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Chaco ZX/2® Vibram® Yampa Reviews

128 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

79% "Excellent arch support"

118 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/16/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I tried several of the Chaco sandal models - the one strap with the toe strap, the two strap without the toe strap, and this one. This one wins. Although many people say that it cuts off the circulation in their toe, I haven't had this problem. But it is necessary to spend some time adjusting the straps and breaking them in. I usually wear a 7.5 wide and the 7 wide fits perfectly. I got them for a long trip and I'm confident that after a short break-in, they will be perfect!

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10 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/29/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

Very frustrating straps and the shoe is uncomfortable overall. I will be returning them.

Additional 108 ZX/2® Vibram® Yampa Chaco Reviews

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August 7, 2014

Joanne H

from Powell, TN

First purchase from Zappos. It was a very easy and uncomplicated purchase plus it arrived on time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 6, 2014

Linde W

from St Louis

Love them! I have worn them all summer and they are so comfortable! Even wore them hiking and white water rafting in CO and my feet felt great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 5, 2014

Reena M

from Missoula, Montana

I bought these shoes last summer in the hope that they would work as hiking sandals that I could also wear with dresses. They're super cute, but every time I walk more than a mile or two I end up with massive blisters on three different spots on my feet. I wish I'd given up on them in time to return them, but I kept hoping my feet would adjust.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 1, 2014

Susan T

from United States

I'm not thrilled with Chacos. Every time I wear them, I feel like my toes are bruised from the straps. I can't seem to adjust them to make them feel comfortable. I bought them to walk all around Europe, but I think they will stay at home.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 30, 2014

Nicole

from Portland, OR

I have had these shoes for about a year now. I decided to buy this pair after the soles of my Chaco sandals of nearly a decade wore through. Within a couple months of buying this pair, the straps started to fray a little, but I decided to ignore it. The straps are thinner than my old pair, so it was to be expected. However, I just noticed that the soles of this new pair have already worn through to the strap. I literally only wear these sandals while walking on sidewalk for about 5 miles a day (the doctor recommended amount of walking) for less than one third of the year. I am very disappointed. It will cost at least $40 to get these repaired and I will be out sandals for a few weeks. My advice as a former Chaco fan: Pass on these, buy yourself a pair of Merrells or Tevas instead. They will last longer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva, Merrell

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 26, 2014

Anonymous

 

From the time that I placed the order to the time these sandals were delivered, less than 24 hours elapsed. That's with the standard free shipping! For that alone Zappos is awesome! I've had Chacos before, but they did not have the toe loop so I wasn't sure how I would like these. The toe loop makes the sandals more secure, and I have no problem with it. The double straps make them slightly cuter, although I definitely didn't order Chacos for their fashionability. They're super comfy and the pattern is fun. I usually wear an 8 in tennis shoes and 7.5 in heels, and I ordered a 7 in the Chacos. Perfect fit. I have a narrow foot, and the regular width was fine. Great buy and EXCELLENT SERVICE!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 23, 2014

Anonymous

 

I usually wear a 7 1/2 Narrow or AA, and I ordered the 7 (only comes in Medium) b/c the straps are adjustable for width. They fit quite well. After adjustments, the buckle strap is a little long and needs to be shortened, but the overall fit is great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 30, 2014

Anonymous

 

This sandal is perfect! I love the style, and the support is great. It is, however, a little tough to adjust the straps, but it gets easier after you first move them. An overall awesome shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 29, 2014

Deb B

from east coast

I bought these to go hiking in wet gorges with the hopes that they would support my foot while slimy. Maybe I should not review until I actually do this activity but.... I tried them on to make sure they were comfy and I have worn them almost everyday since, on the street and on trails. They were comfortable from the get go, are excellent on rough terrain, and they look pretty good on the foot too. Had I known they came in different colors, I might not have bought black but I didn't know (why is that, zappo's?). Anyway I can't say anything bad about these sandals - they are great. Well, except one thing: They are very well fit and snug because of the strap construction so when a little stone slips in-between the shoe's foot-bed and my soul, it must be removed manually; it cannot just be shaken out. I guess that's a small price to pay for great hiking shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 27, 2014

Anonymous

 

Chacos Yampa Fiesta are wonderful! Bought a wide and they fit my daughter's wide, thick foot perfectly. The straps were tight at first but she loosened them according to the enclosed instructions & wore them a few times and now they fit great!

Brands I'd also recommend: Yellow box

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 29, 2014

Noelle S

from Seattle, WA

I wear these all summer long. I can walk all day in them. You have to be okay with the toe strap. Sometimes that can annoy me a little, but a quick readjustment, and they're fine again. Still one of my favorite shoes ever. It's all I brought to a recent trip to Thailand and could walk all day in them. I usually wear 8.5 and the 8 is perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vibrams, Merrell,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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April 25, 2014

Nicole J

from Tulsa, OK

My second pair of Chacos. My first finally bit the dust after 8 YEARS of rock-climbing, hiking, and general living. The first pair I had bought on sale, and they were the single strap w/ toe loop. This time I decided to splurge and pay full price (something I rarely ever do)for another pair. I can say that I felt comfortable paying the full retail price for a pair of Chacos, because I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. And I wasn't! I LOVE these new double strap Chacos and I look forward to several more years of fun in them! I wear a 9.5 in a running shoe and a 9 in sandals. Chacos I run a 9 in, if this helps anyone with figuring out how Chaco sizing runs. If you have any doubts, know that Chaco is worth the investment. They last years, and are the most comfortable pair of sandals you will ever own.

Brands I'd also recommend: Anhu, merrel, teva, dansko, brooks, marmot, mountain hardware

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 16, 2014

Jenn C

from Alabama

Love these sandals! They have the best arch support. My only problem with them is it is tight around my toe. You can adjust the ribbon but as you walk it tighten it back up. I wondered if I bought a wider width if that would help, but I couldn't stop wearing them to exchange them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 15, 2014

Lindsey

from Kansas

I originally went into my local store to figure out what size I am since I'm usually a half size and they told me to go with the larger of the two. I'm definitely glad I did because they fit perfect! I have narrow feet so I was afraid they would be too big on me but they're perfect! They're super versatile and can go from wearing them on hikes to around school! They're comfortable and once you get them adjusted right they're perfect! The only negative to them was that the strap drags on the ground a little bit because I have them adjusted so tight but it's not a huge deal. The fiesta color is super cute too and free 1 day shipping within the Zappos app was fantastic!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2014

Nana C

 

These shoes work very well for me. They support my arches, and my feet did not hurt after an entire day of wearing them shopping. I have tries other shoes that did not hit my arch in the right spot, and had to send those back. They are more stylish than many I tried, also.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 27, 2014

Maureen

 

Last summer I ordered three styles of the Chaco sandals and had to return all. There wasn't enough strap around the ankle, and the straps that went over the little toes on the Chaco Yampa were very tight, as were the straps around large toes. My normal size turned out to be very big so go down one size when ordering. Very disappointing as the foot bed was very comfortable and they looked great. If Chaco gave a bit more strap in these sandals I'd be buying them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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January 25, 2014

Anonymous

from north carolina

Very comfortable. I particularly like the adjustable straps.I have problems finding sandals that are not too loose as I do not have a high instep.Only complaint is after tightening shoe I have too much strap hanging over. May need to cut it off and restitch the end.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

I bought these for my teenage daughter and was very reluctant to spend this much on sandals. However, she absolutely loves them and wears them constantly. She says they are extremely comfortable and true to size. She did not have issues with the straps as other reviewers stated. They are a little long but not a problem. Good investment!

Brands I'd also recommend: Uggs, Sanuks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 30, 2013

Anonymous

from Elkmont, Alabama

I bought these for my daughter. She absolutely loves them. They're comfortable and perfect for school, walking, or wherever she may go!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 27, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great sandals. Believe what you hear about them making your feet smell badly, though. They do. Wash the inside out often.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Tulsa, Ok

Love Chacos but the tightening around the toe is a mess. Have to keep adjusting at least once a day, sometimes two. Like other style better but Chaco is only sandal I can always wear without pain from plantar fasciitis. Love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 24, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have Chaco flip flops and love them! I wanted a pair of their sandals with a heel strap. It pains me to return these. I bought these in addition to the single-strap. These are very difficult to tighten and loosen...much more so than the single strap. They were very comfortable and had great arch support, but I couldn't break out in to a sweat every time I put them on or took them off so, sadly, they are going back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are pretty great sandals overall. If you have narrower feet, they will be great. I love the adjustability of the straps. I love the arch support. I love the way they look. I do not love the width. Toe box is fine, but the bottom two thirds of the sandal are just very narrow. The side of my foot hangs over a bit and the heel stabilizers dig painfully into my feet. (And I was sized originally in a store but when they didn't have the style that I was looking for I ordered online. The size up from this one was definitely too big.) I suspect that a big part of the problem is the lack of half sizes. Too bad. I love almost everything about these sandals, but the fact that their "wide" sandal isn't wide is a serious problem.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Louisiana

I LOVE MY CHACO'S! I have children in summer camp and have always considered these sandals to be the "camp uniform" shoes they certainly are, but nothing more. My daughter convinced me to get my own pair this year and I am a believer! (The cute new colors didn't hurt in my decision!) I didn't find the adjustment process as troublesome as some. In fact, I like that the shoes can be adjusted to fit snugly whether my feet are rested or a little swollen from a long day's walk. They have to be the most comfortable shoes I own. Particularly after a month of wear, the soles began to mold to mine and they fit like a glove! By the way, I have a somewhat wide foot but bought the medium after trying both widths.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2013

CB

from Chicago, United States

Took the advice of others and sized down (I usually wear a 9.5 and bought a 9, which fit great). Adjusting the straps to fit your feet at first is a pain, but they did fit great. The toe hole does get tighter throughout the course of the day, but my friend said you can send them to Chaco and they will fit the sandals with a piece to prevent that (it's not so bothersome though, I doubt I will). I wore them for 5 straight days at Bonnarroo with only minimal soreness from a spot that rubbed by the plastic strap connector at the inner foot, but considering how much walking/dancing I did, I'd call that a success.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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