Chaco-heads rejoice! Today, the sandal brand offers up its first all-terrain hiking shoe.
According to Chaco HQ, the all-new Canyonland sneaker prioritizes breathability, support, versatility, and water readiness.
We look forward to testing a pair out, but until that time, here’s what we can tell you.
Chaco Canyonland Sneaker
Chaco flirted with toe-coverage before, but it’s kept to casual-slash-urban categories until now. With the Canyonland, the company offers buyers an amphibious hiking shoe geared toward a broader range of adventures.
First, let’s talk terrain handling. Chaco uses a luggy, 3.5mm, non-marking ChacoGrip PLUS rubber compound on the Canyonland’s sole. The proprietary material seeks help out on hikes through varied terrain by throwing down traction both on dry land and in water.
An unlined mesh upper built to dry quickly aids in the shoe’s ability to handle varying conditions. Polyester overlays (that look fairly thin) help protect the toes and sides, while a padded head and absorption-resistant foam tongue add to the Canyonland’s comfort without sacrificing weight.
A resilient EVA midsole and removable molded LUVSEAT footbed combine to promote both arch and sole support. If LUVSEAT sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the same podiatrist-certified arch support found in all Chacos.
Finally, dynamic perforations along the footbed promote airflow and should help the shoe shed excess water.
Pricing & Availability
The Chaco Canyonland sneaker ($110 MSRP) is available in men’s sizes 7-14 and women’s sizes 6-11. You can choose from several colors, too: black, storm blue, morel (men’s only), and zinc (women’s only). And judging by how fast they are flying off the shelves, these will be a popular shoe for summer.