Let me set the scene for you,
I’m leaving the river after a long day of paddling and had plans to meet some friends at a restaurant for dinner that night. As I’m getting back to my car I look at my watch and realize I will not have time to go home before dinner as I stayed on the river a bit later than anticipated. I had a change of clothes in the car with me but did not have any shoes other than my Astral Brewers, which I had been wearing in the river all day. I immediately hopped in my car and started the drive to meet my friends at the restaurant while at the same time turning the heat on in my car and blasting it on my shoes. As I pull up to the restaurant and park the car, I check my shoes and to my surprise they are fairly dry at that point. This is not the first time my Astral’s have saved me in a jam and is the reason why they have quickly become my favorite pair of shoes. Aside from being locally operated in Asheville, North Carolina, they have one of the best warranty policies I have ever come across, and I have never had a negative experience with their company.
I typically wear my Astral’s on the rivers around Asheville, whether that is kayaking, hiking, or fishing, and for the model I have, that is what they are designed to do. I wear the Brewers and if I could, I would wear them all the time. They transition perfectly from water to land, and due to their design, dry ridiculously fast. They are designed with a paddler in mind and have features like drainage holes in the toe and heel of the shoe and are made of lightweight but durable mesh that accelerate the drying process.
I will wear this pair of shoes until they fall off my feet and then I will bring them in to the warehouse in Asheville and turn them in for a brand new pair, no questions asked just like I have done with my two previous pairs I’ve gone through.
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