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- 100% Textile
- Synthetic sole
- Heel measures approximately 1"
- Strappy nylon sandal featuring adjustable buckle closure
- Jacquard webbing double straps with toe loop
- LUVSEAT PU footbed with slip-resistant diamond pattern
- Non-marking Vibram outsole
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This double-strap fit is ready for serious adventuring. Adjust around your big toe and feel the LUVSEAT footbed and light-weight outsole supporting every stride.
Whether you're taking it off road or you just need a comfy, secure fit for trekking around town, Chaco has you covered with the Yampa sandal. Colorful, slender straps lend a well-structured fit while the easily adjustable buckle perfects the fit. The contoured footbed gives you cushion and support with every step and a Vibram outsole offers excellent wet/dry traction. This is the real deal.See all Product description
- Package Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B006I018CA
- Item model number: ZX2 YAMPA-W-W
- Date first listed on Amazon: April 23, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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At first, I disliked them a lot. It takes a while to adjust them to your feet well and sometimes it can be too tight in certain places. I recommend following the instructions that come with the sandals or watching a youtube video. Especially make sure that the toe strap portions of the sandal are loose enough to fit two fingers. Any tighter than that, and it can cause some bad circulation to your toes. If you dislike having your toe restricted, this is not the sandal for you, go for Chacos that do not go through the toe. Although the toe straps can feel restricting, I wanted them for hiking. In the case for hiking, this kept the sandal closer and more attached to my feet, even when going downhill.
As for the footbed, I had problems with it at first. When I first put them on, the arch support made my left foot uncomfortable immediately. My right foot did not seem to mind. I started off by wearing them for a few hours a day when I was life guarding. I thought that after having them for 1.5 weeks and doing that, I would be OK to wear them to a theme park all day. I was very wrong. My feet were in so much pain after wearing them for 8 hours straight, especially where my arch was. I was almost going to give up on them, but figured I would keep trying since I had worn them too much to return them.
FINALLY, after a month of having them, my feet have broken into my sandals. The sandals do not break in. They are very heavy duty and well made; your feet have to get used to them. Now, I can use them all day without discomfort and appreciate the arch support that they give me, especially when hiking. When hiking, sometimes the toe straps tighten a little, but not too much. They are sturdy and work well and, not to mention, are very cute looking; I often get compliments for them.
If you do not have arches, or your arches are low, these will hurt A LOT. The amount of arch support is surprising and took my foot a month to get accustomed. I have both Tevas and Birkenstocks as well. Comparatively speaking, my foot got used to Tevas the first day I wore them. Birkenstocks took my foot about 3 weeks to become comfortable (not pain really, more discomfort). Chaco's by far took my foot the longest to get used to (1 month) and I did go through pain from long wear to get to where I am now.
This style combines several desirable features. The main one for me is the extreme arch support, without which I can't wear any shoes. These are the archiest sandals I've ever worn.
I also like the color of the straps, a very subtle grey-purple-blue ombre. It's an unusual color combination in an ocean of bright blues and oranges and dark blacks and browns.
The lugging on the sole is lower than on my former ones, which were about 5-7 mm. These are 2 mm, enough to give me traction but not enough to make the shoe look clunky. I wear the old ones when I go hiking or scrambling around on the river boulders, and these for everything else, including walking.
The strapping holds the big toe very securely in place, which means that you can wear this style for hiking. Chacos makes other styles with a diagonal strap across the base of the toe but without the hold-in-place criss-cross toe strap; they are also comfortable, but the foot slips around in them. This style is much safer.
Because these are sport sandals, I can wear them into the river or ocean. They dry in a snap.
And finally, because my feet swell in hot weather, I like that this style doesn't have an instep strap across the base of the ankle. The straps cross a few inches north of my ankle, where the swelling is worst, so I can wear them even when my feet look like sausages. And they are prettier and more stylish without that strap across the ankle joint.
I expect to wear these for years in comfort, safety, and style.
During my research stage I tried on some Teva sandals that were similar and I am glad I bought the Chacos. If you don't want to spend a lot of money on them I have seen them at NordstromRack and other similar discounted places. However, I specifically wanted the Pixel Weave color because I plan on having these for a long time, which justified spending more for the favored pattern.