VANS FERRA PRO $250
Not new to the Tested + Approved list, the Ferra once again separated itself from the pack thanks to its sleek design, customizable package, and exceptional comfort. Featuring an intuitive hybrid lacing design, testers appreciated the versatility and customization that resulted from the combination of standard laces with a single, side-mounted Boa dial. Equally simple and effective, it allows for quick adjustments on the fly. Heel lift was also a non-issue, as the customizable liner with removable heel support kept feet in place. This warmth-retaining and performance-driven liner also conformed to testers feet, free of unwanted bulk.
RAD: A perfect blend of style and performance BAD: Some testers found pressure points during break-in.