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Brewer™ - The Origin Story of Astral Footwear

Astral began transforming the PFD industry in 2002. Less than a decade later, we revolutionized the water shoe. We sat down with Astral’s Founder + CEO, Philip Curry, and Sales Manager, Bryan Owen to discuss how the popular Brewer™ and Brewess™ became the origins of Astral footwear.  Astral...

Inventory Update

Below is our best estimate for when you can expect more product to be available either online or in our retail stores.

Balance in the Rocks

Life on earth is full of downward forces. The atmosphere itself presses down on us, and gravity is constantly pulling us downward. Studying in school, working a job, and/or building a family…the downward pressure can really build up. Thankfully, there is an equally present, but less obvious force...

Meet the GreenJacket

Straight from the source. Learn more about Astral’s GreenJacket with Astral’s Founder and CEO, Philip Curry, and Product Line Manager, Daniel Windham. This conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity. Let’s start with just the definition of a rescue PFD (personal flotation...

The Next Step In Sustainable Lifejackets

In 2002, the idea for Astral came to founder Philip Curry like a sign from the universe.  He had sold his first lifejacket company and become a biodynamic farmer in his mission to live a sustainable life, but as he sat on his tractor, plowing the fields of his North Carolina farm, he was struck...

The Best Case For Doing Less And Resting More This Winter

Winter is right around the corner and my outdoor friends are as excited about the upcoming adventures, as my kids are about Christmas. Some of our outdoor peeps are discussing the local slopes in North Carolina others are planning big trips out west, many of my hiking and mountaineering friends are picking...