The La Sportiva Men's Miura Shoe is a performance climbing shoe for technical routes to the gym. The over ten year La Sportiva classic features speed lacing for a secure fit all the way up new or favorite routes. The leather upper combined with a Dentex lining allows for a controlled stretch, sinking your foot into comfort with continued use. The downturned toe with high asymmetry helps you find and stay in the pockets. The shoe is finished off with the XS Edge rubber, allowing you to stick to edges and smear like a champ.
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's Miura Shoe
Slingshot rand connected to the power hinge under the shoe to keep you on edges
Speed lacing system for quick lace-ups
8 panel directional lining for channeling stretch
SPECIFICATIONS of the La Sportiva Men's Miura Shoe
Weight: 8.43 oz / 239 g
Midsole: 1.1mm LaspoFlex (forefoot only)
Sole: 4mm Vibram XS Edge
Construction: 4mm Vibram XS Edge
Last: PD 75
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I'm a female and I bought the men's version because my foot is a bit wider. I usually wear velcro just because I tend to take off my shoes after every climb so I thought having lace would take longer to put on, but that wasn't the case. Laces up just as fast as velcroing 3 straps per shoe. I usually wear 38.5, went down to 36. Stretches out nicely.
"I'm a miura lifer, but sizing them can be tricky between the men's and woman's versions."
The women's miuras were the second shoe I owned. I bought a pair of 36.5's, they stretched out and fit beautifully. I resoled them 4 times and decided it's time to get a new pair, but since I have wider feet went with the men's version. This shoe in the same size 36.5) is actually a little bit bigger than the woman's shoe. The edges are still amazing and it can still do anything, it's just a bit larger and will stretch. My advice, if you're going from woman's to men's go a half size smaller than your woman's shoe. Nobody wants to waste those glorious edges by ending up with floppy toes.
Been around for over a decade and can still do anything depending on how you size it. Ondra established 5.15c in this shoe. Honnold free solo'd his first big walls with it before the TCpro. There are probably better choices for bouldering or super steep climbing but for an all-around sport/trad shoe the Miura is hard to beat. For resoles pretty much anybody in the business has done hundreds of them so they usually come out well - these can last you quite a while.
This shoe is fantastic! they stretch quite a bit, which was great since i got mine pretty small, but beware when you buy them, to downsize your street shoes number by at least 1.. i downsized mine 1,5. Overall, this shoes have a very good grip, are comfortable
The Miura with laces are a perfect combination. The lacing means you have a lot of flexibility regarding the shape of your foot. The rubber is very good. For me they are more durable than the Katanas.The lacing is also be best choice when foot jamming. I have experienced a pair of Katana Velcros been torn apart on top when climbing cracks.
This classic is still the best rock shoe out there. Downturned toe, but not as extreme as the Miura VS. Great, snug fit that stretches a bit over time. They're a bit spendy, but they're so well made they're worth it. I had mine resoled twice before buying a new pair, and they held up great.
I picked these up as my first 'expensive' shoe, aka over 100$. I prefer lace ups, so they work perfectly for me, and they break in very well. Cleaning them can be a pain, but that's with all climbing shoes. They are an excellent product and a great choice.
I have used the Miura for over a year now and have a good handle on what it can and can't do. I have also seen it in the hands - (actually feet) of much more experienced climbers also.This shoe is great for indoor walls. Small edges are handled well. The rubber has suprising grip. Not so great for smearing or toe hooks as this lacks rubber around to top of the forefoot.Heel hooks I would rate as competent but not spectacular but that might be due to my technique more than anything. The lace up is very supportive and comfortable. The shoes fit my somewhat flat arches well and even others with higher arches say this shoe fits well. It's comfortably snug. Not comfortably numb. Putting the shoe on, it sucks onto your foot.I've compared it to the Testarossa and the Miura is more supportive but not quite as flexible. I seem to prefer the Miura for edging. The Testarossa is a bit better at smearing.Bottom line- this is a shoe that is comfy. Will increase your confidence!
I wear a street shoe size US 9 and got the 40.5. After about a month it's stretched probably around a half size and it's finally bearable to wear. It's a huge step up from my previous shoes (la sportiva tarantulas) and it makes me feel like a better climber than I am.
From slab to slightly overhung, the Miura is my go to shoe. The XS edge rubber is not as sticky as XS grip or stealth rubber, but edges very well to compensate and seems fairly resistant to wear so far. When sized tight heel hooking is excellent and very secure. The toe is super precise and great for small pockets and tiny edges. The shoes also do well bouldering but are only ok past 45 degrees overhanging. I typically wear a size 10 (43) street shoe and got my Miuras in a size 40.5, but I sometimes regret not going another half size down to eliminate the (tiny amount of) dead space in the heel and get a slightly more aggressive curl in my big toe. Overall a great shoe.
Italians know shoes, and these are no exception. These have a great fit for those with a forefoot a bit wider than average. I have these and a pair of the Miura VS, which are also great. These have a bit less of a downturned shape and tend to stretch a bit more. (I order these a half-size smaller than the VS.) La Sportivas cost a bit more than other shoes, but the quality and workmanship can't be beat. I had my last pair of Miuras resoled twice, and they're still in terrific shape.