VJ SPORT IROCK 2

PRICE: £110
WEIGHT: 210g

Designed for trail running and obstacle course racing – and worn by OCR world champion Jonathan Albon – the Irock 2 from Finnish company VJ Sport is a grip specialist. With a butyl rubber outsole and deep, well-spaced lugs, it clings to trails, grass, mud, rock and road, whether it’s wet or dry. The Fitlock lacing draws the shoe around the foot for a snug fit. We found the forefoot a bit too narrow, however, and the heel not quite fitted enough – definitely worth trying before you buy. There’s enough cushioning to be comfortable running on roads and harder trails. 6mm drop.

VERDICT: Super grippy on all terrain. Very narrow, particularly in the forefoot.

GRIP: 10
CUSHIONING: 5
PRECISION: 9

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