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Astral Women's Brewess Water Shoe

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The Astral Women's Brewess is a kayaking shoe for all walks of life. It's both a water shoe and a casual shoe. Hop out of your boat and stroll to the pub in style.
  • This is a water shoe that looks as good as it performs.
  • It is so lightweight - less than 8 ounces (214 grams)! This minimalist construction also reduces use of toxic adhesives.
  • The upper is made with Cordura® and Airmesh for durable, breathable performance.
  • G.SS™ rubber in the outsole gives you outstanding wet or dry traction.
  • The rockered toe helps the front of the shoe ride up over rocks and is naturally articulated for the kayaking position.
  • The shoe has plenty of drainage ports in sidewalls, sole and heel to rapidly get rid of water.
  • EVA foam in the Balanced Geometry midsole provides cushioning comfort and protection from sticks and stones.
  • The Brewess also has a step-down heel so you can wear it as a slip-on when you're not likely to get chundered.
  • Marking sole.

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Gender Sizing: Women
Material Upper: Cordura® and Airmesh
Sole: G.SS rubber
Marking Sole: No
Insole: EVA foam
Closure System: Laces
Taped Seams: No
Features:
  • Drainage in sidewalls, sole and heel

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Astral Women's Brewess Water Shoe
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good traction (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easy on and off (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (8)
  • Boating / sailing (4)
  • Casual wear (3)
  • Wading (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      83% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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5.0

Most COMFORTable Shoe Around!

By Most icky icky gnar gnar boater ever

from Darrington, WA

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Easy On and Off
  • Good Traction
  • Great Fit
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Casual Wear
    • Kayaking
    • Rafting
    • Wading
    • Walking/Hiking

    Comments about Astral Women's Brewess Water Shoe:

    This shoe is the most comfortable shoe around. I love using it on and off the river! Originally I got it to be my boating shoe when I would wear my dry suit, but they are so comfortable I wear them for everyday use as well. The stealth sole is super sticky so slippery-wet-mossy rocks is no problem hopping around on when scouting. The best part about this shoe besides comfort, is the large toe box Astral designed. With the added room in the toe box, my toes have room to wiggle around for everyday use, and are comfortable when the feet of my dry suit need to be stuffed in the shoe. These shoes really can do everything. I will be ordering a second pair just to have around incase Astral stops making them for some reason....as companys seem to do with great products. And I have big feet and they make my feet look cute!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Mixed Feelings About These

    By Mary B

    from Glenwood Springs CO

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult On and Off
    • Dries Slowly
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Astral Women's Brewess Water Shoe:

      When I first got these shoes I thought they were awesome. I've probably tried 25 different water shoes over the years and these were the grippiest, without a doubt. I found them to be very comfortable with socks, but irritating without them.
      On a sea kayaking trip in Baja, the plastic around drain holes on the inside of the arch rubbed holes in my feet and I had to cut them out. And after about 18 months, the seam at the top front froze up in a way that rubbed the top of my toes raw. There didn't seem to be any fix for that-even wearing socks didn't help, so I had to throw them out.
      A lot of the concepts of this shoe are great: the grippy sole, the secure lacing, the drainage out the heel, the ability to wear them as camp shoes with a crushable heel, the everyday use styling- but they just didn't seem to get the materials right.
      I'm still looking for the perfect water shoe...

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Water Shoe

      By Left Tern

      from Olympia, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Dries Easily
      • Durable
      • Easy On and Off
      • Good Traction
      • Great Fit
      • Lightweight
      • Shoe Laces Stay Tied

      Cons

      • Grass Seeds Get Stuck

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Kayaking
      • Rafting
      • Sailing
      • Wading

      Comments about Astral Women's Brewess Water Shoe:

      I used this rafting and felt that if I was washed overboard these shoes would stay on my feet. I was able to get off the boat and walk on slippery rocks easily with them and the sturdy toe area kept my toes from being banged up. They drain and dry quickly.
      The only problem is that when I went for a walk off trail in the hills the uppers collected the cheet grass seeds(as most shoes will). They worked their way into the inner shoe and were horrible to remove as the uppers have two layers. Most of the seeds I could remove by hand, but will have to use tweezers to get the others out.
      I would not hike miles in these shoes without putting a supportive insert into them as they don't have enough arch support for my feet.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Comfort and function A+

      By Kayaking mem

      from Sacramento, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy On and Off
      • Good Traction
      • Love The Drain Holes

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kayaking

        Comments about Astral Women's Brewess Water Shoe:

        Keeps sand out and is comfortable and easy to take off.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        New Favorite Shoe!

        By Safety Kate

        from Moab, Utah

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Easy On and Off
        • Good Traction
        • Great Fit
        • Lightweight
        • Never Stinky
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Canyoneering
          • Casual Wear
          • Kayaking
          • Rafting
          • Wading
          • Walking/Hiking
          • Work Casual

          Comments about Astral Women's Brewess Watershoe:

          These are absolutely the best shoes I have bought in a long time. As a professional whitewater guide, I wear them for day trips, multi-day trips, and private boating adventures. I also wear them to my 'day job' at an elementary school and pretty much everywhere in between. They dry super quick, are very easy to clean, have excellent traction, are very lightweight- plus they never EVER stink! I've been wearing these things all the time (usually without socks because I'm in the water constantly) since I got them several months ago and I have yet to notice any stink. I used to wear my chacos everywhere but these are my new favorite. I wear them canyoneering, swimming/paddling in the river, and hiking around on slickrock- they are the best! They fit true to size and I love that you can wear them as a true sneaker, or you can collapse the heel and wear as slip-ons. Plus they are super cute, ladies. Best shoe for active water people! Highly recommended.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          • Astral Women's Brewess Water Shoe

            Q:

            I'm a guy with narrow foot (B-C). Would Women's shoe work better for me than Men's? If so, what size if my Men's size is 8.5?
            Asked on 5/23/2016 by Fran from United States

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Fran, in most manufacturer's shoes a men's size 8.5 is equivalent to a women's 10.

              Answered on 5/23/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • Astral Women's Brewess Water Shoe

            Q:

            I'm going to be doing some hiking with wet crossings. Will this shoe be appropriate?
            Asked on 4/12/2015 by June from College Station TX

            4 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Good evening.
              I think it would be ok on short hikes, but not certain on longer ones.
              There is not much arch support (or padding) and the tread would have to be a lot more robust for my hiking treks. For short hikes/walks I think these would be fine.
              Have a nice hike!!

              Answered on 4/12/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I've found this shoe to be great for paddling, since it's ok if it gets wet. I haven't done much (any) hiking in the shoe, so I can't comment for sure, but it does not seem like it would be particularly comfortable for this.
              Sent from my iPad

              Answered on 4/12/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              It's a great shoe for water wear as it drains quickly and is grippy on the bottom. My only concern with a major trek would be support. Inside it's pretty basic.

              Answered on 4/13/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Perfect water shoe I bought them for my wife. We do the opposite. Lots of water little hiking. She loves the shoes a lot. They are really lightweight and well built
              Christopher Yanker
              Buffalo Restoration

              Answered on 4/13/2015 by Anonymous
          • Astral Women's Brewess Watershoe

            Q:

            Hi there. I tried on a friend's Brewers and the 9.5 mens size fit well but I'd rather get a women's narrower width. Would that translate best to a women's 11?
            Asked on 1/21/2014 by emily

            2 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I bought these shoes for my wife and the sizing between the "men's" and
              "women's" shoes is nearly identical.

              Answered on 1/29/2014 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Emily, Astral says that a men's size 9.5 will translate to a women's 10.5. Take into account what you had on your feet when you were trying on the 9.5, and what you might want to have on when wearing them "out in the world."

              Answered on 1/21/2014 by Clyde from NRS
          • Astral Women's Brewess Watershoe

            Q:

            Once wet, how long does it take this shoe to dry completely?
            Is the sole suitable for rock walking/traction?
            Asked on 2/10/2013 by Kate

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Kate, user reports are that it dries pretty quickly and the Stealth rubber sole is renowned for its traction on wet and dry rock.

              Answered on 2/11/2013 by Clyde from NRS
          • Astral Women's Brewess Watershoe

            Q:

            Since this is listed as a women's shoe, is the sizing the same as other women's shoes? I just wanted to make sure that it is not men's/unisex sizing.

            Also, is width narrower than the men's/unisex models of the Astral Brewer?
            Asked on 12/8/2012 by SW

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The women's shoes are in women's sizing. The width for comparable sized women's shoes seem just a bit narrower than the men's/unisex.

              Answered on 12/10/2012 by Clyde from NRS
          • Astral Women's Brewess Watershoe

            Q:

            can you show a picture of the holes in the sole and heel?
            Asked on 10/2/2012 by justme from Dayton, OH

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Sorry, we don't have any other photos at this time. The enlarged view in the "Larger Images & More Views" link shows the sole holes, along the sides of the sole. The heel opening is generous, for quick emptying of water and debris.

              Answered on 10/2/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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