Chaco has become a beloved footwear brand among the most faithful outdoorsmen, with a reputation that first spread thanks to word-of-mouth marketing back in 1989 when it first launched. Now, the Colorado-based company is a ubiquitous mainstay, spotted no matter where you hike. Hardcore enthusiasts and casual trailblazers alike have fallen in love with the simple, straightforward designs that get the job done, and then some. Now, Chaco and Huckberry have teamed up for a pair of sandals inspired by the enigmatic tarpon fish.
The Tarpon Collection features the exclusive Huckberry x Chaco Z/1 Tarpon and Chillos Tarpon, which both sport Chaco’s signature webbing, but with a unique blue scale pattern. The collection is named after its namesake freshwater fish, which is a favorite of fishermen due to its tenacity. Tarpons are also highly adaptable to an array of water conditions, including those with higher salt and pH content, and the fish can even breathe air if necessary. It’s safe to say Chaco’s sandals are both tenacious and adaptable, too.
The Z/1 is Chaco’s flagship all-terrain adventure sandal, with fully adjustable polyester webbing that wraps around your foot and lower ankle for the perfect fit, made even more customized thanks to the adjustable high-tensile heel risers. Providing you with ultimate traction no matter which terrain you decide to trek upon, the proprietary ChacoGrip on the outsole will ensure that you never lose your footing. For a more relaxed fit, you can grab the lightweight and super-soft Chillos slides. They boast premium stability and comfort compared to their competitors and are built with contoured arch support so your feet don’t wear down before you’re ready to go home, along with a corrective footbed to help you recover after a long workout.
Both the Huckberry x Chaco Z/1 Tarpon and Chillos Tarpon are sold exclusively through Huckberry’s online store for $110 and $60, respectively.