Who should buy the Chaco Scion

The Chaco Scion is a lightweight, breathable hiking shoe with a barely-there feel best suited for:

  • light hiking and city-to-trail adventures
  • recreational walking, travel, and summer escapades

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Wraps the feet comfortably

These kicks are made of soft knit upper that wraps the feet comfortably, as if you're wearing socks.

Chaco Scion Wraps the feet comfortably

The Chaco Scion perfectly fits the bill for outdoor junkies looking for breathable hiking shoes they can wear for summer adventures.

Chaco Scion is made of recycled materials

Create memories without leaving a trace. The Scion hiking shoes are made with fewer parts and recycled materials.

Chaco Scion Chaco Scion is made of recycled materials

This means that shoe’s construction has low-impact on the environment. The women's Chaco Scion shoes fit like a glove and you will not want to take them off.

Sock-like fit but not waterproof

Its upper is made of 360° continuous knit polyester so there are no weak spots. Plus, you are rewarded with a sock-like fit.

Chaco Scion Sock-like fit but not waterproof

However, this material is not waterproof. So it's best worn in hot summer days when it's unlikely to rain. Tip: tuck a pair of waterproof hiking kicks in your bag for hikes. You never know when you need them.

Optimized for wet traction

The Chaco Scion hiking shoes come with a durable and long-lasting pair of footbeds that are certified by podiatrists.

Chaco Scion Optimized for wet traction

Another great feature of this hiking shoe is the upgraded rubber sole that has a new design specifically engineered for wet surfaces.

Not for hiking in rough terrain

It is not meant for hiking in rough terrain. While the grip of the Chaco Scion is unbelievable, the shallow tread pattern makes it less suitable for rugged trails and paths.

Chaco Scion Not for hiking in rough terrain

This hiking shoe is non-marking so feel free to use it indoors. The majority of the Chaco Scion reviews say it's one of the lightest hiking shoes around.

Offers a good amount of grip 

Many people find wearing this footwear a bliss. Thanks to the soft knit upper and plush cushioning.

Chaco Scion Offers a good amount of grip 

Despite the light construction, this shoe offers a good amount of grip.

No break-in required 

Plenty of reviewers also love how their feet stay cool even if they wear these shoes the whole day.

Chaco Scion No break-in required 

Given its soft upper construction, this hiking shoe doesn't need to be broken in, as mentioned by some customers.

Rigid heel with a narrow fit

The tough seam on the back of the heel seems to dig into the ankle unless you wear socks, a handful of people say.

Chaco Scion Rigid heel with a narrow fit

Some users wish this shoe is available in wider widths. 

Chaco Scion provides impressive arch support 

Several users with plantar fascitis are impressed with its amazing level of arch support. A lot of reviewers love the speckled design of the Chaco hiking shoes.

Chaco Scion provides impressive arch support 

This stylish shoe is available in different colorways (blue, pink, and black) so take your pick before you proceed to the checkout process.

Facts / Specs

Use: Light Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Eco-friendly / Breathable / Non-marking, Antimicrobial
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Chaco
Construction: Eco-friendly
Material: Knit upper, Rubber sole / Fabric / EVA midsole, Synthetic, Fabric

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.