Low profile, high performance on water and land
The Loyak from Astral is 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.
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, Astral's sticky, high-abrasion compound.
Foot to Ground Distance: 12mm heel, 11mm ball
Flex Grip Outsole: This rubber allows excellent flexibility and sensory feedback for heightened grip and balance. Maximized surface area for high friction on smooth surfaces. Divided lugs for substantial grip on loose dirt. Razor-siping maximizes the edges that bite into surfaces upon flexion.
Water Ready: All Astral shoes have a special relationship with water. Every component, from the threads to the laces, are critically evaluated and chosen for their ability to hold up after constant soaking, to shed water, and not accumulate funk. Many models have engineered drainage for water to come out while minimizing entry of silt.
Balanced Geometry: A foot's position in a shoe should be similar to when barefoot, which allows excellent balance and biomechanically natural lifestyles. Foot-beds are essentially level (only 1mm 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.
G15: The "G" compound is formulated for maximum grip while also providing excellent abrasion resistance. Its low durometer means that the rubber is softer and therefore conforms well to the ground.