ALS King Surf

This lightweight multi-activity shoe from ALS weighs 592g (pair, size 9). It has a neoprene lining with mesh upper, an elasticated lacing system and a rubber sole that provides good grip. It’s easy to pack and carry as additional footwear and great for watersports. However,  the sole is very flexible and the shoe isn’t waterproof. It’s not ideal for rocky ground or hard surfaces so its use is limited to watersports and as a spare slipper or sandal when travelling .

Verdict: Ideal for watersports or as a travel shoe as alternative footwear thanks to its weight and ease of packing.


First published in Trail magazine, April 2008