Chaco Yampa Sandals

The Chaco Yampa Sandals are made for moderate hikes, water sports & lounging around town. These lightweight hiking sandals are easy to clean (just toss them into the washing machine), easy to adjust & very durable.

People typically own these sandals for between 4-5 years before they need to replace them, which categorizes these babies as bombproof in our eyes.

Below are video reviews of the Chaco Yampa hiking sandals by people who have owned and used the sandal. Hope it helps you figure out the right sandal for your needs!

Name:  Allyson Rosenbloom

Pros:  Comfortable, Durable, Easy Entry/Exit

Cons:  Not enough of a feminine style

Owned For:  4 years

Recommends:  Yes

Today I’m going to be reviewing my Chaco Yampa Sandals. I’ve had these sandals for about 4 years now and wear them everyday, so long as it’s warm enough. They’re good for general around town walking and hiking, like we’re about to do here in Chautauqua Park.

What’s really great about them is that these straps are all connected so you can get it perfectly fit for your foot, no matter what your foot size is… If you have a narrow or a wide foot you can still get it to fit perfectly.

I don’t adjust them as often as I was told from the store, so they are starting to wear down a little bit… But like I said, I’ve owned them for about 4 years. I was told when I bought them that I’m supposed to do a vinegar soak with them and move the straps around to get them nice and clean. Unfortunately, I neglected to do that so now it’s a lot more challenging to move. Even still, my foot size doesn’t change so all I need to do is slip my foot in and give it one pull.

And if I’m just going out to walk my dog, oftentimes I don’t even keep the strap down and it still has a nice, secure grip on my foot. But certainly when I go for a hike, I pull them closed.

When I have my hands full, it’s even easy to take them off with my heels. So, totally hands free entry and exit from these shoes.

I can’t say that there’s anything I don’t like about these sandals. Maybe I’d invest at some point in one of the more feminine looking Chaco sandals because sometimes they don’t go with my dresses or skirts as much as I’d like them to… But I see ways that other girls pair them really nice and they just have a Chaco with a more slender strap to them.

I chose to go without the extra toe strap, but that’s just personal preference. I’ve heard from both sides that they can hike really well. Both really like it with and without the strap. So, for me, it was just not wanting something in between my toes there when hiking. So, I went without the strap.

How many stars out of five would you give them?

Definitely, for the Chaco Yampa Sandals, I’d give them 5 out of 5 stars.

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