Vasque’s Foot Sync uses its Integrated Custom Footbed over a Flux Foam Strobel board (similar to other EVA boards) to allow the midsole and upper to fit together a bit better. Since the fit elements are distributed between both the upper and the midsole, rather than all in the upper as in most shoes, the shoes fit a bit differently. Generally, medium- to high-arched feet will be best served here, but since it has good volume, it can accommodate a foot that’s bit on the fuller side, as well. A hollow space under heel gives the ride both a more responsive and stable feel. The tread has a grippy traction, the large zigzag lugs flexing well with the sole. For its performance, fit, and innovation, the Transistor FS earned our Best Trail Shoe award.
- PERFORMANCE TRAIL
- Sizes: men 8–12,13,14; women 5–11
- Weight: 11.8 oz. (men’s 11); 9.9 oz. (women’s 8)
- Shape: semi-curved
- Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, Flux Foam Strobel board
- For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics