Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CHACO SPRING 2012 Performance Footwear-Out From The Water


words/images Judith Ecochard

"Lighter weight, more versatile, more out of the box.." and we would add...pretty snazzy looking, CHACO's Spring 2012 takes its water peds' DNA and puts it firmly on terra firma.

Part of the Wolverine family, Chaco has been a culty niche player for outdoors types-particularly river rats...with its now refreshed Zong sandal.

Polyester Webbing, Custom Adjust'em Fit

Lighter weight and more versatile-a mantra for the entire outdoors' industry---coupled with Chaco's Luvseat™ platforms (XO1, XO2, XO3 balanced for comfort/performance )-aka footbeds that'll outlast you too hasn't changed the supportive/comfy fit---with lasting arch support, heel risers for lateral stability, and durable midsoles.

The leather cap toe bumper(ed)--- Ponsul Bulloo-in four color waves of polyester webbing.

Vibram® Bulloo Outsole-non-marking, super lightweight

removable footbed

NEW---the Ponsul Bulloo

For women-the  nubuck leather upper-Torlan Bullooo (r/foreground-Stripe Fade), has articulating panels for air flow...the Vade Bullooo (l-Zenith Blue)---made of mesh and suede upper ---closed shoe options  providing excellent cushion and support.

Big buzz at the show Tedinho Bullo-with a second lace color available= a Chuck Taylor's kind of profile, these high top lace-ups are made of durable, quick drying polyester canvas-that's breathable and water tight with a gusseted tongue for ankle seal.

Vibram® Bulloo Outsole for extreme grip

Tedinho Pro-stylish enough for urban wear imho

Canvas versions of Chaco classics---handsome eco-friendly lightweight kickers for warmer temps.

Vibram® Nuri Outsole-non-marking, Cotton twill lining

Canvas Suede Leather Upper, 

Mini-me versions for kids.

The Z/2® PRO and Z/2®PRO-classic, adjustable  Chaco's sandals---that fit so well...there's no need for an out of water change of footwear -but with an added-nice touch---the Vibram® outsoles are resolable!

EcoTread™ outsoles made of 25% recycled materials