We asked Luke De Ben to review the XTRMS – here is what he thought! Thank you very much, and good luck in all your future OCRs!
It’s very rare that something really does live up to the hype surrounding it but we haven’t been ‘catfished’ by the VJ Sport XTRMs they are the Real Deal, and with Jon Albon being part of the creation process it was almost a given that it would be a great running shoe – here’s my review after some training runs and a Spartan race.
The fit is excellent, generally I wear a size 9.5 (UK) so it’s not always easy to even find a brand that does a half sizes let alone a good fitting one, since last year I’ve been running in the I-Rock2’s another amazing VJ Sports creation. The XTRM has grip that is crazy you almost have to peal them off the floor! Mix this in with the upper being made up of Kevlar and Polyester that keep it’s a very durable but protective shoe.
As for in a obstacle course race the shoe faired very well when climbing over walls and the epic grip was on show again on the balance beams, but the highlight was the fit again with all the movement over obstacles and
carries up hills (thanks spartan!) the fit of your shoe needs to be near perfect, you don’t want to be worrying and stopping to adjust them when you are in a competitive race!