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Chaco Updraft Bulloo Reviews

16 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

27%Rated 5 stars

9%Rated 4 stars

36%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

27%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

81% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

75% "Excellent arch support"

12 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/28/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have been trying shoes on for a month now looking for a comfortable summer sandal. My husband loves his Chacos but the original styles, Unaweep and Yampa, had arches that where too high. He read that the Updraft Bulloo has lower arches but still good support. He was right. I wore these on a three hour walk to day and did great. I like them so much I am ordering a second pair in another color as a back up. I highly recommend these sandal for people who want a good outdoor shoe.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/9/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I agree with a previous reviewer about the hard surface (plastic?) in the back being very uncomfortable. Other models have webbing which is far more comfortable. I sent these back for a different model that has the webbing.

Additional -4 Updraft Bulloo Chaco Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 17, 2012

KL

from San Rafael, CA

Love. These shoes are more comfortable than my own feet. Seriously, I have very hard to fit feet (pronation, fallen arches, narrow heel, bad toes, hard to fit size - 10-1/2 N) but because of the way the strapping works they were completely customizable. I haven't wanted to take them off since they arrived! Also they are not as heavy as other Chacos and don't have the toe loop which I never liked. Because the straps are soft and not clunky they work well with all types of outfits. Thank you Chaco!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Birkenstock, Romika

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 30, 2012

Anonymous

from San Diego

Sandal fits well and the style is great,however I should have taken the advice of the other reviewers. The plastic tabs along the side of the heels are very uncomfortable. I am returning the sandal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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May 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Macon, Ga

When I first tried these on, I was in heaven! But after a few minutes I started to feel a "lump" under the ball of my right foot that did not feel good. I could feel the "lump" or rise of the left one a little but it did not bother my foot like the right one. Is like there are two arch supports on this shoe, one at the actual arch, then one in front of it which does not work for my foot. It may be a difference in my feet so sadly I am having to send them back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell and Keene

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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January 15, 2013

Lily

from Memphis, TN

These were comfortable, but I did not like the lack of support near the front of the foot. It was very obvious to me that rather than designing sandals that did not need a toe-loop (like their other sandals) they simply removed the toe-loop without redesigning any of the other straps. This leaves the front of the foot very open with way too much wiggle room. With the removal of the toe-strap, which I am not typically a fan of, they should have moved either added a third strap that crosses the foot, or moved the front strap farther forward. Otherwise they are fairly comfortable, except for the harder plastic bits near the heel that other reviewers have mentioned. I found that within a week my foot was used to it.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 6, 2012

Holly H

 

I love the footbed of Chaco shoes, but who came up with the stupid strapping system? It sticks in the midsole and I cannot get it to tighten the same way twice. Back they go, and I hope not all Chaco sandals have this stupid system. I do not want to have to fight my shoes each time to get them on and off.

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

 

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May 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Honolulu

As a longtime Chaco user, I have to reject the Updraft. It is cute, but is sized small, and very uncomfortable with hard plastic pieces on the sides. I am returning them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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June 27, 2013

Sheila P

from MN

I love Chacos! The buckle strap on the Updraft Bulloo is too short, and it makes it quite difficult to put the sandal on. I could not wear this model, and I returned it.

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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February 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

I was looking forward to an attractive yet rugged sandal with treads. This does all of the above but the heel bed is so much lower than the rest of the shoe that it throws me off balance and feels awkward.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Indianapolis, Indiana

Footbed is very comfortable and not as high arch in this as other Chacos which tended to bother me...so I was hopeful. But this style does not have straps near as long as other Chacos and when my feet swell they are too tight with no room to adjust. I don't understand why this style has such short straps. Also I did not think the hard plastic tabs at the ankles were going to bother me at first, but sometimes they are now making my ankles just a bit sore. Unfortunately am returning this shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Keen

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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August 1, 2013

Katie B

from Northeast U.S.

I have owned several different Chaco shoes, starting with their old 3M sole Colorados. I have a pair of zongos, z/2 unaweeps, and two pairs of their shoes and a pair of boots. I love the Chaco arch support because I have high arches and am prone to plantar fasciitis. I received these and tried them on in the house for about an hour, and my right foot started cramping due to lack of arch support. If you are a Chaco owner, expect that this model will not offer the arch support you are used to by Chaco. The plastic part in the back did not bother me at all. I am going to exchange these and try out the Yampa footbed with the nonmarking sole.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chacos rule.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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August 21, 2012

Paula M

 

I bought a pair when I was on vacation, and they are the most uncomfortable pair of sandals I have had. Paid a lot for them. If I could have taken them back, I would have.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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