Who should buy the Chaco ZX/2 Classic

The adorable Chaco ZX/2 Classic can potentially enable wearers to meet the excessive demands of the trail and the punches of daily chores. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking sandal that has a simple and timeless design with the necessary components for optimum on-trail performance.
  • Prefer a hiking sandal that provides comfortable cushioning.
  • Prefer a hiking sandal that provides excellent arch support and provides adequate surface traction.

Chaco ZX/2 Classic logo

Multi-directional surface traction

Thanks to the ChacoGrip rubber outsole of the ZX/2 Classic, wearers are promised slip and skid resistance. This non-marking unit is engineered with grooves and treads so hikers can get multi-directional surface traction when tackling loose soil or soft ground. Both the men's and women's versions come with 3.0 mm lug depth.

Chaco ZX/2 Classic outsole

Chaco ZX/2 Classic outsole 1.0

Provides shock absorption and stability

The Chaco ZX/2 Classic is equipped with the proprietary dual-density midsole called Luvseat. This podiatrist-certified technology lessens shock during impact and provides stability when walking over rugged parts of the trail. This long-wearing polyurethane midsole is capable of delivering comfort without giving in easily to weight and stress.

Chaco ZX/2 Classic midsole

Chaco ZX/2 Classic arch support

Adjustable straps 

ZX/2 Classic’s upper is made mainly of polyester jacquard webbing. Its adjustable straps wrap around the foot and are linked within the midsole. A toe loop also adds security. Its heel risers are made of high-tensile webbing. A ladder lock buckle is made of synthetic material.

Chaco ZX/2 Classic strap

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.9oz / Women 10.5oz
Use: Multi-sport, Water hiking
Features: Vegan, Strappy / Lightweight
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
BRAND Brand: Chaco
Construction: Vegan, Strappy
Material: Rubber sole

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Author
Paul Ronto
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.