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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Other reviewers have ranted and raved, but I've got to say I thought these were great on my first go. I really enjoyed how sticky and grippy they were even to flat wall. They edge quite nicely, and toe so well that they got stuck on me once - probably a fluke.Sizing wise I wear a 10.5 (44ish) and went with the size 10 (40). Hope that helps the mysterious science of sizing rock shoes. Enjoy!
pretty much my go-to shoe. good edging and a nice downturn for steep stuff, secure fit all around. offers a really good 'feel' on the rock. easy to slide on and quick to fasten. Definitely helps me climb slightly harder grades (over more relaxed fitting shoe)!
"a more aggressive Miura for sport/bouldering"
If you like the Miura lace-up for all-around sport/trad climbing, this is a good shoe for the rest of the spectrum: boulders, steeper sport routes. It's not a soft specialty shoe just for steep stuff, but it does quite well for that AND edges like a beast. It's more aggressive/downturned then the Miura lace-up and holds its shape well over time with the P3 system, should last through a couple of resoles.
"Comfort and performance, held up for 3 re-soles"
I couldn't believe how comfortable these shoes were when I first tried them on. I didn't think it was possible to have a high performance climbing shoe without at least some degree of suffering. They just fit my foot like a glove. The Miuras provide a solid, and relatively durable edge. Of course this won't last for the lifetime of the shoe, but I had my last pair re-soled (very successfully) 3 times, and the shoe was still in good condition. The reason I opted for a new pair was because the new sole wasn't sticking as well as it should (probably had something to do with salt-water damage from deep-water solo). I still keep them around so I'll have a climbing shoe available when my new pair is due for a re-sole.
Can't recommend these shoes highly enough. I've always had lace ups and was curious as to the preciseness of the fit that I would get going to the straps. I was pleasantly surprised. The shoes fits beautifully (I downsized from my Katana laces a half size and these are snug, but a great fit). Downturn in the toe is great for holding on to distant ridges or holds and awesome foe overhanging problems. Edging is almost as good as my Katanas, but this shoe really excels in hooking and on steep routes. It's become my shoe of choice for difficult problems and routes I've been working on.
Always dreamed on wearing shoes made in Italy? Want to step on a dime edge? Want the rubber courage to climb harder? These shoes are for you! They are some of the best shoes ever. They are not some everyday crag shoe, rather they are shoes you break out once in a while to send a hard project. The curve in the shoe makes it 10x easier to climb over hangs and the stiff rubber helps. Excellent buy!
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.