Astral Loyak Navy/White

$90.00 

Astral Loyak Navy/White
Astral Loyak Navy/White
Astral Loyak Navy/White
Astral Loyak Navy/White
Astral Loyak Navy/White
Astral Loyak Navy/White

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  • Features
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  • A Comfortable Shoe for Casual & Athletic Use

    The Astral Loyak is functional footwear at its finest: Durable, grippy, comfortable, and foot-healthy. 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 reliable and versatile travel footwear option.

    Level Platform, Wide Toe Box, Grippy 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 Paired With Other Natural Footgear, Lightweight

    The Astral Loyak pairs nicely with a wide variety of other helpful 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 shoes include Injinji toe socks and Pedag metatarsal pads or Strutz foot 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.

    • Vegan
    • 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 in combination with Naboso insoles
    • Works great with Correct Toes and Injinji toe socks
    • Works great with Pedag met pads or Strutz foot pads
    • Footbed: Optional removable 7 mm EVA midsole/insole
    • Water-Ready: Engineered drainage holes allow water to escape
    • Intended Uses: Casual wear, walking, running, boating, traveling
    • 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.

    Shorter-footed individuals can order the Astral Loyak Youth to achieve that relatively wider toe box (a Y7 corresponds to a men’s US size 7 or a women’s US size 8; a Y6 corresponds to a men’s US size 6 or a women’s US size 7; and so on, all the way down).

    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.

    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.

  • Videos:

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    Shoe Liner Test & Pronation Explained
    How to Strengthen Intrinsic Foot Muscles
    Shoe Sizing Techniques: Traditional vs. Natural


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    Foot Anatomy 101
    The Shoe Cushioning Myth
    Definition of a Healthy Shoe
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    Problematic Shoe Design Features
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    How to Transition to Minimalist Shoes
    Six Ways to Restore Foot Health After Surgery

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