Prepare to be captivated by the inspiring journey of Melissa Campos, a fearless Obstacle Course Racer and Trail Runner hailing from the breathtaking landscapes of the Philippines. Her story is a testament to the unwavering spirit of a true champion.

Mel’s ascent in the world of OCR began on a fateful day, October 9, 2021, when she fearlessly took on the Spartan Race Sprint. Registering under the elite category, she was driven by an insatiable desire to gauge her level of fitness at the time. Little did she know that this event would mark the genesis of an extraordinary journey.

With sheer determination and an unyielding spirit

Mel embarked on a mission to represent her nation on the grandest stages of Obstacle Sports. The following year, she ventured into the qualifying races, vying for a coveted spot in the Philippine National Team.

Through relentless hard work and unyielding perseverance, she emerged triumphant, signing a prestigious contract as a National Athlete in July 2022.

Since then, Mel has fearlessly donned the national colors, carrying the Philippine flag with pride and resilience. Her journey has taken her across borders, as she fearlessly battled it out in international Obstacle Course Races (OCR) held in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Abu Dhabi. With each race, she etched her name into the annals of OCR history, leaving a trail of awe-inspiring achievements in her wake.

In recent times, Mel’s prowess has reached new heights. She claimed an impressive 4th place, followed by a remarkable 3rd place in the fiercely competitive Spartan 3km Elite National Series. But her journey is far from over. The upcoming final leg in November will serve as the ultimate test, determining her qualification for the World Championship in December, set to unfold in the majestic landscapes of Abu Dhabi.

Throughout this extraordinary journey of surpassing her limits and conquering the unknown

one constant companion has never failed Mel: VJ Shoes. These remarkable footwear companions have been her steadfast support system, propelling her towards greatness.

Melissa Campos

Conquering Obstacles & the Trails in VJ Shoes

Ultra 2


The new VJ Ultra 2 offers more protection and more stability and durability.

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VJ Running Vest

The VJ running vest is light and has breathable materials. The running vest made in cooperation with ARCh MAX is a unisex model and available in two sizes.
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The new XTRM2- improved in every way over the original, giving you extra grip, stability, and durability for the toughest terrains and conditions.
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As Mel Campos continues her awe-inspiring journey towards greatness

she remains fueled by unyielding passion, determination, and the resolute support of VJ Shoes. Brace yourself for the next chapter in this remarkable tale of perseverance, triumph, and the unbreakable spirit of a true champion.

VJ Shoes’ exceptional quality has proven to be a perfect match for the demanding world of OCR. From traversing diverse terrain to conquering formidable obstacles, VJ Shoes has been Mel’s trusted ally. The coveted XTRM2 model, in particular, has become a favorite among OCR athletes for its rope-lock feature, providing unparalleled proficiency when scaling ropes. A testament to its greatness, VJ Shoes boasts the best grip on the planet, empowering Mel to conquer treacherous terrains and triumph over every obstacle she encounters.