Summary

We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Lots of Astral Rassler 2.0 wearers consider it a very lightweight hiking boot.
  • The soles are extremely grippy as well, according to most reviews.
  • Several customers who have used it for hiking, kayaking, paddling, and biking are pleased with its performance.
  • A significant number of users are extremely satisfied with the quick-drying properties of the Astral Rassler 2.0 water shoes.
  • A handful of customers note that this shoe offers sufficient ankle protection.
  • A few people say that this hiking footwear looks good for casual activities around the town.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers note that the shoe runs a bit narrow.

Bottom line

Designed for outdoor adventures and water activities, the new and improved Astral Rassler gets high marks for being extremely grippy. It has also struck hikers and sports enthusiasts with its lightweight construction and protective features. 

This boot definitely has the qualities you’re looking for from water footwear. Consider the Rassler 2.0 if you want a pair of quality boots that has the looks of a casual walking shoe.

Facts

-The new Astral Rassler has an improved outsole for increased grip and durability. It retains its sleek profile and lightness that Astral users have loved about this shoe for the longest time.

-The enhanced padded ankle and internal heel counters provide more support during long walks in rugged terrain while the TPU reinforcement around the toes offer protection against sharp objects and accidental impact.

-This shoe is designed with the Balanced Geometry technology which places the heel and ball on the same level, resulting in increased balance and agility.

The Astral Rassler 2.0 is a mid-top boot with the insole essential level to provide medium arch support. It also has a wide forefoot to allow the toes to spread, move and relax, and not feel restricted at all. This lightweight bootie features a traditional lace-up closure with additional eyelets on top for a more secure fit.

The Astral Rassler 2.0 has a redesigned outsole to increase traction and durability. It’s made with G.ss rubber - a propriety rubber compound which is very sticky, making it ideal for very slick surfaces and slippery rocks. The G.ss outsole also has a high level of abrasion resistance and impact reduction properties.

The latest Rassler boot goes through razor-siping which involves cutting thin lines into the sole so it provides better traction for water activities such as kayaking. Furthermore, the outsole has high-surface areas for increased grip on wet and slippery surfaces.

Lastly, the Rassler 2.0 hiking boots have non-marking soles, which means you can take them for a quick trip to the gym or some errand downtown.

While they don’t have removable insoles, the Astral Rassler 2.0 has a thick midsole made of EVA. One of the top qualities of this material is its lightness. Having a lightweight shoe is really advantageous if you’re running or taking long walks. EVA is also very flexible, which is very important for water shoes.

The Astral Rassler 2.0 midsole is essentially level, having just one-millimeter drop from heel to toe. Such a feature is designed to provide medium arch support.

This hiking boot features an upper made of a quick-dry canvas with Airmesh tongue to facilitate quick drying after venturing in water sports. Additionally, it comes with engineered drainage holes so your feet don’t get soaked after submerging into water.

The upper has TPU reinforcement around the heel and toe areas for extended support and durability. There is also padding around the ankle for cushioning and support. Meanwhile, the internal heel counter and rigid toe-counter for protection.

Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

paul@runrepeat.com