Brewer 2.0

$ 110

With its super-sticky G® Rubber outsole, Balanced Geometry™ midsole, and Water-Ready uppers this evolution of our original shoe elevates the common sneaker to an entirely new level of performance and versatility.

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  • Intended Use: Watersports, Traveling, Rock Scrambling
  • Uppers: Hydrophobic Canvas with Airmesh at vamp, tongue and medial side; Step-Down heel, built-in sockliner, embroidered tongue detail; Water resistant laces provided.
  • Midsole: Level heel to ball, medium arch, made from EVA
  • Outsole: Made from G.15™rubber, high surface-contact, razor-siped, and non-marking. 
  • Foot to Ground Distance: 17mm heel, 16mm ball 
  • Weight/ Shoe: Men's 9 = 222g (7.8 oz)
  • Sizes: Men's US 8-12, 13, 14
  • Fit: True to size (Up to D width)


This G compound is formulated for premium grip while also providing "excellent" abrasion resistance. Its low durometer means the rubber is softer and therefore conforms well to the ground.



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  • Perfect water and warm weather casual shoe!

    December 04, 2018

    I purchased the Brewer 2.0 primarily for use while whitewater kayaking. Since then I've also worn them as a casual warm weather shoe and for travel in the tropics. Very comfortable, versatile and they look great as well.

    submitted by: Ed Viesturs, Ketchum, Idaho

  • bought to wear at the gym

    December 01, 2018

    My story starts after Labor Day - wanted a pair of water shoes while we were up in Maine, even LL Bean didn't have any in stock at the store. After we returned home I went to the LL Bean website and found Loyak M's - I bought a pair and immediately fell in love with them, wore them "out and about", to the gym etc. I looked up Astral Shoes and liked the fact that the shoes were made in NC. I ordered the Brewers and got them this week, walked about the neighborhood, wore them to the gym - they are fantastic! comfortable right out of the box. I will be buying additional shoes from Astral for out & about (thinking about the hemp shoes....)

    submitted by: John Brownlee, Red Lion, PA

  • Doesn't come off your feet when you are swimming.

    October 30, 2018

    all kayakers are between swims. except when you are swimming, of course. my brewer stuck with me, making it easier to haul my boat out and empty it out. and stylish, all at the same time.

    submitted by: Michael Picker, Coloma

  • Great sailing shoe

    August 26, 2018

    I have sailed for years and had many sailing shoes, mostly the traditional standard Sperry Topsiders, My son, a river guide and avid kayaker, recommended Asrtrals. The Brewer 2.0 is the best sailing/boating shoe I have ever had - so comfortable, and great grip/traction. I love them!! You should actively market to the sailing/boating world.

    submitted by: Gordon Scannell, Pownal, Maine

  • Favorite River shoe of all time!

    August 06, 2018

    Light, tight, sticky, durable, and stylish, what more do I need to say. I have been abusing the Brewers for a few years now on and off the water and I have to say, I can't find a better shoe. Besides being a great option for kayaking, river surfing, rafting, and all around river playing, I have been wearing them while I skate, onewheel, and just run around the mountains. The upgrades to the 2.0 are great...a little softer(more comfortable) and the durability factor has increased as well for those who need a shoe you can beat to living hell.

    submitted by: Mike T, SLC

  • The Astral Brewer 2.0 is a one shoe quiver.

    July 31, 2018

    The Brewer 2,0 is an incredibly high-performance kayaking shoe with understated good looks that effortlessly flows from upstream, to flat water to downtown, and many adventures in between. Kayaking gear, possibly more than any other outdoor gear, gets punished and pushed to the limits regularly. Paddling gear must perform well in constant wet, slick, muddy, slog fests. Kayaking shoes are an integral part of kayaking gear. They are the one piece of equipment constantly being used as much in the boat as out of it. Whether providing a stable platform inside the boat to assist with steering and control to providing grip, comfort, and support during a portage or rescue, kayaking shoes must do it all at a moments notice. These new Astral Brewers thrive in these types of environments and still clean up nice for after paddling lifestyle. My favorite aspect of the Brewer 2.0 is they remind me of an old friend. You can really rely on them to be there for you. They have your back in bad situations, and dont mind hanging out with you in more casual settings. They have literally become my everyday shoe. They are out of the box comfortable. No break in time needed.

    submitted by: Dylan Parker, Asheville N.C.

  • Brewer 2.0 Looks as good as it performs

    July 29, 2018

    This is my third pair of Astrals and love their shoes. I also own two of Astral's PFD's and would not wear anything else. This time, I went with the Brewer 2.0 for its good looking casual vibe. fit is true to size and I like the minimalist feel. I use my Astrals for whitewater kayaking, whitewater SUP, and fly fishing. They have always performed as stated and better. I could never go back to wetsuit booties while on the water. This time I chose the Brewer 2.0 so I could wear to work and around town. I like the fact that you truly can wear these on the water during the day and go out on the town at night. I highly recommend these shoes along with Astral's other great gear. Thanks Astral.

    submitted by: Pacific North West Michael, Spokane, WA

  • Astral Brewer

    July 08, 2018

    Purchased a pair of Astral BrewerJuly of 2017. I live near Lake Michigan and frequent the lake with my two Border Collie pretty much every da. The shoes perform great drain well. Highly recommended!

    submitted by: Thanh Lai, Chicago, Il

  • Great Water Shoe

    May 29, 2018

    Ive been wearing Astral shoes for a few years now and can say I am really impressed and pleased with the new Brewer 2.0. Comfortable, well designed and great grip make it the perfect water shoe. This is the shoe to wear when youre on the river.

    submitted by: Ted, Portland

  • Most excellent

    May 28, 2018

    Ive been using the original brewers for years, both for whitewater and just everyday casual use. When I heard about the version 2.0 I thought how?, why?, the OG Brewer is already the perfect shoe right? Wow, Im so impressed with Astral. The updates and improvements from the original are so church. If youre into any type of water sports, from yachts to gnar, and you are looking for the most versatile, do everything shoe to compliment your awesome outdoor lifestyle then look no further. This is the shoe you want.

    submitted by: Kevin, Archdale, NC

  • Excellent all-arounder

    May 28, 2018

    I've been using the Brewers for about 3 years now, in various water-related environments: a few two-week long sailing trips, many whitewater rafting multi-day trips, SUP paddling on lakes and rivers. They are very comfortable to wear, water drains out of them quickly. Good foot support, no slop when wet and the lacing doesn't have to be super tight. The sole is sticky, which was important to me especially on the sailing trips and hiking on sandstone. They're comfortable enough that I use them for my everyday shoe as well, and have been known to do some mountain biking in them. The first version did come apart on me from heavy use, and Astral replaced them with a V2 shoe. I've taken the V2 on a few day rafting trips and am very pleased with them. Improved stitching, even better fit, and need I say excellent customer service.

    submitted by: Bamboo Tom, Salida, CO

  • Perfect all-around water shoe

    May 24, 2018

    This is a great shoe, with tactile and visible quality in design and construction. It's going to be perfect for all-day wear around rivers, lakes, ponds and a lot of in-and-out of water activity. I'm in Colorado and do a fair mix of alpine lake and reservoir canoeing which usually involves a bit of portage underneath a heavy 17' Alumacraft. I'd been looking for something that's not a sandal that could stand up to the wear and tear and be appropriate to wear all day, this shoe is it!

    submitted by: Yardbird, Colorado

  • Size 14!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 11, 2018

    Thank you folks for continuing to expand some of your lineup with a 14 size. I never had a pair of the original Brewers due to lack of a size that fit me. Last year you expanded the Loyaks to include size 14 and now the Brewer 2.0. I bought a pair as soon as I saw the new size option. A big 'thank you' from a tall, skinny dude! I've enjoyed them so far and they appear to be well made.

    submitted by: Caleb, Newport, TN

  • May 09, 2018

    This shoes has all but replaced my boat shoes/wading shoe when I am in my drift boat. I love how lightweaight and versatile it is on and off the river. I can fish all day in the shoe and stay comforable. I love the G rubber bottom, it provide a TON of traction while wading/fishing.

    submitted by: Joe Green, Utah

  • Perfect Water Shoes

    May 07, 2018

    Purchased early March 2018. Shoes have over 200 miles on them. Have used hiking up mountain streams, and stomping around salt marshes. Grip is unreal, dries fairly quickly, super comfortable and durable. The shoe did seem to run a bit small for me. Only issue I have is odor. I used the original Brewers quite a bit, but did not have this issue. Could just be my feet! Regardless, 5 out of 5.

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  • Excellent Product!

    May 04, 2018

    Took these out on a river day today and these were amazing - great grip, quick drying, super comfortable, and really stylish too! Cant wait for a full summer of water activities and these are definitely coming with me on every camping trip from now on because they are so light and packable. Im a very satisfied customer and looking at other Astral products now!

    submitted by: Steve, Oakland, CA

  • All Purpose Shoe

    May 03, 2018

    I bought the Brewer 2.0 to wear sailing, sea kayaking, and SUP touring. It also looks good enough that I wear it to the office and its my go to casual shoe for the summer.

    About the shoe:
    The toe box is very wide and comfortable, but the heal cup is snug and secure.

    It has a very minimalist construction, no padding, and little cushioning. This makes it a good fast drying water shoe, but probably not great as a light hiker. It also makes the shoe very lightweight and packable, great for travel.

    The shoe is super breathable. No more hot, sweaty feet.

    The rubber is amazing. You cannot shuffle your feet if you try, the sole grips instantly. Great sailing shoe.

    submitted by: Campbell, Connecticut

  • Ocean racer proven!

    February 18, 2018

    I have about 12,000 miles of open ocean racing on these brewers! They have not barely shown any signs of wear and tear. I do have to wear insoles with them cause I have a high arch but I do in all my shoes. Any sailboat racer knows of the odors produced by certain materials while racing but these kept clean , dry and pretty odorless. They are super comphy and just spent the week in Costa Rica hiking and wearing them all over. Love these shoes, zero complaints. Im a total gearhead and these are well built , thought out shoes.

    submitted by: Bryce Doon, Los Angeles, ca

  • A pretty good shoe for water sports and limited hiking

    August 19, 2018

    I have been using this shoe for about 4 months, mostly for sea kayaking in the Texas Gulf Coast. I also wore it for a raft trip on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, where I wore it on a number of side-canyon hikes. So far it has held up well for kayaking. It is not bulky so fits well inside a sea kayak. The drain holes are great for getting water out fast, and the material of the shoe dries pretty fast, at least in dry climates. Grit does not get in. The soles grip well when walking on wet rocks. It has a fairly light (though strong) construction (to avoid bulk, I suppose), so is not good for all day hiking. It was fine for hikes of several hours. In an emergency I think I could hike out wearing them, but would prefer stouter shoes. I wear them with no socks, but rarely experience chaffing. You have to make sure the tongue and material around lacing does not fold over when you put it on. Overall, I am happy with this shoe so far.

    submitted by: Phillip Salvador, TX

  • Nice

    July 02, 2018

    Very well made and comfortable right out of the box. Hiked in these barefoot with no hotspots. Design dosnt let sand and rocks in when swimming but drainage was excellent and drying time was good. As mentioned by many people the shoe runs small and I would like to see a toe bumper or a bit more protection up front. All in all a very well made, well designed water shoe.

    submitted by: eric, upstate NY

  • Great Shoe, not a fan of the new rubber

    September 05, 2018

    I've been wearing these for about 5 years now and use them so frequently that I usually go through a pair or more a year. Astral has always been great about standing behind their product in regards to warranty issues if they wear our too early. I bought a new pair of Brewer 2.0's last month with the new G15 rubber. There seems to be some improvement in the construction of the shoe but I feel a lot less sure footed while hopping out of my boat to scout and have busted my butt several times in places that I would have normally hopped around without thinking about it. I have also polled several friends about the new rubber and the consensus seems to be the same. Bring back the old rubber or something better!

    submitted by: Brandon Koch, Chattanooga, TN

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