Definitely not your usual summer flip flop. The Flip EcoTread from Chaco is a souped up and sturdy version of this popular style that I’m confident will last me for years.
Chaco is known for their sturdy outdoor shoes – often with straps that hold the shoe in place. These are great for hiking around and for the beach. But this flip flop, with its more causal style, is definitely a great addition to my other summer sandals because I can just slip into them and run out the door.
On my first test with these, I walked about 4.5 miles. They are more comfortable than other flip flops I own, likely because the footbed is harder than most others, providing extra support.
While I don’t have arch problems, some people might appreciate the curvature of the footbed.
I did have a bit of a problem at first with the strap rubbing on the top of my foot just behind my big toe. It scraped (not blistered) just a bit but now I don’t even notice it.
What I love:
- Color options
- Sturdy material (I have total confidence that these will last a long time)
- Great foot support
Not so much:
- I originally ordered an 8 and it was too small (I’m usually between an 8 and 8.5). The 9’s are a perfect fit.
- If the toe piece were a little softer, I may not have had the rub on the top of my foot
Pretty much thrilled to have these for the summer (and for Hawaii in the winter!)