Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A good number of Chaco Diana owners praised its fashion versatility, saying it can be worn with different outfits.
  • A handful of wearers appreciated the open-toe design that kept their feet cool.
  • A couple of parents were surprised that even their teenagers loved the stylish look of the sandal.
  • A few people liked the arch support offered by this gear.
  • Some owners said that the Diana is suitable for everyday wear.
  • Very few buyers took notice of the lightness of the sandal.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A majority of the users were disappointed at the fit of the Diana.
  • Several people complained that they couldn't adjust the sandal's strap.

Bottom line

The Chaco Diana has its fair share of good and bad points. Its versatility makes this dressy gear a popular option for walking around in outdoor outfits and casual get-ups. The way it kept the feet cool on warmer days was also noted. However, as much as there are great points, complaints also abound. Its strap, which was found difficult to adjust, is the biggest flaw since it made it more difficult to find a more desirable fit. These issues aside, the Diana has the elements for meeting the day-to-day and on-trail demands of potential buyers.

Facts

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  • Chaco Diana features a mix of rugged features and style. It is intended for desert hikes. Aside from staple Luvseat footbed for cushioning, it also features a polyester jacquard webbing thin double strap upper.
  • Between the wearer’s feet and the ground are Chaco-exclusive technologies for added comfort and grip. The Luvseat PU midsole is engineered to conform to a woman’s foot. Underneath is the non-marking Ecotread outsole for grip. It is made of 25% recycled rubber compound.

The Diana is a relatively true-to-size, hiking sandal made specifically for women. It is offered in full sizes and comes in B-medium width. Its adjustable double straps allow for a customized fit.

Chaco Diana features a non-marking outsole called the Ecotread. It uses a proprietary outsole compound that delivers optimum trail performance. The unit also features 2-millimeter deep, circular lugs for traction.

Chaco Diana is equipped with the women’s specific Luvseat PU midsole. It comes with an instant-comfort foam layer that provides arch support and comfort throughout the day. Its contours are shaped to support the female foot. It also comes with a synthetic footbed in a natural tone, giving it a dressy look.

Giving the Diana a more feminine touch is a wide range of color and patterns in its polyester jacquard webbing upper. A metal buckle secures the adjustable thin double strap.

  • This model is part of Chaco's High Desert Collection.
Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

paul@runrepeat.com