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Extraordinary outdoorsmen need extraordinary sandals, and that’s where the Chaco Men’s Z/2 Pro Sandal comes in. This legendary sandal has a burly non-slip Vibram IdroGrip outsole with tougher lugs than the sandals most weekend warriors wear on their cute hikes. Chaco’s pull-through strap system keeps your foot locked to the footbed and features soft polyester webbing that dries fast and maintains a consistent fit, so you know it can handle the most demanding endeavors.

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Here's what others have to say...

4 5

Heel pain , GONE!!

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

I always had a terrible pain in my heels because I have a high arch and flat flip flops or sandals would just make it worse. The Z2s have great arch support so I can walk for longer periods of time (i've been in short hikes with them) and there is no more pain!
Downside is the length of the remaining strap. I normally just roll it around the ankle strap, but it comes off.

5 5

Unique 2013 Style

Unique to this year, the 2013 edition of this webbing will never be seen again. Pro model sole is ideal for water men and river guides!

4 5

Chaco Men?s Z/2 Pro

Great Sandal! They run a little narrow, so if you have wide feet you might want the Z/2 Uniweep Wide. I have only owned Teva's in the past but i'm completely satisfied with my new Chaco's. the only downfall is that the strap's need to be modified so they arent dangling when cinched tight.

4 5

too narrow

heel too narrow. i dont have "wide" feet but needed wide model chacos. other than width, great sandals

How does this pro sole compare to the old...

How does this pro sole compare to the old FiveTen stealth rubber soles (that you cant get anymore)? i have a pair with the vibram sticky rubber from a few years ago (which keeps de-soleing (been resoled twice)) and it is kinda meh...

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It's not quite as sticky, but I'm finding that it lasts longer, it's standing up pretty well so far (I've had them for a little over a year now with virtually no wear)

5 5

I enjoy these a lot

I love wearing these. They are really comfortable once you got the straps adjusted to your feet and when your feet are used to them (the straps can rub and create sores if your not used to wearing them). After all of that, I can't not wear these! i wish my employer would allow me to wear them because they are so comfortable. they also were great on some recent trips in Southern Utah as well which required some traversing on slick rock and rivers.My only suggestion is to try them on before you buy them to determine which style you like more (toe strap or no toe strap) and to break your feet into them before you go on any big trips. I would do it by not tightening the straps all the way, then progressively tightening them as you wear them more and more. They fit true to size as well.

5 5

Turn it up to 11..

FYI... The color eleven means that is is the Pro color for 2011, and will only be made this year.. Next year we have 12...

which sandle are the pictures of, the tan...

which sandle are the pictures of, the tan multicolored ones? Are those Z2 pros or what? where can I get some?

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That tan multicolor is the horizon rust color. Since it is the end of the sandal season they are very difficult to find any still in stock. I searched high and low across the web because I loved that color and could not find a pair in size 12. If you do a lot of googling you might be able to find a pair in your size if you have an abnormal shoe size but the chances are not good. Good luck!

4 5

Sole pic is wrong!

Ordered these expecting the aggressive vibram sole pictured but they came w regular sole...disappointed.

Responded on

Yeah, BackCountry really should change the pictures due to confusion. The sole shown was the "Diamond Stealth" which was discontinued in 2007/2008. Also the color shown in the "Detailed View" is called Horizon Rust and was never available with the Pro sole. Sorry to hear about your luck, they're still a great sole!

5 5

Fantastic traction (and great for rafting/wet-wading)

The Vibram IdroGrip sole on the Z/2 Pro is a vast improvement in terms of wet/dry traction. I just finished a several day fishing/whitewater rafting trip and think that the traction these shoes provide probably kept me from falling a few times. Scrambling over smooth, riverside boulders (dry or wet) was easy, and traction was much better than with my regular Z/2's or Keen H2's. In-river traction (on mossy rocks) was as good as it gets for a non-studded shoe. Chacos provide good arch support, and the strap allows you to have the sandals as tight or loose as is comfortable or necessary. Also, I think that the toe loop of the Z/2 provides quite a bit more stability than you have with the Z/1.

In short, this is an excellent shoe if you are in and out of water, or do hiking that involves some scrambling (where traction is very important). However, it is a marking sole, and can wear down fairly quickly. So if you are just wanting a sandal for everyday use (or casual hikes), the Pro sole probably isn't necessary.

5 5

A dream come true

I love my chacos i never ever go anywhere without them. From the roughest white water to climbing free hand to sunday morning church services these things take me anywhere and everywhere i want to go. If you dont have a good pair of shoes and dont mind the price get these shoes asap!! The chaco z/2 unaweep pro are your best choice, even though they are only a little more than the standard they perform better.

I know that chacos can be resoled, but...

I know that chacos can be resoled, but where exactly do you send them to get resole?

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ReChaco and Warranty
c/o Wolverine World Wide, Inc
9343 Courtland Dr. NE
Rockford, MI. 49351

For all information about Chaco resoling check out their page:

5 5

z/2 pro

the new soul they have on this sandal has to be the best thing i have ever had for the river. i guide on the ocoee river and no matter in or out of the raft they hold grip. i can't tell you how many time they have kept me in the raft, or how much easier it is to run around in the raft with these.

I'm trying to decide what size Z2's to...

I'm trying to decide what size Z2's to order. I wear a size 9EEE dress shoe and usually buy a size 10 for sneakers and boots. Do the Z2's run large and/or wide?


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i just got a pair and i wear 10 in everything. so i got 10's and they fit amazing.

Responded on

Width isn't that much of an issue, because of the strap configuration (and adjustability). In terms of length, they do fit pretty much true-to-size.

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be careful about the heal width. its narrow and the footbed has upward facing nubs where straps exit that can cause blisters

Chacos in Bull of the Woods Wilderness

Chacos in Bull of the Woods Wilderness

was a bit cool, around 40F, but the Chacos are still my go to footwear for most trails, especially when making frequent stream crossings. From Missouri to Oregon my Chacos have been over 250 miles this summer and I have loved every step in these.

Is the Z/2 Unaweep Pro heavier or lighter...

Is the Z/2 Unaweep Pro heavier or lighter than the the standard Z/2 Unaweep?

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From what I can tell, the weight appears to be similar: 29 oz for a pair of size 9's for both the Z/2 Pro and regular model. The older Z/2's (from several years ago) are about 3 oz heavier.

Chacos over Yaquina Head - Oregon

Chacos over Yaquina Head - Oregon

Chacos are great for coastal hikes, though be careful not to let sand fall in underneath the straps it can make it difficult to adjust the straps and is a pain to clean out of there.