The La Sportiva Men's Miura VS Shoe is a climbing shoe for sport routes, gym climbing, bouldering, as well as technical face climbing. The Miura VS is everything you love about the original Miura, with an easy on/easy off Velcro closure. The leather upper stretches just enough to conform to your foot while the synthetic lining on the inside controls the amount of stretch. The bottom of the foot is unlined for better awareness against the rock. The high asymmetry allows for better pocket climbing and the XS Edge rubber allows for technical edging. The durable and resistant rubber keeps them going strong. Velcro isn't just for toddlers.
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's Miura VS Shoe
Easy to use hook and loop closure system for easy on and off convenience
Slingshot rand and power hinge system gives you the ultimate edging power
4mm vibram XS edge sticky rubber outsole
SPECIFICATIONS of the La Sportiva Men's Miura VS Shoe
Weight: 9.52 oz / 270 g
Lining: Dentex, unlined underfoot
Midsole: 1.1mm LaspoFlex with P3
Sole: 4mm Vibram XS Edge
Construction: Slip Lasted
Last: PD 75
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These shoes have lasted me for two years and are still going. I use them in the gym and outside and I find them to be very comfortable. They are great for those tiny edges and slabby routes. I enjoy the quick velcro straps for indoor climbing and bouldering, however, I am prone to drag my feet. This leads to the abrasion of the first velcro strap near the toe where I have nearly worn away all of the threads holding the D-ring to the shoe. I sewed the D-ring back in pace to make it last longer. Besides me dragging my feet, they have been one of my favorite shoes and the rubber has stayed in great shape.
"Takes a beating, will still stick to everything"
Got these as my first more aggressive shoe, took about a week and a half of 1-2 hours of climbing per day to break them in, but once they did, they were a freakin' dream. I used to use the 5.10 Newton because I would burn through rubber like no-ones business, but these have stood up to abuse on all kinds of rock for me.
The Muira VS was the first rock climbing shoe that I bought. I climb nearly every day, and my original shoes, which I bought over two and a half years ago now, are still going strong. They look like *$&! and smell even worse, but they are still my go-to shoe for a majority of my climbing. The rubber is really sticky and the Velcro straps are much more convenient than laces in my opinion. I did not size them fantastically aggressively (1.5 US below my street size), but they have been aggressive enough for almost all of the routes I have tried to climb, yet I can wear them all day without my feet getting tired. They are leather so they will stretch a bit, but mine are still quite usable. The yellow die will come off on your feet when you first start wearing them, but that's pretty normal. I bought another pair a year ago when I thought the rubber was getting too thin, but the original pair is still great. They are definitely pricey, but absolutely worth it!
Be aware that if you have never worn aggressive shoes before, these are going to be uncomfortable to wear for long period of time. They perform well on boulder problems and sport routes that contain razor thin footholds. If big wall climbing is your thing I would take a look at the Miura lace-ups, which is less aggressive, but an overall very versatile and amazing shoe. These shoes may stretch some but don't expect them to ever feel too comfortable, if they do, than you probably should have sized down.
I know. I know. "The shoes don't make you a better climber, better footwork does."Well I trust my feet on the thinnest edges while they're in these shoes.They're a great aggressive shoe that works well all-around. They're especially suited for bouldering and sport. Overhung routes are no problem, the downturn keeps those feet sucked in.They only thing they don't do well with is toe-hooking. But that's any downturned shoe. Sizing info: I sized mine to a 41. My all-day beginner shoe is the nago and I have that sized to 41.5. I wear a men's 10 in street shoes. I could probably stand to downsize another half size, especially now that they've stretched some. Speaking of stretching, they will not stretch very much at all where the rubber covers the big toe.I bought these in June 2013. The rubber lasted 2-3 weekly gym sessions of at least 3 hours each until 02/2014. I resoled them with Rock and Resole and they climb like new with no loss of downturn.
My shoes are still in the mail and I am hoping to receive them today. I ordered them after wearing a friend of mine's pair (gross, I know) when I needed new shows. The Sportiva line is excellent and I am a long time Miura wearer. I have had three total pairs of those shoes. This will be my first time with the VS model and I am super excited for the ease of the velcro. If you are debating La Sportiva you really can't go wrong. Excellent grip, excellent build-quality. Edging, overhangs, face, slab, boulders, you name it, both models in the Miura line are great all-around shoes.For what it's worth I needed a half size larger in the VS than in the regular Miura line.
I have owned these shoes for several months now and I really like them. The toes are holding up great with use both in a gym and at my local crag. The shoes edge really well but the talon is a little extreme for smearing. Overall, I am very happy with shoes and would recommend them to anyone with any experience. They are a little expensive for a new climber that will likely destroy them.
I love these sportivas. They are more aggressive than my first pair of shoes, so that took some getting used to. They are worn out after about 1.5 years of climbing in them and I think I'll get another pair. Be careful not to take someone else's shoes because just about everyone at the gym has these.
"Takes some getting used to, but still one of the best shoes I've ever climbed with."
While the comfort level a 7 out of 10 for me, the performance of this product is phenomenal. Especially on thin edges. They take some getting used to, but I found them to be durable, comfortable enough to wear for a while, and excellent at helping you keep your feet on the wall. My wife borrows mine all the time because she says they make her feel like Spider-Man. The cons for are the fit, but its not bad at all once they get worn in, and the sole perhaps isn't the best for crack....at least for me. Overall I would recommend these to anyone and will not be exchanging for a different brand/model anytime soon.
"A performance shoe that is as good as everyone says."
The high end La Sportiva shoes are great. I've been fortunate enough to own the Solutions, Futuras, Katanas and now the Muiras. Without a doubt, the fit, design, and performance of the Muira (especially the velcro if that is your style) is my favorite of them all. The size is the same as my other Sportiva shoes and fits incredibly well to my foot shape. I am a stickler when it comes to velcro, but the three strap system offers a great amount of variability in the snugness and fit. Overall its one of the best shoes on the market, and the reputation is has gained is truly worth it.
The Miura VS is extremely versatile when it comes to overhangs, slab, bouldering, lead... Right out of the box they are the most comfortable climbing shoe i have ever worn...hands down. I bought them to fit so street shoe size is perfectly fine..I normally go down a half size but it is not necessary with the Miura VS.. Very comfortable aggressive shoe..My first day climbing they needed a little breaking in on the rubber as the gym was cold, and the first two routes were iffy. A couple days of rest and I climbed with them and they were solid and sticky.The third day of climbing with them, I noticed the leather upper above the toebox had startd pinching me slightly on the top of my foot.. The fourth day of climbing, the shoes leather was broken in and the pinching had subsided!! Great shoe!! if you want to excel, pick up a pair of these shoes!!ps they will stain your feet yellow the first days you climb in them!!
I have been climbing with La Sportiva shoes for a while now and have previously worn the Solutions. I heard good things about the Miura VS so I purchased a pair.The Miura VS is a great shoe for all around climbing. The rubber is stiffer than the Solutions and I find is better at edging and smearing. I also prefer the heel versus the Solutions, but comfort-wise I have to go with the Solutions. My shoes have yet to stretch all that much, so I would be careful with the size. I ended up sizing down 1.5 sizes from my street shoe, whereas with the solutions I sized down 2 sizes. Overall, really good shoe. I use the Miura VS daily and save the Solutions for my harder projects.