Updates to Astral Filipe

  • The Astral Filipe is a footgear engineered to provide quality comfort and performance whether on trails or city pavements. It has a removable ankle strap that, when taken out, transforms the lightweight sandal into a flip-flop.
  • This strappy hiker makes adventuring over rough terrain comfortable and secure, thanks to its dual-density midsole and proprietary outsole. They are engineered with heel and toe rockers, albeit minimal, to aid users during transitions.

Size and fit

A multi-sport sandal for men is the Astral Filipe. The brand claims that the footgear runs true to size. It is offered in standard width and sizes. It provides lockdown security with its removable ankle strap.

Outsole

For surface traction, Astral designers equipped the Filipe with a company-exclusive outsole. Based on the G.15 compound, this non-marking component offers adequate sticking power with the help of its blocky protrusions (a.k.a lugs). It also went through siping, allowing it to deliver grip on wet surfaces.

Midsole

This hiker provides shock mitigation on impact and ample stability on the trail with its dual-density midsole made of ethylene-vinyl acetate. It is coupled with a non-removable footbed, built with G.15 rubber pods for extra comfort underfoot.

Upper

Synthetic leather constitutes most of the Filipe’s simplistic yet sturdy upper. Its moisture-wicking underside, or liner, is made entirely of knit fabric. The sandal’s toe post, on the other hand, is crafted using nylon webbing. For visibility, especially during night time adventures, Astral engineers furnished the front end of the main strap with a star-shaped reflector.

The footgear’s ankle strap, which is both adjustable and removable, is made of polyester webbing (at 15 mm thick). This accessory comes with a hardy ladder lock buckle which is made of a compound called acetal.

Additional Info

  • The Filipe is among Astral’s lineup of vegan hiking sandals. This means no animal substance was used in its production.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 6.3oz
Use: Water hiking
Features: Vegan / Lightweight
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Astral
Construction: Vegan
Material: Leather, Rubber sole

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.