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Chaco and Us

We love this brand for a variety of reasons. Since we started out as a Birkenstock-only store, we have long thought that having footwear with the proper arch support was of great importance. Since Birkenstock did not have any waterproof options which would stay securely on your foot in active situation, we jumped at the chance to add Chaco sandals to our line. Chaco uses a contoured compressible polyurethane footbed which cradles and supports your foot. Chaco refers to their various footbeds as platforms. They are all similar – some are beefier and other lighter and trimmer in look depending on use and fashion. Most of the sandals use a unique system in which the straps slide through channels inside the platform, allowing you to tug on the straps to make adjustment just right. Once the straps are positioned, you just pull on the instep strap or release it to get in or out of the sandal. It is quick and easy. Chaco has expanded to offer shoes, boots and clogs. All are based on the same sound orthopedic principals as their sandals and are American Podiatric Medical Association certified.

Sizing & Features

Chacos are available in U.S. whole sizes and provide moderate to pronounced arch support. We stock the medium width, which fits a medium to narrow foot. The wide width may be available for special order in select styles. Sizes on performance sandals are located on the back of the heel. The width is indicated by either dots or dashes before and after the size. Dots indicate a medium width and dashes indicate a wide width. Chaco's polyurethane LUVSEAT™ platforms (footbeds) are accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association. They provide excellent arch support and long-lasting comfort. The Z series performance sandals (such as the Z/1, ZX/1, Z/2, and ZX/2) offer the most pronounced arch support, while the Updraft series performance sandals offer a more cushioned support. In the performance sandals (Z series and Updraft), channels for the straps run through the polyurethane footbeds so you can fine tune the strap adjustment to get a snug and secure fit for active use.


Chaco Outsoles

Vibram® Rubber
Extreme grip on wet surfaces
Vibram® Rubber
Water and trail ready
Vibram® Rubber
Low profile and versatile
Vibram® Rubber
Traction on wet or dry surfaces
Vibram® Rubber
Water-ready and lightweight
Ecotread™ Rubber
Lightweight and low-profile
Eco-friendly: made with 25% recycled materials

If you would like to discuss sizing and fit, we’re happy to help! Feel free to call us at (800) 488-8316.

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