The Women's ZX/1 Sandal by Chaco is a durable sport sandal that is designed to conform to the curvatures of a woman's foot and provide a comfortable, casual fit. This Chaco women's sandal features a 360 degree Wrap-Fit design with adjustable straps, a heel-leash for front-to-back stability, and a cute double webbing strap design for a perfectly snug fit. The BioCentric footbed is formulated with durable polyurethane for awesome support, and the Vibram Unaweep outsole provides a intelligent combination of slip resistance and traction on an array of outdoor terrains, wet or dry. The Chaco ZX/1 is great for short hikes in the park, hitting the river for a kayaking trip, or giving your feet a breather after a brisk 10K.
FEATURES of the Chaco Women's ZX/1 Unaweep Sandal
Upper: Polyester jacquard webbing double strap Upper wraps around the foot and through the midsole for the ultimate customized fit
Adjustable and durable high tensile webbing heel risers
Custom injection molded ladder lock for a secure hold
Midsole: Durable, women's specific LUVSEAT polyurethane footbed with slip resistant classic diamond pattern design
Outsole: Non-marking Unaweep Outsole withVibram TC-1 rubber and 4.5mm lugs for maximum traction and durability on land and water
SPECIFICATIONS of the Chaco Women's ZX/1 Unaweep Sandal
"The Break-In Was Worth The Wait--VERY Happy Convert!"
I always held a grudge against Chacos because I couldn't understand why EVERYONE had a pair. I wasn't in love with the idea of a sandal that had such a sturdy look to it--and all those straps to mess with! Finally, I gave in when I got sick of tossing out cheaper pairs of sandals after only a month or two of use, and I'm very, very pleased with my purchase. I picked the ZX/1 because I preferred the look of the double strap, and didn't want to bother with a toe loop (firm believer in socks and sandals). Straps were easy to adjust, didn't shift when walking, and I think feel best when worn a little loose. The sandal wasn't nearly as heavy as I imagined, and I'm grateful for the sturdy sole--these are so much more versatile than any other sandal. They DO take some breaking in to feel really comfortable--the arch support and strap by my instep bothered me initially, but loosening the straps and wearing them in small doses the first few weeks helped a ton. Totally worth the wait!
"Got 'em to replace a beloved pair of sandals and they know what's up."
I got these Chaco's for two reasons: 1) my Merrell's aren't waterproof, and 2) they don't have a toe strap. I am a longtime campaigner against toe straps, and I was overjoyed to discover that some shoes companies agree (at least with this model). I would say that they aren't the sandal for everyone. The heel cup is very high, and rubbed on mine at first. There is also a very prominent arch and the straps have to fiddled with for a while before they really settle in. Personally, I really love wearing them around, but I highly suggest trying on a few pairs and a few sizes (they don't have halfsies) before purchasing. They will not mold to your foot, so if they don't feel right, don't get 'em. Once my feet got used to the weight, I wear them around all the time in the summer heat. Couldn't ask for a better replacement!
I wear these shoes everywhere. I've worn them in New York in 40 degree weather, to my farm, to hike, after practices, and everywhere in between. They are amazingly comfortable and most of the time I never want to take them off. Bottom line… if you want to be a hipster, get some chacs and an eno and buy them off of moosejaw cause its a great site.
A few years ago, I went on a 100 mile kayak trip in Croatia, then spent a week doing touristy stuff in Spain, then went to Ireland for a week. These were the only shoes I brought and I never regretted it. The only thing that is slightly annoying is that it really does take some time to break them in. You need to get the straps perfectly adjusted to your foot, and it takes usually many adjustments in the first few weeks to get them right. Then, sometimes after you get them wet, they change. I recommend getting them perfectly adjusted, then getting them wet and walking through the sand. The sand gets wedged in the creases and holds it into place.
I just recently bought a pair of these and it took me a little while to adjust the straps, but after that, they fit great. The arch is very supportive and I don't feel bad wearing sandals that aren't bad for my feet. The only problem I had is that the one strap over the ball of my foot seems to rub, no matter how tight or loose I adjust it. But that just may be me.
Love these! I lifeguard at a lake during the summer and standing on a dock all day is killer on your feet and back. I wear my chacos and that fixes it. My chacos keep my back and feet from hurting after a day of standing. Also the super wicked tan lines.
I bought some of these sandals to wear on the approach trails for climbing. I hated lugging around my climbing shoes, flip flops and my running shoes to wear on the trail up. With these, I wore them up the trails and between climbs so I didn't have to carry that extra pair of shoes. I recently bought a new pair without the toe strap. The toe strap wasn't bad but it just bothered me and it was a hassel to get the sandal on. I like the one without the toe strap much better. I also love how i can get them extremely dirty and just wash them off with a hose. Ohh and they are extremely comfortable and they have excellent traction so they were great going up and down hills on the trail.
I do a lot of mild hikeing during the late spring and earlly fall and I dont like wearing hiking shoes so when i first say these i was like yes! i love them to death and besides just wearing them hiking i also use them as my water shoes and I even wear them to school and just to walk around. They may be expencive but they are very good quality and I think there tottaly worth it. The only problem i have with them is that they start to smell bad after a while so I just but some soap on them and warsh them with the hose and them there good.
I got these and wore them literally around the world. They are perfect for hiking, fun in the sun, or even just going to class or walking around town. plus you get a really cool tanline from them that will make the kids jealous. seriously the greatest shoes ever!
I have this product with blue straps. I love the color! The sandal is very comfortable. At first I thought the sole was quite heavy, but now I don't even notice it. They seem to form to my foot. I would wear these anywhere!