Joe Filipas Joins Chaco as Senior Footwear Developer

Chaco, fit for adventure in all seasons with sandals, flips, shoes and boots, adds Joe Filipas to the Chaconian product creation team as senior footwear developer. Filipas joins the staff immediately, bringing his extensive experience in outdoor foot
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Chaco, fit for adventure in all seasons with sandals, flips, shoes and boots, adds Joe Filipas to the Chaconian product creation team as senior footwear developer. Filipas joins the staff immediately, bringing his extensive experience in outdoor footwear development to the brand.

Filipas has over twenty years of experience working as a product developer in the outdoor industry. Most recently he worked with Hi-Tec Sports, Columbia Sportswear and Sorel. In his new role he will report to Brandan Hill, creative director at Chaco, to develop new
year-round and accessible footwear solutions.

“I'm very excited to be joining the Chaconian family. I've always admired the loyal fan following and look forward to developing products that will connect with this group and bring new fans into the mix,” said Joe Filipas.

According to Brandan Hill, creative director for Chaco, “Chaco is a pure connection to adventure. Now that Joe is officially a Chaconian, we can tap his expertise and outdoor knowledge and put it to use to make the best possible product for the river, the trail and around town.”

Born on the river in 1989, Chaco provides a pure connection to a lifetime of adventure. What started as a sandal for river guides has evolved into sandal, shoe and boot designs offering Chaco accessibility to every day adventures for all types of people. All Chaco footwear features the LUVSEATâ„¢, a contoured platform that ensures a supported, properly aligned and comfortable stride for any activity. As a result, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has awarded the Seal of Acceptance to many Chaco footwear styles. The APMA Seal is intended to raise awareness by identifying products of exceptional quality that are manufactured with comfort, health and safety in mind. Simply put, Chaco is fit for adventure. Chaco is a part of Wolverine Worldwide's Outdoor Group that also includes Merrell and Patagonia Footwear. Chaco, 9341 Courtland Drive NE, Rockford, Mich. 49351. Phone: (888) 737-7001; Fax: (800) 862-6230. www.chacos.com, Facebook: Chacos, Twitter: Chacousa.
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