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Rassler 2.0 Water Shoe

4.414634146341464 out of 5 stars
41 Reviews

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Rassler 2.0 Water Shoe

Designed with whitewater enthusiasts in mind, the Astral Buoyancy Rassler Water Shoe is built to handle the roughest trails and bushwhacks in pursuit of the best creeks and drops out there. With a high friction rubber sole, the Rassler will wrestle with the slickest surfaces to keep you on your feet and will still bite in when you're carrying your boat up dry granite boulders alongside the creek. Drainage ports in the midsole drain water quickly, while TPU reinforcements at the toe and heel keep the shoes intact when dealing with rough terrain.


  • A water ready shoe for adventures spent on the river
  • Hydrophobic canvas withstands water when slipping a foot in the drink
  • rubber sole provides sticky traction on slick rocks
  • EVA midsole gives a smooth ride when bushwacking through overgrowth
  • Drainage ports and mesh upper drains water during the hike out
  • Item #ASL002F
Upper Material
quick-dry canvas, synthetic mesh
Sole rubber
Claimed Weight
[single, size 6] 7.7oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 41 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 3 reviews
3 Stars - 4 reviews
4 Stars - 7 reviews
5 Stars - 27 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

July 10, 2024

Great shoe

Great shoes especially when wearing dry bibs or drysuit with built in socks


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5 out of 5 stars

July 3, 2024

Nice grippy river shoe

Good grip in wet slippery conditions around streams and rivers. I wish there would be a rock guard underfoot for additional protection.

Jimmy D

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4 out of 5 stars

June 29, 2024

Holding up

I bought these two sizes to big to wear eith my dry suit neoprene socks and wool socks. I have worn them on multiple days or river rescue and now a two week northern canoe trip and they have held up well. Comfy and grip is everything I expected. They are starting to see some good wear but nothing I wouldn't expect after the type of use


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5 out of 5 stars

June 6, 2024

Best water shoes

Love this shoes are the best for whitewater, great protection on your ankles as well.


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5 out of 5 stars

May 16, 2024

Great Wading Boot

Love the Rassler 2.0! A great wading boot for fly fishing. I have had mine for over a year and they’ve held up. I did go up one full size. Went with the 11 instead of the 10. I can wear wet wading socks or wear them without socks, which I typically do in the warm South Alabama weather with no issues with blisters. They are lightweight and also great for kayak fishing.

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5 out of 5 stars

February 16, 2024

Best River Shoes

The real deal. I wore these shoes for 2 full seasons class IV+ river guiding. Thrashed them, wore them daily, and they never fell apart. I ended up keeping them for 3 more years after guiding and they still held up to intermittent use. I had two pairs of Astrals before these and they held up pretty well, but not as well as this model. The toe box and zero drop was always comfortable, I could hike in them without issues. Here’s the thing, I always cleaned the sand out and dried them after getting off the river, but did not leave them out in the sun when I was not wearing them. The rubber sole was a life saver on slick rocks and the high top was secure, never came off on swims.

Mike C

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5 out of 5 stars

February 15, 2024

Cute enough to wear off river

Great fit, love these shoes, soles are nice and sticky on rocks, cute enough to wear off the river

J Riser

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3 out of 5 stars

February 2, 2024

Would be perfect if more foot-shaped.

Overly narrow fit. For such a cool style and balanced geometry, Astral really needs to look at the foot shape of Altra, Lems, Topo Athletic, Vivo and get a bit more ergonomic. I love the design, but the shoe is quite narrow, nocking off a couple stars. I find my TRs are similar, but not as extreme.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 3, 2024

Get the Rassler, prefer over Hiyak

2nd pair of Rasslers, first 2.0, can definitively tell the 2.0 was an upgrade. Really like the newer insole and firmer feel. The prior pair lasted a long time 4-5 seasons of fly fishing with a good amount of wet wading, and many hours of casual wear, or while kayaking. Tried a pair of Hiyak between, but for wading or casual wear I much prefer the Rassler firmness, the Hiyak is great for kayaking but not comfy on rough terrain or rocks, the Rassler can handle it all!

Justin L

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4 out of 5 stars

December 10, 2023

Favorite adventure shoe, but wears out fast

I have worn these shoes for three seasons now, and love them. I do a hybrid of rafting and canyoneering for work and am constantly running around on wet rocks, swimming, and shoving my foot ander a thwart. These things do it all. The soles are grippy, my feet are always comfortable and well protected, and I rarely ever get blisters even with a brand new pair. My feet are super wide, so the wide toe box is awesome and gives my lots of stability when rock hopping. However, in three seasons, I am on my fourth pair. The soles hold up fine, but the canvas and mesh materials are not built for the everyday use I put on them. But the warranty is good and I've only had to pay for one pair. Still my favorite water/rock/adventure shoe out there, but I think there is room for improvement on the longevity of materials/seams.

Elena J

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