Who should buy the Chaco Lowdown 2?
Coming purely from facts, we can confidently say that the Lowdown 2 is for hikers who want an agile sandal that, at the same time, does not break the bank. As for its nuances, the gear is definitely for:
- Adventurers who need a bit more forefoot security, since the Lowdown 2 has a toe loop.
- Wanderers who tread on wet rocks and low-lying boulders (think around streams).
- Sandal lovers who require a bit more arch support.
- Hikers who like sandals that do not trap in pebbles around the heel.
Who should avoid it?
Trail-goers who tackle muddy descents might not benefit a lot from the Lowdown 2. Instead, they can consider the Z/Cloud, which comes with a heel brake. Those who need proper toe protection will only get minimal in the featured sandal. For such hikers, they can check out the closed-toe Chaco Odyssey.
Updates to the Chaco Lowdown 2
Toe loop. The Lowdown 2 comes with a toe-securing loop, which its predecessor—the Lowdown Sandal—did not have. This new component prevents forefoot slippage on mild descents.
Lighter women’s variant. At no more than 150 g on average, the Lowdown 2 is lighter than the Lowdown Sandal by approximately 30 g per shoe. The men’s sandal has the same weight as its predecessor.