Chaco ‘Go-Anywhere’ Sandal

Wearing sandals in a semi-formal setting without committing a fashion faux pas isn’t something many adventurers worry about. But Chaco does. The sandal maker created the Paradox to help you “go anywhere and do anything” while being comfortable in fast-drying water shoes that enclose your foot in webbing.

Chaco Paradox sandal

The footbed and midsole are designed to support your foot in any type of terrain, the company touts. Chaco’s “Getagrip” outsole helps keep your foot planted firmly on the ground.

To me, a pair of the Paradox look like a cross between a sandal and a boat shoe. They are currently available in brown or gray for men and “pesto” color or brown for women. Price is $110.

—Ryan Dionne

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.