Ultra 2

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One of the most popular VJ shoes is now upgraded with 2 core features to give you even more of the performance you need.  The new Ultra 2 offers more protection and more stability and durability.

More protection from the new rock plate offering intrusion protection from the rocks and sticks that you are running over. 

More stability and durability from the additional rubber in the outsole under the toe box - offering lateral cohesiveness and stability to the running platform, as well as more durability.

The Ultra 2 still has all the other features that made the original Ultra so popular:Grip, Fit, and Durable.  

The VJ Ultra 2 is a comfortable, long-range trail racing shoe.  A special blend of an EVA midsole and legendary VJ Grip featuring butyl rubber, the Ultra 2 will carry you in style. The all-new, durable and breathable mesh upper is a mix of *DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers 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.  


  • NEW - Rock Plate for protection and stability
  • NEW - Redesigned outsole under the toe box for stability and protection
  • 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): 10.4 oz (295g) 


*Kevlar® is a trademark of affiliates of DuPont™ de Nemours, Inc. used under license by VJ.  

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
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!

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.

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

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!

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