Chaco ToeCoop Review
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Are you one of those people that love your Chaco sandals but when the cold weather comes around, your Chaco’s go into hibernation? New for Fall 2010, Chaco has introduced the ToeCoop and we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek. I am one of those people that tend to wear sandals and flip flops around as much as I can, but living in Colorado, there comes a point where I have to put on shoes to keep my toes from getting frostbite. The Chaco ToeCoop is a clog like sandal that has full coverage on the front part of the foot similar to most clogs on the market, but it also has a strap in the back that keeps your foot secure in the shoe.
I recently took a trip down to Telluride, CO and besides my trail running shoes, the Chaco ToeCoop was my go to shoe. For around the campsite, around town, and at a concert these shoes/clogs rocked. The upper of the ToeCoop is an unlined waterproof upper that runs 3/4 the length of your foot. This helps keep stones and dirt from getting in the shoe most of the time, but I did noticed that from time to time, some of the more sneaky and smarter stones are able to find a way in. For the outsole, Chaco has used a re-solable Vibram TC 1 rubber; so even if you do wear the bottoms of the shoe out years from now, you can send them in to get a new outsole.
One thing I have noticed as I have aged is that the arch in my foot is not as strong and I need a little more support than when I was younger. The nice thing about Chaco is their biocentric footbed that offers a little more support than flip flops, running shoes, hiking shoes, etc. It’s like you are wearing a custom footbed whenever you are putting on your Chaco’s and if you are on your feet a lot like me, this feature is helpful over time.
Overall, I absolutely love the Chaco ToeCoop and highly recommend them for everyone! For more information on the ToeCoop and other Chaco footwear, please visit www.chacos.com.