Updates to Chaco Z/Volv

  • The Z/Volv is a Classic Z sandal made cushier and 20 percent lighter. Although it weighs less than the other models, it is still equipped with the cushy LUVSEAT footbed of Chaco. This unit delivers extra comfort even when tackling rugged terrain.
  • Responsible for delivering grip is the non-marking EcoTread. This eco-friendly outsole features lugs with a depth of 3 mm.

Size and fit

The Z/Volv is a relatively true-to-size, multi-sport sandal explicitly made for male and female wearers. It is offered in full sizes. It comes in medium width for men and women. Its adjustable straps and heel risers allow for a precise and personalized lockdown.


This hiker offers traction and slip resistance through a component called EcoTread. This proprietary outsole uses 25 percent recycled rubber compound. Most of its surface is peppered with Z-shaped and rectangular lugs. The front and the rear parts feature a design that aids in uphill and downhill paths.


Users are granted a cushioned platform by the LUVSEAT midsole. This unit uses an airy polyurethane compound to create a soft and light underfoot feel.

The top surface of this footbed has a grid pattern to prevent the foot from sliding. All-day arch support is granted by its contoured shape.


The Z/Volv’s upper is made mainly of polyester jacquard webbing. Its adjustable straps are networked within the midsole. Fit management is handled by the high-tensile webbing heel riser along with an injection-molded ladder lock buckle at the ankle.

Additional Info

  • This sandal is vegan-friendly.
  • The LUVSEAT footbed is American Podiatric Medical Association certified.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 369g / Women 238g
Update: Chaco Z/Volv 2
Use: Multi-sport, Light Hiking, Water hiking
Features: Vegan, Strappy, Eco-friendly / Lightweight
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Chaco
Construction: Vegan, Strappy, Eco-friendly

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