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Astral Rassler shoe - Astral designed the Rassler water shoes for serious boaters who depend on their feet to get them into rugged streams where the action is. Minimalist construction keeps the Rassler light and nimble on the rocks and in the woods. Padded ankle-high support protects you on those burly portages while the lightweight Cordura upper ensures long-term durability. AirMesh in the ankle area and tongue breathes to promote drying while drainage ports in the toe, sidewall and heel rapidly shed water and debris. The Balanced Geometry midsole places the heel and ball of the foot on the same level for best balance in unpredictable terrain. A rockered toe and semi-rigid heel cup enhances footing on rocky paths to increase your stability. Astral's stickiest G-Rubber compound (G.SS) strikes the fine balance between friction and traction. When you're ready to hike deep to run the gnar you better be wearing the Astral Rassler Shoes!
Astral designed the Rassler Watershoe for serious boaters who depend on their feet to get them into rugged streams where the action is. Enhanced foot support, reinforced wear areas and draining uppers make this one sweet paddling bootie. Minimalist construction keeps this Astral water shoe light and nimble on the rocks and in the woods. Ankle-high support protects you on those burly portages. Lightweight CorduraA(R) upper ensures long-term durability. Air Mesh in the ankle and tongue improves drying and cooling. The Balanced Geometry midsole places the heel and ball of the foot on the same level for best balance in unpredictable terrain. Rockered toe enhances footing on rocky paths. The renowned stickiness of the G.SS(TM) rubber outsole ensures you'll still be standing when things get slippery. Drainage ports in the sidewall and heel rapidly shed water and debris.
Designed with whitewater enthusiasts in mind, the Astral Buoyancy Rassler Water Shoe is built to handle the roughest trails and bushwhacks in pursuit of the best creeks and drops out there. With a high friction rubber sole, the Rassler will wrestle with the slickest surfaces to keep you on your feet and will still bite in when you're carrying your boat up dry granite boulders alongside the creek. Drainage ports in the midsole drain water quickly, while TPU reinforcements at the toe and heel keep the shoes intact when dealing with rough terrain.
The Astral Rassler Water Shoe is built to be in and around water, but it can conquer a serious hike too. This mid cut boot has enhanced foot support and reinforced wear zones so it is comfortable and will hold up to all your travels. The self draining uppers means no more squish, squish as you walk after wading in the water. The stiffened Natural Balance midsole helps control foot fatigue while the STEALTH outsole is incredibly grippy. This lightweight shoe will be a welcome relief for your tired feet it provides support and protection for walking deep into the woods with or without a kayak. Take this shoe on your next carry in paddle or portage heavy trip; your feet will thank you.Minimalist construction lightens weight, improves foothold, and greatly reduces the need for toxic adhesives in constructionDurable Cordura Upper is both durable and lightweightBreathable Airmesh vamp & tongueDrainage at front sidewall and Silt Dump at heel lets water and debris quickly drain out but it is high enough to keep puddle water from coming in.Natural Balance Midsole (zero drop) places heel and ball of foot on same level for the best balance in unpredictable terrainRockered toe for navigating rocky pathsEngineered durometer (hardness) for excellent flex and proprioceptionSTEALTH outsole for amazing grip on wet surfaces