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Maximum versatility in a trail running shoe: any distance, any terrain!

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    Made for versatility...

    Runner's World Editors Choice - Outdoor Retailer

    The MAXx is a well-cushioned, lightweight trail shoe especially designed for longer distances that also works for sprint work. 

    The MAXx has the famous VJ grip with smaller lugs for a smooth ride over all surfaces. The durable upper features a breathable sandwich mesh material designed for durability. The sole has cushioning units in the front and heel for maximum comfort and a full-length rock plate to protect you on tough terrain. 

    Use the MAXx for all surfaces and distances. It is ideal for obstacle course racing, trail and mountain running. 

    The Maxx gives you the grip to run and race with confidence, and the cushioning to go the distance.



    • Runs true to size
    • Cushioning units in front and heel
    • FitLock for midsole stability 
    • The outsole is 100% Butyl-rubber
    • Full-length rock plate 
    • Strengthened rubber toe-cap
    • 4 mm lugs in the outsole
    • 29mm/23mm stack height - total with lugs
    • 6 mm drop
    • Weight (US 8.5): 9.5 oz (270 g)


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 123 reviews
    Camille Rodriguez
    I love it!!!!

    Really the best gift I bought for me!!!

    Steven Pettit
    Probably just not right for me

    I have the XTRM and Ultras, love them both.
    Tried the MAXX, just never feel good. I have about 40 miles on them. Thought maybe needed a little break in.
    Bottoms of my feet just plain hurt after about 1/2 mile.
    I don't know really why. Love the other ones just not these

    New favorite shoes

    I love these shoes and don’t want to run in anything else now! After my first run in them I immediately wanted to buy another pair! I just did my first race in them too and they were amazing! They were easy to clean after as well! I’m usually a size 9-9.5 in shoes. I ordered a 9 and they fit perfect!!

    Customer service was great.

    There was a defect in one of the shoes when manufactured and they replaced it immediately. Great shoes and even greater customer service 10/10.

    Adam Bogy
    VJ MAXx Review

    Bought the VJ MAXx specifically for Spartan racing. This is my first pair of VJ's and now have 4 (3 were podium finishes) races in them. The good: grip is fantastic in every way. Specifically loose and rocky ground and obstacles. Comfort was great with zero blisters which was great in the longer mountain courses. Shoe fits a little loose around the ankle but not bad. Also, shoe did not feel heavy after traversing through water and mud.
    Overall, I would buy the MAXx again.

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