TR1 Junction M's

$ 120

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This burly yet lightweight hiker is equipped with our sticky G® Rubber, Balanced Geometry™, and an integral Top Shank™ for crushing miles of rugged trails or canyon.

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Color: Deep Water Navy

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Details

  • Intended Use: Light Hiker, River
  • Uppers: Hydrophobic canvas with protective TPU overlays at toe and heel cap. Supportive EVA heel cup. Removable Polygiene® treated insole. Heel tab. Includes alternate color laces.
  • Midsole: Level heel to ball, with Top Shank™ to reduce foot fatigue.
  • Outsole: G.15™ high friction Rubber with aggressive 5mm lugs. Non-marking.

 

  • Foot to Ground Distance: 21mm heel, 20mm ball 
  • Weight / shoe: Men's 9 = 309g (10.896 oz)
  • Sizes: Men’s US 8-12, 13, 14
  • Fit: True to size

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, to shed water, and not to 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.

G15

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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  • These make no sense....

    June 23, 2019

    I purchased these for a photo shoot in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area in Colorado, a five-day shoot where I would need to pack in my backpacking gear and camera gear. Every ounce of gear had to be completely necessary, and unnecessary weight could make a tough shoot simply miserable. After receiving and wearing these, I just don't understand how these shoes can be so light and simultaneously so supportive and cushioned/comfortable. I was not expecting this. I was expecting shoes that were lightweight, but where the cushioning and support were compromised to achieve the feather-light weight. I would have actually been okay with that. But I was wrong. These may be the perfect trail/water shoe. They wear like a dream. When sized right, they hug your foot, but still leave enough clearance in the toe to actually use your foot as it was intended. The rubber is extremely grippy, and the tread acts like mud-bogger tires on the trail. And, they look really good. I only heard of Astral for the first time about a month ago, and now I'm a cheerleader.

    submitted by: David Cannon, Georgia

  • Great Shoe, Exceeded Expectations

    June 08, 2019

    I wear these shoes daily. Very comfortable, lightweight, fast drying shoe. I do work in the outdoors so these shoes have been beat hard while going through many cycles of being wet and muddy. The shoes do have rips in the mesh on the toe of the shoe where they crease when I walk but I have had these shoes for 10 months now with everyday abuse. I will still continue to wear them and actually about to buy some loyaks.

    submitted by: Brian, Braselton, GA

  • Great all around Trail shoe

    January 23, 2019

    Having been a minimalist runner/hiker since 2009, I have tried many brands and styles of minimalist footwear. Astral has checked so many of the boxes that meet my needs with the TR1 Junction. I have put mine through a lot in the 8 months I have had them. I still rotate them with another pair for hiking (Altra Superior 3.5s), but the TR1s excel in a few ways over any previous shoes I have owned. Specifically, the grippiness of the sole is absolutely unmatched (hey, Astral-dont ever change this!). Also, the durability of the upper, midsole and outsole are outstanding (almost like a heavy hiking boot). The only trade-off is that they are heavier than other trail shoes I have used in the past few seasons. I think I am going to try the TR1 mesh for this summer. I found the fit of the TR1 Junctiin to be true to size.
    As a side note, I had an issue with a pair of Astral Hemp Donners and Astral made it right immediately. I like this company and this shoe a lot!

    submitted by: KB, Mills River, NC

  • mr

    November 17, 2018

    Most comfortable shoes I have ever had. I like the wide toe box and the soft feel of the shoes on my feet. I recently wore them all over China on a trip. They are very versatile for a lot of occasions, hiking included. Thanks for such great shoes.

    submitted by: John, Ogden Utah

  • Don't Change Anything WithThis Shoe!

    June 30, 2018

    July 1, 2018. I purchased a pair of the TR Junction M's (Sequoia Green) on April 5th as soon as they were available. Since that time this has been my daily shoe for any and all activities. At first I feared they would never stand up to rigorous daily use. But I was wrong. Mowing, garden work, trail hiking, fishing, kayaking, mountain bike riding, clearing brush and other daily activities failed to take any noticeable toll on the shoes and they still look and feel as comfortable as new. At this point I wouldn't be able to come up with even an insignificant complaint. As long as this shoe is available I'll never consider any other shoe for my 3 season footwear.

    submitted by: Pat Sullivan, Weikert, PA

  • Exceeded my expectations!

    June 12, 2018

    This is my second pair of Astral shoes. I've been wearing a pair of Brewers on the river for years. I'm a fan. After hunting for a land shoe, I decided to try the TR1 Junctions. Ordering a pair of shoes online can be a gamble; however, as soon as they came out of the box, I knew I had made a wise purchase.

    I prefer a light, simple, comfortable and durable shoe for being out in the forest and trail. These are my daily shoes that I wear for my job outdoors - and I find traditional hiking shoes and boots are too cumbersome, heavy and rigid. The TR1 Junction is supportive yet nimble. I swapped out the insoles for my heel and arch semi-orthotics, and the fit is perfect for my feet (I'm a 10.5 men's). Plus it helps that it's a good-looking shoe to boot.

    Thanks, Astral, for another quality product.

    submitted by: Tom, Ottawa Valley, Ontario

  • So Much Awesomeness

    April 04, 2018

    My feet are thanking me right now. These shoes are light ,comfortable and the wider toe box paired with the minimal heal to toe drop allows my feet to flow the way they were intended. Although I haven't had a chance to test these on the river or trail yet I'm certain I won't be disappointed. Looking forward to putting many miles on these shoes.
    I'd also like to thank the Astral customer service team who provided me with a prompt and detailed response when I was trying to narrow down my shoe search.

    submitted by: Nathan, Mountain Maryland

  • Awesome Shoe

    March 30, 2018

    Loved my first pair of TR1 Junction M's so much, I bought a second pair! This is a great shoe for hikes, exercising, and just everyday use! Love the company's philosophy and highly recommend their shoes!

    submitted by: Greg, MD

  • Great everything shoe!

    March 22, 2018

    I got these about 2 months ago and it has been the best shoe purchase i've ever made! I wear them around town, on the trails, and when traveling. Just spent 17 days in Thailand and this was the only shoe I packed; worn walking the markets, hiking in the jungle, jumping off waterfalls, biking, and for boating and other water activities around the islands, all without socks! Never an issue with blisters or chaffing, dried quickly, and handled incredibly in all situations. Couldn't be happier, strong work Astral!

    submitted by: Tyler, Fort Collins, CO

  • Best hiking shoe!

    March 20, 2018

    These are the best shoe i can ask for, I plan on using these on my Thur hike of the PCT, in my training these have held up the best so far.

    submitted by: Jimbo,

  • Nice Shoe

    February 05, 2018

    I spend most of my time on or near the river year around. Changing from boat shoes to hiking/work shoes was always a bit of pain. The boat shoes just did not work as well hiking and climbing. Astral has changed the game with the TR1. The arch support makes the shoe work great for when I'm hiking or scrambling around and as you would expect the shoe works great in the water. Great product and a nice company. I highly recommend them.

    submitted by: Ted Brownrigg, Portland, OR

  • A Hiking Shoe for those not afraid of Wet Feet

    December 14, 2017

    I used this shoe for 500+ miles this season. I loved the performance of the grippy sole. When going back and forth between this and other hiking sneakers I would notice how much more grippy Astrals were. I loved how quickly the shoes dried out. I'm not one to avoid getting my feet wet so it was nice to have the holes drain out water as soon as I got out. I would recommend these shoes to anyone.

    submitted by: John Haffner, Asheville, NC

  • Eyedoc

    December 13, 2017

    Just received my Tri Junction a few days ago. Great light weight hiker . It's very comfortable with plenty of room in the toe box. My first pair of Astral shoes but definitely not my last!!

    submitted by: Dale Burroughs, Hot Springs , Ar.

  • Best Shoe

    November 01, 2017

    Awesome shoe. Comfortable, yet good looking. Great for wearing around town or on the trail.

    submitted by: Anson, Denver, CO

  • Best shoe evah

    September 27, 2017

    Got tr1 junction a week ago and have worn them everyday since. Worn to work, worn on the trail, in the drink, hang out to dry and repeat. Amazingly comfortable, functional, and they just look different (in a good way) from other shoes on the market. I fly fish, I wouldn't noreally sport these on a backcountry trip, but for an impromptu jump in the creek on the way home from work, these are ideal. The rubber is SUPER sticky, more so than the rubber on my fishing boots. I suggest astral gets together with my favorite fishing boot and combine forces. Or maybe hire me to help design a fishing boot of your own. I live in Cullowhee NC and happy to commute. Thanks for awesome product...I'll be waiting on your call.

    submitted by: G. Rob, Cullowhee NC

  • Great shoes

    August 10, 2017

    comfortable, love the grip and the materials, and look forward to good use. Well designed and well made.

    submitted by: Ben Eskind, NY

  • Great product

    July 24, 2017

    I was shopping/browsing in stores along the coast and saw the Astral products on display. They were attractive, but I had no interest in purchasing. My daughter who is a nurse tried on a pair to see if they would help being her feet for 12 hour shifts. I decide to try a pair and found them to be very comfortable. I had had 2 knee replacements and back issues and can never feel great in any type shoe. I have been wearing my new Astrals for 2 weeks and they have been shoe for my feet since my heel feels lower and my toes don't cramp. It allows me to have great walks with no discomfort. My daughter also purchased a pair and raves about there comfort for being on her feet. I wish they would make a pair for playing golf!!

    submitted by: Charles Mazza, NC

  • July 22, 2017

    It was amazing to be able to walk surefooted across a rocky creek bed (while supporting my barefooted companion)--the water drained out easily, the shoes were still comfortable to hike in while wet, and they dried out completely by the next afternoon. As expected, my feet got a little wet from walking through wet grass--so you have to be okay with your feet being wet--but the overall breathability of the shoes made them an excellent choice for a 4 day bikepacking trip. wet fee

    submitted by: John Pfannkuchen, Binghamton, NY

  • I LOVE these shoes

    May 07, 2017

    I received my Tri Junction shoes in the mail a few weeks ago as I could not find a local retailer that carried them in Seattle. That will change soon I imagine because these shoes were made for the NW. Lightweight, sturdy, and ridiculously comfortable. Not to mention they look great too! I rarely write reviews but happy to for such as well deserved product. I'll be a 100% an Astral shoe guy for life.

    submitted by: Eric Johnson, Seattle ,WA

  • Been Wanting a Show Like This for a Long Time

    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!

    submitted by: Ross B., Weaverville NC

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