I literally took them out of the box, put them on, then went for a 3 mile hike. The terrain was gravel, small streams, mud & large rocks all in a wooded area. These shoes did amazingly well! It is true that with the large tread they can carry mud, etc. but it falls right out once dried, some even came out by just stomping around while it was still wet. I also used them for kayaking & hiking same day & again they performed perfectly. Being wet shoes they were just right for using our kayak & even though they got wet, they dried out quickly. Plus, I didn’t have to add socks for my hike. I would recommend these shoes to anyone who has a love for the outdoors & enjoys doing different activities in the same day.
Love the Astrals! This is my second pair of this style which I got for work. I’m a nurse on my feet all day and these really are comfortable. The service from Roanline was great, received my shoes in just a couple days. And hey, Astral and Roanline are both local companies out of Asheville, NC, where I work. I like to support local businesses. Highly recommend!