For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
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Updates to Chaco Z/Volv X2
- Chaco fuses the company's proven technologies, which include the PU Luvseat midsole and pull-through adjustable double straps, with contemporary design and modern aesthetics. The result is the Z/Volv X2 sandal.
- This sandal is 20% lighter than models that belong to the brand's Classic Z line. This is made possible by the airy polyurethane compound.
Chaco Z/Volv X2 size and fit
The Chaco Z/Volv X2 is a lightweight hiking sandal made exclusively for the female crowd. It has an adequately true-to-size fit and comes in standard width. It is offered in a range of whole sizes. Its pull-through straps, which include the buckled ankle strap, and heel risers may be adjusted and configured to the wearer’s desired fit.
On the traction front, Chaco equipped the Z/Volv X2 with none other than the company-owned Ecotread outsole. It is made of a special rubber compound, 25% of which is recycled material. Its non-marking surface is generously peppered with grippy treads and 3-mm deep lugs.
The sandal’s shock-absorbing yet stabilizing Luvseat midsole is made of polyurethane (PU)—a material that is characterized by durability, resilience, and good compression set. It has a vegan-friendly and women-specific construction. Its built-in footbed is amply textured to prevent underfoot slippage.
Chaco’s Z/Volv X2 wraps the foot in a double-strapped polyester jacquard webbing upper, fastened at the heel with an injection-molded ladder lock buckle. The upper’s adjustable heel risers are securely connected to the midsole with a stretchy and wear-resistant fabric.