Chaco was launched in 1989 by Mark Paigen. Paigen, a fly fishing and whitewater rafting guide on the Colorado River, began making sport sandals for his fellow guides. Eventually, he started making the unique sandals for clients, and the demand for Chacos continued to grow. In 2008, Chaco was acquired by Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
Chaco sandals incorporate a pull-through strap system that is micro-adjustable for the perfect fit and designed to help keep the foot in place during wear.
All Chaco sandals have BioCentric™ footbeds, which are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). These footbeds control pronation, maximize performance and ensure a comfortable, supported stride in any activity.
Today, Chaco shoes (affectionately called "Chacos" by those who wear and love them) continue to heed the call of river guides, climbers and hikers with Chaco multi-sport shoes, sandals and flips. Explore the complete collection of styles, including women's Chaco and men's Chaco.