Chaco Is Protecting Rivers in the USA With Its Latest Sandal Collaboration

With its latest sandal collab — which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act — Chaco is focused on the protection of rivers and riverside lands throughout the country.

Available now in men’s and women’s sizing via Chacos.com is a new iteration of its beloved Z/2 sandal, which was created with water adventure equipment brand Northwest River Supplies Inc. The Chaco x NRS Z/2 Classic USA sandals come with a $130 price tag.

Chaco x NRS Z/2 Classic USA sandal
Another look at the Chaco x NRS Z/2 Classic USA sandal.
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The style, made in the USA, is executed with a blue and yellow webbing design, which is inspired by NRS’ tie-down straps. They boast “NRS-18” printed in yellow on the blue straps, a nod to the anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

“We saw opportunity to celebrate the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act through a partnership with NRS,” Josh Weichhand, Chaco director of marketing, said in a statement. “Both Chaco and NRS were born on the river and continue to work and recreate there while promoting responsible use and access to these wild places.”

Chaco x NRS Z/2 Classic USA sandal
The Chaco x NRS Z/2 Classic USA sandal, on foot.
CREDIT: Chaco

With the collaboration’s release, Chaco will donate $10,000 to river protection organization American Rivers for its 5,000 Miles of Wild campaign, which aims to protect 5,000 new miles of rivers in the U.S.

“Our company is made up of passionate rafters, whitewater kayakers and anglers whose lives are intimately connected with water,” Mark Deming, director of marketing at NRS, said in a statement. “We’re excited to partner with Chaco to promote stewardship of these precious wild places.”

Chaco x NRS Z/2 Classic USA sandal

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