The Chaco Mega Z/Cloud is a refreshing new offering from the manufacturer now synonymous with rugged, outdoorsy sandals. Sporting wider webbing and a softer footbed than the classic Chaco, it is apparent that this model was aimed towards correcting some of the comfort qualms typically uttered by naysayers. It is burly and stable enough to handle heavy packs on the trail but yet offers a cushy insole that requires virtually no break-in period to attain sublime comfort. While there are sportier sandals out there, our testers agree that the Mega Z/Cloud offers practically the same performance as other Chacos with some welcome materials upgrades.
Flat-footed individuals may not find this model to be the most comfortable, as is par for the course with Chacos. But if you're already a fan of the #ChacoNation, we believe that you'll find a friend in this shoe. If you're a minimalist with low arches, you should look to the other end of the spectrum and try theminimalist Xero Z-Trail.