Chacos, the waterproof sandals beloved by camp counselors, summer hikers, and white-water rafting instructors, are a good investment even at full price. But today, the statusy sandals that will last you more than a few summers are 40 percent off at Nordstrom’s very good designer clearance sale. The chunky rubber soles on the Z/Cloud 2 Sport Sandal are topped with pillowy cushioning for your feet while providing support and traction to keep you from slipping on muddy trails or slimy rocks. They also make great city sandals (they’re a favorite among stylish non–hiking people, too), especially if you’re going to be doing a lot of walking or think you might get caught in a sudden downpour.
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