The Chaco Z/Cloud 2 was a favorite among our testers for its durability, stability, and adjustability. This model has a large following who swear by it for everything from thru-hiking to running errands to river trips. It's especially well-suited to navigating rough trails with a heavy pack, which is why we dubbed it our Top Pick for Distance Hikers. This is also one of the few sandals we tested that is available in wide sizes (Chaco is the only manufacturer included in our review with wide options). However, if you have a flat foot, the Chaco's high arch footbed might not be the right choice for you. Because this model did not have uniform high comfort across our tester line-up, it didn't quite snag the Editor's Choice Award.
If you have flatter feet or if you're looking for a model that's comfortable for a wider range of users, consider checking out the Editors' Choice-winning Bedrock Cairn or our Top Pick for Adventure Travel, the KEEN Clearwater. The Luna Mono Gordo 2.0 is also a great choice for folks with low arches who still want a thick, comfortable sole.
The photo above illustrates one of Chaco's 2018 patterns for the Z/Cloud 2.