Aggressive 4mm central lugs bite into loose dirt and mud. Perimeter lugs with greater surface area for gripping smooth surfaces. All lugs beveled to help prevent accumulation of mud, snow, dog poo.
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.
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.
This G compound is formulated for premium grip while also providing "excellent" abrasion resistance. It's low durometer means the rubber is softer and therefore conforms well to the ground.
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February 08, 2017
Until now my typical trail shoe has usually been a retired pair runners...admittedly not the best choice. I've looked for trail shoes... a lot. I'm not that picky but I could never seem to find the right combination of fit and comfort in a trail-ready shoe. At least one that is simple, functional, lightweight, primed and can handle getting dunked on the regular. I've had a pair of Brewer's (also a great shoe!) for some time and always wondered why Astral doesn't make a beefier shoe for the trail. Then bam! The TR1's showed up. I purchased the Junction and it could be the best three-season hiker there is. I'm probably never taking them off. Thanks!
I would recommend this product
submitted by: Ross B., Weaverville NC