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Heritage, Performance, and Style Exemplify Chaco’s Fall 2014 Products

January 15, 2014 (Rockford, Mich.) –For Fall 2014, Chaco continues its progression into a true four-season footwear brand with a diverse collection of light hiking boots, mountain lifestyle sneakers, and heritage-inspired Classic Z sandals. All new products feature Chaco’s LUVSEAT™, a footbed certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) for long-lasting support and comfort. Built to cradle every bone and muscle in the foot, the LUVSEAT is formulated from premium polyether polyurethane (PU) to provide genuine comfort that lasts.  Each new style will debut in Chaco’s booth (#32136) at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show.

“From The Vault” Collection

Chaco will celebrate its 25th anniversary by honoring the sandal that put them on the map—the Classic Z. Made in the USA, the “From The Vault” sandal collection will feature some of the most popular webbing from the past quarter century, the retro Chaco Gecko logo, and beloved Colorado outsole. The sandals are built on Chaco’s anatomically shaped LUVSEAT footbed. Chaco offers two women’s styles: the Z/2 Colorado in Ricochet and the ZX/2 Colorado in Window Pane and Ladybug, and two new men’s styles; the Z/1 Colorado in the ever-popular Sushi webbing and Z/2 Colorado in Snake Eyes. All sandals in the “From the Vault” collection come in a limited-edition shoebox and will retail for $125.

Active Adventure Platform

Chaco’s Active Adventure platform closed-toe shoes provide the ultimate in rugged comfort. With deeper lugs, more rugged outsoles, and additional waterproof options, both men’s and women’s styles are ready to take on higher ground in Fall 2014. These new shoes blend a waterproof bootie and nubuck-finished, high-quality waterproof PU coated leather for comfort and performance in even the wettest conditions. Each shoe is equipped with a LUVSEAT™ PU footbed and molded rubber heel stabilizers for comfortable foot and ankle support. To keep feet grounded on rough terrain, a deeply lugged, non-marking EcoTread™ 25 percent recycled rubber outsole provides excellent traction. For men, the Holbuck Waterproof boot comes in Dark Shadow and Bungee and retails for $150. Women may choose from Dark Shadow, Black, and Cabernet in the Layna Waterproof shoe ($130).

Mountain Sneaker Platform

Chaco’s new Mountain Sneakers combine the best attributes of rugged, outdoor performance with a casual, athletic design to create a collection of versatile and stylish shoes. The Mountain Sneaker platform provides long-lasting support on pavement, turf, or trail through the LUVSEAT™ PU footbed, which rests on a soft EVA midsole for ultimate comfort. They are made with reduced-weight, 15 percent recycled content EcoTread™ Light rubber. All styles have water-resistant suede and polyester mesh lining.

The women’s Gallant, Kendry, and Petaluma Mary Jane (MJ) all come with 3 mm-deep lugs for great outdoor traction. The lady’s Gallantcomes in Black (shown), Bungee, and Gunmetal. The Kendry is offered in Black, Wren (shown), and Gunmetal. Both the Gallant and Kendry retail for $110.The PetalumaMJ’s come in five great colors: Black, Bitter Chocolate, Bungee, Gunmetal (shown), and Coffee Bean; they will retail for $100. The men’s collection adds four new designs to this collection: the Thunderhead, and Roland. Each style has 3.5 mm-deep lugs for traction and grip on any surface. The Kasanretails for $115 and comes in Bungee, Coffee Bean, and Dark Olive/Wren (shown). The Thunderheadretails for $110 and comes in Bungee, Black (shown), and Coffee Bean. The RolandLow is the go-to shoe for style and outdoor pursuits and comes in Coffee Bean, Desert Palm (shown), and Dark Olive; they will retail for $120. The Roland boot comes in Coffee Bean (shown) and Dark Olive and retails for $140.

About Chaco:

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, Instagram: ChacoFootwear, Twitter: Chacousa.

Chaco is a part of Wolverine Worldwide’s Performance Group, which also includes the notable lifestyle brands Merrell, Saucony, Cushe, and Patagonia Footwear.

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