Who should buy the Chaco Mega Z/Cloud

This versatile multi-sport sandal from Chaco, the Mega Z/Cloud, generally impressed users. It is a solid option if you prefer a hiking sandal that:

  • can handle a variety of activities (traveling, hiking, canoeing, rafting, festivals, etc.)
  • enables flexibility and comfort on and off the trails
  • grants arch support and “pillow-like” comfort
  • provides optimized grip on wet surfaces

Chaco Mega Z/Cloud logo

Traction on dry and wet surfaces

The Mega Z/Cloud uses the brand’s very own ChacoGrip rubber compound for the outsole. This non-marking material allows it to be worn indoors and outdoors. Its 3.5 mm lugs aim to provide traction on ground surfaces, whether wet or dry. Going in and out of water has never been a problem for the wearers.

The unit comes with a gender-specific design.

Chaco Mega Z/Cloud outsole

Excellent arch support

This hiking sandal features the proprietary Luvseat footbed which provides arch support. It is paired with Chaco Cloud, a cushioning component made of durable dual-density polyurethane (PU) to grant long-lasting comfort.

People with flat feet, overpronation, plantar fasciitis, neuropathy, Morton's Neuroma, heel spurs, and other conditions have taken note of how their pain and discomfort are alleviated by the sandal.

Here is what else the reviewers say about the comfort of this platform:

  • "no more tired feet when wearing sandals"
  • "wish I could have this same footbed in my fall/winter shoes"
  • "my feet have never been so comfortable"
  • "wearing them gives gives my legs more energy"
  • "my feet love every second they spend in them"

Chaco Mega Z/Cloud midsole

Odor-free and fresh environment

Antimicrobial treatment is added to maintain an odor-free and fresh environment. None of the wearers complained about developing an unpleasant odor in the sandal.

Chaco Mega Z/Cloud insole

Secure lockdown of the Chaco Mega Z/Cloud

This open-toe multi-sport sandal secures the foot in place through its high-tensile polyester jacquard webbing upper. The men’s and women’s sandal strap thickness is 35 mm and 28 mm, respectively. Both versions use a metal ladder lock buckle to keep it fastened. As opposed to thin double straps, this model is reported to be much easier to adjust.

The softer nature of the strap is highly appreciated by the reviewers. They say that it feels comfortable straight from the box and causes no irritation.

According to the wearers, the wider straps of thick Chaco give more stability and support. They are also happy with the absence of a toe loop which suffocated their toes in other Chaco styles.

The sandal also feels very secure on the foot when doing water sports.

Chaco Mega Z/Cloud straps

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 17oz / Women 11oz
Use: Multi-sport, Water hiking
Features: Strappy, Vegan / Lightweight
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Chaco
Construction: Strappy, Vegan
Material: Rubber sole

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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.