Alternative to Chacos?
June 10, 2019 9:13 PM   Subscribe

Any suggestions for alternatives to Chacos? I loved my black Z2 sandals. They were sturdy, well-made, comfortable, consistently sized, and provided great ankle support. I tried on a new pair last week--the sizing was off and the quality just wasn't there. I know I can get my current pair re-soled and/or re-webbed, and I've done that in the past with mixed results. Any recommendations? Thanks!
posted by dtp to Shopping (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Is it too obvious to say Tevas?

I like unshoes but I suspect they might be a little too minimalist for your needs.
posted by phoenixy at 9:29 PM on June 10 [1 favorite]


I bought a pair of Bedrock sandals (regular Cairn style) after a strap on my Chacos snapped. They’re noticeably lighter and I wondered if the strap style would feel as secure on uneven ground but they’re very adjustable and it hasn’t been an issue.
posted by The AhForgetIt Tendency at 10:25 PM on June 10 [1 favorite]


Are you looking for a style replacement or a hiking replacement?
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 3:27 AM on June 11


Thank you for the responses!

phoenixy, The AhForgetIt Tendency - I don't want velcro. Will take a closer look at the options.

chesty_a_arthur - both! Chacos were a perfect combination of stability/support, simplicity and function. I could go from hiking and creek-walking to casual dinner without having to change shoes. At one time Chacos really were the sandal for me.
posted by dtp at 5:36 AM on June 11


If it helps to know, you only adjust the Bedrock back velcro strap once when you’re first fitting them to your feet, then you use the slide buckle to loosen/tighten same as the Chacos. Other brands I can think of (like the much more minimalist Luna or Xero, no personal experience) seem to have a similar setup or they’re just all velcro.
posted by The AhForgetIt Tendency at 8:05 AM on June 11


Keen might have something you'd like.
posted by box at 8:35 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]


Luna sandals may have what you're looking for.
posted by Goblin Barbarian at 9:38 AM on June 11




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