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     The Ultra (original version)  is limited to the sizes we have on hand.  

    Go long in the most cushioned, widest toe box shoe ever from VJ.  Everything you would expect: Grip, Fit, Durable. Less of something you might not expect: weight.  Go long, go short, go trail, go mud.  Just go Ultra. 

    The VJ Ultra is a comfortable, long-range trail racing shoe.  A special blend of an EVA midsole and legendary VJ Grip featuring butyl rubber, the Ultra will carry you in style. The all-new, durable and breathable mesh upper is a mix of aramid fiber and nylon. The wider toe box gives your foot plenty of room for the long haul.  And, aggressive, angled lugs ensure maximum grip  The design of the shoe supports an easy push-off.  

    Ultra trail runners like Cindy Lynch love their VJ Ultras:  
    My New Favorite Trail Shoe! The perfect combination of cushion & grip in a super light-weight shoe. 


    • Full-length custom EVA blend midsole 
    • FitLock for midsole stability 
    • The outsole is 100% Butyl-rubber
    • Strengthened rubber toe-cap
    • 4 mm aggressive lugs in the outsole
    • 33 mm/27 mm stack height - total with lugs
    • 6 mm drop
    • Weight (US M9.5): 9.7 oz (276g) - yes, that is light! 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 93 reviews
    Phillip Miller

    Bought my 3rd pair of Ultras. Nothing but great things to write about this shoe-grippy, comfortable, and durable. Most importantly, I’ve stopped turning my ankles on the trails, and course in this shoe compared to other brands. This is my go-to trail/ OCR shoe from now on.

    Jeffrey Walker
    Grippy but not comfortable for me

    Love the grippiness of the VJ Ultra! Grips the rocks and boardwalks very well.
    Unfortunately for me personally even going a 1/2 size up, there is friction on the outside of my small toes causing blisters. Wish they had a wider toebox.

    Not great

    I got the shoes 1/2 size larger than what I normally wear, and the toe box is still unbelievably tight. This was the first pair of shoes to ever give me blisters. The very first 4 Mile Run put huge blisters on both my small toes. I have a pair of the MAXx shoes in my regular size, and that toe box is bigger than the Ultra a half size up. The Ultra, from all the marketing I saw, was built for great comfort over longer distances, but I think they are terrible honestly. I'm going to give them one more try with a better pair of socks, but if I get blisters again, I'm just going to sell them and move on to a new brand for long distance.

    so far so good

    so far so good. ordered a half a size bigger and the fit is spot on. no trail running yet. will be testing in two weeks at the spartan race running the beast and super. and yes, will not break in prior to the race. with the wider toe box, i think i’m good

    Lesley Hackett

    So far, I'm loving the grib, comfort, and lightweight feel of the shoe!