Tags: They survived a house fire!
My parents' house burned down last Christmas, and we basically lost everything. A fireman went in the next day to look for things that may have survived, and I asked him to get my suitcase, to see if anything was salvageable. My clothing and shoes were disgusting, covered in ash and soaked, and then I saw my chacos. Also covered in ash and soaked, but perfectly saveable. They're in perfect condition now, they only slightly smell of smoke, and they are definitely the best shoes I've ever owned. Thanks Chaco!