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Chaco ZX/2® Vibram® Yampa Reviews

121 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

16%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

91% "Felt true to width"

77% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 26 ZX/2® Vibram® Yampa Chaco Reviews

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May 22, 2013

Anonymous

 

I was so disappointed. My sister hikes, camps, etc. in these all summer. I thought they were very uncomfortable and unflattering. I have flat feet and love a high arch support as in Dansko clogs, but these were just huge and in the wrong place. My normal feet looked fat and ugly. I also wish Chacos had half sizes available. Perhaps that was my issue. Going with Keens, instead (and order up a half size with Keens!).

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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Felt true to width

 

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May 14, 2013

Mary B

from Harrison, AR 72601

I bought these sandals for my 16 year old granddaughter, at her request. She loves them. Pulling the rope, and getting them to fit right was a bit of a chore, but after they were fixed right, she wears them everyday! I have to give them a 5 star because she loves them, and finds them very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston

Great kids summer shoe. Very durable, virtually indestructible. Comfortable once you figure out the straps (read the directions on the box to get there quickly - we fumbled with the straps for a week before we saw them). Very pricey for a sandal but I do believe the straps have a lifetime warranty.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens, Teva's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Arkansas

They're great! I love the style and they're so comfy for sandals. I haven't had any problems with them. I recommend you buy them. It's definitely worth the money! Wonderful arch support!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 11, 2013

Kimberly

from Akron, Ohio

Love these sandals! This is my first pair of Chaco's and I couldn't be happier. They did take a few tries to get the straps adjusted, but once I did they fit perfect. The more I wear them, the more comfortable they get. This was an excellent purchase and as always Zappos is amazing!

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagonia, North Face, Scarpa

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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March 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

Well, I just ordered my first pair of Chacos! I was so stressed out about what size I needed because I am a true 9.5 after going back and forth I got a 9. They fit just perfect. I don't have wide or narrow feet so I got medium width and they feel good, I even was contemplating if I needed a wide or not but since they didn't have a 9W fiesta in stock I decided to keep the 9M. I love them, I love the fit and the comfort (I have super flat feet so this is a wonderful change). I recommend these shoes to any and everyone they are awesome!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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March 6, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Now, this is the second pair of these. I worn out my first ones and will probably do the same for the second pair. I will keep ordering them as long as they are available. I wear them all the time rain or shine!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

These are really comfortable. The footbed feels a little extra-bumpy when you first put them on. However, I trekked all over Disney World for a week in these and my feet were happy the whole day. It takes a while to get used to the straps. They truly are completely adjustable, but it takes some time to get the shoe fitted to your foot.

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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Great Support

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January 7, 2013

Jamie H

from Hamilton, Ontario

These sandals are great! Very solid and supportive but still look nice. The only downfall is that the toe straps seem to tighten as I wear them and tend to choke my big toe. I have to tug on the straps occasionally to loosen 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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Felt true to width

 

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November 11, 2012

Kelly

from New York

I got these for the Bonnaroo Music Festival this summer, and they worked out great! They didn't really need to be broken in, were super comfortable and didn't chafe my feet. The only downside was that they ran a little small, and my heel was right at the edge - probably could have gone a half size larger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 6, 2012

Magen

from Oklahoma

Love these shoes! I usually wear between a size 7 1/2 and an 8. I had tried these on in a store and decided to go with a size 7 because the strap around the back of the shoe was too loose on the 8. They fit perfect and are extremely comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Albany, NY

These shoes are great! I especially love the arch support. It took me a while to get the straps adjusted just right, but once they are adjusted, they fit my feet perfectly. True to size.

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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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

These shoes were recommended by a friend. I have had foot pain since I was pregnant 2 years ago and had to stop wearing flip-flops (even my Tevas!) and any shoe without really good arch support. I've been wearing running shoes or Danskos with added inserts for extra support. My friend finally convinced me I could still wear sandals - and she was right! I have finally found the perfect sandal. It took a little while to adjust the straps to fit just right, but I don't want to take them off! My feet are happy. The arch support is perfect and I can walk for miles without complaint! I would definitely recommend these - definitely worth the price! After reading the reviews I opted for a size 8 (normally I wear an 8.5-9) and the arch falls in just the right spot for my foot. I love these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 26, 2013

Anonymous

from Texas

Easily adjustable. I have very narrow feet and was able to get them tight enough, but then I cut the extra strap off and sealed it by lighting a match and letting it singe the ends to prevent it from unraveling.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 28, 2012

Anonymous

from NY

The smaller sizes might not be scaled down too well. I'm usually a 6.5wide. I bought 6 Wide in the ZX/2 Yampa and Unaweep. I had the same fit problems with both. The arch in the footbed is in the wrong place for me, and is WAY too long. I don't get it. These sandals seem to be the same size as the Tevas I wear all the time, but these don't fit. And the heel strap is just ridiculously big, too far back, AND its also the ONLY part of the sandal that can't be adjusted. Weird, right?

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 11, 2012

Lydia

 

I was so excited to get my new Chacos in black. When I tried them on, it became apparent that my slightly wide size 9 feet would be swallowed up by a 9W. They were too long in the front, too spacy in the back, and was not attractive. I really like the double strap system, but it was frustrating to adjust (not that much of a problem) and it positively constricted my big toes within five minutes of walking in them. I tried to give them a chance, but they just kept happening over and over. Also, the straps practically drug on the floor. The arch support was also very uncomfortable. These are really cute sandals, but I had to return them. The one strap system seems to be better about choking your big toe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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Felt true to size

 

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Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 7, 2013

Liz S

from Huron OH

Thought these ran narrow...bottom of foot kept "stepping on" where the straps came out of foot bed. Arch was good. Straps just too much work for me. Going back to Teva.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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July 21, 2012

Miranda

from oregon

I bought mine 2 years ago and just am getting to consistently wear them. They get more comfortable with time. However, the straps, which are almost too tight to adjust seem to tighten as the day goes on, squeezing my large toe. Once I adjust them again and have them just right, I put them on the next morning only to find a gremlin has tightened them again. I am forever loosening them and it is frustrating. Unless this has improved over the last 2 years I would not recommend these for the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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