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Astral Loyak Women’s

These water shoes for women from Astral have a versatile look that can transition from canoeing and fording rivers to rainy downtown walks. The Loyak is not your typical water sock-like water shoe option. It has a loafer look (plus an extra set of laces) and durable construction.

The Astral Loyak is slip-on, with a fixed opening, which makes it challenging to put on for those with high arches. You can tighten the shoe up with the laces, but there isn’t much give taking them on and off.

Its G.15™ Flex-Grip outsole doesn’t leave marks and provides a reliable grip over wet rocks and slick banks. The outsole thickness is just enough to cushion you from sharp rocks while still giving you a strong feeling of the ground to establish your footing.

Drain holes help the Astral Loyak dry quickly, but on the same note, they also serve as entry points for grit and sand. You will have to deal with debris from time to time. These water shoes for women also have a roomy toe box, an ideal choice for those with wide feet. It securely covers the whole foot, adding stability to your strides.

Now, if you have narrow feet, we recommend you get a size down for a snug fit.

Overall, it’s cute, comfortable, packable, and comes with excellent traction. Use it for white water adventures, while kayaking, or even a short wet hike. The Astral Loyak Women’s Water Shoes are a well-rounded option with a few limitations worth the trade-off for those who like the look and want a versatile water shoe that will work running into shops on rainy days along with chasing your kids at the water park.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Things we like:

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    High-quality construction
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    Super grippy and don’t leave marks
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    Versatile look
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    Roomy toe box
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    There are drain holes to help them dry quickly
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    The outsole is thick enough so you don't feel the rocks under your feet
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    Lightweight and easy to pack
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    You get a free extra pair of laces

Things we don't like:

  • check-markThere's no tongue. The slip-on, fixed opening makes it tricky to put on if you have a high arch
  • check-markCatches sand and grit
  • check-markThere are no half sizes

Where to buy:

Astral Loyak Womens Product Image

Astral Loyak Women’s

Specs & Features

  • Upper: Cordura Nylon
  • Lining: Air Mesh
  • Midsole: EVA
  • Outsole: G.15™ Flex-Grip Rubber
  • Weight: 10.4 oz.
  • Colors: Grey/White, Rosa Red, Turquoise Grey, Navy/White
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    High-quality construction
  • check-mark
    Super grippy and don’t leave marks
  • check-mark
    Versatile look
  • check-mark
    Roomy toe box
  • check-mark
    There are drain holes to help them dry quickly
  • check-mark
    The outsole is thick enough so you don't feel the rocks under your feet
  • check-mark
    Lightweight and easy to pack
  • check-mark
    You get a free extra pair of laces

Things we don't like:

  • check-markThere's no tongue. The slip-on, fixed opening makes it tricky to put on if you have a high arch
  • check-markCatches sand and grit
  • check-markThere are no half sizes

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