This past fall with the help of Chaco I finally tried out a pair of Chaco boots. They sent me a pair of the Chaco Otis Boots to wear and review.
Chaco Otis Boots Features
- Suede Leather Upper
- Pigskin Lined + Pigskin Sockliner
- Chaco Seam Tape to keep the wet out
- LUVSEAT™. Lace-Up Fit
- Vibram® Icetrek Nurl Outsole. Non-marking
- Weight: 1 lb 4.9 oz
- Price: $140
Chaco Otis Boots Review
I’ve been a fan of Chaco for a long time. Z1s are my preferred footwear 9 months out of the year. The Chaco Otis Boots had some tall shoes to fill (pun may or may not have been intended).
One of my favorite features of Chacos is the footbed. They carried the same support structure and contours of the sandal and put it in the Otis. They call this LUVSEAT. The footbed has been made more cushy than the sandal footbed but is still super comfortable.
The Otis is a nice looking boot. Casual enough to not feel dressy and nice enough to pass for fancy boots. The perfect combo in my opinion. The suede upper kept my feet warm and dry throughout winter. The downside of course is lack of breathability.
The Vibram Icetrek sole gives good traction in the snow and ice.
One thing that I did find was a little odd is the boots were a little tough to put on. Not bad but I always had to work them a little bit to get them on (maybe this is what you have to do with boots and maybe I’m just used to slipping on sandals). Once on though they were very comfortable. I could wear them all day without getting foot fatigue.
Overall the Otis is a good boot and may have won me over to wearing boots in the winter.
- Look nice
- Low breathability
Good boot for the money AND you get the Chaco footbed
Buy Now: Pick up the Chaco Otis Boots