Saucony Slides into Post-Run Recovery with Endorphin Chillos by Chaco Footwear

July 14, 2020

Jordan Gover

Rockford, Mich. (July 14, 2020) – This April, Saucony introduced the highly-anticipated Endorphin Collection with the launch of its fastest shoe ever in the Endorphin Pro, a carbon-plated racing flat. Now, Chaco Footwear, a sister brand in the Wolverine Worldwide family, has created a limited-edition Endorphin version of its popular Chillos slide, the perfect recovery footwear for serious runners.

“After we first introduced Chillos this year, we heard a wide range of wearers say that they’re the ideal sandal to slip on after strenuous runs, hikes, bike rides and climbs,” said Joshua Weichhand, Chaco’s Managing Director of Marketing. “Combining the technical expertise of Saucony and the recovery appeal of Chaco sandals makes perfect sense, and now the complete Endorphin Collection will offer a shoe for every type of run and a sandal to wear in between.”

Chillos by Chaco are ultra-light sport slides that are the perfect slip-on sandal for all manners of relaxation. Engineered with Chaco’s contoured LUVSEAT™ arch-support for healthy alignment, the corrective footbeds promote quick recovery from workouts and exertion. Featuring Chaco’s iconic Z/Straps with a cinch buckle, the EVA construction means they are lightweight and marshmallow soft underfoot.

Introducing a new feel of fast, the Saucony Endorphin Collection’s triad of boundary-pushing road shoes includes the Endorphin Pro for race day performance; the Endorphin Speed for up-tempo runs and speedwork; and the Endorphin Shift for everything in-between. Featuring SpeedRoll™, the brand’s proprietary always-forward geometry, each shoe in the Endorphin Collection delivers a propulsive ride that makes running fast feel easier.

  • Endorphin Pro – SpeedRoll Geometry delivers a propulsive toe-off thanks to a full-length S-curved carbon fiber plate that’s ultra-light and ultra-firm, enhancing the roll and optimizing the PWRRUNPB™ cushioning to create the springboard effect.
  • Endorphin Speed – Nearly identical to the Pro, the Speed features a full-length S-curved composite plate delivering a performance advantage on every run.
  • Endorphin Shift – A thick midsole with PWWRUN™ foam cushioning provides an optimal platform for a smooth, always-forward propulsive roll, making any run feel easier.
  • Endorphin Chillos – Ultra soft and engineered with LUVSEAT™ arch-support, Chillos are perfect for post-run recovery.

“What you wear after your run can be just as important to what you wear during it,” said Shawn Hoy, Saucony’s Vice President of Global Product. “The Chillos slide is designed for the unwind; it’s the perfect après-run complement to the Endorphin Pro.”

Chaco will manufacture the Saucony Endorphin Chillos at its Rockford, Michigan factory. The Chillos will be available online at chacos.com starting July 15 and the entire Saucony Endorphin Collection launched on saucony.com on July 1.


About Chaco: Born on the river in 1989, Chaco builds premium footwear for the outdoor-minded. As a result of the brand’s proprietary LUVSEAT footbed, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has awarded the Seal of Acceptance to all 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. Please visit us at www.chacos.com, Facebook: Chacos, Instagram: ChacoFootwear, Twitter: Chacousa.  

About Saucony: Saucony, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW), is a leading global running lifestyle brand that fuses performance, innovation and style to create compelling footwear and apparel with its widely recognized brands Saucony and Saucony Originals. Founded in 1898, Saucony exists to empower the human spirit, with every stride, on every run, in every community. The brand’s call to action, Run for Good, is Saucony’s invitation to people everywhere to experience the transformative power of running. Saucony’s award-winning innovations include PWRRUN™ PB, PWRRUN+™, and FORMFIT™. At Saucony, a good day is when we run. A better day is when we inspire others to run. For more information, go to www.saucony.com.

Chaco and Saucony are part of Wolverine Worldwide.