Chaco Tuesday


It’s hard to be a teenager and not have seen at least one pair of Chacos walking down the hallways. Chacos have been all the rage these days, especially among camp counselors and the “basic Christian” (in the words of Lupita Nowak).

These shoes have received mixed reviews ranging from Chacos being a descendant of the dreaded Crocs to  being the best thing since sliced bread. I am writing this to bring out all of these opinions and address them right here and now.

Con: Chacos are ugly!

I am not going to say that Chacos are the best looking shoes around, but they are definitely worth sacrificing fashion for function. They look like you are walking around on tires, but the soles don’t wear down, they are easy to clean, and it feels like you are walking on something a lot more comfortable than it looks!

Con: Chacos take a long time to put on!

The straps can get a little tricky to put on, but for the most part it’s not too hard to slide your foot in the Chaco and go. When you first try them on they might be a little snug, but that’s not a problem. Chacos innovative design allows you to adjust the straps with ease so that your feet fit comfortably.

Con: Chacos cost so much money!

Each pair of adult Chacos costs around $100 dollars. This is pricey, but these babies last a long time and it is a great alternative to buying a cheap pair and having them break within a couple weeks. The main reason Chacos are “so” expensive is because they are built to last no matter what activity you will be doing in them.

Pro: Chacos can be worn with almost every outfit!

I have worn Chacos with jeans, shorts, sweat pants, and some people have also worn them with dresses or skirts. They are also perfect for almost every occasion, such as going to the beach, touring, a light hike, floating down a river, or even taking a shower in a public bathroom.

Pro: Chacos are cute!

While this contradicts the first con, a lot of people believe that Chacos can be really cute. If they are worn during the summer, you could be sporting a fun feet tan! Chacos also come in a variety of colors and designs for men and women.

Pro: Chacos can take on almost every terrain!

Those thick soles come in handy on almost all terrains. While taking long or extended hiking trips in them might not be the best idea, they are great for a day filled with walking. The textured soles allow your feet to grip on to wet or slippery surfaces, and Chacos are waterproof so you don’t have to worry about them getting ruined. Chacos can also float so if one falls off in a river while tubing, you don’t have to worry about losing it!

Chacos are worth it! They last for at least 6 years. I love my Chacos no matter what, and I plan on getting more and more pairs!

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