Our verdict


Z/Volv 2 is yet another masterpiece by Chaco designers as it encapsulates style and performance quite admirably. After a short adjustment period, it reveals itself as a tried and trusted multi-sport sandal.


  • Easy to adjust
  • Versatile
  • Fits excellently
  • Lightweight
  • Wide range of colors
  • Amazing arch support
  • Fantastic grip


  • Causes blisters
  • Stifling toe loop

Who should buy Chaco Z/Volv 2

This versatile sandal is for multiple outdoor uses. It's a good value for money for hikers who:

  • prioritizes lightness in their hiking sandals
  • only purchase vegan footwear
  • expect water trails during their adventure or do water sports like rafting, paddle boarding, etc.
  • need a versatile sandal for hikes, work, and play

These are some of the main reasons why people have been purchasing several models of this Chaco model over the years.

Chaco Z/Volv 2 logo

Who should NOT buy the sandal

If you are not a huge fan of the toe loop, consider sandals like Chaco Z/Cloud or Chaco Z/1 Classic.

Comfort is king

A vast majority of reviewers have mentioned comfort as the sandal's main highlight. As one of them puts it: "soooooooo comfy I never wanna take em off."

Chaco Z/Volv 2 slip resistant footbed

Even the fact that it takes a few miles of walking to have it fully broken in hasn't overshadowed the wearers' experience with the Chaco Z/Volv.

Multi-terrain grip

The sandal has toothy 3-mm deep lugs to grip on a variety of terrain. Wearers who have been through wet and slippery rocks, alpine approaches, mud, caves, canyons, and more are highly satisfied with the grip of this sandal.

Chaco Z/Volv 2 outsole

Chaco used their patented Ecotread outsole in the Z/Volv 2. It is a non-marking sole made of 25% recycled rubber.

Chaco Z/Volv 2 recycled rubber outsole

Supportive anti-slip footbed

The podiatrist-approved footbed, the LUVSEAT, provides arch support and all-day comfort. In the words of one tester: "it forms exactly to my foot."

It has irregularly shaped patterns underfoot, thereby preventing slippage.

Chaco Z/Volv 2 buckle

It is also equipped with an extra-soft PU, giving wearers a more comfy ride. Additionally, the women’s version has an antimicrobial treatment that avert odor.

Chaco Z/Volv 2 luvseat

Secure straps of the Z/Volv 2

Based on the general users' feedback, you get a very secure lockdown from the straps on this Chaco sandal.

It uses an abrasion-resistant and durable polyester jacquard webbing in its upper. Yet, the straps are reported to feel soft against the foot.

Chaco Z/Volv 2 webbing

It has a ladder lock buckle which is injection molded and helps secure the feet in place. The toe loop adds security without compromising movement.

No bulk at all!

Many wearers are happy with how blissfully light the Z/Volv 2 feels on the foot. "Seems like I'm not even wearing anything," states one of them. It is also lighter than other popular models from Chaco, including Z/2 Classic and Z/Cloud 2.

Chaco Z/Volv 2 is a sturdy one

A vast majority of reviewers reported that the sandal is highly resistant to abrasion despite its lightness. This is one of the main reasons why they think it's worth every penny.