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 The Ultra (original version)  is limited to the sizes we have on hand.  

Go long in the most cushioned, widest toe box shoe ever from VJ.  Everything you would expect: Grip, Fit, Durable. Less of something you might not expect: weight.  Go long, go short, go trail, go mud.  Just go Ultra. 

The VJ Ultra is a comfortable, long-range trail racing shoe.  A special blend of an EVA midsole and legendary VJ Grip featuring butyl rubber, the Ultra 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.  

Ultra trail runners like Cindy Lynch love their VJ Ultras:  
My New Favorite Trail Shoe! The perfect combination of cushion & grip in a super light-weight shoe. 


  • 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): 9.7 oz (276g) - yes, that is light! 


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 91 reviews
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.

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

Lesley Hackett

So far, I'm loving the grib, comfort, and lightweight feel of the shoe!

Kristen Overcash
Great shoes for OCR

I raced the Big Bear Spartan in my new VJ ultras and they were great. Plenty of cushion and room in the toes. They handled the steep rocky terrain quite well. I highly recommend.

Go up 1/2 or even 1 size

Disappointing i didn't really get to put the shoe out for a trial. Arrived and shoe was at least 1/2 size or even 1 size too small! Tried it on and it was extremely tight and too small. Doesn't seem to have the width of other cushioned shoes. Seem more narrow and sleek which isn't necessarily a problem but just a comment on how it looked. Was keen to try it on the trails but as said couldn't as shoe was way too small to even try out. Did consider whether i could bear it out and try but couldn't even take more then 10-20 steps with it due to size.

So big advise.....SIZE UP. Not the cheapest shoe compared to similar level shoes too so disappointed didn't have that chance.