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To tighten your chacos, you will have to pull tightly on all the straps and then push on the buckle to lock it in.
How to tighten chacos heel strap. You could take some poly thread and sew the straps where it crosses the toe. Keep the ankle belt locked. Open the strap that goes across the top of the foot near your toes by tugging the outside.
Chaco asks us to fit the sandal to our foot and then adjust/ (loosen) the buckle and end strap to where you would like them to land and they will actually take the extra length out of the strapping that goes around the foot prior to the buckle. Make an x across both straps and it should keep it from tightening around the toe. Once you have loosened the strap, wear your chacos, and work on individual straps one at a time.
Tighten the buckle strap from the inside until it fits snugly. Loosen the strap that starts at your pinky toe and runs toward the inside of your foot by pulling the end closest to your toes. Be gentle with your feet as you wear your sandals.
Tightening the straps from the ankle to make sure there is a longer length left for the big toe. Start with the top strap and tug from the inside of your foot until you reach a comfortable snugness. Place your foot in the shoe.
Then, you can take as much length as required until you get the desired comfort. Keep the ankle belt locked. Attach the tape to the strap and put on the shoes.
Chacos are better for arch support. I think that might be the problem. Now that each portion of the strap is loosened, step into your chacos.
The regular flossing of the chacos by 2/3 months will hold the loose of the straps and keep them from tightening. A dot then 7w then a dot after means 7 in womens’ in medium width. Perhaps you bought the right size of chacos for your feet.
Adjust chacos with toe straps back strap. Next, pull the front inside strap up until the strap around your toe is gripping your toe (labeled 2 in the diagram). After washing, soak the straps in 1 part water and 1 part fabric softener for 2 minutes.
You have a small window with your new sandals to get this right. First, pull on the straps to a) figure out how the hell this origami system works, and b) get them set up in the desired positioning. Sew it onto your new webbing.
If it doesn't work, you can just cut the stitches out and you're back where you started. Measure a length of tape around your heel and cut to size. Unfortunately, the heel strap is the only strap that is not able to be adjusted.
Lastly, adjust all the other straps and continue to make changes if need be. Using the new hole should hold the strap in place. Be gentle with your feet as you wear your sandals.
It would make the bottom strap tight on the sole, and you will feel it when pulling. Tighten the strap that runs diagonal across the base of your toes by pulling the piece that feeds into the buckle. If the straps still feel too long, you can always send them into our rechaco facility to have them shortened.
Stop after 10 minutes and adjust again. Try it for a few days before your trip. Working from the inside, pull the front strap up until the strap that crosses the top of your foot, from instep to just behind your toes, until it is.
At this point, you will feel that the lower belt is tight. Let the shoes air dry before readjusting them to your feet. Pull the strap that runs through the buckle to make the final adjustment.
Make sure you sew it on tight since this is how you will feed your new piece through. Start pulling your webbing through the sandals. How to adjust chacos with a toe loop:
If not pull on the tight strap to loosen it. Wash chacos in a laundry machine on a gentle cycle with cold water. You should be able to get you finger under that strap.
Pull from the part of the strap closest to the inside of your foot. To loosen your toe loop chacos, pull on the straps on the outside of your foot that ends close to your big toe. Or, most people just wrap the extra end of the strap around the heel leash.
Then, go for a walk. I not sure exactly if this is the problem, but it sounds like your chacos might be too large if the heel strap is falling off. The tape should adhere to your heel as well, preventing the strap from falling.
Rushing to fit your chacos in may displace the straps. We recommend fitting the sandals so the arch hits in the right place of your foot, even if this means having to cinch the straps a little tighter. You can adjust the long strap that wraps your foot to adjust your fit without any extra findings.
If you desire help on how to tighten chacos when you are putting on the sandals, pull the strap from the part which lies close to the toes. Working from the inside, pull the toe strap up until the strap going across your foot is snug but not too tight (labeled 1 in the diagram). Use the plastic buckle to adjust the tension of your strap and make sure you are comfortable in them.
How to tighten chacos sandals without a toe loop. Loosen the strap around your big toe by pulling the end that rests in between your toes. Chaco asks us to fit the sandal to our foot and then adjust/ (loosen) the buckle and end strap to where you would like them to land and they will actually take the extra length out of the strapping that goes around the foot prior to the buckle.
Step 1 now that your sandal is loose, we are going to start tightening the straps.