This is Astrals view of a proper bootie. It offers ground-conforming stability, excellent foot protection and insulation without neoprene . The result is a lighter, more durable, and faster drying water-boot with phenomenal gripping powers. Use for kayaking (all kinds), raft-guiding, river SUP.
Super Sticky Outsoles: Using our stickiest rubber, G.SS, the bottom is designed for maximum sole-to-ground friction. Non-marking, with siping; drain holes toe and heel. 3.5mm thick.
Insulation: Like neoprene, the 3mm quilted Airmesh traps air between you and the waterproof shell. But our mesh dries out overnight, instead of in a month. The midsole is removable, 7mm thick 45C closed cell EVA foam. Foot to Ground Distance: 12mm heel, 11 mm ball.
Hidden Laces: Laces are the best way to secure a river shoe. Ours are water-resistant and hidden with a Velcro over-flap, to keep things tidy.
Durability: 1000D Cordura® nylon with 1060D ballistic nylon reinforcement rand stitched