Imagine walking on wet, oddly shaped boulders with a 50 pound kayak on one shoulder above a dangerous, unrunnable rapid. Simply put, you can not fall.
In this environment it is imperative that your footwear allows you to move with balance and stability. By combining a level footbed and wide toe box, every Astral shoe and sandal is designed to provide superior balance and stability with Balanced Geometry™.
We are most balanced with our feet flat on the ground. Our Level Footbed® allows the foot to stand, walk and run in a flatter, more balanced position. This design approach, also referred to as ‘zero drop’ allows the body to function in the way it was naturally designed.
Every Astral shoe and sandal is designed with a Level Footbed®.
The most comfortable lifejacket we make also happens to be the most environmentally friendly PFD made today. The front is filled with kapok, a naturally buoyant fiber that feels like down, while the back uses recyclable PE foam for protection. The shell is made from bluesign® certified 100% recycled Polyester.
Nine points of adjustment provide a precise fit. Complete with fleece lined pockets and a zone for clipping hardware this vest is ready for all kinds of paddling adventure.
Inteded use: Whitewater, Tour, Canoeing
Our toes and feet are naturally designed to splay out from side-to-side, providing support and stability to our entire body. Traditional shoe designs prioritize looks over function and compress the toes, which limit their movement and therefore stability. We design our shoes with a wide toe box so your toes can splay naturally.
All Astral shoes and sandals are designed with a wide toe box.
By combining a Level Footbed® with a wide toe box, Balanced Geometry™ respects the foot’s natural position and allows for increased balance and stability. This means more confidence and safety for users navigating variable and consequential terrain under foot.
Astral is proud to incorporate Balanced Geometry™ into every shoe and sandal we make.