I don't see why people like chacos, really. As a professional guide protecting my feet on the river is a high priority. I mean exposed toes, not for me, not on the rivers i run. I have had a ton of river shoes, but so far, my keens have stood the test of time and I can't tell you how many times I have stubbed my toes on rocks only to have the black toes protector take the big hit for my toes. I also had the columbia drainmakers last season and they worked well. But I have found by far my favorite just a couple weeks ago. The TEVA gnarkosi or something like that. Look dope, work even better and I got them for $38 bucks online. THey are just sweet, basically like a skate shoe but made for water. I work a full season on the MFS and other rivers and I can't imagine having a better shoe for complete foot protection, kickin off rocks and after the trip you can just stroll into the K club and have some beers in style.