I bought my Chacos in June 2004 and have now had them for five-and-a-half years. I have worn them everywhere: Japan, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, U.S., and more. I wear them all the time. These are the best sandals I have ever owned.
I almost didn't buy the sandals because they were so expensive. Knowing what I know now, I would not have agonized as much as I did. I almost feel a bit guilty that I have gotten so much use out of them.
I almost feel guilty that I have gone so long without replacing them. I want the company to stay in business from sales to repeat customers like me, but until now I haven't had to replace them.
I am now looking for a good price on my second pair of Chacos. If the quality of the Chinese-made sandals is as high as the Colorado-made sandals I first bought, then I'll be a happy customer. Based on the quality of the first pair, and the five-and-a-half years I've had of very happy feet, I'm willing to give Chaco's China sandals a try.