Astral Brewess 2.0 – Photo: Effort, Inc.

Astral Footwear began when whitewater kayakers from North Carolina needed the highest performing shoe – one so highly regarded that it was considered to be essential safety gear to go with Astral’s renowned life vests. Steep, rocky trails lead to creeks and rivers, leading Astral to the realization of light, fast, trail-hiking shoes with confidence-inspiring grip. Proprietary G-Rubber is on the outsole; non-marking, grippy on any surface. Comprised of Natural and synthetic rubber, G-Rubber was made specifically to grip on wet river rocks, and does it better than any shoe in the world. This time-tested outsole makes Astral shoes the best there are for trails, boats, stairs, rocks, sidewalks, sand and dirt. With respect to the body’s biomechanics and natural foot health, there is a level and balanced footbed, roomy toe box and medium arch. Astral shoes use hydrophobic and natural/organic fibers in the upper. They handle water and moisture like no other footwear – Washable, highly breathable and quick drying – odor resistant… and they float.


Travel Country Outfitters – Astral Footwear Tutorial

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Brian Burlingame, from Travel Country Outfitters in Altamonte Springs, Florida gave us a full tutorial on Astral Footwear, highlighting the Loyak and TR1 Junction – Travel Country Outfitters is a longtime (Since 1971) outdoor-adventure supplier of gear & clothing for camping, hiking, canoeing & kayaking.  Brian Burlingame is a multiple-time thru-hiker of the Appalachian and Pacific […]

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Recover Brands – Your Logo on Sustainable Apparel

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Recover Brands makes apparel from recycled water bottles and upcycled cotton scraps. Bottles are bought back from NC/SC Waste Management and cotton scrap is bought from sewing rooms in the Carolinas. Fabric is made in the Carolinas then sewn in Fair Trade Factories in Haiti & Guatemala. Contact Rapid Transit Video and Effort Inc to […]

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Astral Halestorm – Hale Yeah

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Available 08/26/19 at Astral Retailers (see list at bottom): Astral’s Halestorm Boot features a waterproof polyurethane weather-guard around the rand, top-shank (for foot support during long days standing or walking), and a durable hemp upper (naturally odor resistant + welcomes a coat of wax). Halestorm is bottomed with a 5mm lug and non-marking G Rubber. […]

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Shred Ready Helmet Fitting

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Fitting a Shred Ready helmet is a simple process. 1) Orient the foam shims to your desired comfort.2) Fit the helmet down onto your head and make sure you feel 360 degrees of contact and coverage.3) Twist the boa adjustment reel to create the appropriate amount of tension on the back of the head4) Adjust […]

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Astral Hemp Baker

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Marine Grip on the outsole, made with non-marking, razor-siped G-Rubber – Boat decks, docks, white floors, stairs and sidewalks, everything goes! Uppers and footbeds are industrial Hemp, naturally rot resistant and antimicrobial. Easy slip on and balanced geometry respects the natural foot shape and biomechanics. Sizes are unisex, Womens 6 – Mens 13

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Immersion Research Devils Club – Kayak Fishing Waders

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Immersion Research Devils Club Waders are durable, packable and backed up by IR’s rock solid guarantee. Perfect for kayak anglers and anglers on foot who want to catch more fish and stay dry and warm. View this post on Instagram Testing some new flies…they still need some work but I’m excited about some new Bass […]

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Cannon Chameleon – Adjustable Paddle for Kids

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The Chameleon Paddle by Cannon easily adjusts 20 centimeters in length to grow with your kids!

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Astral Hemp Loyak

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Based on Astral’s best selling Loyak, this performance/casual Loyak features a Hemp-Canvas upper – soft, flexible and low profile. The G® Rubber outsole is high-friction and non-marking for confidence wherever you walk. This shoe is perfect for the coffee shop, walking around town, adventure travel or anywhere you want to be comfortable.

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Astral Rassler 2.0 Wet Wading Shoe

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The Rassler 2.0 is an exceptionally grippy and rugged, yet lightweight wet-wading boot that dries fast and drains quick. The sole is non-marking, durable and designed for high friction grip on wet and dry rocks alike.. Mid-Cut upper provides extra protection and support. The very best choice for anglers who like to wade, boat and […]

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