Rockford, Mich. (June 24, 2014) – Chaco, the market leader in performance sandals, continues to evolve its product mix to include more closed-toe shoes for both water and trail, as well as expand its collection of premium leather and casual lifestyle sandals. For Spring 2015, Chaco adds more styles to the successful OutCross collection, launches a new, modern performance Z/Volv sandal collection, and introduces the New Chill series, featuring beautiful and finely crafted leather flips and sandals. All Spring 2015 footwear features Chaco’s LUVSEAT™ footbed that is certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association for optimum comfort and a properly supported stride. Each new style will debut at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market at Chaco’s booth (#32136).
The OutCross platform of protective and versatile shoes, which launched to rave reviews and solid sales in 2014, moves forward with the new OutCross Evo collection in 2015. The OutCross Evo collection provides essential coverage with new colors, styles, and unique silhouettes that span land and water. With three styles for men, four for women, and a colorful offering for kids, the OutCross Evo collection combines breathable mesh and jacquard webbing to provide varying levels of open construction and ventilation across the styles. Each shoe has an instant-comfort, microfoam layer resting atop the premium polyurethane (PU) LUVSEAT footbed and nylon support shank. The rugged, non-marking EcoTread™ outsole is made with 25 percent recycled rubber and has 3.5mm lugs and a molded, siped tread design to offer impressive traction no matter the terrain. The gender-specific OutCross Evo 1, 2, and 3 are available for both men and women in a wide variety of colors. The OutCross Evo 1 and 2 will retail for $110, and the OutCross Evo 3 will retail for $115. The OutCross Evo MJ (Mary Jane) is a great option for women at $100, while the OutCross Kids brings eight vibrant colors to adventure seeking children for $55.
The name of the New Chill collection says it all; sandals and flips for everyday use that feature comfortable, premium leathers and a laid-back style. Women can choose from the Cordova for $90, the Sol for $80, the Abril for $85, the Sofia for $110, and the Dorra for $100. The Men’s collection includes the Cabrera for $90, the Finn for $95, and the Kirkwood for $85. Each of the New Chill styles uses beautiful textured and smooth premium leathers, pigskin lined straps, and a handcrafted leather topsheet over the cushioned, slim PU LUVSEAT footbed for instant and all-day comfort. The gender-specific outsoles have non-marking EcoTread rubber with 25 percent recycled content.
The Z/Volv collection answers the question, what would Chaco’s Z sandal look and feel like if it were introduced today? Offering consumers additional sport sandal choices, the Z/Volv platform has distinctive features such as a more athletic-inspired midsole and sidewall design, a fresh gender-specific EcoTread outsole, and a new softer topsheet and footbed design offering stellar out-of-the-box comfort thanks to a new PU compound. This new PU compound provides extra comfort underfoot while weighing 20 percent less than the classic Z platform. Continuing with the traditional adjustable pass-through strap design, the Z/Volv collection has four sandal styles for women and two for men. The Z/Volv collection also includes flips in two styles for men and women. The Z/Volv and Z/Volv 2 come in gender-specific styles for men and women, and the Z/Volv X and Z/Volv X2 are available for women. Each sandal retails for $100. The gender-specific Z/Volv Flip has Chaco’s fun jacquard webbing straps and retails for $65, while the gender-specific Z/Volv Flip Synth ($60) features a foam-padded synthetic leather strap.
Every season, Chaco adds a variety of new colors and designs to its Classic Z collection. For spring 2015, Chaco will introduce the ZX/3 Yampa in five great color combinations for women. Following the traditional Z sandal style with pass-through webbing, the ZX/3 Yampa has three interwoven webbing straps to offer even more color and pattern options. All styles in the classic Z collection will retail for $105.
Now Chaco fans can wear their enthusiasm every day thanks to bold patterned and bright colored belts and new wrist wraps. Dogs can also get in on the fun with durable jacquard webbing leashes and collars in a variety of sizes. The new 1” Webbing Belt comes in six color options and the new Bottle Opener Belt has five jacquard webbing offerings. Both retail for $25. The ReversiBelt is refreshed this season with four new colors. The Wrist Wrap ($10) is a fun way to wear your Chaco pride with six great colors and a branded metal buckle. Dog leashes and collars have updated colors and reflective thread for increased visibility. Seven different dog leashes retail for $20 and come in small and large, and the $12 dog collars come in small, medium, and large in six color options.
Born on the river in 1989, Chaco builds premium footwear for the outdoor-minded. As a result of the brand’s proprietary LUVSEAT™ footbed, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has awarded the Seal of Acceptance to many Chaco footwear styles. The APMA Seal is intended to raise awareness by identifying products of exceptional quality that are manufactured with comfort, healthy, and safety in mind. Simply put, Chaco is fit for adventure. Please visit us at www.chacos.com, Facebook: Chacos, Twitter: Chacousa, Instagram: ChacoFootwear
Chaco is a part of Wolverine Worldwide’s Performance Group, which also includes the notable lifestyle brands Merrell, Saucony, Cushe, and Patagonia Footwear.