Dear Chaco haters,
I will not “throw out" my Chacos. Not now. Not ever.
You say they don't match my XL t-shirt and my norts and that I should not be “hiking campus" with them on?
Picture me this: you're walking around campus with your socks and tennis shoes on. Oh no. It's starting to rain. Oh no. Your socks are all wet and gross. Oh no, what on earth will you do?
Picture me this: you know its going to rain so you put on your $150 Hunter rain boots. Oh how perfect. Oh yay the sun came out. Oh crap now you're walking around this beautiful sunny day with heavy rain boots. Oh no.
Picture me this: It starts to rain. Doesn't bother you. The rain goes away and the sun comes out. No problem. You don't give a hoot. Why? Because you're wearing your Chacos. “Hiking campus" like a boss.
To the haters who think people wear them just because “they are in right now" or “everybody wears them"- Please. I do not own a pair because Becky owns a pair. I own a pair because I can. Chacos are the best thing that have ever happened to me. Hands down, the BEST $100 I have ever spent. Yes, a little pricey, but so totally worth every penny. You see, haters, my chacos are COMFY. These $100 babies were built to withstand the test of weather and time. You can walk around with your little fancy nancy shoes and end up with blisters all day long, but I'm not going down that road. I'm going to be stylin' whilin' livin' it up in the city, comfortably.
Also, my Chacos are a representation of my character. They scream “adventurous" and “always down to do anything". AND IT'S TRUE. They were built to last practically forever and to be able to handle any kind of terrain. So yeah, I'll wear my Chacos with Nike shorts, J-Crew shorts, jeans, and even dresses if I feel like it because I never know when my friends and I are going to spontaneously decide to do something crazy, and you bet I'm not letting my shoes hinder me from it. Heck, with my Chacos, I can conquer the world. Climb a mountain? Piece of cake.
Not to mention, they are the perfect shoes for summer. Not just because they are super convenient for every summer activity ever, but because there is just something so satisfying about taking off your Chacos at the end of the day and seeing those tan lines. It's not just your average flip flop tan lines. No, these are special. You look down and see this zig zag on your feet and it's so beautiful. Its a new way of tracking how tan you get over the summer. Plus, anyone else who looks down at your feet can just tell that you've spent your days productively and outside soaking in the sun. Those tan lines last a while too, I remember mine still stayed throughout the winter, and oh what a friendly little reminder of my perfect summer days.
And every Chaco hater's favorite line- “they're just so UGLY". Everyone has different standards of beauty and mine happens to be “personality over looks." Chacos have the greatest personality and I don't care if they are “ugly" in your opinion because they are oh so beautiful to me.
It's okay that you hate on them. The world's most fabulous items and people often do have haters. Surprisingly, there are actually people out there that hate Beyoncé. How? Heck if I'd know how that's even possible. Now I'm not trying to compare Chacos to Beyoncé or anything, and you can hate on either of them as much as you want, but we all know deep down that they are “flawless."
Chaco haters, I bet you didn't even try on a pair to see what all the hype is about, and I bet the day you do, you will eat, sleep, breathe and probably get married in your Chacos.
A Chaco advocate.