Who should buy the Chaco Chillos Sport

As an amphibious sandal, the Chillos Sport shines where getting soaked is involved. That said, is it capable of wooing in trail-goers outside its main use? Find out in the following:

  • You are in great need of extra arch support.

Chaco Chillos Sport arch support

  • Chilling around the camp is more your thing.

Chaco Chillos Sport upper

  • Multiple fit adjustments turn you off (once you set the straps, you can just slip into the sandal the next time).

Chaco Chillos Sport adjustment

  • Your budget is between $50 and $70.

Chaco Chillos Sport upper 3

Who should not buy the Chaco Chillos Sport

  • Your feet sweat easily.

Chaco Chillos Sport insole

  • Mud is prevalent where you hike.

Chaco Chillos Sport outsole

  • You are extremely flat-footed.

Chaco Chillos Sport upper 4

Alternatives to the Chillos Sport


Engineered with more aggressive lugs, the slightly more expensive Chaco Lowdown provides extra adhesion on soft soil. It is also lighter than the Chillos Sport by a hair.


If you need proper toe protection in a sandal, the Chaco Odyssey is a competent alternative. Its upper is made of mesh, which promotes breathability and hastens drying time.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 7.8oz / Women 6.4oz
Use: Multi-sport, Water hiking, Urban hiking, Light Hiking
Features: Vegan, Strappy / Lightweight
Width: Normal / Narrow, Normal
BRAND Brand: Chaco
Construction: Vegan, Strappy
Season: Summer

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.