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    • MAXx The Performance, MAXx The Comfort!

      Versatile, well-cushioned and fast trail running shoe for all surfaces and distances. You may put in more miles because they are so comfortable! We recommend ordering a 1/2 size down.

      The MAXx2 features VJ's new SuperFOAMance midsole which offers extreme cushion and energy return with every step. This new foam is a modern, supercritical foam that is lighter, more responsive, more comfortable and more propulsive than a traditional EVA foam. Compared to other foams, SuperFOAMance is more durable, does not rip as easily, and bonds to the VJ grippy outsole much better.

      It also includes a full rock plate to protect your feet from sharp edges, protruding branches, and rocks.

      The upper is a light, breathable, durable one-piece that together with the foot-shaped last will give maximum comfort and performance!

      Just when you thought we couldn't make the MAXx better...behold MAXx2!
      1. SuperFOAMance Midsole For Maximum Comfort
      2. FitLock For Midsole Stability
      3. The Outsole Is 100% Butyl-Rubber
      4. Light, Breathable, Durable One-Piece Upper
      5. Full-Length Rock Plate
      1. 4 mm Lugs In The Outsole
      2. 31mm/25mm Stack Height - Total With Lugs
      3. 6 mm Heel Drop
      4. Weight: (US M 9): 8.46 oz (240 g)
      5. Runs True To Size
      Most orders received are shipped the following business day. Please take this into account if you are looking for express delivery. At this time, we cannot offer Saturday delivery. Your shoes are typically delivered within 3-7 business days, depending on how far you are from us. During the holidays, this shipping time will most certainly increase.
      We also offer no-hassle exchanges and returns.

      For shipments to Canada and Mexico, shipping averages about $15, and you are responsible for shipping and any additional taxes or customs.
      You will see all charges, including Shipping and Taxes in the shopping cart before you commit to the order. There are two options for delivery, Normal and Faster, and it is up to you to pick. Delivery times range from 4 days to 10 days and may be longer if your Countries Customs department or local shipping issues cause a delay.

      If you have questions, please email us at info@vjshoesusa.com

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 22 reviews
    Danny Kane
    Great Trail Running Shoe for Northern Climates

    The VJ MAXx2 has been an absolute blast to run in. I have used these to train on slick southeastern Norwegian trails (these have the best grip on slick rock) and I am really happy with their race performance on Bessegen (Norway) and Mount Marathon (Alaska) with the shoes holding up well in dry and wet conditions... and the grip, phenomenal! My only complaint is that the removable insole blew out after the first rate (flat as a sheet of paper in the heel and forefoot). I replaced with 3rd party insoles and the shoes are back in business.

    Crockett Peterson
    Great Rubber Great Foam, Questionable Durability

    I'vev used these for about 25 miles: about 10 miles off trail on talus, and the rest on grave road/ single track. The rubber seems fine but I have a huge fissure/crack in the midsole foam that I can see underneath the outsole rubber on the heel of the shoe. Looks like a molding issue. Unsure if I have bad pair or what?!

    Scott Neth
    Best Trail Shoe For Me

    I was hesitant to try another pair of VJ Shoes after being quite disappointed by the XTRM model, which felt very dead, and had no better traction than other brands. However, I spoke with someone who owned a pair of the Maxx 2s, someone I trust, and they spoke very highly of them. From the moment they slipped onto my feet, I was hooked! The fit was excellent (order 1/2 size smaller, perhaps even 1 full size if you always wear very thin socks; 1/2 size worked great for me), securing snuggly yet comfortably around my entire foot. As soon as my feet began to hit the ground, I could feel a noticeable return in energy with each foot strike, and I felt encouraged to push the pace quicker and quicker, with each step feeling like it came more and more easily. Traction was excellent, with the only slippage coming on smooth, off-camber river rocks, which I'm not sure anyone can do much about, and at the end of the run, my legs felt noticeably more fresh than they had in a long time post-run. This shoe not only encourages quicker running, but also staying out there for longer. I'm not sure it would be great for slogging slow, recovery miles, just because it's so much fun to run fast in- the shoes just make running quickly feel good! I use them for all my quality speed training, especially when the terrain gets more and more technical- you don't feel 100% impervious to rocks with these shoes, but you do feel like you can run over an awful lot at a high pace. They even run well should you have to run some pavement to link between trails! This shoe is a huge leap forward from the VJs of old, and they work great under virtually any circumstance, which is why I've been steadfastly encouraging all my running friends to get a pair for themselves. Well done VJ, the Maxx 2 is a 9.5/10 shoe in my book.

    Hector Rodriguez
    Awesome shoes!

    Amazing grip and support for miles!! get a half size smaller than your regular trail shoes.
    cannot love em enough

    Jenny Overstreet
    Loving the new foam!

    Same great grip as version 1 but much more comfortable. I feel like I can actually do ultras in them!