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Rugged and durable - the last pair of sandals you'll need
on July 29, 2013
I got these sandals while I was in Afghanistan as a defense contractor. Through a mixture of psychosis and sleep deprivation, I believed the civilized world was going to end soon and it would be best to pick up a pair of shoes that would last in any type of condition. Enter Chacos Unaweep. The fantastic thing about these sandals is that they can accommodate thick socks under the straps - something many of the other pairs cannot. One thing I did realize is that there are serious constraints on just how much one can rachet down the straps on them. Obviously well enough to keep the sandal affixed but some of the straps do not feel quite in alignment.
Excellent hiking sandals. I have hiked with these through a variety of terrain including desert, back-country trails, pavement, and beaches. It traverses all of them with ease and holds up well under stress.
While I believe my timeline for the end of civil society is not correct - I am certain that these sandals would be ideal for that exact sort of situation. The one where you don't know where you'll be next week or next month. Put on warm socks and they work in the winter. Take them off and they're perfect for the rest of the seasons. Thick rubber soles last damn near forever. I've been walking around in mine for about a year and they've not even begun to show serious wear.