Sunday, February 6, 2011

CHACO® FALL/WINTER 2011= FOOT ARCHES REJOICE



The Legendary Footbed Brings Relief To Wintry Weather

Outdoor Retailer, SLC Utah

Words/Images Judith Ecochard



BELYN  BAA in urban cool Black

























Arguably one of the most comfy sandals we ever walked in …Chaco’s---

With a tagline Fit For Adventure™ (spot-on)…the brand's female sandals def. did not pass the style test IMHO....but give feet the relief they need, without a doubt.
Leather Brown--- 12" Pull-On---CREEDENCE TALL (W)

NOW---with the introduction of winter styles including gals' clogs, slip-ons  and mid-calf boots---we think the fashion aspect of this well respected label ---just got a bit of a bump-up. 
ARBORA TALL WRPF---Pull-On 13" Waterproof Full Grain Leather Upper with Side Zip---Waterproof!


Men---get chukka kicks, slip-ons and Rancher profiles.
CREEDENCE Tall---unlined, 11" Full Grain Upper






CREDEENCE BAA with full shearling lining on left.

OTIS Suede Leather upper









Of note---special lug Vibram® outsoles that are the best---particularly desireable for us are the Vibram® Burly kickers for grip on winter conditions like ice.

AND---no shortcuts in quality anywhere---with all footwear highly water repellant or waterproof, fleece lined for extra warmth…and full leather uppers/suede that for the women… are whimsically painted, or nicely quilted.

ZAAGH BAA---Full Shearling Lining-Full grain Leather Upper


We’ve actually trooped through OR and New York's FFANY with a pair of the cute BELYN BAA---



---with Vibram® Burly soles, suede/full grain leather upper, that famous fixed ADDSTRIDE™ midsole that is like walking on a mechanical massage thingy---




Results---besides pampered feet---loads of positive unsolicited comments---from guys and gals---giving this kickers' nods of approval for style---and cause Chaco already has that great rep... interests in snagging a pair for themselves.

Men's ZOGGONIT---Waxy/Full Grain Leather Upper

ADDED PLUS: The RECHACO program---that resoles, lengthens, shortens straps, replaces buckles… etc---Chaco footwear  by in-house technicians…”because old friends should stick around as long as possible” ---and out of landfills. BTW over 20,000 Chaco sandals---reworked to date. At very reasonable prices too===we were told repairs average $35-$40.

Styles we previewed $130-$250---very decent for kicks that'll probably outlast the wearer.


ARBOTA WOOL WTPF 10" Waterproof Leather/Wool Upper


ZAAGH with VIBRAM® GUNNISON sole-stretchy too for easy on/off