Highly Recommend the MAXx. I have started to wear it for all workouts and see a great benefit in this shoe on long runs. Technical trail, Uphill or Downhill - my feet stay comfortable with no rubs, blisters or hot spots. A valuable tool to optimize performance.
I don't see VJs on many or really any Ultra athletes but I was curious to try them as I run very rocky technical terrain in the Utah mountains and their slimmer design but stout rock plate compared to many other standard trail shoes was intriguing. They are hands down probably my new favorite and just tackled Tushar mountains 70k in the Maxx and it was perfection especially when descending. Love love them
Love this shoes the best for all trail and Ocr race
I bought these shoes and had a too short of a break in period before I took them on a 5 hour technical and soaking wet trail run. Initially, I was worried that I didn’t have enough time to get used to these new shoes but my old shoes were too dead to wear. To my surprise, the Ultras were awesome. Great grip in the sloppy conditions, light weight and lots of protection from underneath, even without a rock plate. I’m very pleased. The only negative feedback I have is that the tongue would slide to one side and needed to be adjusted once or twice during the run.
They have a snug fit for me and feel light and responsive but also offer good protection.
I was a bit worried about these being too narrow in the toe box due to so many comments from others but they fit, feel and perform wonderfully straight out of the box!
The ultras appear bulky but are super light on your foot. I would wear them at any distance. The lugs are low profile but offer excellent grip.
I love love all my VJs 💕
However, the Ultras are phenomenal ! Right out the box 📦 Ran 10 miles in absolute comfort, The BEST VJ She Yet !!! Thanks for such a great product Keep em coming 💪🏼
Like the wider toe box. Great grip on slick rock sandstone.
I am a huge fan of VJ shoes and was super excited to add the Ultras to my collection…these shoes are amazing! Super comfortable right out of the box…performed amazing, more room in the toes…absolutely love them…want another pair!!
As an OCR athlete putting in lots of cross country training and racing miles is a must! After 50 mi in my new Ultra shoes I now have the right tool for those long mountain or trail runs for terrain like Utah, Big Bear, Tahoe, and Arizona. The thicker cushion in the mid sole is perfect for aggressive down hill and long runs to prevent foot fatigue and all around comfort, yet still super stable! The redesigned bottom out sole still has that amazing grip but removed some rubber in strategic areas to keep the weight low and light while retaining the grip that we love! FitLock in the heel has a little more cushion to support the longer runs while keeping the heel comfortably snug in place with no movement! This is my shoe of choice for the Beast distance (13mi) and up in terrain that is more arid!
I really like these for all my trail runs. Light and versatile. I ordered 1/2 size up and very happy. Customer service is also top notch
My right foot is damaged from a motorcycle crash. The padding of this shoe makes it possible for me to train normally. Traction is great. The shoe is stable under loads rucking on trails. I am likely to buy this shoe again.
So so awesome. Great quality, durability, traction and ride. Love them
Excellent, have everything 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
OCR / Endurance Athlete
The XTRM is my all-time favorite shoe. I've used this shoe to win Trail Running races, Spartan races and set FKTs. It's grip, light weight and groundfeel is unmatched.
When you are shredding a technical downhill, your foot won't move around at all. If you like a bit bigger toe box, either size up, or look at the MAXx.
I've run in every brand of shoe and this one out performs them in nearly every scenario.
Once people own a pair of VJ's they legitimately never go back.
They have a snug fit and great ground feel, and are hearty enough to sustain technical rocky terrain. Their longevity is incredible and the grip is unparalleled!
OCR / Rock Climber
VJ shoes opened my eyes to the importance of grip. I thought sliding around on wet terrain and obstacles was normal.
Now I wouldn't dream of running in the mountains in anything else. The grip is that secure and in races every little thing adds up.
Mountain and Trail runner
I feel like these shoes were built for the mountains as they handle technical terrain exceptionally well. That being said, I even use these shoes for workouts on non-techy dirt roads/trails. I love the ability this shoe has to handle anything I throw at it. Incredibly durable, lightweight, protective, and stable, these shoes will go the distance in any terrain!