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Loyak W's

$ 85

Lightweight, low profile, and super flexible; the Loyak is for the adventurous water girl. The self-draining, Flex-Grip™ outsole promotes excellent balance and ground feel. Indestructible canvas uppers with ventilating stretch mesh and flat laces provide a secure, glove-like fit. Walk with confidence in the Loyak!

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Color: Turquoise / Gray

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Details

  • Intended Use: Water, Casual, Travel, Boat
  • Uppers: Hydrophobic Canvas for durability with stretchy Airmesh at vamp and tongue for secure fit and ventilation. Two sets (different colors) of flat, water resistant laces provided.
  • Midsole: 7mm thick, 45C closed cell EVA foam.
  • 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
  • Weight/shoe: 180g (6.35 oz)
  • Sizes: Available in Women’s US Sizing 6-11 (Whole sizes only)
  • Fit: True to size (For half size, size down)

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, shed water, and not accumulate funk. Many models have engineered drainage for water to come out while minimizing entry of silt.

Balanced Geometery

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. It's low durometer means the rubber is softer and therefore conforms well to the ground.

 

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  • LOVE THESE! Great for ALL outdoor activities... need more colors!

    September 24, 2017

    These shoes are awesome! I wear them metal detecting often, have worn them offroading, walking, and yesterday wore them when I took my dog to the local puppy swim pool closing party. They are so comfortable with nice wide toe box, dry fairly quickly and are extremely easy to clean. I'm hoping Astral come out with a tan color, I would definitely be buying!!!

    submitted by: Sheryl S, Middle TN

  • great kayaking shoe

    August 22, 2017

    Comfortable, quick-drying and good traction on slippery rocks. Easy fitting, I wear 8.5-9M and the 9 was generous fit. Wide across the toe box which fits my foot well. Good for short distance walking but I don't think I would rely on them if you have any extended hiking or tough terrain, especially if you start out with wet shoes (bring moleskin on your trip, just in case).

    submitted by: Colleen Colley, Portland OR

  • I love these shoes

    June 02, 2017

    I love the look and the comfort of these shoes. Unfortunately, 9 was too short. I'm 9.5 and was told to order down. But definitely need the 10 and don't have enough time to order for my vacation, otherwise I definitely would re-order larger size!

    submitted by: Linda Garofallou, New Jersey

  • I love these shoes... I usually wear sandals.

    April 24, 2017

    I wear sandals even in the Winter if I can. My feet are wide across the toes, and I have problems with shoes fitting. GREAT FIT. My daughter has a pair of your Loyaks and I tried them on, and they are so comfortable and this is a treat for me. I would be interested in Loyaks in half sizes and possibly more colors. Great Job!

    submitted by: Charlene, Glen Allen, VA

  • Pleasantly surprised

    April 20, 2017

    I got a pair of these shoes recently during a trip to Asheville, NC and have fallen in love with them. They are so comfortable - I don't want to take them off. They are easy to wear with or without socks and are great for hiking or water activities. I am buying a pair for my Mom for Mother's Day and have recommended them to several friends.

    submitted by: Laura Griffin, Chapel Hill, NC

  • So Comfortable

    April 18, 2017

    I purchased these shoes for my vacation to Belize. I travel to Hawaii and other humid climates and was looking forward to a closed toed shoe that provides moisture protection and comfort. This shoe is awesome! I've been wearing it around town to test the comfort and it is great. Light weight and super comfortable. Feels like walking around barefoot with support... is that a thing? I can't wait to explore with these, and I have already talked my boyfriend into buying a pair for our trip. If you are looking for a lightweight travel shoe that can also be worn, for basically anything, this is your shoe!

    submitted by: Elizabeth, Denver, CO

  • Great for exploring the mountains!

    July 26, 2016

    I needed some hiking shoes that were also waterproof. These were extremely comfortable and good for walking through mountain streams/creeks. I was nervous they'd feel heavy when wet but NOT AT ALL. They gripped good on the slippery rocks. I'm normally a size 8.5 to 9, but the 8 felt really comfortable and aren't tight at all.

    submitted by: Brittany K, South Carolina

  • Love these Loyaks.. please make with normal black/black stitch!

    July 22, 2016

    I purchased these for a kayaking trip because I needed some water shoes, but have found that these are my go-to casual shoes for going anywhere, whether it's out with friends or running errands. They are incredibly comfortable, and I don't have to worry about losing traction when walking on wet surfaces. I also love that I don't need to wear socks! It would be FABULOUS if these came in the black color, with black/gray stitching. I would definitely buy these again!!

    submitted by: Sherry, Birmingham, AL

  • Best surfing shoe!

    July 19, 2016

    The Loyaks are like wearing shoes without actually wearing shoes. I can still feel by surfboard underfoot because of the thin soles, but I know my feet aren't going to get torn up either. If you have a fat foot like me, I recommend buying a half or whole size larger than your normal size as this shoes fit more like socks. I'll never wear anything else surfing!

    submitted by: Heather Jackson, Boulder, CO

  • Half sizes...

    July 12, 2016

    I love these shoes in the water and feel very stable in them. The problem I have is that I wear a 6.5 so tried the 6 and the 7. Went with the bigger 7 instead of the snug 6 but now that I have been wearing them they feel sloppy to me. Maybe should have gotten the 6. I know they make 6.5 in the Brewess so it would be great if they could figure that out for the Loyaks.....all in all a great shoe!

    submitted by: Kelly O'Neill, McCall, Idaho

  • So comfortable

    July 06, 2016

    These are some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. They fit great and have very impressed traction on wet surfaces.

    submitted by: Dani, West Virginia

  • Literally... My Favorite Shoes

    June 20, 2016

    No lie - I wear these everywhere. To the office, shopping, paddling, and yes to the bar... Super comfortable, totally adorable, and they wash right up if needed. I may buy a few more pairs so I can wear them for the rest of my life..

    submitted by: MJ, Wisconsin

  • Love the Loyaks!

    May 30, 2016

    Just got off an 18 day trip on the Grand Canyon and wanted to let you know how great the Loyaks were. I was sitting at Havasu Creek watching flannel mouth suckers moving upstream and realized that you should really call the blue color "Havasu Blue" - it matches perfectly with that gorgeous water! I got a picture of it and thought I would share it. Thanks for the awesome shoes!

    submitted by: Elena Boer Kelly, SALT LAKE CITY, UT

  • Great and cool looking comfortable shoe!

    May 05, 2016

    It's been almost one year since I got these. A perfect pair of great looking color, plus they are just stylish! I wear them mainly for walking through the city, to school or work. They are comfortable enough with a thin sole, which makes you feel good if you like to feel the terrain. I love them while driving or just playing by and in the water.

    submitted by: Kt, Prague, Czech Republic

  • I love these shoes... and I hate shoes.

    March 31, 2016

    I am a sandle person, I hate having closed shoes on my feet, but for work it is a must. I bought these shows specifically to work on an expedition ship in Antarctica and they were perfect. I could wear them around the outer decks and never slipped on the icy and wet surfaces. I also wore them tirelessly all around the ship on long shifts and they were comfortable and light. To top it off, they are perfect to wear on the river rafting or SUP. I absolutely love these shoes.

    submitted by: Meghan Roberts, Fayetteville, WV

  • Best Outdoor Shoes I've Ever Had!

    March 02, 2016

    I have used my Loyaks tirelessly for the past year. I LOVE them!! I use them when I'm paddle boarding on rivers, ocean, and flatwater. I use them as approach shoes when I'm hiking to the crag (never have to worry about losing traction, plus belaying in them is a dream because they slip on so easily), I used them when I went canyoneering in Zion (walking through water, rappelling, climbing up and down sandstone, and hiking miles at a time), I wear them when I work out, I wore them when I trained parkour (climbing up walls, gymnastics, etc), and I wear them when I'm chilling. Seriously THE BEST. And they are cute. Win.

    submitted by: Camille Swan, Florida/Utaholorado

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