Astral Buoyancy Brewer Watershoe

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Astral Buoyancy Brewer Watershoe
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The Astral Buoyancy Brewer Water Shoes help ensure your feet stay put while you lug your kayak over your shoulder and out onto slippery rocks to access the river. Built specifically for a kayaker, the Brewers feature bomber Stealth outsoles, rockered toes, a low-profile design, fast-drying and durable materials, step-down heels, plenty of drainage holes, and silt-dump heels to ensure the ultimate comfort, fit, and traction. Plus, the clean-looking design lets you go from the river straight to the bar for a celebratory beer after an epic run.

Midsole:

  • Zero Drop midsole design has your toes at the same level as your heels (not lower) for a more natural fit
  • Natural Balance Zero Drop midsoles securely cradle your feet and provide stable navigation through unpredictable, rocky terrain

Fit:

  • Rockered toes and low-profile, anatomical design enable the Brewers to fit well in smaller kayaks and in the bulkhead area of modern boats

Fabric:

  • Durable, fast-drying Cordura uppers and Airmesh fabrics offer lightweight comfort while you kayak, raft, or work on your backflips off of the rope swing into the river
  • Lightweight, Minimalist Construction (avg. 214 grams)

Ventilation:

  • Breathable Airmesh vamps and tongues ensure comfort on hot, muggy days

Insulation:

  • Step-down heels allow you to push down the heel so you can comfortably stand on the Brewers when you put on your dry suit where it's gravely, sandy, or muddy

Outsole:

  • Stealth outsoles are super-sticky in and out of the water

Features:

  • Drainage at front sidewalls and silts at heels ensure non-water-logged shoes
  • Second set of laces add a pop of color to your Brewers and sets them apart from other H2O-specific kicks
  • Alternate lace color provided
  • Average Wt. 214 grams
Campmor
The Astral Bouyancy Brewer Water Shoe is new kind of water shoe. It was built with kayakers in mind, but it's great for all kinds of water activities. This shoe combines technical performance with classic styling making it a shoe that can go from river to town for lunch and back again. The shoe's upper is built with the same material Astral uses for lifevests including Codura® and AirMesh fabrics, making these shoes durable and fast-drying. In unpredictable rocky terrain these shoes provide great stability due to the use of the Natural Balance™ midsole which cradles your foot. The sole is made with Stealth® rubber which has unsurpassed traction on wet surfaces and slippery rocks. This awesome shoe performs exceptionally well in extreme places, while also being great for work and just walking around.

Northern River Supply
The Astral Men's Brewer is a kayaking shoe for all walks of life. It's both a watershoe and a casual shoe. Hop out of your boat and stroll to the pub in style.

Half-Moon Outfitters
Lightweight, Minimalist Construction (avg. 214 grams)
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Astral Buoyancy Brewer Watershoe Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great shoes!

I just bought a pair of these as my 5 fingers just aren't cutting it when i have to drag my swimming butt out of the river. I have so many gashes on my legs from falling and once even down the road to the put in with my boat on my shoulder. SO...looking for something with more traction and I think these will fit the bill. They are substantial for a water shoe! But, my women's size 12's feel small in them. The mesh/cordura is pretty comfy and I think will add a bit of protection as well. I wore them all day at an amusement park and they were supportive enough to be in all day and helped me survive the log flume. The sole is all formed rubber and there is no insole to get stinky. I'm hoping the cordura cleans up well too as most of my river shoes just stink like river funk. Time will tell! I tried them on with my neoprene socks as well so I can wear them into cooler weather. I did not wear them on a long trip yet, however, I did put them on in my Jackson Superfun. They definitely take up more space than my 5 fingers so I will have to ease into that one. I have to mess with my happy feet to see if I can feel comfy on a quick exit. As long as I can feel like I won't get stuck getting out...these will be my go to river shoes! They are stylish enough to wear around town as well!
Malissa at Campmor on 09/09/2012

Awesome Kayak Shoes

I've been wearing Brewers for the last 7 months both in a kayak and for everyday use. I admit that I am biased towards Astral products and have owned many over the years HOWEVER the Brewers are a huge step forward in terms of paddling footwear. On the river the Stealth outsole is hands down the stickest rubber that I've used to date...this gives me confidence in my footing when portaging and during rescue when there is no time for mistakes. The midsole cushions and protects, but my favorite aspect is that the heel and ball of the foot are on the same plane. This gives a really natural and predictable platform compared to other shoes I've owned. They drain really fast through holes in the side and rear flush port. Lastly the Cordura uppers are quite durable and airmesh at the vamp provides exceptional breathe-ability. Best part is they are stylie enough that I can wear them to my local pub after a day of charging on the local creeks.
JB Owen at Campmor on 03/03/2013

These shoes... Are amazing! Bought them to wear while kayaking, and was a tad bit skeptical, but boy was I wrong.
They are incredibly light, purge water very easily and quickly (there are small holes along the lower sides that drain, as well as a vent in the back to flush sand and rocks out of), they dry extremely fast, and have amazing traction when they are wet (rock, moss, you name it and it will have traction), they are also true to size (I wear a 9 and the 9 fits perfectly).
I find them quite classy for a water shoe,the look great and don't make your feet stink.
Only downside is getting used to walking in them, they feel...funny, at first, with their rocker style sole as well as the bumps on the inside (they actually feel kinda nice once you get used to them though =))
Overall I give them a 5/5, and would recommend them to anybody looking for a great water shoe. These cannot be beat!!

Patrick Woods at Backcountry.com on 06/25/2013

These are awesome!

I have tried a lot of water shoes in the last twenty five years and these are the best. The style is great, they look like fairly normal street shoes so I end up wearing them all over town. My teenage kids even like them and want a pair. The 5.10 Stealth rubber sole is the stickiest rubber and makes scaling wet slimy rocks way easier, especially when portaging a boat. Used to do a lot of wilderness canoe trips and these would be a great choice for the Boundary waters or the Northern Forest Canoe Trails.

They did take a little breaking in to get the laces right. Once they get wet a few times they kind of took the shape of my foot. They started out a little snug but after a short time they really broke in nicely.
C Baker at Campmor on 04/04/2013

This is the next level when it comes to water sports, super comfortable, and that five-ten stealth rubber on the sole is a key factor in you not falling over. Use these for cliff jumping, kayaking, floating the river, and when you're done with your water extravaganza, take them off for a little bit, have a drink, and by the time you're ready to go out on the town, you can put these puppies back on and BOOM! they're dry already! I'm normally a 7 in shoe, their sample was slightly big on me, so I'm assuming I'd take a 6.5, all around KIIIIILLLLLEEERRRR shoe, I recommend this for anyone that's heading to Powell for an awesome lake adventure, or well, anyone for that matter :)

Simone at Backcountry.com on 04/19/2013

I got the blue/blue unisex ones. I found the sizing to be pretty accurate if you use the eu size. The shoe is cut to be fairly form-fitting, so they might fit into a kayak but you'll have to check. (I wear a 39 and paddle a creek boat, so I may have more bow room than many people).
I loved how close they fit through the heel and instep. Didn't feel like they'd shift around and cause blisters when wet. There's absolutely no lining or padding inside (small roll at upper back cuff) so if a seam or eyelet hits in the wrong spot it can be painful.
Super sticky soles. Dry fast. Drain well. Very cool looking as street shoes. Hope they work for you!

BonnieLass at Backcountry.com on 11/03/2013

Good pair of water shoes.

These shoes are a wide fit and very comfortable. A great feature is the thickness of the sole. You can walk through a puddle and not get your foot soaked. (If you are walking in the parking lot on way to the boat and your not ready to have your toes soaked by parking lot puddle water. )

Downside is the soles, although very durable and great traction, mark ups boats topside like you cannot imagine.

Overall great shoes.
Commercial Captain at Campmor on 05/05/2013

I've been using a pair of these all summer and I have to say that Astral nailed it. Kayaking footwear has traditionally been one of the weaker areas of gear that has been available. The Brewer is super durable, super comfortable, and actually fits in a kayak...plus, they actually look cool too. I highly recommend the Brewer for your next water shoe.

Scott Ray at Backcountry.com on 10/30/2012

Great Water Shoe

Not bulky in the kayak and very sticky on slick rocks.
Will at Campmor on 08/08/2013

Negative Reviews:

I hope I can break these in over time!

I had hoped to use these on my upcoming Grand Canyon river trip. I have guided in the Canyon for many years & appreciate river footwear that provides good traction, dries quickly, & wears well. The bottoms speak for themselves. Five Ten rubber is great.

I wasn't expecting any arch support, so not disappointed. I was expecting to wear the shoes during the day while we are boating. No can do. The seams (inside) are killers on the tops of my feet. Maybe, they will soften over time. So far, I can't comfortably wear the shoes for more than a couple of hours at best.
Cam at Campmor on 06/06/2013

Neutral Reviews:

I bought these for rafting and fishing used together with waterproof pant and socks (thin, not neopren), liked the idea of 5.10 soles and light weight. Unfortunately, the shape of the shoes is straight and quite narrow, the main problem is it does not follow the natural curvature of the feet (at least mine). Even though I tried 2 sizes up, the shoes really pinch my feet at the tarsal joints. I have to continue use my fishing wading shoes (Patagonia) instead for trips with mostly fishing and my Salomon Techamfibian for packrafting.
Apart from the fit, the shoes seems really well made!

karp713737 at Backcountry.com on 10/30/2013

narrow

I would not recomend these shoes for someone with narrow feet
Dave at Campmor on 02/02/2013