Review: Astral Brewer

If you’re a recreational or professional waterman looking for a do-it-all shoe for the summer season, look no further than the Astral Brewer. This is an extremely lightweight water shoe designed for whitewater kayaking and rafting, but is comfortable and stylish enough to skip the switch into casuals when heading to the bar after a session. The low profile of the Brewers is ideal for people who need some extra space when cramming their feet into a tight boat, and solid drainage and ventilation ensure that they stay clean and easily dry. Astral’s new rubber soles make for traction that simply can’t be beat when scrambling over wet rock with boats and gear—think gecko feet—and the non-marking rubber has a low measure of hardness, meaning they’re low-impact, environmentally. $100;