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Z/1 Classic Sandal
Known the world over for their dependability across rough terrain, Chaco Sandals have rightfully developed a loyal, almost cult-like following. Building off this far-reaching success, the Chaco Women's Z/1 Classic Sandal provides the classic style and rugged durability that's legendary among hikers, river paddlers, and everyday wearers. Pull-through adjustable webbing straps provide a fine-tuned fit. The trusty ladder lock buckle cinches tightly to prevent the straps from loosening during active wear.
The textured polyurethane footbed keeps your feet from sliding around, especially on humid summer days. Speaking of sweltering conditions, the antimicrobial footbed keeps the Z/1 pleasantly fresh after rigorous treks in stifling heat. Plus, the LUVSEAT midsole cushions your every step with its ergonomic, women-specific design. The ChacoGrip rubber sole features 3mm lugs that grip aggressively to prevent slipping.
- Pull-through adjustable webbing straps
- Injection-molded ladder lock buckle
- Textured footbed with antimicrobial treatment
- Women's-specific LUVSEAT midsole (polyurethane)
- ChacoGrip rubber sole (3mm lug depth)
- Item #CHA003A
What do you think about this product?
July 19, 2019
Best Outdoor Sandals On the Market
My go-to for any and every activity. My last pair were the z-clouds and the footbeds wore out and started to smell pretty bad. I was recommended the classics because I wear them everyday and tend to get them wet. They're pretty grubby already but show no signs of wear or stench, so far so good! I size true to size on these.
June 17, 2019
I wear these shoes everyday, they're super comfortable and I've worn them hiking a couple times. Definitely recommend!
May 15, 2019
Cute and colorful!
Love the design of the Prizms! I get compliments on these every day I wear them. They match any outfit and make your tan POP. Less support within the shoe because there's no toe strap, so I definitely slide around a bit more, however it's not a big deal as far as the overall functionality of the shoe goes! Just a sidenote from someone who has 1 other pair of chacos.
May 1, 2019
Great everyday shoe
I got these for my mom as a present because she has foot issues and she loves them and even wears them during the winter with socks on. The shoe has a great contour that relieves pressure on her foot and the grip makes her feel confident on different terrain.
April 30, 2019
All Day Every Day
I am so happy I finally have a pair of properly fitting Chacos! For the last 4 years I have been wearing a size 8 Z/2 (mom didn't like them so she gave them to me). I disliked the toe strap so I would just step on it. With the combo of that and the size too large they fit way too loose. I am happy to have the Z/1 in a size 7! I wear them everyday!
April 28, 2019
This is the best sandal for the summer. Got this sandal for all the hike we will be doing in Hawaii and the rivers I will be running in Idaho. Love that it doesn't have the toe strap.
April 23, 2019
The best river shoe
I bought these for my wife because she needed a new river shoe for rafting, hiking and fishing. I have been rafting for over 20 years and I have never found a better river shoe. They are comfortable and adjustable. You cant buy anything better.
March 26, 2019
Classic for a reason
The only thing crunchier would be a bowl of Nature Valley Raisin-Hemp Granola, but you'll have these shoes for LIFE and will not regret purchasing them. You can dress them up or down with socks or muddy bare feet; it's the level of versatility they offer for on or off a trail and to any outfit or event is pretty rad. Make sure to look up youtube vids on how to adjust them if you feel they don't fit your feet, as the #1 reason they are returned is due to people not knowing how to adjust/customize to their foot.
March 19, 2019
The essential sandal!
These are my wife's favorite sandal. She said they didnt even need to be broken in. Great for hiking in and days with lots of walking. Highly recommend these!
October 1, 2018
A proven sandal
They can be a bit heavy. Bought for a friend, but my pair has lasted me a long time with no issues.
September 11, 2018
First pair and I'm sold!
These are the first pair of Chacos I have ever owned and I didn't know I could be more stoked on a sandal, they really live up to the hype, I absolutely love them! I got these in the Verdure Eclipse in a size 7.0. I usually wear a size 7.5, and the 7.0 worked perfectly for me. The color is exactly as shown in the photo. The LUVSEAT mid-sole is incredibly comfortable, especially after them being broken in. A few days after getting them I took them camping and the lateral park of my foot hurt a little bit from the straps rubbing, but my feet got used to them shortly after. I give them a 10/10!
August 24, 2018
These sandals were just what I was looking for! The CHacos with the toe strap always made my feet feel claustrophobic. These bad boys are so great! Now my toes feel free and i love how supportive the footbed of these feel! I wear them for all of my water activities, camping and more!
August 20, 2018
Just didn't work
I got my friend Chaco's for her birthday. This was her second pair that just didn't seem to work well. We decided that her foot was too flat. The straps on the sandal were too loose on top but fit the foot length. Chaco's just won't work for her....
July 10, 2018
my everyday sandal!
I've had these chacos for 5 years now and worn everyday in the spring summer and fall! There is barely any wear to the soles and will probably last me another 5 years!
July 7, 2018
Finally switched over to Chacos, and I love them. The classics have a bit stiffer rubber footbed than the clouds, but they're still nice. The straps are easy to adjust and are mega durable.
July 2, 2018
Had a family member who was in need of another pair of chacos, and like her multiple others they are fantastic. They hold up from any camp trip we've gone on to lake/ river trips. great shoe!
June 29, 2018
Chacos are a classic brand with a fit you can't beat. They don't wear on any part of your foot more than the other that may cause irritation. They're perfect for a day on the river or hanging out at your campsite. If I'm inbetween sizes I will size down.
November 8, 2017
A Standard Classic
I finally made the leap to switch to the no toe-loop Chaco style after two difficult pairs with toe-loops. Although I don't love the look of no toe-loop, the comfort level and utility far exceeds my last pairs. All in all, a solid shoe. Great for casual hiking and desert trips. A pair of Chacos is a necessity in my closet.
September 1, 2017
Z1 is the best one!
Once you switch to Chacos you don't go back. Z1 models are wonderful for when this inevitably becomes your primary shoe and you want to be able to slip them on quickly without doublestraps or toe loops getting in your way (re: cold camp mornings where you have no intention of taking your wool socks off yet.) I prefer chacos over other brands because of heir classic reliable arch support.
August 8, 2017
These were my first pair of Chacos and my goodness, i'm pretty stoked on them! I'll wear them casually, hiking, just lounging at the campsite - pretty much whenever! Super functional and comfortable. I'm a true 7.5 and I got a size 7, which i'm happy with! I may go with the Wide option for my next pair of Chacos because they seem a tad narrow on my feet, but nevertheless, still super comfortable.
July 14, 2016
Do you sell the wide version of this sandal?
July 15, 2016
Hi Margaret, We actually do carry these sandals in a wide version. You can check them out herer (http://www.backcountry.com/chaco-z-1-classic-sandal-wide-womens?skid=CHA002Z-BK-S5&ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6Y2hhY28gd2lkZToxOjE6Y2hhY28gd2lkZQ==). Please reach out to me directly with any other questions that you may have. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead