Thrifted Chacos!

By | August 31, 2013

Sometimes, It feels like my thrifting mojo is gone.  For a the past couple weeks, I’ve had some rotten luck during my regular rounds.

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But then these babies entered my life.

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Thrift store Chacos!  In my size!  Nearly new!  And with this very important tag:

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Chaco manufacturing used to happen here in Colorado, but they’ve since been purchased by a larger company.  And while their current sandals are still top-notch, they’re just a little bit different.  My current pair is nearly 13 years old – I bought them the same month I moved to Colorado.  I wore them down to nearly nothing and had them re-soled by ReChaco last year – with their original sole, a burly Vibram number they call, aptly enough, “Colorado.” It’s only available on resoles and custom orders these days.

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Which brings me back to the new-to-me pair – since they’re older, they have the same “Colorado” Vibram sole.  If you’re not a Chaco person, you probably don’t get this at all.  But if you are: I know, right??  I was stoked!

Best part?  They were marked at $5.99.  And…I had a coupon!

Final price: $4.72.  That’s over 95% off retail!

So, that’s more like it.  My luck has returned!


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