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 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
Love these shoes! Super light, comfortable, and love the colors! Definitely my favorite ocr shoes yet
I have been a committed Hoka believer for road and trail. I have enjoyed the the ATR Challenger for trail and what it lacks in grip it made up in comfort, albeit a heavy shoe. As I approached 500 miles on my last pair of ATR Challengers, I came across a review of the VJ Ultra in roadtrailrun.com, I was intrigued. I ordered them wore them around the house and ran a little 4 mile trail and I really loved them. Responsive, great cushion, though I would say run a tad small. I should have gone up a half size. Two days later I ran a 50k trail race and I got 16th overall with 2nd in my age group. Not a bad way to break these bad boys in!! :)
Perfect out of the box. Best shoe so far for me. I also purchased the Extreme, Irocs and the Maxx. Great for longer distances. I also like the construction of the toe box more. Matt you have been so helpful with my purchases . Great products!
I know better than to wear a brand new brand of shoes for a long important training run -- but my gut told me to do it! These ultras proved to be everything and more right out of the box for 4+ hours on the trails w/ 3500+ ft elevation gain. Cushy, grippy. flexible and not to mention-- bright and pretty on dirt! I found my regular size to be tight, so i sized up 1/2.
Awesome shoes even though they are a bit narrow for my wider feet. They are reliable on the trail which is the important part but expect there to be an adjustment period before you break them out for a run.
Great grip, comfortable and the perfect amount of cushioning.
Unbelievable over the most technical trails you can find; the grip IS the best on the planet; race worthy from the onset
The first run was great! I was running on some really technical terrain and expected to need to loop back after 3 miles to change shoes and there was no need - they last the whole 12 on the first run.
Huge changes from the Maxx and for ultra running, they were needed! The cushion is great , great grip, and much wider for a more comfortable long run!
I’ve been wanting to try a pair of VJ’s for awhile and the MAXx were a great choice for OCR. They are incredibly grippy and I can’t wait to test them out on some slick obstacles + muddy terrain.
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!