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    Made for going long...

    Runner's World Editors Choice - Outdoor Retailer

    The MAXx is a well cushioned, light-weight trail shoe especially designed for the longer distances.

    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 reinforced with strong kevlar fibers. 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, and ultras.

    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 mid sole stability 
    • Outsole is 100% Butyl-rubber
    • Full length rock plate 
    • Strengthened rubber toe-cap
    • 4 mm lugs in outsole
    • 29mm/23mm stack height - total with lugs
    • 6 mm drop
    • Weight (US 8.5): 8.8 oz (250 g)


    *Please note, orders shipping to locations outside of the United States may take extra business days to process and are subject to local VAT and/or customs fees upon delivery. VJ Shoes USA is not responsible for any fees charged by the destination country's government body, brokers, or other third parties.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 86 reviews
    Sizes are wrong

    I have bought two pair of VJ MaXx in two different sizes and neither one fits right. I bought a size 9 1/2 first which is my normal shoe size and they were way to big. I then bought a size 9 when they went back in sale. The size 9 also fits lose. The show does feel comfortable but I have yet to make it out of my house with them.

    Dam good

    This is my first pair of vjs and I’ll have to say they are very comfortable. I have to get used to the mm drop again. So far so good though alittle but, snug but they will break in pretty good. I can’t wait for the new ones to come out. I will be trying them as well!!

    Love the Maxx

    The Maxx is the best trail shoe for OCR Training. It has a wide toe base and a firm base for technical trails. I have slipped around in other brands, but not this one. I highly recommend the VJ Maxx.

    Love the MAXx

    I love having these for my longer trail runs. Similar grip to the XTRM but a little more cushion for the long runs.


    I've had to cut my trail running training down quite a bit for the last few weeks trying to fight off a early case of plantar fasciitis, I got the VJ MAXx a couple of weeks ago looking for something with a little more cushion and traction, I only got a 4 mile run and a 4 mile walk in them before I did a Half trail marathon (turned out to be 14.50 miles) last weekend. Traction and under foot protection is great on all types of rocky trails no problems with the shoes at all! Fast shipping and the service was second to none, High fives!