A low volume, high performance shoe providing durability, superlative grip, and supreme comfort on water or land. The self-draining, Flex-Grip™outsole promotes excellent balance and ground feel. Indestructible, hydrophobic canvas uppers are securely held to your feet with a stretch mesh tongue and flat laces provide a reliable fit.
- Intended Use: Water, Casual, Boat, Travel
- Uppers: Hydrophobic Canvas for durability with stretchy Airmesh at vamp and tongue for secure fit and ventilation. Two sets (different colors) of flat, water resistant laces provided.
- Midsole: 7mm thick, 45C closed cell EVA foam.
- Outsole: Flex-Grip™ is non-marking, draining, super flexible, razor siped , and has 3 mm lugs. Made with G.15™; our sticky, high abrasion compound.
Foot to Ground Distance: 12-mm heel, 11-mm ball
Weight/shoe: Men’s 9 = 209g (7.376 oz)
Fit: True to size (For half size, size down)
G15: This G compound is formulated for premium grip while also providing “excellent” abrasion resistance. Its low durometer means the rubber is softer and therefore conforms well to the ground.
FLEX GRIP OUTSOLE: This rubber allows excellent flexibility and sensory feedback for heightened grip and balance. Maximizes surface area for high friction on smooth surfaces. Divided lugs for substantial grip on loose dirt. Razor Siping maximizes edges that bite into surfaces upon flexion.
WATER READY: All Astral shoes have a special relationship with water. Every component, from the thread to the ability to hold up after constant soaking, to shed water, and not to accumulate funk. Many models have engineered drainage for water to come out while minimizing entry of silt.
BALANCED GEOMETRY: Astral believes that a foot’s position in a shoe should be similar to when barefoot. This allows excellent balance and biomechanical natural lifestyle. Foot-beds are essentially level (only 1-mm drop from heel to toe) and provide medium arch support. Tapered instep and heel area for better foothold and control. Wide forefoot allows your feet and toes to spread out for stability.
Astral is deeply committed to building the best performing products for wilderness athletes, and are focused on building them in the least toxic, lowest impact way. Astral has accomplished many good things. They basically eliminated toxic PVC foam from the PFD industry, invented breathable life jackets, won awards for their paradigm changing footwear designs, and have developed the stickiest rubber ever worn on wet rock – just to name a few