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Chaco Men's Z/1 Unaweep Sandal blends comfort with performance creating an essential addition to your summer footwear collection.

The Chaco Men's Z/1 Unaweep Sandals keep your feet happy on hikes with their light weight and grippy lug pattern. The sandal's Vibram Unaweep outsole's self-cleaning technology offers steady footing on dry trails or river beds. Chaco's BioCentric contoured footbed molds to your foot's shape for optimal support while the polyurethane development with air bubbles cuts weight making the shoe lighter. The Z/1 strap configuration features an open toe design for those who like unfettered toes or wearing socks under their sandals.

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This is the size 11.0- he wears a 10.5 in most other shoes such as Nike, Vans, and Merrel.

5 5

Classic Outdoor Shoe

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

Chacos are one of the most classic outdoor shoes, and for good reason! They are super versatile, and can handle pretty much anything you throw their way. I picked these up for a friend after raving about my own Z/1 Unaweeps all summer, and he's stoked! Perfect for water- especially rafting- and great for hikes as well. The straps can be adjusted to your own foot without too much effort, and eventually the straps become loosened up around your foot shape anyways with normal wear. Another positive about the Chacos is that you don't have to wear them with tight straps all the time- you can really just tighten them down when you're at risk of loosing a shoe, otherwise it's easy breezy to wear them loose and be comfortable.
As far as sizing goes, it really will just depend on your own foot. Some people have to size up, others have to size down- depending on the length and width of your foot, as well as personal preference on how your shoe fits. He generally wears a size 10.5, but sized up to an 11.0 in these and they are perfect!

4 5

classic chaco

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

I'm on my 2nd pair of these in the past 10years or so. chaco's are chaco's- the fit and shape of the footbed has always worked well for me. I wear them a lot during the summer from walks in the foothills to a lot of days in raft and in the river they have always done me well. Plus you get extra style points for the tan line that comes with these. Personally I am not a fan of how these look on the feet(clunky,tall) and never wear them out casually, but in terms of a tech/work sandal they can't be beat.

size down a little for a proper fit. If you have a wide foot you might have to size up to get the width you need but you will have a lot of extra room at the toe. These are made to have extra material at the toe to give you a little bumper against rocks/other terrain features.

5 5

Awesome Sandals!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Right as soon as you take them out of the box you can tell these sandals mean business! Super durable feeling and the sole is super comfy. The adjusting can take some time to dial in the right fit. I think I'm still trying to get that as I keep getting blisters on the front inner heel of my foot. I'm thinking in the next couple days if things don't improve probably will just sell these to a friend and order the wide. These are sandals that are too comfy to live without so will definitely reorder the wide if things don't improve.

Awesome Sandals!
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Maple Canyon cobbles for scale.

5 5

Geology stylin'

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

I got these sandals for my geology boyfriend so he'd fit in with the other nerds out at the fault trench and he's really stoked on them. His supervisor loves them so much that he's getting married in his pair in October . My boyfriend typically wears a 10.5 but went for a 10 in these and they fit great.

5 5

Eternal sandals!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I bought my last pair of Chaco sandals 6 years ago and all this time they were undestructible. I travelled with them in Thai, Afrca, Europe, and they were perfect!

5 5

Go-to summer footwear

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wear these all summer long: at home, in the field, on hikes, fishing, on the town

Initially I thought they were clunky, but they are surprisingly light, easy to adjust to specific foot anatomy, are extremely comfortable even on long hikes (I sometimes take only these on overnight trips in the backcountry), have great traction for slopes and wading, and look great, dry very quickly compared to other amphibious sandals

I normally wear 10.5 shoes; I tried the 11 in these and they were much too large, the 10 seems to fit perfectly

5 5

Six stars

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have worn Chacos for 11 or 12 years now. I still remember first coming across them many years ago. The salesman couldn't say enough good things about them. I had fith in the guy, but I really wondered if they'd live up to the hype.

I still have my first pair. They've been resoled twice and restrapped once. The footbed is a little worn, but are now as comfortable as my favorite flannel sheets.

However, what really won me over is what they did for my back. I've broken my tailbone once (rebroken it twice). Skateboarding for over 20 years did some number on me... and my back paid the highest price.

After wearing them straight for the first couple weeks I noticed my back feeling more relaxed. My posture felt more natural. Its a difficult phenomenon to explain. I never expected shoes or sandals to have such a dramatic effect upon the rest of my body... but still, to this day, if I go a while without wearing my Chacos I can feel my back begin to somehow overcompensate... and tension and lower back pain inevitably comes back. I can't say enough about the comfort of Chacos. Not just for your feet (which feels amazing)... but for the rest of your body.

If I were going to find something to criticize I would say that after wading in the ocean for a week, and then going home and doing nothing in particular to dry them out, the soles began to delaminate after a few weeks. Water will stay inside them if you do nothing about it, and it will ruin the adhesive holding the sole to the footbed. Take some time o let them dry properly... move the straps around, pull the slack out of the sandals and help wick the water out.

Chacos are the single most comfortable shoes or sandals I have ever owned. There is no close second. They've done wonders for my posture and my back. Also, while its anecdotal, I think they are still the only sandals certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Also, you get the cool tan lines. Anyone who wears them knows this...

5 5

like a shoe but better

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I fell in love with the idea of this sandal before loving the actual sandal...they are big, heavy, and take a while to break in. After buying a pair off the recommendation of several friends I was disappointed in them...I couldn't wear them for more than an hour or so without them killing my feet...but after about 2 months of wearing them about 5-6 hours a week one day they just clicked...I can now wear them for days on end without problem...the one exception is when driving...I get a lot of fatiuge in my big toe if I wear these while driving due to the angle of the foot...I have a feeling the z/2 with the toe strap would help out but then I would have to deal with a toe strap all the time...I would highly recommend.

5 5

The Classic

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This it! What's not to love? Customize your straps for a perfect fit. Nice big stable sole with high arch. Much better than soft keens which give you blisters. True to size.

5 5

Superb

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

If you've never owned a pair of Chaco's before, you might be a little taken aback when you first try these on. They're heavy, stiff, and can do a number on your feet while you're breaking them in. But after a week or two you'll never go back to anything else.

The fit is great, however a lot of people find the arch a little cumbersome. You can only get them in full sizes so if you're between sizes then definitely size up to fit the arch better.

I've used these for a little over two months after having owned a pair of Chaco flips for over two years and they're still going strong. I've put close to 30 miles in them hiking through the mountains so far and plan to use them in the future for canyoneering.

4 5

Almost Perfect!

They do take a little breaking in, or rather your feet do. But I have been very satisfied. I do canyons in them all summer and have absolutely no issues. There must be some kind of built in invisible force field to protect your nubs. Don't hesitate...just get them.

4 5

Great anywhere anytime!

I have owned these sandals now for a year and can say I wear them all the time. I have taken them to the rain forests of Costa Rica, the deserts of the south west, and worn them in the city. They are great everywhere I have worn them and easily are the best all around sandal I have ever owned. No signs of wear yet even with all the varying conditions I have worn them in. They do take some use to wear in the straps to where they are comfy.

2 5

Seemed Durable but Heavy

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Needed these primarily for urban hiking. Returned before use because they were significantly heavier than anything else I was looking at.

5 5

I can't say enough good things!

  • Gender: Male

The chaco Z/1 is by far one of the best buys that I have ever made in my outdoor gear. They have incredible traction and the arch support is incredible. Since buying them I have worn them almost daily and they have yet to show any real wear. They are incredible for hiking as they feel just like having a boot on. The first couple times of wearing them they will rub a little but this quickly goes away. This is a product I would highly recommend to anyone.

2 5

Painful

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought a pair in 2006 and wore them almost daily in the warmer seasons. They were really comfortable and I replaced them in mid 2011 because the tread finally wore flat. I bought what visually look identical to my old pair (aside from the tag saying "Made in China" and not the USA), but the new ones rub the sides of my toes raw and just below my ankle. I woke up this morning to find blood all over my feet from wearing them for 12 hours over the weekend. I followed the strap adjustment instructions that came in the box, and I have been trying to adjust the straps as needed with no luck. I've had my current pair for a year, but I can only bare to wear them about 8 hours and then have to wait for the scabs to heal until I can wear them again. Other than the pain, they are great for canoeing and river walking, I just wish I could get back what I once had. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I loved the Chaco brand and look, but I can't see me buying these again. Also, after wearing them for a few months, adjusting the straps becomes impossible. They will not move. I wear a size 14, normal width.

4 5

A little narrow

I bought the size 11 and wish that backcountry carried the wide sizes. If they did, I would've bought the 11 wide. The sandals are great, though. Very sturdy. I just to have Z/2's and I don't miss the toe strap. These are secure enough and more comfortable.

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I tried to edit my review and kept getting an error message, so I'll just add a comment. If I could, I'd change my rating to two stars. They're falling apart after a single summer of occasional use. Chaco's quality seems to have gone severely downhill in the ten years since I got my first pair. The Flips are still good, though.

5 5

Love IT

I really like these for just hanging out as opposed to my z/2s where I trail blaze and fast pack in those. These are good for just hanging out and having casual fun. They dig into my foot too much when I am doing some steep ascent/descent and find the toe loop of the z/2 great for more active activities. Other than that I love the feel of the arch in these and wear them everywhere weather permitting. I have a 10.75" foot (both feet) and I usually wear a size 10.5 in most shoes. In these I wear a size 9. I like my captain (big toe) to be right at the end of these because I do not need extra room for hanging out. I find that the 10s are much to large, I trip a lot in them and the look ridiculously big on my foot, but that is personal preference. Other than that love'em!

5 5

Nothing better

Buy a pair and make your life better. Your feet will thank you.
Great for mountains, desert, water, city. Really you can wear these everywhere. Great support. Awesome grip.

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