Canyonland Sneaker in Storm Blue (photo Chaco Footwear)
Men's Canyonland Sneaker in storm blue; (photo/Chaco Footwear)

Hiking in Sandals Isn’t New, But the Chaco ‘Canyonland’ Sneaker Is

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

Canyonland chaco sneaker in storm blue (women's) and morel (men's)
Canyonland sneaker in storm blue (women’s) and morel (men’s); (photo/Chaco Footwear)

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.

Sneaker Construction

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

Women's Canyonland sneaker in Zinc
Women’s Canyonland sneaker in Zinc; (photo/Chaco Footwear)

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.

Check Women’s Price at Chaco

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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.