Here's my darling friend Laura in her Chaco sandals; her comfortable shoe of choice for pounding the pavement at Disney. Here's Laura:
I LOVE my Chacos. They are pretty much all I wear in warmer weather. I wore them for days at Disney in February and my feet felt great. I don't have chronic foot problems so I don't know how they would do for someone who does. But I LOVE them. And they give you a great Z tan on your feet. I already have my z tan started and it's only early in spring. Fell in love as soon as my feet slipped in them.
Twitter friend, Ed (Erin), took the time to send an email with a super review of her Chacos:
As far as my Chacos go, I really love them so far. I originally got
the double strap, but it was a little to complicated for me! I
exchanged them for a single strap. Personally, I'd save double straps
for Chacos veterans! It is great to have complete control over how the straps fit.
And for those of you with chronic foot pain, you'll be happy to know that Chaco has YOU in mind.
Chaco footwear features a BioCentric™ footbed provides support, stability and overall comfort which has earned the brand a Seal of Acceptance by the APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association). Read more about BioCentric™ footbed here. If you're an over-pronator, have plantar fasciitis, back pain or knee problems, Chaco's a great choice for you.
Before ordering, be sure to measure your feet with Chaco's handy-dandy sizing guide.
Personally, I like the Chacos without the toe loop, the Z1 Unaweep style, as anything around my toe would send me to the moon.
Where to buy (all links go to the Z1 Unaweep style pictured on Laura):
- PlanetShoes.com: $79-94, free shipping and returns.
- Shoebuy: $94.95, free shipping and returns.
- REI: $95, free shipping. Can be returned to REI store.
- Zappos: this link goes to the whole collection of Chaco sandals and shoes. Read reviews, browse styles and pick one to be delivered to your doorstep (sometimes the next day!).