The Parker family had a condensed Summer rafting holiday due to crap weather but we got a few days in, culminating in a cracker day on the Buller. 


I've always been a Chaco sandal wearer on the river in Summer but never enjoyed exposing my toes to being vulnerable to being stubbed on those scouts or rough access tracks  . This Summer I've been wearing Astral Brewer River shoe.


What a discovery, lighter than sandals, grippy outsoles  for slick river banks and really cool self bailing features make the Astral Brewer an added essential to my stinky river gear bag. Best of all no stubbed toes and enough style to not feel out of place at the pub.


Chris at Kayak HQ has the full range of Astral river shoes  . Or check out;