Of all the VJ shoes, the Maxx is my favorite. I love it as an all around training, racing, and travel shoe. The lugs aren’t so big that I can’t run on sidewalks to get to the trails, and the grip is outstanding as always. I’m already on my second pair because I wear them all the time!
Loved these right out of the box! Like all my other VJs, half size up is perfect. These are great for the less technical trails when I don’t need the rock plate. I can’t wait to race in these in a couple of weeks!
The first time I laced up these shoes was at Spartan UWC and they felt amazing! The tread kept me powering up hills and from slipping and falling on slick surfaces. Especially when it was icy during the night. They also helped me to secure a 3rd place podium spot in my age group! Definitely going to be ordering more pairs of VJ shoes.
Perfect for anything under 10 miles, lightweight, stable, feels fast
Perfect grip! Wore them straight out of the box.
Incredibly comfortable right out of the box. Perfect for short course OCR with fast drainage and great grip. I could easily run up the walls!
I have using VJ I ROCK for a few year now. The Spark is excellent addition to my OCR wear gear!!!!
Great shoe with great grip! The fit on the spark is amazing! Recently ran a Spartan Sprint in the spark and the shoe is absolutely amazing!! Super comfortable and lightweight!
I haven’t tried them in mud yet, but so far the grip is really good on canyon and “woodsy” trails. Very responsive, which I love, although other runners might prefer more support during long runs. I’m not a fan of the semi-rigid tongue, but when running with the sparks it doesn’t bother me at all.
This shoes are so light and confortable, Love it.
These shoes are light and precise, with a good sized toe box. there is no rock plate, so if you are going to be running super rocky trails, you might want to look elsewhere. Otherwise, such a great shoe for racing and competing
WOW!! Spark are amazing trail shoes, lightweight, comfy and as always the best grip on the planet! They hug the trails and kept the rocks from hurting my feet! They are absolutely perfect for the longer runs! VJ Shoes have done it again with the most superior trail shoe out there!!!
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!