That is why I bought them! A stiff sole is great for hiking and foot support. WIth the blisters comment, sorry not all feet are the same. The chaco Z/2 may not be for you. Make sure you get a chance to try them on before making the purchase. The arch support is perfect as far as I'm concerned. I hope the chaco Z/2 Unaweep satisfy you as much as they do me.
Date published: 2013-08-31
Rated1out of5byhobbesocratesfromMost painful shoe I've ever wornAbsolutely the most uncomfortable sandal/shoe I've ever worn.
I've been trying to break them in for over a year, figuring that they just take more long than other, more lightweight, hiking sandals. They don't. The straps locked into place with grit and grime since they run through the middle of the sandal. Luckily they were adjusted to where I usually wear them. The sole is also WAY too stiff, and hardly bends, straining my foot unnecessarily. But, no matter what I do, I get more blisters wearing them than I do barefoot.
The back of the sandal is way too narrow where the straps attach, causing the hard rubber siding to wear into the side of my foot. They're right at the heel as opposed to the back of the arch where my foot bends up slightly, so every time I wear them I get massive blisters.
In dry weather, the straps accumulate dust that acts like sandpaper, and in wet weather the straps get soggy and makes the skin underneath it soft and uncomfortable.
Finally, they weigh just as much as my trail shoes, and more than my tennis shoes.
Date published: 2013-08-23
Rated4out of5bySchwarksterfromQuality sandal.After numerous recommendations from friends I finally sprung and bought myself a pair of Chacos. I bought them right before leaving for Europe as I wanted to have a durable sandal to wear while walking, traveling, whatevering. It took a day or so of readjusting the straps before I found the right fit. Take your time and find a fit you like, it's worth it and makes all the difference.
First day in Paris I walked about 6 miles with my brand new Chaco sandals. Bad idea... I'm a runner and a hiker and am usually smart about breaking shoes in, oops. Ended up with a small blister on the side of my ankle where the strap rubs. After some proper breaking in (of the shoes and my feet) I have had zero issues with blisters, chafing, or sore spots. I put many, many more miles on them that trip and continue to wear them on a regular basis.
The only downside I can find thus far is that your toes do not have protection like some other brands of sandals. However, you are wearing a sandal, so I feel as though that is to be expected. In addition, the sole is extra thick and extends a bit beyond my toes so it does offer some protection. As of yet I have never stubbed a toe in these.
Bottom line: this is a quality sandal. I know a number of people who have had their Chacos for several years with little signs of wearing out. I'm planning on owning these for a long time to come.
Date published: 2013-08-04
Rated4out of5byTaylor VickersfromChacos able to overcome most obstaclesChacos have the popularity of most camp counsellors, which is actually why I picked up a pair.
First thing I noticed was that there's no half sizes. So while they look a little comic on me, I've never noticed any problems with fit even though I'm in a half-size too large for me.
Second thing I noticed was that there is a break-in period in which your feet develop callouses near the heel and where the straps chafe on the sides. But after that period is over, you're left with very comfortable sandals. A little heavy, but very comfortable.
Third thing I noticed was that over time, mystery foot gunk accumulates in the grooves and causes a terrible smell. It is, however easy to clean and goes away the more you use them as water shoes as well as walking shoes.
So overall I've used them for a few months and they are my go-to sandal. If my hiking boots weren't so comfortable, I'd probably wear my chacos. I definitely use them for camp shoes. Traction is good over wetness, mud, rocks; they dry quickly; these sandals are fantastic!
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated4out of5byShawn E BellfromDurable hiking sandleI haven't had the chance to take these kicks fully off-road, yet (I usually wear Keens for that; I'm clumsy and kick things like rocks, trees, anything I could really damage myself on with open-toed shoes). I mostly wear these around town, short walks, anything where I don't need a serious hiking shoe (like, for instance, walking to REI and back!).
I haven't had any issues at all with the shoe. Once the straps are adjusted, they seem to stay that way just fine. The shoes aren't too heavy, not too flimsy, and are just right for the reasons I got them; slip on shoes that I can wear as an alternative to hiking boots or trail shoes.
I haven't taken them down to the lake or to the ocean as kayak-shoes, but they seem to do well on all the surfaces I've used them on, and I feel confident that these would make for some excellent kicks to get my gear from the car to the water and to wear around the campsite.
Date published: 2013-06-23
Rated2out of5byKent_SfromHeavy, big toes tightenThese sandals are comfortable after initial adjustment but ge tighter and tighter on the big toe as time goes on, which requires repeated adjustments. They also are ridiculously heavy. I wished I'd noticed that in the store but it really came to light when I was watching the weight of my diving bag for checkin on an airline and I weighed them ... over 2 pounds! That's ridiculous for a sandal. I'll go back to Teva to meet my all around needs any day.
Date published: 2013-05-02
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