VJ MAXx is made for going long distances
Famous VJ Grip with a smoother ride for all surfaces
Most cushioned VJ Shoe
Breathable, durable upper reinforced with strong kevlar fibers
VJ XTRM is made for grip, stability, and durability
All around performer for short, medium and longer distances
Made for Obstacle Course Racing, Trail Running, Sky Running and anything you can throw at it
Super tough custom upper with kevlar, good cushioning and rock plate protect you on all tough terrain
VJ iRock 3 is made for technical trails and obstacle course racing
Our most aggressive traction gives you the best grip in the worst conditions
Lower profile provides exceptional feel for the terrain
Superb choice for those who like a more snug fit for ultimate control and feel
VJ Xero 5 is your all-weather, all terrain studded shoe for winter running
20 carbon-carbide star studs ensure grip on all surfaces
Just the right amount of cushioning and support for the best feel for the terrain
Uppers are water repellant to protect your feet in the harshest weather


VJ - Finland
VJ shoes were born in the dense forests of central Finland almost 40 years ago from a need for a better shoe for the rough and slippery terrain. Making shoes for Orienteering and other extreme athletes, VJ shoes proved themselves with exceptional durability, superior grip, and high quality. Today, VJ shoes continue those standards with cutting-edge technology, the latest materials and uncompromising values to produce shoes with the best grip on the planet. VJ shoes have helped athletes in various all-terrain sports including trail running, Obstacle Course Racing, and sky running achieve their dreams and win world championships. With VJ, it's all about pure performance and well-designed products that will stand the test of time. That's why the worlds best athletes and adventurers choose VJ shoes.
VJ - North America
We love running in Obstacle Course Races and trail running in the Pacific NW - and wanted the best shoes for the sport. We spent way too much money and effort researching shoes, only to be disappointed with the grip, the fit, or the durability of the shoes we bought. We knew there had to be a better shoe. A shoe designed by people who knew what we wanted... We found them in VJ. Designed, engineered, and proven to be the best in the world. The only problem was that those shoes were not available in North America. We decided to change that - and in January of 2019 we launched. Here we are.



Durable and breathable sandwich mesh material reinforced with strong kevlar fibers. 


Famous VJ grip with 100% Butyl rubber featuring wide flat 4mm grips for a smooth ride on all surfaces

360 foot protection

Rubber caps and overlays protect your feet from the hostile environment

The Best Grip...

Aggressive lugs and 100% Butyl rubber for exceptional grip on all terrain.  


Upper is a super tough custom kevlar and polyester weave which provides extraordinary protection and durability.  Fitlock and Strategic overlays secure your feet to the shoe for stability


Cushioning units in the front and heel, full length rock plate, and torsion bars all work together for the best protection and stability

Versitile all weather performer

Superb for Obstacle Course Racing, SwimRun, Sky Running and VK's.  Grip, feel, and durability for all weather events


Made from breathable sandwich mesh reinforced with strong kevlar fibers provide protection, durability and stability.  


Our most aggressive, deep lugs give you the best grip in the worst conditions.  Lower profile midsole for exceptional terrain feel.

Men's or Women's sizing and colors

Women's shown here, Men's available on product page


The uppers have a water repellant membrane to protect your feet even in the harshest weather.

Winter Grip

Custom rubber compound designed for the cold. Aggressive lugs for gip.  Twenty (20) carbon-carbide star shaped studs. All combine for maximum grip on all surfaces.