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Asheville, NC – November 12, 2020 – Astral, manufacturer of award-winning PFDs and footwear, is excited to announce the latest addition to their sustainable Hemp footwear collection: the Hemp Chukker.

Astral’s take on the classic chukka boot, the all-new Hemp Chukker combines style and performance to deliver a boot with looks fit for the city, plus capabilities fit for the trail. Lightweight and adaptable, these boots were built with durable yet comfortable hemp canvas, and outfitted with Astral’s custom G Rubber outsoles, creating a boot that performs when you need it, and looks damn good in the process.

Astral's new Hemp Chukker is available in men's and women's styles.

Astral's new Hemp Chukker is available in men's and women's styles.

“We’re excited to launch the Hemp Chukker,” says Philip Curry, Founder and CEO of Astral. “It really falls in line with our vision of creating footwear that’s stylish, versatile, and--most important of all--sustainable.”

As the latest shoe in Astral’s growing Hemp collection, the Hemp Chukker underscores Astral’s continuing commitment to create sustainable and stylish outdoor gear and footwear. Hemp requires only 1/3 as much water as cotton does to grow, yet it provides a 3x better yield per acre, and it doesn’t require petroleum-based fertilizers or harmful pesticides to grow. Hemp also has some unique performance characteristics, such as better abrasion resistance than cotton, and naturally antimicrobial properties. Astral’s Hemp canvas is made from 77% sustainable Hemp and 23% recycled polyester.

For more information on Astral please visit www.astraldesigns.com or contact Dan Arnett at dan@darbycommunications.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 of Asheville, NC and has satellite offices in Bend, Oregon and Saigon, Vietnam. #NatureFirst

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