Ode to My Chacos PART 1- the transition
Posted On: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - Chaconians
Before I moved to Utah, I was a Teva girl. Wore ‘em all the time, had several pairs. But shortly after I discovered the great, empty (well, in the southern portion) state of Utah, I also discovered Chacos. Everyone was wearing them. My coworkers. Native Utahn tourists. The rugged outdoorsy guys I liked. The kickass outdoorsy women I emulated. Hell, I think there were some dogs running around in little Chaco footies. (Kidding.)
So I finally went out and bought my first pair of Chacos back in 2002, and the future of my footwear changed forever.
I freaking live in my Chacos during the warm season. Live in them. Other than riding boots or hiking boots, I pretty much wear only Chacos on my feet from April-October, give or take a few weeks depending on the weather. I hike in them, I go to dinner in them, I work in them, I wear them to the store, the post office, the hair dresser. I’ve been known to drive tractors while wearing them:
On trails, on the sidewalk, in my backyard when I’m gardening.
I wore them in Hawaii last year. Shrug: I just love my Chacos.
Current count of Chaco pairs owned: 8.
Current count of Tevas owned: 2. (And although I still really like them, I just rarely wear them.) -to be continured...
Stay tuned to the Chaco blog for part two of Julie's story... the why.