Our verdict


If the trail you frequent calls for spontaneous and carefree steps, the Chillos Sport should not go under your radar. As reassuring and plush as it is affordable, this hiking sandal from Chaco will make your adventures even more relaxing than before. It might require extra patience at first, but once the honeymoon phase is over, you will be glad you stuck with it.


  • Comfortable cushioning
  • Featherweight
  • Budget-friendly
  • Improve the gait of trail-goers
  • Mighty supportive


  • Unflattering adjustment period
  • Sweat magnet

Who should buy the Chaco Chillos Sport

As an amphibious sandal, the Chillos Sport shines where getting soaked is involved. That said, is it capable of wooing in trail-goers outside its main use? Find out in the following:

  • You are in great need of extra arch support.

Chaco Chillos Sport arch support

  • Chilling around the camp is more your thing.

Chaco Chillos Sport upper

  • Multiple fit adjustments turn you off (once you set the straps, you can just slip into the sandal the next time).

Chaco Chillos Sport adjustment

  • Your budget is between $50 and $70.

Chaco Chillos Sport upper 3

Who should not buy the Chaco Chillos Sport

  • Your feet sweat easily.

Chaco Chillos Sport insole

  • Mud is prevalent where you hike.

Chaco Chillos Sport outsole

  • You are extremely flat-footed.

Chaco Chillos Sport upper 4

Alternatives to the Chillos Sport


Engineered with more aggressive lugs, the slightly more expensive Chaco Lowdown provides extra adhesion on soft soil. It is also lighter than the Chillos Sport by a hair.


If you need proper toe protection in a sandal, the Chaco Odyssey is a competent alternative. Its upper is made of mesh, which promotes breathability and hastens drying time.