We’ve “Astral-ized” the beloved flip-flop. Meet Filipe….We use sticky GRubber on outsole and footbed to seriously reduce foot slippage. They instantly convert into a “sandal” (that’s crazy!!) via a simple accessory strap. Hike, swim, climb a dune, run around, whatever! We think this is the ultimate flip-flop.
- Intended Use: Casual, Water, Boat, Travel, Trail
- Uppers: Cushioned Synthetic leather with embroidery and emboss details. Soft, wicking knit liner, reflective star at center and soft nylon webbing toe post.
- Midsole: Dual density EVA with G.15 rubber pods at footbed.
- Outsole: Super-grippy, non-marking and siped. Made with G.15 compound.
- Ankle Strap: 15mm polyester webbing with acetal ladder lock.
- Weight/shoe: 184g (6.49oz)
Granite Grip Outsole- Maximized sole-to-surface contact for increased friction on smooth surfaces. Razor-Siping increases quantity of edges for gripping. Beveled lugs help preventmud accumulation. Thin profile for flexibility and sufficient sensory feedback promotes better balance and grip.
Water Ready- All Astral shoes have a special relationship with water. Every component, from the thread to the laces are critically evaluated and chosen for its ability to hold up after constant soaking, shed water, and not accumulate funk. Many models have engineered drainage for water to come out while minimizing entry of silt.
Balanced Geometry- We believe that a foot's position in a shoe should be similar to when barefoot. This allows excellent balance and biomechanically natural lifestyle. 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.
GSS- The 'ss' is for 'Super Sticky' and we can confidently say that outsoles made with it provide the best grip in water-sports. Unlike other maximum friction compounds, G.ss is non marking and provides good abrasion resistance. Its low durometer (measure of hardness) lessens impact and provides excellent conformity to surfaces.