Astral Loyak Navy/White
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A Foot-Friendly Minimalist Shoe for Casual & Athletic Use
Durable, grippy, comfortable, and foot-healthy, the Astral Loyak is a fine example of functional footwear. Possessing a sticky Flex-Grip outsole, an indestructible hydrophobic canvas upper, and an unobtrusive stretch-mesh tongue, the impressive Loyak can be used as both a casual shoe for outings around town or as a reliable outdoor adventure shoe that works great on land or in the water. The Loyak is also an excellent option for those seeking a dependable and versatile travel footwear option.
Level Support Base, Flexible & Grippy Rubber Sole
Built with balanced geometry, the low stack height Astral Loyak incorporates a level platform that encourages your foot and ankle to be maximally stable, and its wide toe box affords your toes sufficient room to splay. The highly-flexible sole of this attractive minimalist shoe allows for excellent ground feel and helps you build a more robust foot with each and every step you take. The Loyak's unique outsole material also provides you with maximum grip for optimal traction on a variety of surfaces.
Can Be Used With Other Helpful Natural Footgear
The Astral Loyak pairs nicely with a wide variety of other helpful natural footgear. Use your Loyaks in combination with Correct Toes toe spacers to realign your toes and build a healthier overall foot. Other beneficial items that you can use concurrently with these foot-health-positive shoes include Injinji toe socks and Pedag metatarsal pads. We also recommend replacing the included (optional) liner with thin, textured Naboso insoles. Each lightweight Astral Loyak shoe weighs about 7.5 oz.
Note: If you are new to using Astral footwear, we recommend that you start in slowly, gradually building up your wear-time and giving your body the chance to adapt to the thinner soles and the increased workload on your feet.
- Weight: ~7.5 oz.
- NF Certified Product
- Drop: 1.0 mm (i.e., negligible)
- Travel-friendly: Collapsible and packable
- Stack Height: 5.0 mm (without optional insole)
- Laces: Flat, water-resistant, two colors provided
- Toe Box: Extra wide toe box for natural toe splay
- Works great with Correct Toes and Injinji toe socks
- Works great with Pedag met pads and Naboso insoles
- Footbed: Optional removable 7 mm EVA midsole/insole
- Intended Uses: Casual wear, walking, running, boating, travel
- Water-Ready: Engineered drainage holes allow water to escape
- Upper: Hydrophobic canvas with stretchy Airmesh vamp and tongue
- Outsole: Non-marking, flexible, razor-siped Flex-Grip sole with 3 mm lugs
- Outsole Composition: G15 (a soft, grippy, abrasion-resistant rubber compound)
To get the most out of your Astral Loyak shoes, the manufacturer recommends that you order your normal US shoe size. For example, if you normally wear a women's US size 8 shoe, consider ordering an 8 in the Astral Loyak. If you are between sizes, order up to the next available size.
Women who have relatively wider feet may consider ordering the men's version of this shoe to achieve the greatest possible toe box width. Simply adjust the sizing down by 1 to determine the comparable size in the men's version. For example, if you normally wear a women's US size 9 shoe, consider ordering a size 8 in the men's Astral Loyak instead.
If you're on the fence about what size to order, consider ordering both sizes and then simply return the size that doesn't fit as well for a refund. If you have concerns about sizing, feel free to contact us or Astral customer service.
Sizing Tip #1: To create additional roominess within the shoe, we suggest removing the included (optional) shoe liner/insole; this action does not, in any way, affect the performance of the shoe. Optionally, and to enhance balance, posture, agility, and general foot/body awareness, you might consider adding thin, flexible Naboso insoles instead.
Sizing Tip #2: Correct Toes toe spacers will often add width and length to the foot. If you’re planning to wear Correct Toes with your footwear, we recommend sizing up, especially if you are on the border between sizes.
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