The La Sportiva Women's Miura Shoe is a climbing shoe for tearing it up on new and imaginative routes. The Women's Miura has been a classic for over 10 years with La Sportiva, providing performance on various types of rock, at the gym, and bouldering sites. The slingshot rand combines with the powerhinge, effectively stretching the shoe at the back half, so your toes stay on the edge where you want them. That sounds super technical, and I'm all confused. I asked the smart guy next to me and he says it means lots of stick on tiny edges, good thing he was around. The performance fit features high asymmetry and the quick lace system tightens them up so they won't slip. The leather upper is backed with a synthetic lining to minimize stretching so you can get more climbs in. Finished off with a 4mm Vibram XS Grip2 rubber, the durability and stickiness gives all you need for the rock challenge in front of you.
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Women'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 Women'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've been climbing for around 7-8 years now. This is my favorite shoe purchase so far, I veered away from my standard 5.10's and decided to try out La Sportivas. Well, they made a lifetime customer. These run VERY SMALL, but they do stretch out. I ordered a size 39 and I wear a size 9 women's in chuck taylor streets. I should have gone with the 39.5's, but my feet aren't too cramped up. The toe box is excellent and I've worn the rubber down in just 6 months of climbing 3ish days a week in gym, 1 day a week outdoors. Great for bouldering, top rope, trad, crack, and sport. The shoe isn't overly agressive, and the heel is nice and slim (how I like my heels). Its a great shoe and the rubber is exellent, 6 months in and its still going strong, the only downside is I've caked the inside of the shoe with a bit of dirt from scrambling around barefoot outdoors. They shoes do stretch out a little bit but not by much. Would reccommend! Can't wait for the Genius to release in May though :)
This is my second pair of Miuras and I cannot recommend them more. I think they function perfectly fine without downsizing too much since they don't stretch a ton. I'm a 7.5-8 street shoe and I wear these in a 37.5, which is just tight enough. I still want to take them off after I finish a climb, but can stand to be in them for longer periods of time. Only thing that isn't great is that I have extremely narrow feet so I have to pull the laces in a lot and the sides almost touch each other.
I love these shoes. After the break-in period they have been great shoes. I have them resoled several times and now I am need of another pair of shoes. I am of course going to buy another pair of Miura's. These shoes are great for sticking your toes to the tiniest of holds both inside the gym and outdoors. The biggest plus was that they never got the stinky funk some of my other climbing shoes have. A big upps in my book!
"great shoes for bouldering. firm. get it"
bought these to upgrade from my evolv rock star noob shoes. the toe box is abit bigger for my feet form. but it's not a problem. great quality, i feel that my steps on each small stone are very firm. the downward curve is less aggresive than the Velcro version. I highly recommend this shoes for anyone who plans to boulder a lot. about 30% of people at earth treks climbing gym has this!
"Good trust your feet shoes, prone to warping in toe box"
This is my second pair of these. Compared to my other climbing shoes - the Sportiva Mythos - these are a lot less comfortable for standing around in, but more rigid and better for edging smaller footholds. There are certain climbs where I just can't trust the Mythos.The main reason I wrote this review was to pass on some advice on caring for them. My first pair lasted a year or so and then the toe box began to warp down on top, creating a pretty painful hotspot on one foot where the fold was (near the toe knuckles). This time around, I am going to try to prevent that by stuffing the toe box with newspaper between uses. (Also, it is possible I could have sized down the shoe even further so that my toes would fold up into toe box even more, but I personally don't want to have shoes so aggressive that I HAVE to take them off the second I finish any old climb. Just noting that YOU might not have this problem if your knuckles scrunch up to fill the top of the shoe)
These shoes have been training with me from leading 5.6 all the way up to projecting 5.12c I Haven't encountered any problems with them, and they resole VERY nicely! The rubber on these is the best rubber I've found on any climbing shoe I've found so far! Edging seems so easy on everything from slap to overhang, haven't had a foot slip yet! they don't even feel aggressive, yet have the power to work on techy overhang. These shoes are the best for every type of climber, beginner to pro. Try them out!!
"A pain to break in, but AMAZING after a little time!"
This is my third pair of climbing shoes, and the first that I actually researched before buying. After about a year trying to sport climb in scarpa technos, these are pretty drastically different (unsurprisingly)! They perform much more successfully as an all-around shoe than the technos, and their aggressiveness is not too intense. These shoes take some time to break in, to be sure...don't buy them too big, thinking the right size hurts! They will feel amazing in a week or so once you've climbed in them a bit. My climbing has gotten so much better since I finally got shoes that suit my interests!!
I bought these about a month ago so that I had something that would perform really well, but not murder my feet while I am still breaking in my Solutions, and I am in love! I wear an 8-8.5 street shoe and sized these about 2 sizes down (37.5), the same as my Solutions. They really do perform almost as well and are much more comfy. . . but let's be real. . . they're climbing shoes so they still hurt a little. The rubber sticks like glue to everything which is awesome. Love them and highly recommend!
This is a great agressive shoe. The downturn toe is great for overhanging problems and toe hooks and the edging is the best. Also the heel fits nice and snug, I never have to worry about my shoe getting lose from heel hooks like I do sometimes with Katanas. I mostly boulder and bring these shoes for really challenging problems, especially the ones that require edging. But they don't stretch much, so they can be painful if worn for a long time. I wear street shoe size eight and wear muiras in 38.5. I also have Katanas in 38.5, but it is a totally different fit, much smaller. I would size a half size up from what you wear in Katanas since Muiras do not stretch nearly as much.
My second miura, love this climbing shoes, my first pair of miura wear for a year, when it broke, I did not hesitate to buy a second pair, it wears very comfortable, I wear it climbing indoor and outdoor. I usually wear 38 shoes, the shoes I wear No. 36.