A trail shoe that loves water. Or is it the other way around?
The burliest kick in the Evo line, Chaco's Outcross Evo 4 Women's Hiking Shoe is half hiking shoe, half water sandal, and fully capable of hitting the trail, the river, or a combination of the two. It looks much more like a hiker than a sandal, but the mesh, webbing and synthetic leather upper dry quickly and fight odor, so you won't feel (or smell) weird taking it on a desert raft trip. The upper also provides full coverage, along with a gusseted tongue and lace-up closure, so rocks won't get into your shoes and try to kill you.
The Evo 4 also provides enough underfoot stability and protection to handle rocky trails, with Chaco's LUVSEAT PU midsole, a cushy EVA footbed, and a nylon shank to guard against ankle rolling and sharp-rock stabbings. A TPU heel lock prevents your heel from slipping and developing blisters, and a protective toe cap makes a stubbed pinkie nearly impossible. Underneath it all lies a partially recycled EcoTread rubber sole, which grips on wet and dry surfaces alike, so you can float some rapids, jump off a cliff, and go for a hike without worrying about slipping and sliding.
- Mesh, webbing, and synthetic leather upper
- Traditional lace closure
- Gusseted tongue
- TPU heel lock and protective toe cap
- LUVSEAT PU midsole
- EVA footbed
- Antimicrobial treatment
- EcoTread partially recycled rubber sole
- Item #CHA002L
- Q & A
Great minimalist hiker
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
I begrudgingly returned these only because the weren't exactly what I needed for an upcoming trip to Montana but otherwise I loved them! These are perfect hybrid shoes to go from town... to trail... to water... to resort... They are light-weight, non-bulky, grippy-soled, sporty, cute shoes. Wish I had the budget to keep them. Well done, Chaco!!