Made for versatility...

Runner's World Editors Choice - Outdoor Retailer

The MAXx is a well-cushioned, lightweight trail shoe especially designed for longer distances that also works for sprint work. 

The MAXx has the famous VJ grip with smaller lugs for a smooth ride over all surfaces. The durable upper features a breathable sandwich mesh material designed for durability. The sole has cushioning units in the front and heel for maximum comfort and a full-length rock plate to protect you on tough terrain. 

Use the MAXx for all surfaces and distances. It is ideal for obstacle course racing, trail and mountain running. 

The Maxx gives you the grip to run and race with confidence, and the cushioning to go the distance.



  • Runs true to size
  • Cushioning units in front and heel
  • FitLock for midsole stability 
  • The outsole is 100% Butyl-rubber
  • Full-length rock plate 
  • Strengthened rubber toe-cap
  • 4 mm lugs in the outsole
  • 29mm/23mm stack height - total with lugs
  • 6 mm drop
  • Weight (US M9.5): 10.05 oz (286 g)


Customer Reviews

Based on 130 reviews
Stephen Deen

Perfect fit in a half size up for me.
Good balance between the Spark and Ultra 2, consisting of ample cushioning in the midsole for any distance.
Super tough upper that will protect you from rocks, roots, and debris.

Pascal D
Perfect fit

The MAXx - perfect fit for my normal D feet, light, well made, good materials. Fatigue free walking and running without breaking in period.
I like the amount of firmness, I don’t think about the shoes while I wear them - they are like an extension of my body. They just function very well. Good protection. Not too warm, quick drying and strong material, they seem very durable. Excellent grip.
I use also the XTREM2 when I need a more close to the ground feel and even more grip off trails.
Very happy with my purchase.

Adam Carey
Trail tank

The best all around trail shoes. Bulletproof shoes and unbeatable tread!

Kaleb Powers
Best OCR Shoe

I’ve tried many different OCR shoes, and VJ shoes are by far my favorite! MAXx is fantastic!

Tat Wong
The leather tongue is bad...

I have run with my new MAXx after 15K in trail, the outsole rubber is great, but non gusseted leather tongue is not steady and durable due in running, also the tongue is too short and not breathable.

I hope the next version or the next models will get better👍🏻