I have been sold on Chaco Sandals for sometime now. I have always thought they were comfortable, were stable enough to use on technical hikes, and had plenty of adjustment for a custom fit. I ended up using them for approaches, casual bike rides, river activities, everything.. I found myself beating my feet up all the time so I decided to find a sandal that offered more protection. Enter The Hoka One One Tor Trafa Sandal.
With some difficulty getting the neoprene booty on the first go I was immediately impresssed with how comfortable these sandals were. When pulled tight I felt a release of pressure between the arches of my foot. All 3 arches of my foot felt supported, this was new to me in a sandal and I do not want to go back!
I have now used these for hiking, exploring lava caves, and relaxing in some natural hot springs. They have done a great job keeping rocks out, protecting my feet, and draining/drying when wet. The only downfall so far is how warm and sweaty my feet get if I am not getting them wet constantly. It is easy to see these shoes are going to shine for wet adventures.
With that, I would highly recommend upgrading your sandal game. My Chaco Sandals still have a place, but these are going to be going on more trips. I really look forward to getting them on a river trip. I will be sure to update with more info when I do! I usually wear a 10.5, purchased these in an 11, and I could of easily fit into a size 10. I imagine they only would be more comfortable.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me direct.
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