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

    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 99 reviews
    R. Rose
    Maxx for Ultras

    I don't see VJs on many or really any Ultra athletes but I was curious to try them as I run very rocky technical terrain in the Utah mountains and their slimmer design but stout rock plate compared to many other standard trail shoes was intriguing. They are hands down probably my new favorite and just tackled Tushar mountains 70k in the Maxx and it was perfection especially when descending. Love love them

    Paola Rosa
    The Best

    Love this shoes the best for all trail and Ocr race

    Nate Brestelli


    Tongue of the shoe lacks durability.

    6 miles on the trails and the tongue has some damage. Overall feel of the shoes of the trail is very nice, but if you don’t wear wool socks, you will get blisters with these shoes.

    Mike Schengber
    Great Fit and Grip

    Unbelievable over the most technical trails you can find; the grip IS the best on the planet; race worthy from the onset