Chaco Lowdown Provides Amphibious Support

The founder of Chaco, Mark Paigen, saw a hole in the market and fixed it. 

In 1989, a Colorado rafting guide needed footwear that was as useful in the water as it was out of it. Mark Paigen founded Chaco, and used the gecko – a creature that thrives in nearly every environment – as its symbol. 

Paigen was unsatisfied with the offerings of Teva and Alps. They were amphibious, but they weren’t comfortable, and didn’t offer the foot anything in terms of support. Paigen consulted a pedorthist to figure it all out. He arrived at the strap layout now seen in the Chaco Lowdown.

The Lowdown is engineered with high-rebound EVA and Chaco’s contoured LUVSEAT™ arch-support for healthy alignment and all-day comfort underfoot.

Chaco Lowdown at Alpine Trek.

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