Who should buy the Chaco Z/Volv X

The Z/Volv X is yet another captivating Chaco product—one that wears all its trail-worthy characteristics proudly on its sleeve. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking sandal that is built for hikers who wish to perform on the trail with agility and a touch of elegance.
  • Prefer a hiking sandal that performs on the trail with agility and a touch of elegance.

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Excellent surface traction

What enables hikers to navigate tricky surfaces securely is Chaco’s very own EcoTread outsole. A fourth (25%) of its construction is recycled rubber. 

Chaco Z/Volv X outsole


Its ability to prevent users from slipping over unpredictable terrain is thanks in large part to its N-shaped protrusions (also known as lugs) and wavy grooves at the forefoot and heel.

Chaco Z/Volv X outsole 1

Stable and comfortable cushioning

A company-exclusive, gender-specific midsole called Luvseat is what gives wearers enough stability and cushioning underfoot in the Chaco Z/Volv X. Its entirety is made of an extra-soft polyurethane (PU) compound. 

Chaco Z/Volv X midsole

Offering additional comfort is the sandal’s PU footbed. It is integrated with the Luvseat midsole, making it a non-removable component. It prevents underfoot slippage with its wrinkly surface.

Chaco Z/Volv X arch

Shock-absorbing heel

It is engineered with a somewhat bulky heel for shock absorption.

Chaco Z/Volv X midsole 3

Adjustable ankle strap

The Z/Volv X’s double-strapped upper is made of polyester jacquard webbing. Its adjustable ankle strap comes with an injection-molded ladder lock buckle.

Chaco Z/Volv X upper


The equally adjustable heel risers complete its equation. They are made of durable woven fabric.

Chaco Z/Volv X upper 2

Additional Info

  • This sandal may be machine-washed in cold water on a gentle cycle using either some baking soda or mild detergent. It may only be air-dried. It should not be dried near a heat source or in the dryer as high temperatures can melt the adhesive bonding in the outsole to the sandal.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 10oz
Use: Multi-sport, Water hiking
Features: Vegan, Strappy, Eco-friendly / Lightweight / Non-marking
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Chaco
Construction: Vegan, Strappy, Eco-friendly
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.