The La Sportiva Women's Miura VS Climbing Shoe is a Velcro closure climbing shoe for bouldering to technical face climbing. Just what you love from the classic Miura, with an easy on/off Velcro closure system. The downturned last with high asymmetry allows for performance while pocket climbing. The full leather upper is lined on the inside to control the stretch, while the underfoot has been left unlined for a better feel against the rock. The combination of Vibram XS Edge and XS Grip2 rubber is sticky and ready to provide edging control and smearing performance.
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Women's Miura VS Climbing 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 grip2 sticky rubber outsole
SPECIFICATIONS of the La Sportiva Women's Miura VS Climbing Shoe
Weight: 8.23 oz / 228 g
Lining: Dentex, unlined underfoot
Midsole: 1.1mm LaspoFlex with P3
Sole: 4mm Vibram XS Grip2
Construction: Slip Lasted
Last: WPD 75
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for the La Sportiva Women's Miura VS Climbing Shoe
The positive: I never thought a pair of shoes would change the grade I could climb in the gym, but these shoes definitely did that. I've tried a lot of shoes, different styles and brands, but these are the only shoes that raised the bar for me. Bottom line: They are my go-to shoes for tough routes. But I don't wear them for comfort.The negative: Initially they were quite tight, fitting like a glove and I had to take them off after every climb. They've loosened up (and held up well) after a few months of climbing, but, while the heel is still tight, I'm developing corns on my toes and I still take them off after each climb. Definitely a sign that they are too tight. So, I'm experimenting with a half size up. And note that the lace-up version (non VS) seems to come up higher on my heel so I put moleskin on the back, which fixed that. I still love them and will buy them again.
I used these shoes till they fell apart. They have an aggressive toe and heal. They fit real tight and serve their purpose. I like them more for bouldering than using on long routes or even slab. I wore a hole in them after about a year. I thought about getting them resoled, but since they were my first pair of climbing shoes I thought I'd branch out and try another pair. I got the Blackwings and I'll give a review to compare them!
I have been climbing for the past 6 years. Though I had to take a hiatus I'm back in the game and wanted a new pair of climbing shoes. After a lot of research and debate of these shoes or those shoes (competitor shoes) I went with the la sportiva, I have never tried out this line of shoe so I was excited. The day they arrived I went and tried them out, I'm a little rusty so my toes need breaking in. The shoes on the other hand did everything I wanted to do and more, they got wonderfully and I have wider picky feet. I can't wait for my toes to break in and get full use out of these shoes. I ordered my street shoe size in the climbing shoe as well and voila! Perfect fit. I will not be returning this product and perhaps when they wear out from excessive use I will either repair or straight up buy another pair! Love love love
Awesome agressive shoe! The sole of the shoes are so nice and sticky. Perfect for taking your climbing to the next level. Will for sure keep using this style. Velcro makes the shoe really tight and supportive.
I bought these shoes as an upgrade from my evolv elektras, and man they are a huge upgrade. These shoes are extremely down turned, and when first broken in extremely uncomfortable on your feet. But worry not after about ten climbs these shoes really start to mold to your feet, and start being a source to be reckoned with. Superior edging on these shoes, I can literally stand my entire body weight on a ledge smaller than my pinky. My one complaint about these shoes is that they are a bit wide on the ankles, as i do have rather slim ankles.
I've always had a hard time finding shoes that fit in general. I broke four bones in my foot growing up and they're about a size different at lease and one is narrow, one wide. Needless to say, it's not easy. These shoes broke in perfectly, but were stiff enough to keep climbing in for months. I had Miura lace-ups for four months or so and they never really broke in. The rubber comes up higher on the toe than the VS and crushed my toes. In the VS of the same size the leather came down farther and was softer on the toes even in an aggressive shoe. The climbing was even better with the great fit and could go another half size down from my previous pair of Katanas. I climb techy face to overhanging roofs in these. The toe is flexible enough to smear easily, but the shoe is snug enough to crank on heel hooks.
Traded up to these bad boys from my clapped out 5.10 moccasyms.Love the velcro- feels like I have a much more secure fit and have more confidence in things like heel hooks. I've been using these mostly for bouldering and think they're great on jibs and for edging. Definitely size down for a tighter fit. Overall, a great shoe.
These are by far my favorite climbing shoes to date. They are great for bouldering and sport routes. I actually hated bouldering until I got these shoes. Great for tiny jibs and edging. I wear between a 9-9.5 street shoe and sized down to a 39. They were painful at first but tolerable (nothing wrong with a bloody toenail right?). After breaking these in, I think next time I will size down another half-size, but I am still deciding. I love having the Velcro. I tried a friends lace-up miruas prior to ordering these, and I am glad I went with velcro. My feet are very narrow and the velcro cinches beautifully to make a perfect fit. Not to mention, its so easy to take them on and off, especially if you are planning a long day of climbing. La Sportiva is such an amazing brand, you will not be disappointed.
I'm a 8.5 street shoe size, and also wore a 8.5 size in the women's purple evolve climbing shoes (old and faithful!). I bought a 38.5 in the Miura, and they fit like a glove - they will probably continue to stretch over the next few months, but as of right now, they are super comfortable and pretty tight to my foot, forcing my toes to curl a bit. I think I'm going to stick to the 38.5 sizing.My evolve's were great starter shoes, but for beginning climbers who know they'll be climbing for years to come, or experienced climbers who want to up their game and climb hard, Miura's are the way to go!
"Of the 6 pairs of climbing shoes I own, these are THE BEST by far!"
These shoes are the most responsive shoes I've owned. And while they are quite aggressive, they are far more comfortable than some of the super painful shoes that are out there. They have a good pointy toe for great edging and a solid heal-cup for those important heal hooks that I'm such a fan of. The rubber is super sticky and the velcro style make them very easy to take on and off for a happier day at the rock. I love these shoes so much that I destroyed my first pair because I couldn't part with them long enough to get them resoled. I waited until they were on sale, and Moosejaw had them for just the right price to get my replacement pair.
So I originally went down two sizes (street shoe is 9.5, went to 38.5). Normally, this isn't bad for climbing shoes, but with these, the pain was horrible as soon as I started climbing. I am exchanging them at moosejaw for a half size larger. Other than that, great construction, super solid velcro and some sticky rubber that I'm excited to edge with