I'm so impressed with the Ice Hero! They keep my feet dry and warm in fresh powder and in old heavy snow. They do well on soft ice too and are so light. I thought running with studs would be uncomfortable but I don't feel them at all. One little drawback is my ankles do wabble around a bit when I hit any lumps, footprints or ski tracks so I have to be aware of that when running on more heavily traveled areas. Overall, I'm glad I bought these and love running in them!
The Xtrm 2 is a great shoe for spartan/ocr races! The grip was just great on everything. Unless you have legit wide/brick type of feet, I would 100% get this to race! I will be using this shoe for Spartan Sprint & super distance. For reference, I use size 9 men's in all Altra shoes. For VJ I use a 9.5 & it feels great toe space for a race shoe. When I am doing a spartan race, I am racing so I don't expect a comfortable all day shoe. I want something I can feel confident bombing downhill, cutting, mud, obstacles etc. Amazing shoe!
Love my new trail running shoes. Love that they are snug to my feet. I’m breaking them in around the house. Can’t wait to try them out!
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.
I have been using the MaxX and have loved them. This season I decided to branch out and give the Ultra 2 a try, and they have not disappointed. The grip is amazing like all VJ shoes, the fit of the shoe is wide enough in the toe box for me. Not quite as large of toe box as the MaxX, but still really comfortable. Lastly, the quality of the shoe is unlike any other shoe out there.