Who should buy Chaco Z/2 Classic
This value for money sandal is for users who expect bodies of water along the hiking trail. This multi-use, summer footwear is for users who prefer:
- Strappy sandals
- A vegan option
Chaco's very own outsole
Equipped with a ChacoGrip outsole, the Z/2 Classic promises a kind of surface traction that works on different terrain types, whether wet or dry. This non-marking, Chaco-owned grippy layer is made of a specialized rubber compound. Its surface sports a double helix tread pattern for multi-directional traction and 3.5-mm lugs for grip over loose soil. Its rear and front ends are ridged to assist hikers during ascents and descents.
Supportive, and shock-absorbing midsole
The cushy, shock-absorbing, and arch-supportive platform of the Z/2 Classic is the Chaco-patented Luvseat midsole. It is made of polyurethane—a material similar to rubber, characterized by high stress and compression resilience, abrasion resistance, and lasting durability. Besides acting as the upper’s foundation, this midsole also serves as a channel through which the webbing strap unit moves during strap adjustments.
Extra cushioning is courtesy of the sandal’s non-removable footbed. Its slightly raised heel borders keep the foot centered, while its textured surface prevents underfoot slippage. For odor prevention, the engineers imbued the footbed with antimicrobial properties.
Strappy upper of the Z/2 Classic
The Chaco Z/2 Classic’s patterned webbing upper, which includes the heel risers and toe loop, is made of polyester jacquard fabric—a synthetic textile known for its durability and lightness. Its scuff-resistant, adjustable straps are interconnected and work as a unit in giving wearers a personalized fit.
The injection-molded strap buckle is made of a material akin to hard plastic.
- Every footwear product by Chaco features the Luvseat footbed. Its ergonomic design is certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association.