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Winter Wonderland- an excerpt from the Chaco-Sphere

The Chaco-sphere is a place for Chaconians to come together and share their adventures, and it recently got a whole lot better! No matter your Chaco adventure of choice, be it hiking, paddling, camping, climbing or kicking back with a cold brew, we invite you to be a part of our party and join the fun.

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Welcome to the NEW Chaco-sphere

The Chaco-sphere is a place for Chaconians to come together and share their adventures, and it just got a whole lot better! No matter your Chaco adventure of choice, be it hiking, paddling, camping, climbing or kicking back with a cold brew, we invite you to be a part of our party and join the fun.

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Hello + Bye from a Chaconian to her sandals.

After wearing the heck out of my original pair of chaco's bought in 2005, and them even making it through two puppyhood chew fests that lasted years with a basset hound and labrador, I decided to get then resoled. I could handle the buckles being mangled beyond recognition, I didn't use them anymore, had the straps sized to where I just slipped into the shoe anyhow. But the soles were thin and bubbling. I wore these shoes Feb-Nov, I don't get cold easily being born in CT, and although Louisville does have nasty winters, they did see snow often. I also wore them on the five mile vertical hike/climb at the Red River Gorge to CLoudsplitter where I got married while 8 months pregnant. (They did very well for my swollen feet)

So I sent them in, and they resoled them at no charge, under warranty to my surprise, there was a defect of some sort in the shoes. But after wearing the shoe for two weeks the new soles starting to come loose from the shoes too, and I had to send them back. They called and deemed them defective all around, and offered to replace them at no cost. I was heartbroken (sappy I know), felt like I was losing a baby blanket or something. And after discussing with the repairman that it would be crazy and pointless to try a resole again, I decided to look at new shoes. I'm super picky when it comes to these shoes, didn't like any of the styles/colors on the website, so they offered to custom make me a pair. Awesome, I don't see that option anywhere else. So I picked a strap that I liked but I figured other women wouldn't pick so that I would still have somewhat unique chacos.
This company amazes me. Not only do they have an amazing product that stands up throughout the years and trials, but they stand right by it without question. That's incredibly hard to find these days, and I'm very happy to have fallen in love with a product made by such people. Can't say thank you enough. Not just shoes.

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Welcome to the Chaco Blog!

Hello everyone!  It’s go time for our Chaco blog and we’re leaping for joy!  Think of this blog as an extension of the Chaco-sphere, a place for us to tell our stories in addition to posting photos and videos.  Much like the rest of our website, we created this blog with the hopes of providing Chaconians with a place to go in depth about a gnarly river trip or a scramble through scree fields with flips on.  We’d love to hear from the peace corps folk who always have awe-inspiring journeys and lend above and beyond a simple helping hand to meet those in need. Or what about those folks who have a better relationship with their sandals than they do another human being …what’s that all about …tell us your story …we promise not to judge!

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What's a Chaconian?

You are Chaco!

Chaconians are our pride and joy! They pound pavement, trails, and waves. They teach, reach, and perform. They're people who trust their Chacos, and we're honored to support them.