Gear Junkie: Full-custom Chaco sandals making waves
The Gear Junkie
Sandals bake in pressurized heat. Ink moves from a transfer sheet to straps and soles. I’m in Michigan, onsite at Chaco’s factory, and the shoes materialize before my eyes.
PrintShop by MyChacos is a program years in the making. It gives full license to anyone motivated to create sandals with a full-custom touch.
Chaco’s iconic Z/Sandal is the canvas. You upload graphics — photos, art, personal sketches — online at the PrintShop webpage. Once you complete the design, a worker on the Rockford, Michigan, factory floor will bring your one-of-a-kind sandal to life.
Chaco launched the program last week. Cost is minimal; the company upcharges just $10 for the PrintShop build.
For more on this product, visit https://gearjunkie.com/. Stephen Regenold is the founder and writes about outdoors gear for Gear Junkie.
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