Chaco Bulloo Vade

Jun 1, 2012
Outside Magazine

BEST FOR: The performance- and fashion-conscious. THE TEST: Drawing on its experience making high-traction sandals, Chaco has built a trail shoe that grips the rough with the tenacity of a pit bull. The low-volume Vibram sole might look wimpy, but on northern New Mexico trails it stuck to sandstone slickrock—wet or dry—like a rock shoe. We worried that all the suede in the upper might be hot, but the mesh underlay vented well on searing hikes. Best of all, you can easily wear the low-key styling from trail to town without feeling like some high-zoot adventure racer. Bonus: the square shoelaces really work; they never came undone. THE VERDICT: A hot-weather hiker that can double as your adventure travel shoe. 15 oz


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