Comments about Chaco Z/1 EcoTread Sandals - Kids':
My child is difficult to buy shoes for and initially didn't want these sandals (only liked Birkenstocks), but once he wore these around the house he was sold. He is very hard on shoes, so we will see how long they last for him, but so far they are great. I've had a pair for the last 8 years or so, my pair is still going strong. Easy to clean after a day of hiking, just throw them in the washing machine or shower.
Only negative thing I find about them so far is that when adjusted for his foot the buckle stap is much too long -- it drags on the ground. I'm worried that he might trip. I will take it to a local shoemaker to cut it, as Chaco charges to make this adjustment (and you have to pay shipping).
Feels half size too big
Feels true to width
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend