Bestard Aqua Pro
After the success of the Bestard Canyon Guide and Canyon Guide Lady, we now present its “little brother/sister”. The Aqua Pro is a low cut, lightweight, versatile and technical shoe designed to give optimal performance in both adventure-sport activities in wet and slippery environments ( such as canyoning, kayaking, coastering, white-water descents, rafting, trekking through tropical forests and the like), as well as for activities outside the water, such as approach climbs, via ferratas etc.
The design and materials have been developed and carfeully selected to meet the highest requirements in terms of:
GRIP: the non-marking Vibram Best Idrogrip outsole offers optimal adhesion on wet and slippery surfaces.
DURABILITY: careful selection of materials at the cutting edge of technology in boot manufacture provides maximum resistance to wear and tear both from mechanical abrasion and from permanent contact with water.
COMFORT-PROTECTION-SECURITY: the design of the shoe, its low weight and its special lacing system offer maximum adaptation to and support of the foot, guaranteeing high levels of comfort, efficiency and freedom of movement. This translates to optimal performance from the same shoe during both the approach and the water-intensive activity itself. Particular design features include efficient evacuation of water from the inside and the secure lacing system with a special pocket for tucking both knot and excess laces.
The volume of the last can be summarized as follows (from most spacious to least spacious):
1: Canyon Guide
2: Canyon Guide Lady
3: Aqua Pro
When Bestard made the Canyon Guide, they used their widest and most spacious last (Europa HXW, where H means High over the wrist, and XW means eXtra Wide). To this last the designer added a supplement of some mm at the bottom, in order to make it really spacious so that people could use 5mm neoprene sock without going up in size.
It seemed that in general this last was working well, except for people with very narrow feet, mainly women. Therefore, we created the Canyon Guide Lady, where Bestard used the same Europa HXW last, but without the supplement.
Finally, for the Aqua Pro, as this is a shoe which is used also a lot outside water, we are using the normal shoe-last Latina, which is even a bit smaller/more narrow in size than normal boot lasts. On the other hand, the accordion lacing makes it quite adaptable
|Line||Mountain & Outdoor Line :: Hidro Line|
|Sizes||4 / 13|
|Upper||H2O Microtech y Cordura® / Rubber PRO|
|Midsole||Bestflex 2 / Flexible|
|Sole||Vibram® Best Idrogrip + EVA|
|Weight||880 grs / par (UK 8)|