Who should buy the Chaco Confluence

The Chaco Confluence is a versatile water hiking sandal highly recommended for:

  • kayaking, paddle boarding, and other water activities
  • trail walking and everyday wear in hot, sunny days
  • vegan-friendly hikers

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Offers a stylish customizable fit

Chaco Confluence is a stylish and functional hiking sandal, which is best used for: light hiking in easy to moderate terrain in hot, sunny days. It's a water-friendly sandal that suits kayaking, paddling, and other activities in the water.

Chaco Confluence Offers a stylish customizable fit

This hiking sandal takes on the style of the popular Chaco Z Sandal which features "Z" like adjustable straps for a custom fit.

Chaco Confluence offers a cushiony midsole 

With its podiatrist-approved footbed, the Confluence is equipped with a cushiony midsole that is designed specifically for the woman's foot.

Chaco Confluence offers a cushiony midsole 

Since you'll be on and off the water, this hiking sandal is treated with antibacterial agents to prevent smelly feet. Additionally, the webbing upper dries quickly, so your feet stay comfortable throughout the day.

Difficult to tighten or loosen

When it comes to support, several hikers say that these sandals are not firm enough. A couple of users also complain about the straps that are quite difficult to tighten or loosen.

Chaco Confluence Difficult to tighten or loosen

However, the majority of the Chaco Confluence reviews talk about how cushiony it feels fresh out of the box.

A little strap issue

My only small complaint, says another professional reviewer, is that the strap was kind of long once tightened

Chaco Confluence A little strap issue

It did not drag on the ground but you had to tuck it behind another strap. Yet again, it did not affect the comfort, but it is still worth noting.

Lightweight and durable

Many users are impressed by the sheer lightness of this hiking sandal. The stunning design and colorways of the Confluence sandals have also caught the attention of many reviewers.

Chaco Confluence Lightweight and durable

Moreover, these hiking sandals hold up well on long walks, according to several customers.

Beach-ready, versatile hiking companion

These kicks are ready for kayaking, paddle boarding, and other water activities, note a couple of delighted users.

Chaco Confluence Beach-ready, versatile hiking companion

Droves of buyers say that the Confluence is great not just for trail walking but also for everyday wear. Like most Chaco sandals, the Confluence is another favorite in the outdoor community because they are durable, quick-drying, and comfortable.

The Chaco Confluence is a vegan-friendly hiker

Searching for vegan hiking sandals? This kick from Chaco fits the bill! The Confluence is part of Chaco's vegan collection.

Chaco Confluence a vegan-friendly hiker

Each part - from the rubber sole to the midsole and upper - is made of synthetic materials that are durable and weather-resistant. Additionally, it's available in vibrant colorways to match every woman's fashion style, from the modest to the fanciest.

Facts / Specs

Use: Water hiking
Features: Strappy, Vegan
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Chaco
Construction: Strappy, Vegan
Material: Rubber sole, Mesh upper / Fabric
Season: Summer

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