Loyak AC W's

$ 110

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Our best shoe for a water and sun based lifestyle. Ultra-fine ripstop mesh breathes deeply while keeping debris out. Our level footbed, wider toe-box and sticky G® Rubber outsoles promote ninja-like performance in slippery places.

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Color: Olive Green

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Intended Use: SUP, Training, Sailing, Fishing. Not recommended for heavy whitewater use.
Uppers: Ultra-fine ripstop mesh, with TPU reinforcements to guard against abrasion. Sock-like entry with laces for security.
Midsole: Drop-in, 7mm thick 45 C closed cell EVA Foam with massage pods.
Outsole: Flex-Grip™ is non-marking, draining, super flexible, razor siped, and has 3 mm lugs. Made with G.15™; our sticky, high abrasion compound.
Foot to Ground Distance: 12mm heel, 11mm ball
Fit: True to size (For half size, size up)
Sizes: W's Us Sizing 6-11 (Whole Sizes Only)
Weight/Shoe (size 7US):156g (5.5 oz)

Flex Grip Outsole

This rubber allows excellent flexibility and sensory feedback for heightened grip and balance. Maximized surface area for high friction on smooth surfaces. Divided lugs for substantial grip on loose dirt. Razor Siping maximizes edges that bite into surfaces upon flexion. 

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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  • Perfect For Life on the River

    July 29, 2021

    I love my Loyak AC water shoes. I wear them for all my favorite river recreational activities including snorkeling, rafting, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and so much more. These are the best water shoes money can buy. The Astral Designs team even sent me a free pair of insoles after I mysteriously lost one of mine. Great company, great products!

    submitted by: Ginna, Lotus, CA

  • Best SUP Shoe, Awesome Company

    June 14, 2021

    The Astral Loyak AC is cute, and is the best performing and most comfortable water shoe Ive found for paddle boarding. As a former exercise physiologist, an ultra runner and massage therapist, I make sure I always have the best shoe for my sport, feet and body for the long haul. My husband loves his mens Loyaks and life vest. Astral Designs makes great gear for the water and is a company that will treat you right.

    submitted by: Sheri Atkinson, New Castle

  • Soooo comfy!

    May 19, 2021

    I bought these shoes for my study abroad where, and trying them on for the first time the comfort level was to the max. Really lightweight, soft, and breathable. The only thing i didn't realize before i tried them on is that without socks you can see your toes. Hiking i'd wear them with socks anyway, in water i probably wouldn't care, they are comfortable and i love the color so that's all that matters:) If you're alright with that, these shoes are wonderful.

    submitted by: Emily, Chicago

  • Best sport shoe I ever bought

    May 10, 2021

    This is amazing for sailing, paddle boarding or any water sport. The only issue is how the laces always come undone. You need to put some sort of clamp on them to keep them from untying.

    submitted by: Francine, Tampa

  • Obsessed

    September 14, 2020

    I just bought these and I already think the are the greatest shoes I own! I love the grippy soles, the lightweight feel, and amphibious qualities.

    submitted by: Rebecca, Asheville NC

  • Absolutely LOVE these!!

    July 05, 2020

    These are so comfortable and lightweight. The traction is great for standing up on my paddle board and on walking on slick rocks. I love how quickly they dry out.

    submitted by: Sarah Thompson, McCall, ID

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