VJ IROC 3 Men's
The VJ Irock has long been the most aggressive VJ shoe without metal studs for softer conditions. Its specifically designed lug configuration gives optimal grip when it's slippery but still sheds loose debris that could otherwise become attached. VJs signature Butyl rubber completes the outsole giving the Irock the world-famous grip it is known for. The Schoeller®-Keprotec® upper featuring Kevlar fibres is incredibly durable and protective with the Fitlock system providing added protection and a personalized fit around the foot arch.
Now in its third generation, updates include improved toe protection, lighter Fitlock system, and improved laces.
With its precision fit and amazing grip, the Irock has long been an Orienteers favourite but has in recent years shown its class in everything from obstacle course races to the most technical of skyraces.
With performance in mind, this shoe is best suited for shorter to middle distances in softer terrain and is in a class of its own from snowy descents to muddy trails.
weight (UK 8): 240 g
Stud 8mm in heel, 7mm in the rest of the shoe
drop 6 mm heel to toe
When talking about orienteering shoe, it is important the shoe feels snug and fits your foot so that you can safely move and turn where ever and whenever you want with a stabile feeling. FITLOCK supports the arch steadily. The rubber material of FITLOCK protects the inside of your foot against punches from beneath.
Superior Contact -outsole guarantees you the best grip to be imagined. The lugs on the outsole are placed classically to provide good grip but are spread far enough apart to easily shed mud, clay, snow and rocks. In the middle of the outsole there is a special track from toes to heel providing better grip on wet terrain than sleek outsole. Starstuds made from hard metal finish the outsole.
When running off road, the circumstances are often extreme. Your foot should stay still in your shoe. Even though the terrain is wet our inflexible upper material provides a snug and comfortable fit for your feet.
Look after your VJs
Always wash your shoes after use, especially when they are muddy. Theyll serve you longer if you follow these steps:
Open the laces and take insoles out.
Rinse off the dirt by hand.
Hand wash shoes with mild detergent. The water temperature must not exceed 30°C. Dont wash shoes in washing machine.
Let shoes dry up in normal room temperature. Avoid direct sunshine.
Dont store them in a plastic bag.
Schoeller® Keprotec® is a swiss innovation. This fabric is made using only the high quality materials. The fabric contains Kevlar®, an armide fiber which is five times stronger than steel. Schoeller® Keprotec® provides you excellent protection, it is tear and temperature resistant and guarantees you high level of comfort.
Schoeller® Keprotec® material provides special characters for wet conditions. The material itself is waterproof. The morning dew stays outside of the shoe. If water comes in from the throat, it will be pumped out through the seams causing vacuum-efect. So the upper follows the shape of the foot even closer and this keeps the amount of water inside the shoe the smallest possible.
Revolutionary comfort. Never before has there been heel and forefoot cushioning in orienteering shoes. Big microfibre-urethane cushioning units, inside torsion support and shaped insole. Thats what we call KvamO.
The Duotech text in VJs midsole is telling you, that the inner side of the wedge is made of higher density foam than the rest of the midsole. Dense material on the inner side of the wedge makes the shoe more durable. Despite this all VJ orienteering shoes can be categorized as fairly neutral shoes.
Revolutionary grip without studs! In VJs studless shoe, Irock, the outsole material is made of butyl rubber. According tests made by our test runners, the grip is the best you can have without metal studs.