Vasque Transistor FS—($100)
Vasque Transistor FS ($100) — Cousin: Vasque Blur—vasque.com
A slight departure for Vasque, the Transistor FS is more supple and flexible than the light hiker reputation of its predecessors. The spacious toe box and open forefoot were not considered sloppy on technical trails for all but bigger-footed runners. The firm feel with little cushioning or shock absorption in the forefoot makes the Transistor a better trail shoe for heel strikers.