Astral has staked their claim in the footwear category and there’s no going back. Coming fall 2016, Astral will expand their collection to meet the demands of its growing community with two styles that are designed for year-round mountain living. Built off the brand’s best-selling style, the Brewer, the Donner and Tinker focus on balance, traction, and weather resistance.
“We’ve developed a following that love our shoes for the balanced geometry, amazing grip, versatility, and water readiness, but when the weather gets cold, they find that their Astral shoes are really made for spring and summer,” notes Astral President, Philip Curry. “The Donner and Tinker expand our multisport collection so our customers can enjoy Astral shoes during all four seasons.”
The Donner and Tinker are named for the Donner Summit and Tinker Knob, two notably scenic landmarks along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Sierra Backcountry. The Donner Summit is a legendary outdoor playground boasting epic backcountry adventures year-round. In the winter, it’s a breeding ground for ski pros, while the same slopes are run, hiked, bikes, climbed, backpacked, kayaked, and traveled in the warmer months. Tinker Knob is nothing more than a granite rock outcropping, but it guards the headwaters of the North Fork of the American River which is home to one of kayaking’s legendary expedition class V runs, the Royal Gorge.
True to their namesakes, the Donner is durable and able to transition through the seasons. It’s rugged enough for the most epic adventure up on the summit and stylish enough for a night in Truckee town. The Tinker is stylish and comfortable and she’s able to handle the rugged peaks and knobs with ease and agility. She got class and she’s okay with the every changing conditions and elements. Both the Donner and Tinker are equipped with Astral’s high friction, non-marking G®Rubber Agro soles, Balanced Geometry closed cell EVA foam midsole that is removable, and a Hydrophobic Canvas upper with welded reinforcements at the heel, toe, and eyestay. These shoes are durable yet extremely flexible and lightweight at 9.17oz.
The Donner and Tinker will hit retail shelves Fall 2016 with MSRP $99. Get a sneak peek at the upcoming Winter Outdoor Retailer at booth 36144. For more information contact Mandy Giles at email@example.com.
Established in 2002, Astral has grown to specialize in high performance footwear alongside its industry-leading safety gear for paddlers. Independently owned and operated with a sincere commitment to making products of the highest performance and style for use in Nature. Astral is based in the year-round outdoor wonderland Asheville, NC and has satellite offices near Truckee, Saigon, and Nottingham.
For more information about Astral, see astraldesigns.com.