VJ XTRM - First look / Preview

VJ announced the XTRM-shoe couple weeks ago out of the blue, or like we say here in Finland, behind a tree. The XTRM-shoe is designed for the sky runners  and ultra trail runners. The shoe resembles the VJs famous iRock-shoe. Both have butyl-rubber outsole and 6mm rubber studs, kevlar cloth and fit-lock lacing. However the XTRM has wider last and the rockplate covers the whole midsole. I got chance to try out the shoe in the Suunnistajan Kauppa here in Helsinki.

 The new VJ XTRM

The new VJ XTRM

In the feet the XTRM-feels stiffer and harder than the irock so I can see that this is a great tool when scrambling up the rocky faces in the mountains or when racing down from boulder to boulder. In a forest the irock will perform better than the XTRM. I will be investigating the shoe more and the full review will be posted here in ApproachNorth.com later, stay tuned!

 Outsoles of the irock (top) and the new XTRM (bottom)

Outsoles of the irock (top) and the new XTRM (bottom)

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