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Old 07-16-2012   #11
Land of Lovin, Colorado
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I've never liked the toe loop, hiking, rafting, kayaking - I never miss having a toe loop.

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Old 07-16-2012   #12
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No toe loop so you can wear socks and your Chacoes in winter!

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Old 07-17-2012   #13
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My vote is for toe loop............but why does my vote matter?
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Old 07-17-2012   #14
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I vote toe loop. With that said I would not try the new sole out because of the new plastic heel piece horrible design idea.
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Old 07-17-2012   #15
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Toe loop or toe noose, whatever you want to call it, I hate it. My vote, no noose!
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Old 07-17-2012   #16
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I have both kinds and 99% of the time, I wear the ones without the loop. And I wear Chacos every day. When it gets cold, I just wear them with smart wools.
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Old 07-17-2012   #17
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I vote NO on Chacos! If you want a heavy and uncomfortable sandal that takes forever and ever and ever and ever and ever to break in, buy Chacos. If you want to enjoy a light weight sandal that doesn't feel like you are strapping a combat boot to your foot, buy Teva. Hell, I'd rather paddle with a leather Birkenstock before I would strap lead like Chacos to my foot. I have had my Chacos for 4 yearsand they still have that foreign feeling when I put them on. Sure, I'm only a weekend warrior, but for hecks sake, when are these sandals gonna feel good.

Yes, I know that they last forever unlike other sandals, but so do cowboy boots, military boots, and the sort.

Similair to you, all my friends ranted and raved, yet I'm still not convinced.
Ask yourself if comfort is more important than long lasting durability. Also, if you're a weekend warrior, any sandal will go the distance.
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Old 07-17-2012   #18
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so Blutzski.....does that mean that the Chaco flip flops are still made in the USA?
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Old 07-17-2012   #19
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Chaco flips are also made in China, that was the first piece they outsourced overseas.

Also the UpDraft has the weird plastic heel counter, the regular Z series still have the strap.
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Old 07-17-2012   #20
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I like the toe loop.

My Chacos are better than your Chacos. I'll bet my Chacos can beat up your Chacos.

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