CHACOS.COM/UK Blog CHACOS.COM/UK Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:41:26 GMT Chaco Z1 Unaweep sandal - review <p>Our thanks to Country Walking Magazine for thier recent review of the Chaco Z1 Sandal.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you are not familiar with this magazine and you like your walks this is a must have. <a href="" target="_blank">Click here for more info.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/CHUK/files/2011/8/country-walking-chaco-blog.jpg" alt="" /></p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:03:00 GMT ReChaco & Custom Chacos in the UK. <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Hello Chaconians,&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We wanted to let you know where we are with the ReChaco and Custom Chaco programs for the UK. &nbsp;At the moment, our ReChaco and Custom Chaco teams are based in the States. For the UK, we looked into how we could bring this program to our UK Chaconians and realised that we have some work to do.</p> <p>In our research we looked into shipping back and forth to the States thinking that might be a solution but discovered that not only was it incredibly expensive but environmentally, it felt wrong. So, at the moment we are not in a position to offer the ReChaco or Custom Chaco services to you due to not having the right tools available. &nbsp;</p> <p>Our goal is to provide you with the best ReChaco and Custom Chaco experience, so thanks in advance for being patient with us as we work to build these programs out for you all. &nbsp;</p> <p>In the meantime, don&rsquo;t let those be<em>luv</em>ed Chacos go in the landfill! &nbsp;Hold onto them and check back now and again for updates. &nbsp;Also you can sign up on our email list and as soon as we have the right solution we will send an email out!&nbsp;</p> <p>The UK Chaco team.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:57:00 GMT What’s your Sole? <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Hello! So you&rsquo;re looking around the site scoping out your first Chacos (or your next) to LUV but you are not sure what <span style="color: #002060;">s</span>ole to go for. In a nutshell we have three different <span style="color: #002060;">Chaco s</span>oles for you<span style="color: #002060;">:</span> Pro, Yampa and Unaweep<span style="color: #002060;">.</span> <span style="color: #002060;">E</span>ach one <span style="color: #002060;">is </span>designed slightly different to align your sandal sole with your true &ldquo;soul&rdquo;, whether you&rsquo;re a water baby<span style="color: #002060;">, </span>a trail lover <span style="color: #002060;">or a little bit of both, </span>we&rsquo;ve got you covered!</p> <p><strong>Pro Sole</strong></p> <p>The Pro Sole unit is <span style="color: #002060;">derived from the</span> original, born out of our love for the water this unit uses a super sticky rubber by Vibram<span><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #494949;">&reg; to </span>give you the best grip possible for all your waterborne activities.<span style="color: #002060;">&nbsp; Many climbing shoes use a similar compound, which we liked because there is nothing worse than slipping off a wet rock in rushing water!&nbsp; </span>#<strong>Heads Up</strong>, be aware this sole is marking meaning if you wear it on someone&rsquo;s nice new white carpet there is a good chance you <span style="color: #002060;">could </span>leave a nice big black mark on it. So the advantage is it sticks well when wet on most surfaces, however the compromise will be it wears out a little quicker than a Yampa of Unaweep<span style="color: #002060;">, if you are truly using your Chacos for adventuring.</span> <span style="color: #002060;">For those river guides and water lovers out there, our PRO sole is your best choice.</span></span></p> <p><strong>Yampa Sole </strong><strong></strong></p> <p>This is our &lsquo;for everything sole&rsquo; so if you like being in water or walking, travelling, going to <span style="color: #002060;">f</span>estivals, camping or just mooching around the urban jungle this is your sole. A mid height groove by <span><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #494949;">Vibram&reg;</span> giving it a lower profile and non marking so you can&nbsp; go and wear anywhere. It has good stability and still maintains a good grip in watery situations. If you are not sure <span style="color: #002060;">which sole is right for you, our Yampa sole is the sole for you.</span></span></p> <p><strong>Unaweep Sole</strong></p> <p>For the <span style="color: #002060;">a</span>dventurer in you! If you live your life <span style="color: #002060;">in the outdoors</span> or <span style="color: #002060;">are </span>taking a gap year to travel or just generally abuse your kit<span style="color: #002060;"> then</span> you need <span style="color: #002060;">a sole</span> that will take a little more punishment<span style="color: #002060;">, our Unaweep is best for you.</span> It comes with the <span><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #494949;">Vibram&reg; all-purpose TC-1 rubber compound with a high groove, think of it as the hiking boot of Chacos</span></span><span><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #002060;">. </span></span><span><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #494949;">&nbsp;</span></span><span><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #002060;">I</span></span><span><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #494949;">t&rsquo;s going to</span></span><span><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #002060;"> take you up mountains and over many gnarly crossings.&nbsp; This is our longest lasting sole and will take the heaviest beating that you can give it.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 17:26:00 GMT Sea Kayaking in North Wales <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>So what do the Chaco team do on a wet bank holiday weeked? Simple we slip into a nice sea kayak and paddle around Anglesea with our friends. Such a great spot for a weekend getaway!</p> <p>Wearing &ndash; Chaco Z1 Unaweep</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/CHUK/files/2011/6/Sea-kayking.jpg" alt="" /></p> Mon, 06 Jun 2011 18:08:00 GMT Nicely done! <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">Huge congratulations to our Brand Ambassador Darren Clarkson-King from Pure Land Expeditions who fulfilled a lifelong ambition to run the extremely tricky <span>Llanberis fall&rsquo;s in North Wales with Dave Thompson. Daz was wearing Chaco Z2 Pro&rsquo;s. Take a look at the video below to see the tricky entrance and line, also see Daz&rsquo;s blog for more info...</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Video : Waterfall Madness</a> .</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=" " target="_blank"> Darren's blog is here</a></p> Mon, 06 Jun 2011 08:09:00 GMT Welcome to Chaco UK! <p> <p>A big hello from Chaco UK! We are stoked that you have made it to the site, it&rsquo;s been a while in the making but we got there in the end.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s all a bit new to us at the moment and we hope to build a huge community of &lsquo;Chaconians&rsquo; here so come along for the ride, and, of course you can join the global community on Facebook and Twitter.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We 'LUV' our Chaco&rsquo;s here there are a bunch of us that are into travelling, kayaking and climbing and since putting them on our feet fell in 'LUV' with these great shoes. They just work for everything...&nbsp;</p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Jun 2011 08:08:00 GMT