Who should buy the Chaco Z/Cloud 2

The Chaco Z/Cloud 2 is a versatile sandal perfect for any summer outdoor activity. You won't regret getting them if you want:

  • a multi-sport footwear delivering great arch support and cushioning while hiking

  • a sandal for water sports, offering optimal footbed grip and security on wet surfaces

Chaco Z/Cloud 2 hiking

Chaco's non-marking grippy outsole

The Chaco Z/Cloud 2 has a rubber outsole made of the non-marking ChacoGrip rubber compound. It can handle a variety of terrain through its grippy facade.

Chaco Z/Cloud 2 outsole

Additionally, its boots are spaced to prevent water entrapment that can cause slipping.

Ultrasoft midsole for added cushioning 

This sandal comes with a dual-density PU midsole which provides long-lasting cushioning and a comfortable ride. The women's version comes with a midsole specifically made for females and the Chaco Cloud which delivers active cushioning.

Chaco Z/Cloud 2 cushioning

Atop is the podiatrist-certified Luvseat platform (footbed) which cradles the foot and renders arch support. Its surface is textured to prevent foot slippage.

Chaco Z/Cloud 2 footbed

Enhanced foot control in Chaco Z/Cloud 2

The upper of the Z/Cloud 2 features an adjustable polyester jacquard webbing. This high-tensile material and an injection-molded ladder lock buckle wrap the foot securely and keep it fastened, respectively.

Chaco Z/Cloud 2 upper

Chaco designers also included a toe loop which yields a more controlled stride, allowing the sandal to move in sync with the user’s foot.

Chaco Z/Cloud 2 toe loop

Additional info

  • The Chaco Z/Cloud 2 is vegan-friendly.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.9oz / Women 14oz
Use: Multi-sport, Water hiking
Features: Strappy, Vegan / Lightweight
Width: Narrow, Normal, Wide / Normal, Wide
BRAND Brand: Chaco
Construction: Strappy, Vegan
Season: Summer

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.