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Chaconian Weddings with MyChaco

Want to feel comfy and special on your wedding day? Fit for adventure of any kind, Chacos are the perfect choice for one of life's biggest adventures- weddings and marriage. The MyChaco team will build Chaconian brides and grooms unique, custom sandals for the big day, crafted on the LUVSEAT™ platform for trusted comfort and support.

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Happy Birthday MyChacos

In Celebration of Your Adventurous Soles!


Today we not only celebrate the first anniversary of MyChacos, but all of you - your creativity and custom designs that continue to inspire the Chaco-Nation! Here’s a look back at our first year of Chaconian design, vision and LUV. Read on for fun tips, tricks, and tales…


Tips + Tricks from MyChaco Guru, Lisa K.:

1. Create your school or camp sandals by using their colors. 

2. Grab your pal + create matching sandals.

3. Different size feet? We can make sandals in a different size for each foot. 

4. Wide feet? We build custom sandals in wide widths too!

5. Adjustments? We can lengthen or shorten straps (main strap, heel riser, buckle strap, or heel leash) to make them fit perfectly.

6. Not enough sole choices for you? Or need a stickier sole? We can do that! In the special instructions box you may request our Unaweep or Pro soles.

7. See all the new options for the Chaco logo badge including our iconic Gecko in color.  Hint - Click on the Gecko for a surprise option!


Adventurous Souls (and soles)

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A MyChacos Story from Lucy Bellwood

Regular readers of this blog will likely remember my tender tribute comic to my Chacos, which finally bit the dust after nine long, dedicated years of service a month or so ago. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending.

Yes, folks, it's true. Chaco actually bothered to contact me, express their condolences, and offer me new shoes for free. As if this weren't enough to cement my lifelong dedication to the company, I found out I'd be using their new MyChacos service to design a custom pair from the ground up. While I tried to condense the hours and hours I spent mucking about with settings and choices into a few panels, I wanted to expand on the subject a little more.

The design tool is a delight to use. Clear, powerful, and laden with choices, it makes the act of designing new footwear as involved and engaging as it should be, considering the product you make could last you up to a decade or more. A few of my favorite highlights included not only the ability to chose from tens of different webbing patterns, but also the option to reverse the webbing and see the alternate colors and patterns on the underside! This effectively doubles your choices for webbing types, and gives you a cheerful surprise when you lift up any of your straps to reveal the secret pattern beneath.

While the temptation was great to just make a carbon copy of my original sandals, I ended up choosing a few modifications. You can see the original ones gracing my feet below (while standing at the site of the original Olympic games in Delphi, Greece), and the new ones (at my home in Ojai, California). 

I chose a reversed webbing with a neat sheen to it and brown, slightly lighter soles that would better suit my needs working on replica tall ships in a marine environment. There were many other choices (Seriously, stitching color? It doesn't get much better than that.), but those were the biggest aesthetic differences.

My shoes arrived quickly and safely and I've spent all week dancing around in them. It feels so good to have Chacos on my feet once more. To those of you lamenting the loss of any well-loved sandals, I highly recommend checking out the MyChacos portal. Solace and comfort (not to mention fabulous new shoes) await therein.

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Chelsea Avery MyChacos LUV

PART 2

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Chelsea Avery MyChacos LUV

PART 1
We all love Chacos, obviously. I remember when I got my first pair in 2006, and thinking briefly how neat it would be to personalize them, little did I know, a few years later my dream would become a reality. When my first pair finally wore out this past year and I decided to write a commemorative blog post of our adventures together (from Dubai, to my wedding and into the great pyramids), Chacos read my blog post, "Chaco Love Runs Deep" and contacted me regarding customizing my very own pair! 
MyChacos is Chaco’s new custom sandal program. When I logged on to explore what MyChacos was all about, it was super easy to navigate and started with asking what style you wanted, what size shoe you wear and if you wanted to start from scratch or with a base model.
Then I went a little crazy. It was so fun to see all of the vibrant colors and designs (which consist of spunky names like 'sassy' and 'fiesta'). I spent hours drafting up different designs, changing the back strap, playing around with the different color soles and did you know you can even change the stitching?! 
I’m not even exaggerating I sat on my couch for so long that my legs went numb and almost missed dinner. After many hours and then days of playing around on the site with all different 'feels' of my future Chacos, I narrowed it down to 4 choices. The 'list' feature after you sign in to Chacos is amazing because it let me save my designs and then click through them all. I’m a big fan of side-by-side comparisons.
I decided since I already have plain black ones, I should do something fun and different.
My final decision was a blue/green strappy mix. During the design process I liked how I could scroll over the different steps and it would show me what I’ve selected. It was also super easy to click around and change things to see if there was something I liked better. The poetic version of my choice...the green symbolizes grass, the leaves of a tree and hiking up a mountain while the blue captures the essence of both sky, water and mountain tops. I chose the bright green stitching because I thought it was fun and made me think of little tiny caterpillars holding my sandals together.

And, because I’m freakin' Nancy Drew...I discovered that during the 'Chaco branding' part where you can opt to leave the side of your customizable sandal blank, have it say Chaco or have a little lizard...if you click on the lizard up in the right (your cursor won't change or anything) you get an extra SECRET option to change it to a skeleton lizard! 
You can get further customization during the ordering process by having them give you a call before they start, shortening the straps, etc. 
After you get done ordering you have the option to shout from the virtual rooftops via Facebook about your designing abilities!


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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.