VJ shoes are designed for your best performance in outdoor adventures like
Trail Running, Obstacle Course Racing, Sky Running, and SwimRun
with comfort, durability, and stability, all with #TheBestGripOnThePlanet
The XTRM is made for a variety of terrain with a champions blend of comfort, support, and grip that you need. Perfect for Obstacle Course's, Sky Running, and all mountain adventures
The MAXx is a well cushioned, light-weight shoe for comfort and grip. Breathable uppers and wider toe box make them perfect for Trail Running, Ultra's, and Obstacle Courses.
The iRock 3 is made for mud and grip. Extra large lugs for maximum bite, thinner cushioning for maximum feel. This is a long-time favorite for SwimRun, sprints, and muddy terrain.
Simply the Best!
This is my all-time favorite shoe. I've used this shoe to win Trail Running races, Spartan races and set FKTs. It's grip, lightweight and groundfeel is unmatched.
The fit is "performance", meaning 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.
Great shoe for rocky terrain
I love this shoe for long runs on technical terrain. The shoe grips the foot tightly so it's not moving around when running on rocks, and the grip never slides on anything!
They hold amazingly well over time - after 500 miles, I still have lugs left and the shoe still has the same integrity of the upper as on day 1.
Great for OCR racing as well, as the water drains completely in a matter of seconds. Stability and cushion are great for those longer journeys...
A versatile mountain shoe!
I use this shoe as my "everyday" trainer. I primarily run and train on the trails and peaks of the High Rockies in Colorado.
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!
Love the VJ MAXx's. Perfect for my daily trainers or for my endurance races. Pair that with my VJ XTRM's for the shorter stuff. Perfect combo.
My 4th run in these and they are now fully broken in and feel like clouds. Absolutely love them.
Definitely meet all expectations! First time wearing them it started pouring and my trail run turned into a mud run and they couldn’t have done better! No blisters, even breaking them in and they gripped even a wet mossy boardwalk!
Love the MAXx from VJ. Wore them around the house to break them in and then took them on a test run/hike in the New Jersey mountains. Extremely comfortable right out of the box and gave a feeling of confidence on the rocks. Look cool, too.
The shoes were just as described. On the first couple outings they gripped the loose kitty litter like gravel we call dirt here in NM and allowed me to feel fast and secure on the loose gravel downhills. I ordered the size I normally wear and I found they fit well, not too tight like other reviews mention.
I own the XTRM and the MAXx and the MAXx is my new favorite. Both have insane grip and are a great design. The MAXx is slightly wider so they fit my feet better allowing me to run ultra distances without issues. Love them and plan on ordering another pair once these wear out.
Shoes received and worn on one tour thus far. Great fit and highly recommend!
The MAXx is a terrific balance between precise ground-feel and underfoot comfort. Smooth ride especially on moderate to technical mountain terrain. No slippage even on wet granite. Haven’t yet tried for ultras but look forward to testing them over longer distances. Light enough for tempo runs on rocky, steep terrain. Maybe add another more interesting color way?
The most comfortable, high-performance snow/ice trail shoe on the market. If you face these winter conditions, you can’t afford not to buy this shoe.
I love them! They are so sticky and great for scrambling!
I just love the VJ MaxX. I have discovered that's it's the best all around shoe not only for trail but also OCR. I've been using VJ for almost a year now and can only say that's its the most durable, resistant and great quality shoe brand for these activities that's out there! Would Absolutely recommend them!
I knew I was getting the best grip on the planet and the MAXx didn’t disappoint, but the biggest and most pleasant surprise was the fit in the forefeet. I always burn through shoes at the toe box and become riddled with blisters courtesy of heavy pronation and wide forefeet. 400km and no blisters, comfy feet, and a healthy pair of shoes that have been put through all sorts of tricky terrain. Couldn’t be happier!
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE times a zillion. Normally I have real trust issues with shoes but these are basically the equivalent of going to a therapist who got rid of my shoe trust issues because they’re the most trusty and gripy and amazing.
As Advertised; Great Grip! Just did two days of all granite rock on Katahdin North & South Brothers; and KnifeEdge via Taylor Trail; About 24 miles in Two Days. These shoes grip everything; wet granite; wet rocks in stream bed; and placing foot positions at 45 degrees while bouldering. Fit, size 10 was size 10 (true to size) but a bit more snug than my Arc'teryx Norvan VT2 or Salomon X Alpine Pros. Not tight, just not as much room inside. They are not as bulky as the Arc'teryx or Alpine Pros and therefore more minimalistic. But I would say they are not true "minimalist" shoe, just approaching minimalistic. They had enough protection over two days, no pointed rock zingers or root zingers. The biggest difference is I had +10% more confidence rock pecking at high speeds (descending) and being aggressive about my landing choices. Because of both traction and more minimalistic feel, could be more aggressive. After 5-7 hour hikes, feet were not sore, did not feel like they were void of cushioning; But that is biggest difference, If you have miles of flatter dirt trail these are not as luxurious (comfort / cushioning) as Norvan VT 2 or Alpine Pro's. So the choice is, if you know that 80% or 90% of your hike is going to be on rock, talon, scrambling use these for slight technical advantage, but if you have 10 hour hike with some rocky technical terrain but also miles of dirt trail, maybe add a bit more cushioning. But again, after 5, 6, or 7 hours my feet were not feeling the lack of cushioning. Quality- Just like Jeff, both shoes after first hike had exposed threads sticking out of the very front of shoe, where they used some threads to reinforce where the bottom outer-sole wraps from the bottom of shoe up around the top of the toe (which mechanically I presume is super adhesive holding the toe wrap). The threads seem superfluous and not to have integral part of the construction (I hope). I have image if someone (from VJ Shoes QC department) wants to email me at user name at gmail.com. Again, not worried about the threads sticking out at this point... AND thoroughly enjoyed these shoes for technical terrain; will be my "go to shoes' for rock scrambling
Great distance trail shoe. Super grip. I feel like it would be a great fit for a spartan beast distance. Seems to run a 1/2 size too big.