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Chaco ZX/1® Yampa Reviews

36 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

72% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

72% "Excellent arch support"

32 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/25/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are my first pair of Chacos and I almost went for the toe strap but I am really glad I didn't- lots of bad reviews on those. These are so pretty and comfortable! The two small straps compared to the one bigger strap seems it will be just as supportive, I was concerned about that because I do have a foot injury. Easy to adjust, love them!

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/19/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

I really really really wanted these to fit! However, they made my feet looked like stuffed sausages!! The foot bed was wide enough for my feet; however, the straps were horrible. They were set too far in and squished my feet-no matter how I adjusted them. It seems that they accounted for a wide foot in the sole but not in the strap placement. I ended up keeping my birkies.

Additional 16 ZX/1® Yampa Chaco Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 19, 2012

Saundra K

from Alexandria, VA

I love this sandal especially the look of the 2 cross straps vs. the toe strap version. The Yampa (smooth) sole is less clunky which makes it appealing. Adjusting is not difficult. On my first wearing, I was lucky to get them wet so that helped the strap adjustment too. I normally wear a 5-1/2 and size 6 works great. I purchased them in blue and very happy.

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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Felt true to width

 

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May 8, 2012

Cinde L

from Small Town Mississippi

Most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. Love the look, feel, well everything about this shoe.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta

I love these sandals! Super comfortable and cute. I wear a 6 1/2 and ordered a 6, they fit perfectly. I wear them hiking and they are great!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Kalamazoo, MI

I really really really wanted these to fit! However, they made my feet looked like stuffed sausages!! The foot bed was wide enough for my feet; however, the straps were horrible. They were set too far in and squished my feet-no matter how I adjusted them. It seems that they accounted for a wide foot in the sole but not in the strap placement. I ended up keeping my birkies.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 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 narrower than marked

 

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August 27, 2012

Elissa

from San Francisco, CA

These are the most uncomfortable sandals I've ever worn. I have a pair of Z/1 Unaweep's that I've had for years and they are very comfy. I have narrow feet, but no matter what I tried, I could not get the straps properly adjusted and able to stay on the ZX/1s. Hoping that I would finally be able to adjust them correctly, I took them on a recent European vacation. I had no luck. I wore them for 3 days and my foot was forced sideways on the shoe sole (in a pigeon toe fashion), causing severe pain along the bottom of my foot. I'm not sure if it's the double strapping system or the Yampa sole, but I wish I could still return them. They are the worst! I ended up buying a new pair of Birkenstock sandals in Germany which were comfortable right from the start.

Brands I'd also recommend: Teva, Birkenstock, different model Chaco

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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June 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

This turned out to be the best Chaco style for me this season. I'm typically a 9.5 or 10 and wound up keeping the 10 because the arch was in the right spot. I have bunions on both feet and this style (without toe-ring) was by far the most comfortable. The excess strap is way too long but I will take them to a shoe repair place to shorten.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 17, 2014

Anonymous

from Virginia

I have owned many pairs of Chacos over the years. I often have had trouble with the toe wrap style tightening as I walk, so this time I ordered this style without the toe wrap. And they are great! I typically wear a size 7.5 and ordered the 7 and it fits perfectly. I was able to adjust the straps to fit and they have stayed perfectly in place with a full day of wearing them. This style is much more comfortable for me than the toe wrap style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Dansko,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Washington State

These were replacements for my first pair of Chacos that were my mainstay summer shoes for over 10 years. I was unsure about the double strap and lighter weight, but these are very comfortable, supportive and great for all day wear with lots of walking--the only shoes I took on a month long trip.

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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June 7, 2014

Kate S

from Washington, DC

A little on the clunky side with that thick sole, but surprisingly cute and quite comfortable. The adjustable strap system really works. One of the straps rubbed a little at first when I wore it so I used a band-aid under that spot, otherwise it was very comfortable. The half sizes should order down advice is correct.

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 21, 2014

Dee B

 

Love these. Have arthritis and am very particular about the comfort of shoes. Can wear these all day without any problem.

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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May 6, 2014

Janie H

from Demorest, GA

This is a long lasting, comfortable shoe that pretty well goes with everything. Worth the price!!

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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May 2, 2014

Sally

from Defiance, OH

I have never been let down with a pair of Chaco sandals and this pair is no different. This is only third pair I've owned in 10 years so I know for a fact that they hold up really well. Fits perfectly and so comfortable and supportive. Great for being on your feet all day. Great for paddling around all day also. Very versatile. Maybe someday I'll get adventurous and try a pair with the toe strap, but for right now I can honestly say that I will never own a different brand of sandals. Chaco all the way for this girl.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

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 26, 2014

AnneEM

from Albuquerque, NM

This will be my second pair of the ZX/1 style - my black ones are only one season old and still in fine shape, but I came back for a fun color. I have size 9 feet of average width, and the 9Ms are consistently perfect in this brand. I'm also a moderate pronator, so the arch support is just right. I can wear these all day on just about any terrain and my feet always feel great. I use them for hiking (even rugged climbing approaches) and everyday wear. I used to wear the ZX/2s with the toe loop, and wore out my first pair after the store helper adjusted them just right the first time. But I've just thrown away my second pair of those after a few years (probably before their time) because I never did get them adjusted right and the toe straps always hurt. These are simpler and much easier to adjust, yet they still look fancier than the average sandal. I get compliments on them, even indoors. Be aware that they can get a little stinky - I take a soapy washcloth to mine and stick them outside to dry after about a week's worth of daily wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Naot

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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February 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Silicon Valley, CA

Nice shoes. Sturdy and comfortable. Sturdy enough that I can going hiking in Hawaii with them. Size is a little tricky for me. I usually wear 7.5. My feet are thin. Chaco Size 8 has the right length for me but the strap was too long and the strap was too loose. Size 7 was a tiny bit short for sandals but the strap fits just right so I went with size 7. They should come out with half sizes.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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September 25, 2013

Anonymous

from South Florida

I recently ordered some Chaco shoes, but wasn't sure of the style and fit so I ordered a couple of choices. I quickly decided on one pair and sent the other back. I received a confirmation very quickly that the return had been received and my account credited. It was extremely simple to do and problem free. I also love the free shipping, including the return. Excellent company and great service!

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

These were fantastically comfortable right out of the box. I also tried the around-the-toe ones and found these much more comfortable. I thought I would need wide width but am fine without - they are very adjustable.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

Chacos are my favorite footwear. I wear them with jeans, casual skirts and for exercise (walking and hiking). These are my first with the skinny straps which make them look a little less chunky on my big foot. They are great for my feet, too, as I have repaired bunions and they stay on snug.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 24, 2013

Anonymous

 

For an active person looking for a durable sandal that can take you from the mountains to the office, you can't go wrong with Chacos. Getting your sandals fitted properly is super important. I have a very wide foot with an arch that's closer to my heel than average. I tried multiple sizes, in both men's and women's and wide and regular, of the Z/2 (toe loop, 1 strap) and ZX/2 (toe loop, 2 straps), but I just couldn't get a comfortable fit. Zappos was AWESOME in letting me order a bunch of pairs and try them on until I found one that fit. Just as I was despairing that I'd never find well-fitting sandals, I tried a ZX/1 (*no* toe loop, 2 straps) model. Not having the toe strap lets my wide foot sit farther forward in the sandal. I sewed a little pinch in the heel strap to keep my foot where it belongs. Presto! Ideally fitting sandals! So, if you have a difficult time getting these to fit, make sure you try styles with and without the toe loop.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Buffalo, NY

Love Chaco's sandals. They aren't the most fashion forward shoe, but they are super comfortable and they last forever. I still wear a pair that I bought more than 10 years ago! They are great for days when you know you will be walking a lot, and they are an excellent water shoe (especially because they don't stay wet for a long time). I only wish they came in half sizes for a better fit. If you ever need a wide width, definitely go with wide. I sometimes wear regular width and sometimes wear wide. I tried the regular width in this shoe, and it was very uncomfortable because the place where the strap enters the sole was under my foot (rather than at the side). If in doubt, go with wide. Overall excellent sandal!

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle, Wa

Another great Chaco sandal. I have been a fan for years as my feet need more support than the usual sandal provides. The adjustable straps are perfect for my narrow feet. These sandals are a little more elegant than their wider strapped siblings so I can wear them in a variety of settings. They are comfortable from day one.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 10, 2013

Anonymous

 

I absolutely love my chacos. I will say that I first ordered a pair in my normal shoe size (6, normal width), but they looked and felt awful on my feet. Too narrow, too long, and it looked like my feet curved the wrong way relative to the shoes. Just the wrong fit in every way. I returned those and instead purchased size 5W, and these fit perfectly. If you have the too narrow, too long and stuffed sausage appearance problem with your Chacos, I advise trying a size smaller and a wide width. I hope that fixes your fit like it did mine, because I am very pleased now!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 25, 2013

M. R

from Boone, NC

These are my first pair of Chaco's and I love them! I live in the mountains and do a good bit of (light) hiking. I've walked across wet rocks, up hills with exposed tree roots, etc. with no problems or slippage. They fit my feet like a glove. I did order a full size down -- I normally wear an 8 in most shoes, but wear a 7 in these. I've had no issues adjusting the straps -- I put them on, pull them 'til they feel snug and comfortable, and don't have to worry about them until I take them off. I would definitely recommend these. Plus Zappos has amazingly fast shipping and wonderful customer service; I couldn't be happier!

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 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love the shoes. Get compliments all the time. Ordered due to a foot injury and needed a hard sole. Now, I wear them because comfy and cool! Thanks.

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Illinois

Well, all I can say is these shoes are "great". I have a small bunion, so the ability to adjust these straps is great. I took them on a trip with me where there was a lot of walking, and they were so comfortable. I have to admit I hesitated about ordering because of the cost of these, but I don't regret having purchased them at all!

Brands I'd also recommend: Earth & Keen

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

These shoes are really cute, but I felt that they were too narrow for my average foot, so I'll have to send them back. I think I'm going to try a Teva instead.

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 narrower than marked

 

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