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  • Use

    Day Hiking

    Shoes or boots for hikes that only last for half a day. Flexibility and lightness are the highlights of these kinds of footwear. See the best day hiking shoes and the best day hiking boots.

    Backpacking

    For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots

    Speed Hiking

    Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.

    Winter Hiking

    Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.

    Multi-sport

    Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.

    Good to know

    Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.

  • Price
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 13oz
    Women: 9oz
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard, Wide, Extra wide
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Updates to Chaco Z/Volv 2

  • With pull-through polyester jacquard webbing straps running above the foot and from below the midsole, the Chaco Z/Volv 2 delivers a secure ride. Security is enhanced by the toe loop and ladder lock buckle.
  • The textured LUVSEAT footbed helps keep the foot in place by providing underfoot traction. Antimicrobial treatment is also applied to the women’s variant to keep odor at bay.
  • The trademarked Ecotread renders traction. It gives back to the environment as it is made of 25% recycled rubber.

Chaco Z/Volv 2 size and fit

A multi-sport sandal crafted for men and women, the Chaco Z/Volv 2 generally runs true to size. It comes in standard width and whole sizes. It has adjustable heel risers which allow fit customization and blister-prevention. Likewise, they enable the sandal to cater to a broader range of foot types.

Outsole

Chaco used their patented Ecotread outsole in the Z/Volv 2. It is a non-marking sole made of 25% recycled rubber. Its 3 mm deep lugs grip on a variety of terrain.

Midsole

The podiatrist-approved footbed, the LUVSEAT,  provides arch support and all-day comfort. It is designed with irregularly shaped patterns underfoot to prevent slippage. It is also equipped with an extra-soft PU for a more comfy ride. Additionally, the women’s version has an antimicrobial treatment  to avert odor.

Upper

The Chaco Z/Volv 2 uses an abrasion-resistant and durable polyester jacquard webbing  for its upper. 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.

Additional Info

  • The Chaco Z/Volv 2 has a vegan-friendly construction.

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