Chaco makes a line of shoes, sandals and flip flops with the assistance of a certified pedorthist. They designed the contours of their footbed to control pronation and maximize performance. Their BioCentric footbed ensures a supported, comfortable stride in any activity and as a result, has been awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Basically, to absorb shock, the foot naturally pronates (flexes and rolls). Over pronation occurs when the foot rolls too far inward, resulting in stress on the muscles and tendons of the foot. This stress can travel through the body causing injuries. Chaco says that nearly 80% of the population over pronates. Chaco BioCentric Fit controls pronation and may help prevent or correct a wide range of injuries.
I picked up a pair of Chaco sandals while on vacation in Maine this week and have been wearing them ever since.
I like Tevos but the pair I own have three straps which all require fastening. The Chacos use a pretty unique system to secure themselves to your feet and use only one strap to do so. The single strap provides a 360-degree “Wrap-Fit” that’s fully adjustable as well.
Each pair of Chaco’s features a Vibram sole which is super-comfortable. I’ve worn them hiking, driving, walking about and just lounging around and their contour fit provides a very cushy but supportive feel.
You can learn more about the entire line of Chaco shoes and even order up a pair by visiting the company’s web site here.