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Astral - Porter Water Shoe - Men's

Astral Porter Water Shoe - Men's

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Item #ASL000J




Tech Specs

Upper Material:
[sides] Cordura, [vamp, tongue] Airmesh
locking heel lace system
Recommended Use:
paddling, SUP, beachwear, casual
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited 1 year

Porter Water Shoe

The Astral Buoyancy Porter Water Shoe provides some So Cal style for paddlers and SUP lovers. Its Cordura upper is extremely durable, and the Airmesh vamp and tongue bring the airflow. The Balanced Geometry midsole offers some cush while allowing a zero drop, and the locking heel lace system ensures a snug fit. Astral Buoyancy also added drainage ports at the sides and a slit at the heel to drain water, and a step-down heel adds a whole lot of convenience on river trips.

  • Cordura upper
  • Airmesh vamp and tongue
  • Locking heel lace system
  • Balanced Geometry midsole
  • Drainage and front and slit at heel
  • Step-down heel

Great shoes, not for narrow heels

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10

I have wider forefoot, high arch and narrow heel. This shoe was too big in the heel. Also, the arch support rubbed my heel

Astral Men's Porter

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    Astral Rep

    Absolutely Killer

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

    Usually my footwear choices are either runners or some ultra comfy slippers. The Porter however was too awesome not to add to my collection. I've taken these in rivers, done some mellow biking in them (to get to the river), and worn them as everyday shoes. They dry super quickly, perform well as a flat pedal commuter shoe, and look great. I highly recommend these to anyone looking for a versatile shoe that performs as well in the water as out.

    Hey Brent - Thank you for the great review on Astral. I just got a pair of Porters and I am so stoked how versatile they are. They dry in no time, but they are comfortable and styley!

    Astral Rep

    My summer guiding shoe.

      Great with or without socks.

      My summer guiding shoe.

      Great water shoes

        I've really enjoyed the porters for quick trips down the river. The angle lock cord wore through and Astral rushed me a brand new pair. So loyalty points to Astral. The grip is awesome on wet rocks. Barefoot or with socks they remain a comfortable stroll. Pictured: after rafting the Upper Animas outside of Silverton CO, waiting on the DSNGRR to bring us back to town.

        Great water shoes

        Best Sailing Shoes.

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

        Astral shoes are great for on the water. These PORTERS are the best sailing shoes. No more Crocs. The PORTER has non-marking soles, so they're good for white decks. I wear the BREWER on the river if it is warm. They are essentially the same shoe as the PORTER, but the BREWER has the better black sticky rubber for river rocks. I wear the Five Ten Water Tenies with neoprene booties if the water is colder. I love all these shoes.

        Best of Both Worlds

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 10

        I got these shoes mostly because I wanted a shoe that looks good, I could also wear at the lake, but after using them for a while I realized they were burlier than I thought. I started using them for kayaking, great grip on the rocks and feel great in my boat. I can't wait to try the rest of the line. Plus the chicks dig them!

        Perfect shoe on and off the river!

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

        I have always wanted a shoe that grips well and looks great, and it turns out the porter is the shoe to accomplish all of this! With or without socks the shoe is comfortable and the profile is low making it perfect for wearing out and about. The fabric is very durable you can trust it to hold up in the rowdiest of conditions. The fit is nice, comfy, true to fit, and home-like, making it your go to shoe for any occasion. Whether it is hiking, paddling, walking around town, or going to work you can no doubt rock the Astral Porter with confidence.

        Perfect shoe on and off the river!

        New favorite shoes

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 10.5

        I got the porters as a casual shoe to wear for the summer and they immediately became my favorite shoes of all times. They are really comfy to wear without socks, which is so nice for the hot summer days and they seem to well in all conditions. Never have to worry about getting them wet or dirty because they thrive in the water and somehow never seem to stay dirty, even after walking for hours on muddy trails. These things are amazing! I'm going to get a pair for my gf today so she can stop slipping all over the place in her Chacos.

        Great shoes for the water

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

        These things are pretty awesome. Great grip on the rocks in the river, very comfortable, dry way faster than your shorts will, and when you're wandering around in them they just look like normal shoes. You do get the odd squeak when changing directions, but it beats wearing crocs in public by a long shot.

        Your feet will thank you.

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

        First off, I haven't had these in the water yet, but as what everyone says I have no doubt the they will be great in the water and on slick surfaces. Astral is great for kayaking shoes.

        Now for an everyday shoe, these are great. Super comfortable, breathable, and good looking. Work with socks or straight on your skin. The fabric is nice and soft and the rear has just enough support that they don't feel to tight or come loose and slide up and down. They stay put. The shoe strings do seem to work there way loose easily if you don't get a good tight knot.

        Great shoe even if you don't plan on getting wet, but nice to know they work for that too! Astral is making quality shoes and looking forward to what they come up with next.

        Also Astral has great customer service, so if you have any problems, first off I'm sure Backcountry.com will take care of you but nice to know Astral will too.

        Rad shoe, love the PORTER!

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

        The Astral Porter is my go-to shoe for summertime. Its got great ventilation, dries super fast, and offers solid performance on my SUP board or even chilling at the pool. The grippy outsole is siped and non-marking so I don't bust my ass on slippery surfaces. I dig the protection that that closed toe shoes provides, especially compared to sandals. Check them out, you will love 'em!!!!


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