Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The Chaco Z/Volv X2 was commended by scores of owners for its true-to-size fit.
  • Many users were quick to realize the overflowing amount of comfort this footwear had.
  • Dozens of Chaco fans made such adoring remarks about the sandal’s captivatingly cute design.
  • This strappy hiker earned praises from quite a number of wearers for its lightweight build.
  • Some reviewers became even more impressed with the sandal upon discovering its supportive arch zone.
  • Several hikers were all praises for the Z/Volv X2’s traction.
  • It is quite a versatile Chaco sandal, based on a handful of reports.
  • A small percentage of owners thought their purchase of the Z/Volv X2 was more than worth it.
  • Its fantastic durability made a strong impression on a few Chaco lovers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • This Chaco sandal was criticized by a number of users for being too narrow.
  • A few wearers were not happy with the time-consuming adjustable straps.

Bottom line

The lightweight Z/Volv X2 from Chaco can easily pass as a designer’s sandal, considering that it flaunts its beautiful design quite effortlessly. However, its mesmerizing looks are but a fraction of what makes the footwear so charming, as it also has a glove-like fit in its wonderfully comfortable shell. Unfortunately, the sandal may not be deemed as flawless by any means since there were those who found an issue with its confining width. All in all, the Chaco Z/Volv X2 is a deserving product, especially for narrow- to medium-footed individuals.

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Good to know

  • Chaco fuses the company's proven technologies, which include the PU Luvseat midsole and pull-through adjustable double straps, with contemporary design and modern aesthetics. The result is the Z/Volv X2 sandal.
  • This sandal is 20% lighter than models that belong to the brand's Classic Z line. This is made possible by the airy polyurethane compound.

The Chaco Z/Volv X2 is a lightweight hiking sandal made exclusively for the female crowd. It has an adequately true-to-size fit and comes in standard width. It is offered in a range of whole sizes. Its pull-through straps, which include the buckled ankle strap, and heel risers may be adjusted and configured to the wearer’s desired fit.

On the traction front, Chaco equipped the Z/Volv X2 with none other than the company-owned Ecotread outsole. It is made of a special rubber compound, 25% of which is recycled material. Its non-marking surface is generously peppered with grippy treads and 3-mm deep lugs.  

The sandal’s shock-absorbing yet stabilizing Luvseat midsole is made of polyurethane (PU)—a material that is characterized by durability, resilience, and good compression set. It has a vegan-friendly and women-specific construction. Its built-in footbed is amply textured to prevent underfoot slippage. 

Chaco’s Z/Volv X2 wraps the foot in a double-strapped polyester jacquard webbing upper, fastened at the heel with an injection-molded ladder lock buckle. The upper’s adjustable heel risers are securely connected to the midsole with a stretchy and wear-resistant fabric.  


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