Who should buy Astral TR1 Junction

This low-top footwear is a mid-range hiking shoe for users who prefer their foot in natural position during their adventures. Highly recommended if:

  • The wearer will cross some wet trails
  • You require lightweight footwear.
  • The user wants a good level of breathability from the shoe

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Astral TR1 Junction's multi-terrain grip

This low-cut day hiking shoe has a non-marking rubber outsole. It has 5 mm deep lugs and is made of the G.15 compound. 

Astral TR1 Junction lugs

It is formulated to render grip on virtually all types of terrain while being resistant to abrasions. It has a softer rubber which enables it to conform to the ground.

Astral TR1 Junction outsole

Impact-absorbing EVA midsole

The EVA midsole of the TR1 Junction attenuates shock from impacts. It is also designed with only 1 mm drop from heel to toe to mimic the position of the foot when not wearing a shoe. The Top Shank and EVA heel cup enhance support. Hence, fatigue is reduced after miles of walking.

Astral TR1 Junction midsole

Anti-bacterial insole

A removable insole treated with Polygiene helps keep the freshness of the in-shoe environment. It prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria at the source.

Astral TR1 Junction insole

The TR1 Junction's breathable, light upper

The Astral TR1 Junction has an upper made of a breathable, hydrophobic canvas. It is reinforced with TPU overlays at the toe and heel which also protects against rock-strewn trails.

Astral TR1 Junction upper

Additionally, it is designed with water drainage holes at the toe. A pull tab helps in during on and off.

Astral TR1 Junction drainage

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 10.9oz / Women 9.5oz
Use: Water hiking, Light Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Zero drop / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Water repellent
Width: Normal

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Author
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.