4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Works like a workhorse but not exactly comfortable,
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Ok, given the numerous Chaco reviews I have heard personally, I finally had to buy some. Yes, for the river rat who likes to hike, is out for days at a time, hikes in the same shoes as one boats and appreciates dry shoes etc - they are awesome, but not comfortable,not affordable or light weight. Given my limited budget, I like something that meets all my needs. And I would love one that we could boat and hike in. Chacos will take you on a nice day hike, but I dare say your heels and toes would be sore at the end of the day and hopefully there are no boulders in sight that would take out your toes. I might have 2-3 overnights on a kayak a year, but want something comfortable to slip in most of the time at camp. Chacos are heavier, not as comfortable and only are really right for the person who can afford to use them all of the time e.g. boaters etc. However, I will give them the props that they dry very well. Ok - do I bring boots on my boating trips? No. Chacos are the next best thing -- I guess. But they still don't meet your needs. I was in an overnight in Yellowstone yakaying - it was nice in that circumstance to have dry shoes the next morning when everything else was wet. But do I kayak in Yellowstone more than once a year? No. So in that case, I appreciated it - but in others, a good flip flop will do. Comfort is the main goal. I carry both but I would like to carry light (w/o Chacos).