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.
Here is what Coach Ole Brom has to say about the Ultra’s: While the grip is just as great as the VJ XTRM and MAXx, my opinion is that they are a bit on the soft side when running downhill on very technical descents.
The cushioning is better, but that works against itself when you have to take sudden turns on the steep downhills. For long ultras, like the Mt. Sana, without the extreme technical parts, they would be better due to the extra cushioning
Coach Lee Harris also trialled the new Ultra’s and seems to agree with Ole’s comments: ‘I also prefer Maxx for shorter faster technical trails and Ultra’s for longer less technical .. so yes like them both but for different occasions. They’ve put a slight midfoot rocker in which helps on flatter trails where you just want to run steady’
Some comments seem to be that people go for half a size up compared to the VJMAXx
- Runs true to size with more width in the toe box
- 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 8.5): 9.3 oz (265g) – yes, that is light!
*Kevlar® is a trademark of affiliates of DuPont™ de Nemours, Inc. used under license by VJ.