Here we have the new Astral Brewer 2.0 in Basalt Black. These are the next step in the evolution of the Astral Brewer. Although the two versions I have look very similar in many respects the 2.0 has taken on a more rounded and developed look. It definitely looks more like a “normal” shoe than the original Astral Brewer.
This shoe comes equipped with Astral’s proprietary super-sticky G Rubber outsole. My original pair came equipped with Five Ten’s stealth sole, however later iterations were also supplied with the super-sticky G Rubber.
I’ve been running a set of Astral Hiyaks for a couple of years and can say that the G Rubber is at least the same if not better than the Five Ten Aqua Stealth.
Intended Use: Watersports, Traveling, Rock Scrambling
Uppers: Hydrophobic Canvas with Airmesh at vamp, tongue and medial side; Step-Down heel, built-in sockliner, embroidered tongue detail; Water resistant laces provided.
Midsole: Level heel to ball, medium arch, made from EVA
Outsole: made from G.15™rubber, high surface-contact, razor-siped, and non-marking.
Foot to Ground Distance: 17mm heel, 16mm ball
Weight/ Shoe: 265g (9.35oz)
Sizes: Men’s US 8-12, 13, 14
Fit: True to size (Up to D width)