Updates to Chaco Z/Volv X

  • Influenced by modern footwear design, the Chaco Z/Volv X is a vegan-friendly sandal built for hikers who wish to perform on the trail with agility and a touch of elegance. It is about 20% lighter than the Classic Z.
  • This footwear hugs the foot with its webbing upper. Its straps are encased within the sandal’s Luvseat midsole where they move as a unit for adjustability.

Size and fit

The Z/Volv X from Chaco is a generally true-to-size multi-sport sandal made specifically for female hikers. It is offered in standard width and whole sizes. Responsible for providing wearers a personalized and secure fit are the adjustable straps. Its heel risers enable the accommodation of various foot volumes.


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


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

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.


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

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 the outsole to the sandal.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 10oz
Use: Multi-sport, Water hiking
Features: Vegan, Strappy, Eco-friendly / Lightweight
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Chaco
Construction: Vegan, Strappy, Eco-friendly
Material: Rubber sole

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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.