Customer Reviews

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Ultra 2
Kenny West
Even Better Than The Original Ultra

Not sure how VJ Shoes continues to improve all of their already amazing shoes / product lines. If you’ve not tried any of them yet - do it today!

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Spark
Marie O'Keefe
Spark review

These are my third pair. Super comfy for my “challenging” feet. Unfortunately they start to fall apart within 6 months.

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MAXx
Clay Nichol
Northern California Quail Hunting

Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome shoes:
I hunted for three days across LONG distances in the Lassen foothills in extreme terrain and weather for California Quail wearing my Maxx. They performed SO WELL! Saved my neck with the grip!

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Ultra
Joel
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.

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MAXx
Daniel Ernst
Best Trail Running Shoe out there

I'm on my third pair and I will never buy another brand of trail running or OCR shoes.

Good, Comfortable Fit & Grippy Sole

Lightweight shoe that gives me the confidence to walk on hard packed snow & ice. They have worked great for that but I haven’t tried running with them yet. I’m a little hesitant to run, but there is enough value with a fast waking pace that I’m definitely happy with this purchase even if I stick to treadmill runs.

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Spark
Peter Burnham
Grip

Love the way the souls don’t stay packed with mud

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Artix
Matt G
Awesome Hiking boot

This boot is so comfortable right out of the box! Super supportive, cushioned and I love wearing them. So far, the grip is everything I would have hoped for from a VJ product - I’m looking forward to our snow storm coming up this weekend!

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Spark
Customer
Awesome shoes

The thing that I like best about my Sparks is that as an older runner who sometimes runs in the dark these shoes make me feel safer. I’ve done a few trail runs in them but they are my go to shoes on the pavement if there is any dampness.

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MAXx
Peter Wikoff
Almost Perfect OCR Shoe

VJ MAXx are my go to race shoe for anything OCR. Spartan, IMR, OCRWC these have never failed me and always feel great throughout the run. They are versatile, for wet or dry, hot or cold. The ONLY reason it’s not five stars is they don’t make them for wider feet. If the VJ team could start developing a wide variation I’d be like everyone else reviewing them and giving 5 stars.

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Artix
Lu Telford
Best Hiking Boot Ever!!

I have never had such a light weight, comfortable, supportive hiking boot on my feet before Artix!! And so amazing they are waterproof so I can tromp around the snow, water and ice without worrying about cold wet feet!! YAY!! And of course they have that great VJ grip to keep me on my feet and not slipping!! Love Artix!!!

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Ultra 2
Daryl Good
A little stiff and firm.

Didn’t mind the stiffness as much as the firmness. Was expecting a little more cushion. Already had the XTRM and wanted something more cushioned. Not as comfy as I’d hoped.

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XTRM 2
April Kabes
Love!!!

Love these shoes! More space in the toe. Trained in these for Worlds Toughest Mudder 2023. Definitely recommend!

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Ultra 2
Yerlan
Really fine grip

Actually I haven't run really long distances in these shoes yet, but I immediately noticed the fine grip on various trail surfaces. Sneakers are a bit stiff, desirable for a trained foot. But the feet in them are good, comfortable. There is a small minus - these sneakers are a little hot on the feet due to the limited breathability. For hot weather, it may be better to look for another option. In the future I want to buy xtrm2 and icehero

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Ice Hero - Men's
John Clark
Great for Alaska

Love these for my runs and walking the dog.

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Ultra
ramon
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

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XTRM 2
Brad Hunt
Run Like a Deer

As I was training for the OCRWC, I had a desire to get lighter, more agile trail shoes for the race. The trail runners I had seemed bulky and that's all I could think about while running. I checked out the VJ XTRM 2's while at the OCRWC, tried them on, jogged around a bit, and fell in love with them. These shoes felt like they wanted to run! In fact, I felt like a deer running in them, as they were so light with a great fit. I purchased them the day before I raced, wore them all day to "break them in," and actually raced in them the following day. I know, that is usually a huge mistake. You don't run in shoes you bought the day before the race! But it all worked out for me as my feet felt so light with superior grip on challenging terrain. I also wore them at the War X OCR which had plenty of water. The VJ XTRM 2's were incredible in the water as well. I look forward to every training trail run now with my VJ XTRM 2's.

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MAXx
Rusko M.
Love these shoes

Did Savage Race in Georgia with these. They did great job for me.
This pair is my second one (backup).
I will do one more ORC (Tough Mudder) at least with the first pair. Washed them after race, they are like new.

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MAXx
Alfredo Montes
As good as always

This is my favorite model of VJs. Well rounded and fit true to size. Wore them for WTM 2021 and had no issues. Just bought a second pair for WTM 22 and they feel as good as always.

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XTRM 2
Lu Telford
It must be love, love love 😍

WOW! I am so in love with the XTRM2! What an amazing shoe! It has it all…comfort, durability, rock plate, soft heel and of course that AMAZING #bestgripontheplanet 🦑. It is my go to for obstacle course racing and trail running!! Oh and I have to mention....they have a ROPE LOCK in the mid sole for gripping ropes! 👏🏼 Thank you VJ, you knocked this one out of the park!!!

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Ultra 2
Kelly
My go to shoes!

Have been running in my VJ Ultra II's for about a month now, and they are my "go to shoes"! This is my 4th pair of VJ's and having ran in many different brands and "models" it would be hard for me to use anything else. The updates were just what was needed with the exception that I still think something needs to be done with the tongue, a little more length and some padding would go a long way for more comfort and yes, I know it would add a little more weight, but it would be worth it. Overall, it would take something pretty special to make me buy something else!

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MAXx
Lori Alley

Love these but not enough cushion. The grip is amazing. Hoping they last longer than the Ultras, I wore out 3 pairs since April, mostly running mountains with granite.

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XTRM 2
Anthony Iannone
Awesome!

Phenomenal job!

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Ultra 2
Daniel Herman
Order size up

I have ALL the VJs and these are the only ones a bit tight in the box, more so than the Ultra 1

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XTRM 2
Marco A Palacios
The Best

Can’t wait to test them at the OCRWC