I can take pain and discomfort. I can push my limits to the point of breaking. I like the feeling, I like pushing myself. But when it comes to putting my feet in frigid water I’m a sally. For whatever reason I can’t stand the pain before my feet go numb. Thank goodness for the Chaco Ponsul Water Shoe.
Chaco Ponsul Water Shoe Features
Upper: Polyester webbing
Molded TPU toe bumper
Integrated neoprene sock
Footbed: LUVSEAT™ XO3 Platform (removable insole)
Custom Adjust’em Fit
Outsole: Vibram® Bulloo Outsole
Chaco Ponsul Water Shoe Review
The Chaco Ponsul Water Shoe is essentially a Z1 sandal with a neoprene sock added to it. You get the same great footbed, adjustable straps, comfort, fit, and durability of the signature Chaco sandal.
The Ponsul is great for early season water adventures, cold water, or if you’re like me and you’re feet freeze in moderately cold water. The neoprene sock acts as it should and traps water around your feet so it can warm up from your body heat. I found that while walking around colder water would flush in but my feet stayed warmer and I could stay in the water longer.
The one downside I found was after leaving the water I had to take off the sandals to drain them if I was going to be walking around for awhile. As I was walking I could tell that a blister disaster was waiting to happen if I spent a lot in them without draining.
Adjustability remained fairly strong with the Ponsul. The fro...Read more...
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