Astral Mary Jay Shoe - Women's

It's better when it's wetter.

The Mary Jay Women's Shoe is, as you might guess, a big-time twist on a classic Mary Jane, and we think Astral's new design is superior in every way. A round toe and buckled ankle strap are reminiscent of the timeless Mary Jane style, but this shoe is woven from pure 1000D Cordura nylon, an incredibly tough fabric that stands up to all your adventures. The real secret of the Mary Jay, though, is that it's designed for water use, whether you're a raft guide, kayaker, or wader. The G15 high-friction rubber keeps you upright even on slick, wet surfaces, drainage at the heel and toe help your feet dry off, and the EVA midsole ensures all-day comfort no matter what you're up to. As a bonus, the Mary Jay looks good enough to wear out to dinner after you've spent a day on the river.

  • Cordura nylon upper
  • Nylon lining
  • EVA foam midsole
  • G15 high-friction rubber sole
  • Buckled instep strap
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Best All Around Summer Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 7.5

One of my favorite parts about summer how much time I spend out of my house. Typically I'll end up doing more than one activity in a day, which means unless I want to stop at home and change I don't always have on the best shoes for any given activity, but these shoes are pretty good at most activities and look really cute! The sole is grippy on wet rocks with drain ports at the heel and toe so it works well as a water shoe, but it also has enough stability to run and bike in, and enough style to take out on the town. I highly recommend them.

Customer said she loves them!

  • Fit: True to size

One of my customers bought these and she wanted a "water shoe that didn't look like a water shoe". These are nice because they have a sweet removable liner you can take out after a day on the river on the lake. These shoes are very lightweight but still super durable. It's also nice knowing that Astral has a lifetime warranty so if anything goes wrong, they will make sure and make it right. She said that these do run true to size. Please let me know if you have any questions on these.

So Comfortable and Cute!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 6

Love my Astral Mary Jay Shoes, they are super comfortable and are great to toss in my bag when packing for a trip. They go with everything and are super great to walk around in. Grab a pair!

Removable liners.

Removable liners.

Drainage, but don't ditch these shoes!

Drainage, but don't ditch these shoes!

Flexible, yet durable.

Flexible, yet durable.

Hose 'em down!

Hose 'em down!

Astral-nomically cool.

Astral-nomically cool.

Cray cray for Mary Jay.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 8.5

I really adore these sweet, lightweight maryjane style shoes. The simple, unassuming style of these shoes makes them timeless. The buckle strap has not bothered me in the least, and the only point of discomfort that I've discovered was on my Achilles tendon, which I believe was caused by me wearing the buckle straps too tightly. I usually wear an 8.5, so I opted for the 8.5 and it fits perfectly - not too snug, not too loose. I love the black color; it goes with virtually everything that I have in my closet- from dresses to my favorite baggies and tank top combo. They're so lightweight that I often forget that they're on my feet, which can be both a good thing and a bad thing for a clumsy human such as myself. Thus far I've worn them for work, gardening, walking the dog, puttering around on the bike, and trying my hand at bike mechanic-ish (if anyone's interested, I got covered in grease).

The lightweight Cordura nylon material is durable, yet flexible. The high-friction rubber keeps me from careening off of wet surfaces, and sticks me to dry ones. What I truly love about these shoes is how quickly they dry, partly because of the stellar Cordura fabric as well as the drainage points in the heel and toebox. The insole is removable - I've found this makes cleaning the shoes easier and more amenable than Crocs or Chacos. It always seems like Crocs can never get clean, or I slide everywhere in them. Chacos on the other hand take forever to dry, and then in turn, I become neurotic about ensuring that I floss the webbing as to avoid serious cement-age. I'm extremely impressed with the shoes and very excited to have a fun, lightweight water shoe (that doesn't look like a water shoe) in my quiver.

In truth, I haven't taken these on the river yet but have high hopes for them performing in a similar, if not more appropriate, fashion as they have in my every day-garden-rompus activities.

Cray cray for Mary Jay.

Girly Shoes with Balls

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Stylish and cute, this shoe can still take a walk in the woods and wander around on slippery rocks!! Dancing for hours or working all day, the shoe is comfy, durable, and doesn't hurt your feet.

cute and great on or off the water

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 8

I love these bright red really cute mary janes! I have worn them out with friends, cliff jumping, and in the river paddle boarding. Really great all around shoe. They dry out really quick. The soles are really sticky and are great on slippery wet rocks. I love Astral shoes! I own 4 pairs and I think I will keep sticking with them for my on and off the water shoes!