Handle great on ICE, can't wait to test them out at Frozen Snot next month!!!!
The VJ Ultra is legit. I have wide feet that didn’t work great for long distances in the Maxx. I took these babies for a 50K on snowy trails after just a couple training runs and my feet felt GREAT! The grip on snowpack with top notch too. Highly recommend these shoes!
I have just bought my first pair of VJ unfortunately because it’s winter and very cold where I live I have not been able to take them for a test run yet but can’t wait
While I have dreams of being a runner, the reality is that I'm more suited for walking. My husband runs in a pair of last year's Zero shoes and loves them, so he talked me into trying this year's Hero. I've walked in these things through snow and over ice, in temps below zero degrees, and my feet actually stay fairly warm. I also do not slip as much as I sometimes do with other traction aids. Because the cleats are evenly distributed across the sole, they are more comfortable than pull-on ice cleats. Plus, these shoes are lighter weight than my winter boots. I wear between an 8 and 8.5 size shoe (USA) and went with an 8.5. That makes them roomy enough for thicker socks. They are worth the price. VJ Shoes ships them out quickly, too, so you won't have to wait long to receive them.
Finland seems to know something we don't -- how to make a great winter trail running shoe! Loved the Vj Ice Hero studded trail shoe. Living in central NY, winter brings us a lot of snow and a mixed bag of frozen precipitation (about the same as Finland, right?). I ran on frozen winter trails today in 14 degrees and these shoes are rock solid! So long Yaktrax! Glad to find Vj at The Running Event in Austin, TX!