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Chaco Z/1® Unaweep Reviews

190 reviews
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Overall Rating:

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Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

73% "Excellent arch support"

181 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/29/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Great sandals. I wear them for hiking, bouldering, lounging, and just walking to classes. The adjustment process can be a little frustrating, but once that perfect fit is acquired the sandals are perfect.

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9 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/26/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

Too wide! Ridiculously wide. Looked like a plank on my husband's foot. Returned and bought another brand.

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September 22, 2011

Anonymous

 

Zappos delivers. They're a great company with prompt service. The sandals I bought were as advertised and arrived quickly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 10, 2011

William K

from New Concord Ohio

Bar none the best sandal ever made. These have substantial arch and heel support. I could run a marathon in them. And the tread is great for plodding through creeks with wet slippery rocks. Fit your foot like a glove. Once you get a pair of Z1s, they will be your forever sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Michigan

I bought a pair of these to replace the ones I owned before. They were very durable, easy to clean (just soak them in some laundry detergent and then scrub them with a stiff brush), and comfortable. I wish they came in half sizes. I could use a US size 11½ as the strap did not tighten down far enough on the size 12 and the sole is a bit smaller than I would like on the size 11. I kept the size 11 as they are fine in the long run.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 31, 2011

Anonymous

from Madison,Wi.

These are great sandals,the other pair I have are Keen. The quality is great, very durable. I use them for biking and walking. It's hard to imagine ever wearing them out. These are great if you have hard to fit regular shoes.They're plenty wide for my wide feet even though they're marked as only D width. My heel did feel a little tight between the rear straps though. I seem to be getting use to that though. Since I'm retired these are all I've been wearing since I've gotten them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 22, 2011

Frank B

from Litchfield, NH

I originally looked at Chaco sandals based upon my wife's recommendation and satisfaction with her sandals. I was a little concerned about how they would work as my feet tend to develop blisters if the fit is not just right. I received the sandals and adjusted them per the instructions and immediately began wearing them full time. These sandals provide great arch support, are extremely comfortable and so far have not bothered my feet. I need to get used to the adjustment and found that wearing them loose made a big difference in terms of comfort. These are now my go to sandals that I wear full time. I would highly recommend anyone looking for sandals that are comfortable, rugged and fit great to go with Chaco.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 16, 2011

Jeff F

from Hancock MI

Being a rather dedicated other brand of sandal type dude, I hesitated trying Chaco for years. What a mistake that was. These are the best sandals ever. They have great arch support, which cured my back problems - and there is no going back. I wear Birkenstock and Footprints along with Chaco Ped Sheds and Unaweeps. Happy Feet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaco, Chaco, Birkenstock, Footprints

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

I've owned several pairs of Chacos and these sandals are excellent. Great arch support for my plantar fascia. I can wear them all day. They were great on a recent Europe trip that involved a lot of walking. No issues with breaking them in. Just strap them on and go. I've been wearing an 11.5 for running shoes, but the 11 fits great in the sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Kansas City, MO

Eureka! Great find. I had a pair of these four years ago, but gave them away one year ago to my brother-in-law who needed just this sort of thing. I thought I could get another pair just about anywhere, but went a whole year without finding them. Duh, then I searched online. These are fabulous because their arch is high and the straps are comfortable, plus waterproof.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 25, 2011

Phil L

from Chicago, IL

Very comfortable! Takes some getting used to for the straps move inside the shoe! But it means a really snug and secure fit. Lots of support. Very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Madison, Mississippi

This is a high quality sandal that, once adjusted, fits your foot perfectly. It is comfortable to wear all day and night. I do wear 1/2 a size larger in a Chaco than I do in most other shoes. But overall, awesome shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 15, 2011

Anonymous

from New Jersey

I bought these for my teenage son who has had surgery on his feet and needs good arches and supportive footwear. He normally wears an orthotic, but in the summer, he likes sandals. He had a pair of Keens which were great, but he complained that his feet would get sweaty. These are unbelievable. Chaco's really cradle your feet in a natural way. Arch support is excellent. And he especially likes the "Z" pattern suntan he gets when he wears them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Orthoheel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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April 30, 2011

Bryan

from Richmond, Virginia

I have owned a pair of these sandals for about three years now, and they are still as good as the day I bought them. I wear them every day the weather permits, for a wide variety of activities, and they have yet to disappoint me. These sandals are sturdy and well-constructed and I am confident that I will get many more years of use out of them, as they show only minimal wear on the soles, despite my heavy use. The unique strapping system holds my narrow foot in place securely, as well as providing those awesome Z-shaped tan lines. The arch support is the best I have found in any sandal. I have fairly high arches, and after many hours of walking around in these I get some soreness, but the only things I own that are more comfortable are my running shoes with my custom orthotics. So like I said, the best arch support I've found in something that's not custom-made. One thing I feel I should mention is that the texture of the footbed causes it to sort of accumulate grime, especially if you mostly wear these sandals barefoot. This is not really a big deal to me, and I did not deduct any points for it because any shoe you regularly wear barefoot is eventually going to get a little funky. In any case, these are water-friendly sandals so they are super easy to clean. (I give them a good scrub with a stiff-bristled brush and a bit of dish soap every other week or so) I should also mention I typically wear a size 11 or 11 1/2 in most shoes, and found that the 10 was sufficient in the Chacos. I would highly recommend the Z1s. They are the best sandals I have ever owned, bar none, and you should get a pair of them too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks, Red Wing Shoes, Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 27, 2011

Anonymous

 

Second pair of Chacos. First pair had the toe loop, so I'm trying the style without this time. So far I'm liking it better without.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 8, 2011

Tim

from Rumson, NJ

I purchased this product from my favorite shoe store approximately six months ago. I have found them to surpass all my expectations. I have worn them from the beaches of Cape Cod directly to a baseball game with no problems. They are my go to sandal in the warmer weather.

Brands I'd also recommend: mephisto, Sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 23, 2011

Jerry N

from Friendship, Indiana

I've been wearing Chaco sandals since 2003. I wear them canoeing, bicycling, hiking, and just around the house. I've even tightened up the straps and played basketball in them. I live on a creek and when I want to go wading I just keep on walking into the water. And if my Chacos get really dirty, they just drop into the washing machine. These sandals have a better foot bed than any shoes I've seen. Every year I look forward to the temperature getting warmer so I can throw my shoes in the closet until the next winter. Chacos are the best footwear I've ever owned, period.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 15, 2011

Virya

from Bloomington, IN

Great sandals! Hefty sole and ultra adjustable straps make this almost like a breezy shoe, but these are all good things since it'll stand up to what I throw at it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 2, 2011

Jared

 

I bought a pair of Chacos 11 years ago and finally thought I should replace them. Best sandal in the world!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Maryville, TN

I ordered a pair for each of my two grandchildren, my daughter and son-in-law who are moving to a country with a really hot climate. They all came quickly and were exactly what they wanted. Thanks Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 21, 2011

Beth M

from Hawaii

Bought these for my boyfriend who is very averse to wearing any type of sandals. He moved to Hawaii a few years ago and these seem to finally be shoes he feels comfortable in. They hold his feet firmly in place, without binding. And he likes the strap around the heel. We did a short hike in them and found they offer excellent support as well. We love Chacos! I've worn the same pair for about ten years now and they are still good as new, aside from some fading of the color in the strap from all the sun.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 8, 2010

Anne B

from Atlanta, GA

What else can I say, I love these sandals! My hubby and I recently took a vacation to Orlando and I wore them every day. The one day that I started out wearing a pair of sneakers I got a blister before lunch, so I went out to the car to change back to the sandals. I'll never make that mistake again. My thanks to Chaco for making an awesome product!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 9, 2006

Anonymous

from St. Louis, MO

Wide sizes - Love the shoe but why is it so hard to find in the wide version. Always have to settle for the boring colors due to width.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 12, 2006

Anonymous

from Knoxville, TN

Awesome!!! These are awesome shoes. I had a sports injury to my toe and they were the most supportive shoes for my feet. I have some other Chacos and knew that they run large. Anyway, these are truly great and a must have for any active person.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 10, 2006

Rick

from Lake Michigan beach

Won't Come Off... I sail, hike, kayak and fish in these shoes. I'm wearing my third pair over about seven or eight years, but not because they wore out--my first pair had purple straps my wife hated, my second (black-strapped pair) were lifted from the beach where I left them under a friend's boat. The purple ones are still in use on my son's feet, and I presume the black ones are doing good service for someone, somewhere. Besides my regular, daily casual use, I have worn my Z1s wading in the Atlantic surf, walking though Chesapeake Bay mud, running through the woods with the dogs, in my kayak, and dinghy sailing. Adjust the straps properly, and they fit over socks and still won't come off until you want them to. Not even too bad for winter with thick wool socks if the snow is dry--good traction from the light lug soles. My kids laugh at the "Z" tan lines on my feet. I laugh at people in flip-flops. Great shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 26, 2006

Anonymous

 

Winner - I got these since they are the only sandals I could find in wide size. I am very picky & end up sending back 3 out of every 4 shoes I order, but these are keepers. It took 2 days to get used to the strap system (you can't wear the toe strap loose...it tightens on its own when you walk). Now I wear them whenever possible. Go Chaco. I had a pair of cheap Nike sandals & didn't know what I was missing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 9, 2006

Paul N

from Southeast Arkansas

Wide width just right - I often have a hard time finding sandals that fit since I have a wide foot. The straps are usually too short. The Chaco Z/1 Unaweep is a great exception. The wide width has straps that are long enough for even my wide foot. The arch support is higher than expected. It feels like you are standing and walking on a hump in the middle of the shoe. At first, I found that uncomfortable, but as I wear the sandals more, I'm finding that I like it. As always, Zappos is THE place to shop for shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Tevas, but only if you have a narrow foot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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