The Astral Brewer for SUP
If I could describe the Astral Brewer shoes in one word, it would be…..STICKY! I have never owned a pair of river shoes as sticky as the Brewers. When I don’t have to be working you will find me stand up paddling. This review is from a SUP standpoint:
SUP is evolving in such a way that the class 4-5 extreme paddlers will become fewer and fewer. Class 2-3 will be our playground for squirts, rock runs, splats and bomb drops. Unlike in kayaking , where you sit 50% of the time, SUP shoes are important 100% of the time. We ARE standing up! The Astral Brewer dries fast, and has a stiff sole that allows you to feel the board better than any shoe I have tried. Your foot is completely protected, unlike sandals. If you want to lounge around in them, the Brewers have a fold down heel for instant slip ons! Normally i use surf wax on the nose of my inflatable boards, The Stealth outsole gives me good grip all the way to the nose.
- Sticky!…I already said that.
- Drain and dry FAST!
- Stiff sole so you can feel the board.
- Great foot protection.
- Sand comes in..sand goes out.
- They don’t come in bright RED!
I’m off to Mexico next week and the Brewers are the only shoes i’m packing. They are even stylish enough for Christmas dinner.
Until next time..aaron