For trail and city, sea and river.
Simple, yet competent, the Astral Men's Donner Hemp Shoe is a lightweight shoe for getting to where you want to go, whether that's down a muddy trail in Bali, or across town to meet up with friends. The extra-abrasion AGRO rubber outsole forms a burly lug pattern that's extra grippy for navigating slick, wet surfaces you'll encounter on the trail or at the river. Plus, the upper is made from a hemp-derived hydrophobic canvas that sheds water and dries out quick if you have to make a submerged creek crossing. And since you're going to be getting wet, the Donner's insole is treated with Polygiene, which combats stanky odors and funky bacteria, so people won't start avoiding you after you get your feet wet.
- A lightweight, rugged, minimalist shoe for adventure
- Quick drying hydrophobic canvas upper sheds H2O
- Aggro grip G-rubber sole is non-marking, abrasion resistant
- Lug pattern is ideal for wet rock and muddy trails
- Polygiene-treated insole to eliminate the stank
- Embossed lotus flower on tongue a nice touch
- Item #ASL001U
- Q & A
Runs small, but great shoe
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 11
If you're like me and are usually between two sizes (for me, 10.5-11.0), go for the larger size. These puppies run small. They feel a bit stiff when you first put them on, but after only a couple days, are already much softer. Great look and super grippy sole (at least on dry stuff; haven't tested the "grippiness" on wet stuff yet).
Astral Hemp Donner
Great shoes from Astral for around town!
Is the rubber in this shoe natural, or a composite? I'm really wondering about the biodegradability of the harder parts of the shoes, rather than the hemp upper.
Hi Larry - That is a good question... Do you mind if I take a moment to reach out to some of our product folks to find out? I'll be back soon.
Larry - the rubber is 80% natural rubber and 20% synthetic. Attached are more details about the environmental benefits of this shoe. Thank you for the question.