The only amphibian you should ever strap to your feet.
- Durable, quick-dry polyester canvas upper provides protection from river rocks and debris
- Gusseted tongue provides ankle seal
- LuvSeat X03 platform provides lasting arch support, lateral stability, and a light, comfortable feel
- Non-marking Vibram Bulloo outsole provides exceptional grip over wet, slippery surfaces
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Chaco Tedinho water boot review
I just finished a 4 day Escalante packrafting River trip (Utah) in these boots, they were excellent. I wore them on the hike down Fence Canyon to the river with a very heavy pack, each night in camp, for the hike out up Coyote Gulch/Crack in the Wall, and then for a day hike after take-out in some slot canyons. I wore them with lightweight socks for hiking and in slot canyons, I did not wear them in the boat though I am sure they would have been fine for that. They were great at keeping most of the sand out while hiking in deep sand and in the slot canyons they had great traction on the rock and seem very durable. They packed small and light in my drybag during the day. Only one minor complaint. Since the shoe uses laces it could present an entrapment problem in a boat/raft/kayak. To be better for in-boat use it needs either some kind of cover for the laces or another mechanism to close/adjust the shoe. My foot measures a 9.5 but the size 9 Tedinho fit very well, even with thin socks.
Do these fit true to size? Do they stretch...
Do these fit true to size? Do they stretch while being wet or after being wet?
These shoes run slightly large by about a half size and not they won't stretch out when they get wet.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I used these boots to hike through knee-deep rivers and muddy swamps in Africa. I wore them without socks, and was never uncomfortable and never got a single blister. The muddy waters clogged the side vents a bit, but overall the shoes drained exceptionally well. Others in traditional boots were squishy messes.
Awesome shoe - worked better that I hope
I bought these for an upcoming trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (leave this week) and tried them out last weekend in the Wet Beaver Creek Wildness outside SEdona, AZ. my dog and I did 6 mile hike to camp on the canyon rim. we hit creek crossing at mile 4.5 then ascended to Rim 1.5 miles. I wore a thin wicking sock with them. Made it to the top with no blisters or rubbing of any kind. Next day when we went back down they were dry as a bone in less about 8 hours. We crossed again and walked the 4.5 miles back to trail head and again no blisters or rubbing, the drain easily and protect from the rocks on trail as well as in the creek. Worth every penny