Originally Posted by Tele-axel
How on earth did you get chacos to last for 7 years? I completely destroyed 2 pairs in less than a year and a half, soles worn through into the straps that run just under the soles and fraying them to unusable extremely quickly. I still have a set of Tevas that I've had for 13+ years now that I pushed way harder than the chacos (guiding the first couple years with the tevas and just wear arounds for the the chaocs).
Yeah no kidding. I get 1 MAYBE 2 years out of mine. And especially since the takeover a few years back. I am lucky to get them on prodeal for ~$40 a pair. But that's all they are worth anymore. They put a cheap rear strap on a few years ago that was junk and wore in less then a season. Called them up and they told me they knew of the issue and I would still have to pay $50 with shipping to replace that rear strap ( the one that goes under your heel) and they were going to replace it with the same cheaper strap.
I would LOVE to find another simple durable river sandal.