More recently, I’ve moved away from pushing my body to the brink, and have adopted a variety of creature comforts that have made my camping days easier on me. Dispersed camping typically allows me to remain near my vehicle, which is a blessing, as I can carry as much gear as I want to without breaking my back. Now, I take a large pop-up tent, and a few blankets, and an electric chainsaw, among other things that allow me to camp better. But more personally, my clothing choices have expanded as well. One of my favorite items to take camping is a pair of leather Chaco sandals.
Chaco makes some of the finest sandals on the market, and they come in all sorts of colors, shapes, fits, and styles. My favorite is the leather Elias sandal for men, because they are built to last, yet stylish enough to wear in public or take camping. The upper sole of the Elias sandal is made of a lovely and smooth brown leather with an arrow pattern that adds traction to help keep the sandal on your feet. The rugged and natural grainy leather straps connect with with metal buckles, providing the user a strong and tight fit. The bottoms of the Elias sandals are rubber, with a unique pattern that allows for optimum traction, so you can hike safely while wearing them.
I found the Elias sandals to be high class and sharp looking; and they even smell amazing (suggestion: smell before inputting feet). The coolest aspect, I think, is the way the natural grain and scaring of the animal shows uniquely upon the straps. Overall, I found the Elias sandals to be perfect for me, as they are classy, and form fitting, and beautifully crafted. That is why my Chacos have become one of my must-have-with-me creature comforts, no matter where I go.
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Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen