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Hiyak Kayak Shoe - Men's

4.5344827586206895 out of 5 stars
58 Reviews
Current price: $112.50 Original price: $150.00
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Why We Like The Astral Hiyak Kayak Shoe

The Astral Men's Hiyak Kayak Shoe is lighter, more durable, and faster-drying than traditional neoprene booties, not to mention grippier and more stable. The abrasion-resistant, water-repelling canvas upper is far more durable than neoprene, and it's bonded directly to the outsole for enhanced stability. Airmesh insulation, like neoprene, traps air between your foot and the outside to keep feet warm. But unlike neoprene, it dries overnight, so it's ready to go again the next day.


  • Neoprene-free paddling bootie for extra warmth, stability, and comfort
  • Hydrophobic canvas uppers offer water protection and durability
  • Hidden laces protected by hook-and-loop cover
  • Removable EVA foam midsole cushions feet
  • rubber compound drains moisture and grips slippery surfaces
  • Whole sizes only; half-sizes should size up for best fit
  • Item #ASL000N
Upper Material
1060D ballistic nylon canvas
synthetic spacer mesh
lace, hook-and-loop
EVA, removable
Sole rubber
Claimed Weight
[single, 9] 9.6oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 58 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 3 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 3 reviews
4 Stars - 6 reviews
5 Stars - 45 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

May 17, 2024

Fit great over my drysuit.

I love these! Had a great run on the Lower Owyhee and was glad I had these. They fit great over my drysuit and were comfy too!


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5 out of 5 stars

May 14, 2024


Lightweight and comfortable. Astral seems to run narrow so wide feet or thick socks/liners need to size up.


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5 out of 5 stars

May 6, 2024

Best paddling shoe. Period.

Best paddling shoe hands down! Flexible sole for cramming your feet in smaller full slice boats. Amble grip on wet rocks, and a little ankle support for scrambling around put ins and take outs. I have been using this shoe for years and am siked to get the new gray color.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 26, 2024

simply the best

just received my second pair, and I'm in love with the Hiyaks. My first pair I purchased for paddling in 2020, and learned that going up a size helps for wearing with socks under a drysuit (no surprises there!). My original pair have held up to many days of kayaking and mountain biking (they have insane pedal grip and I love the feel, but your feet have to work hard since they are very flexible) and I will continue to use them in the summer. I'm so stoked on my new pair for spring paddling in a drysuit. Cheers Astral!


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5 out of 5 stars

April 7, 2024

Excellent water shoe

I am a packrafter and have tried many different types of shoes that work well in the boat, on short side hikes, on scouts, and portages. I tend to ruin each pair of shoes in one season or less, so I decided to try something different and came across these. I just wore them for two weeks on Southern Utah rivers and am very happy with their performance. I wore them over my dry suit, with wool socks, and with bare feet- they worked very well in each configuration. The laces are easy to cinch or loosen, depending on the bulk that I am trying to stick inside the shoe. I loved the cuff covering the laces, especially with all of the mud and desert plants that would love to tug the laces open, or go for a ride, gumming up laces with thorns. The shoes dried very quickly! The only thing I wished was different is that I would love a slightly stiffer sole for when I am on land. Hopefully they will last more than one season, but honestly they are totally worth it, even if they only last one year. These shoes are perfect for their job.


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1 out of 5 stars

March 28, 2024

Need bigger sizes

I'm so disappointed an all these bear foot co becuse none of them build men sizes 15 +so there's that.

Dead shoe

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5 out of 5 stars

March 21, 2024

Finally! Size 14s!

It took six years of asking for a size 14...thank you for finally taking them to production. They fit perfectly, just like a high top pair of Loyaks.

High Pockets

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5 out of 5 stars

February 13, 2024

Dr C

I am a dentist and the Hyak boots allow me to feel the foot pedal on the floor perfectly. Highly recorded for any dentist or surgeon or musician that uses a floor pedal/reostat. Great tactile feedback!

Dr C

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1 out of 5 stars

January 19, 2024


NOT WORTH IT. These have to be the wort shoes ever made. I know of three pairs that all started falling apart in the seam near the laces after only 10 days. The sole is so thin you can feel every rock you step on. The material rips so easily I used a pair for two months and they look like they've been chewed by a dog. Wrote Astral about them and got no reply. The only thing these would be good for is playboating as they are so thin. Save your money and get any other pair of shoes.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 5, 2024

I’ve never been disappointed by Astral

They arrived promptly. Made well. Very light weight. Super sticky bottom for great traction in wet conditions. Haven’t had a chance to wear in the wild yet. I’ve never been disappointed with any product of Astrals. Eagerly waiting for spring,so I can try them out on the river.

Leo Greybeard

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