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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Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
WeightMen: 14.9ozWomen: 10.6oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
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Updates to Chaco ZX/1 Classic
- Chaco designers have been maintaining the simplicity of their sandals since 1989. This timeless characteristic can be easily seen in the eight-component build of the Z/X1 Classic.
- Cushioning is delivered by the podiatrist-accredited Luvseat footbed. Underneath is the non-marking ChacoGrip rubber outsole that grants adequate surface traction. The lug depth of the women’s sandal is 3 mm while the men’s is 3.5 mm.
Chaco ZX/1 Classic size and fit
Chaco ZX/1 Classic is a men’s and women’s multi-sport sandal offered in whole sizes. The men’s version is available in medium width. The women’s version is offered in medium and wide widths. The adjustable straps and heel risers give wearers a precise lockdown.
The Chaco ZX/1 Classic is equipped with the proprietary ChacoGrip rubber outsole. Its designed with grooves and treads that give hikers multi-directional surface traction over soft ground and loose soil.
This sandal features Chaco’s dual-density midsole called Luvseat. It lessens shock upon impact when tackling rugged trails. Made primarily of polyurethane, it cushions and delivers comfort. Furthermore, the footbed is gridded to prevent the foot from slipping when the sandal is wet.
The men’s version is treated with an antimicrobial agent. On the other hand, the women’s version has a has a gender-specific design.
The Chaco ZX/1 Classic’s upper is chiefly made of double-strapped polyester jacquard webbing. The adjustable straps are connected within the midsole. It also features a high-tensile webbing heel riser and ladder lock buckle made of synthetic material.
- This sandal is vegan-friendly.