Look, let’s get it out of the way, I’m going to say it because you’re thinking it, and if I’d not said it we wouldn’t be able to share the smirk we’re about to share.
This summery footwear does not take its name from that annoyingly catchy song/dance from at least 10 years ago. The school disco/family do classic was called Cha Cha Slide and to be brutally honest it was (and remains) at the opposite end of the cool spectrum to these tie-dye lovelies.
Chaco is a brand which was formulated by a Colorado river guide. He presumably wasn’t happy with what was already available and created his own sandal. Necessity is the mother of invention and all that. The notable design feature is the simple Z-shaped straps which keep your Chacos secure while allowing your feet to retain maximum comfort and breathability. On the Chaco website they boast of “30 years of Z” which puts me in mind of a quite protracted coma but it’s a proud boast for a brand we’ve only recently decided we’d like to applaud.
Now, all together now… everybody clap your hands….
Sorry, had to be done. Our old pals in Ulverston have just put these live on their website so if there’s a sudden surge of Chacos out on the paths of the Lake District, it’ll be their fault. Check them out here.