Awesome, couldn't be happier with these
I bought these sandals last spring. I was a little hesitant to pay so much for sandals but a girlfriend of mine at the time swore by hers so I tried these out. They're wonderful. They are pricey but worth the money because they're so sturdy and you can use them so often. I use mine to walk around town as an every day shoe and on easier approaches to the rock. I also used them on a three week backpacking trip in the Carribean, even when carrying my 40 pound pack. Very solid, very comfortable, and no signs of breaking down after the backpacking and a full summer of regular use.
I was a little hesitant about the strap going around the big toe because I don't normally like that kind of thing but I don't even notice it except that it really holds my foot in place on hills/talus slopes. I would highly recommend this product. Thank you Chaco!
I wear a 10-11 depending on brand and got these in a 10. Definitely recommend going down the half size if you're wondering.
Also, these did have a break-in period of a couple days where they weren't as comfortable. They rubbed my big toe and the bottom of the side of my foot under my ankle bone. I put some mole skin on the sandal for a few days and never had issues again