The technical women’s shoe that tackles sporty overhangs and boulders.
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I absolutely love this shoe, its honestly my favorite out of all the shoes I've tried. They do stretch out, i wear a size 7 1/2 - 8 in women's and i had to downsize to a 37.5 (so about a 6 1/2) so that once they stretched they would still be tight... I've used my pair for 3 outdoor trips (each a week or so long), I also wore them on a two month trip, and i train in them as well and they are still in excellent shape even after a year, the rubber definitely lasts if you have decent footwork. overall i would definitely recommend this shoe to anyone.
Great shoe, prefer the Women's Miura VS
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Thought I'd provide some feedback for those deciding between this shoe and Miura VS. I ordered this shoe after climbing in my Miura VS shoes for almost a year. I wanted to try something different to see if I was using the best shoe for my foot and was looking for something even narrower.
This shoe did fit narrower than the VS which I really liked, but it didn't provide enough of a benefit to make me stick with the laced version when I can have the easy on and off velcro. If you need something super narrow you can get that with this shoe, if not - I think the VS is better for the ease of getting them on and off. Both are great shoes though!
Great Beginning Shoes
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I absolutely love these shoes. I've had them for a little over a month and used them several times (2 or 3 times a week indoors and once outdoors). I really hated the shape at first, but I'm totally used to it now and I don't think I could have asked for a better beginning shoe.
I Love La Sportiva
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I love La Sportiva rock shoes. My favorite pairs have always been Sportivas. I had the Katanas for a while, and those were an awesome beginner shoe, but these were perfect for graduating to a somewhat more aggressive shoe. The rubber is great, nice and sticky, but very durable (they have the longest lasting toe rubber I've experienced so far). The fit is definitely downturned enough for bouldering, though if you're climbing super technical overhanging problems, you might want something pointier and more asymmetrical. I went with my street size and don't regret it . I could have gone down a half size and been fine, but I'm prone to tendinitis in my feet and find that the half size of room makes a big difference. My only teeny complaint about these is that the laces, while super durable, like to come untied more than thinner laces do.
got these for my wife. she wear a 7.5 street shoe, and we got these in 36.5. she's been able to stretch them out some, put they're still too tight. would have been better in a 37. she can wear them on steep routes or bouldering though.
aside from getting them too small, she loves them. she notices a distinct power advantage and is much more secure on dime edges with the muiras. good durability too.
Take the time to find the perfect size!
After ordering four pairs of Miuras to get the right size, I finally did it and it was well worth it. Ordering multiple pairs online was easier for me than driving to the nearest store which is 3 hours away that had these. I have not climbed in these yet so this review is for size purposes. My previous shoes I have are the Scarpa Techno in a 35, and Scarpa Vapor V in a 35. The Vapors definitely run smaller than the Techno and I'm still positive I needed at least a half size bigger but they broke in enough to where they are perfect for bouldering and SHORT outdoor technical climbs. With that said, I needed a good technical middle ground shoe because the Technos are not enough for technical face and overhung climbing. Everyone I climb with has the Miuras and they're so popular it seemed to be the right choice. I first ordered a size 36 and a 35.5 because a few people told me to size up from Scarpa, I barely had to put those sizes on before I knew they were too big, round two consisted of a 35 and a 34.5, now that I've been climbing longer figuring out the right fit without climbing in them seems easier. I kept the 34.5, the toe area feels a little roomy, NOT too big, just a little roomy (my toes are still curled), but my heel fills the heel cup and when standing in them I can feel the right pressure (not pain) on my toes where it should be. My toes are curled over but not jammed in as they are with my Scarpa Vapor. I hope this review can help people with sizing choices in the future so when you order a pair you don't have to order 4, but if you do need to backcountry is AWESOME about the return/exchanges. I cannot justify saying if it runs true to size or not because my street shoe size isn't even true because retailers normally only sell a size 6 as their smallest and I need a 5 or a 5.5 normally. Don't compare climbing shoes with your street shoe unless you're new to climbing and need a starting base, just try on as many sizes as you can to get the right fit.
White Horse Ledge
I love them
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These are the best shoes i have so far! I order them 1.5 smaller then my normal shoes size, but they fit like a glove, take me about 2 weeks to break them in (average 4 days a week). Been use them indoor boulding, and out door sport climbing, Have them for about 3 months now, it just feel better and better everytime I put them on!
She loves them!
I bought these for my girl on Valentines Day. She has worn them several times sport climbing and bouldering and loves them. Her last pair was the Mythos which she said were more comfortable but that she liked these better and thought they were performing better. She has the typical complaint that the heel cup is bothering her but it is breaking in and getting better.
La Sportiva Miura Vibram XS Grip2 Shoe
The perfect climbing shoe...
I've owned a pair of Mythos for a little over a year now and I loved them for slab/sport but as soon as I started getting more into bouldering, I realized I needed a new pair of shoes. The Miuras are great for both!! The toe is just aggressive enough for overhangs but great for slab too. The break in period wasn't that bad either. I agree with some comments that the Achilles will hurt for a bit but it's not that bad. I wear a 7.5 in street shoe and a 35.5 in both my Mythos and my Miuras and they fit super snug. I highly recommend this shoe!
I'm a guy and wear mens Miura lace in size...
I'm a guy and wear mens Miura lace in size 39. After 2 month break in the shoes fit almost perfectly, and I love the shoes. I am interested in trying the women's version for the grip rubber and a padded/smaller heel, which is a huge problem with me and almost all climbing shoes as I have a small heel. What size should I get in the women's?
same size. euro sizing isn't gender specific. 39 in women's should be same size, just lower volume shoe (tighter heel).
Close to perfect
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My quest for the perfect climbing shoe made a pit-stop with these babies - aggressive enough to stand up to my bouldering needs while still able to (sort of) deal with the occasional all-day-slabtastic-top-rope adventure.
Took a few weeks of 2 days/wk at the gym for them to break in; great for overhanging routes that require solid toe placement. I wear a mondo 21.5/US5 and took a 35 in these shoes (versus a 34.5 in the Mythos). I tried on a pair that felt "good" and bought a half size smaller. They stretched a bit when breaking in, but not quite an entire half size. Not necessarily comfortable to spend a lot of time in, but they're fairly easy to pull off and put back on.
All in all, they're a great bouldering/gym shoe. Beware sizing too small, as they never quite broke in enough - I think I fall somewhere between a 35 and 35.5. Maybe someday they'll make a 35.25.
a good shoe
these take a while to break in - and really hurt my achilles and last 2 toes for a while (I have a wide forefoot) .
Once broken in, I've really liked them for overhanging routes and bouldering (the mythos just don't quite do it on an overhang, though they are great all-arounders for everything else)
street shoe 7.5-8 USwomen. the 36.5 is working well for me. Still nice & snug after 8 months, but no longer painful. I wouldn't go smaller.
Hi - I am interested in buying the La...
Hi - I am interested in buying the La Sportiva Miura lace version and would like some advice on the sizing. I wear street shoes 7.5-8 and running/hiking shoes 8.5. Any advice on which size to order?
I would buy the 7.5's wich is a 38 in european, climbing shoes almost always stretch so going smaller is typically better.
if this is your first pair, you'll probably end up with a size too big. in my experience. i had to size down extra after converting the size from american to euro. like hayden said, they will stretch, so i would suggest size 37 (women's size 7). they'll be tight, but you don't want slop in an aggressive shoe.
This is a great all around shoe. Its comfortable while still being a great performer. The shape and stiffness of the shoe allow good friction on slabs and smears while still providing the sharp edge and power for standing on micro toe holds. The ability to stand on tiny little holds is probably my favorite aspect of this shoe. I agree with other reviewers, the only thing this shoe does not excel at is cracks... but they always hurt my feet so....
I wear a size 38 Men's Evolv Talon G2s...
I wear a size 38 Men's Evolv Talon G2s (they don't stretch) and a size 37.5 Women's Anasazi LVs. I normally wear the Talons because of the snug fit. I also wear a 36.5 Women's La Sportiva Raptor (trail running). Would anybody have suggestins of which size I should get in the Muiras?
Hey! These are a less aggressive version of the VS, I recommend trying them on at a local retailer.
But, I would suggest getting a size 36 or a 35.5 for a snug fit so you don't get a floppy heel. These aren't as down turned as VS.
I wear a 42.5 in street shoes and I wear a 38/38.5 in the mens Miura.
Best Women's Shoe
The women's muira's are the best shoe for slab and face climbs. The rubber is super sticky, the heel is super grippy on heel-hooks, and the arch is nice and high. The padding in the heel makes a huge difference in the fit of the shoe. I have several guy friends that wear the women's shoe because the fit is so good. The aggressive downturn of the shoe also is really nice and the big toe box means you can size down quite a bit. I wear a 8 1/5 street size and I think my 37 Muira's are comfy and maybe a half size too big.
That said, these are not my fav shoes for crack climbing especially in places where the sharp rock eats up the rubber.
I bought these shoes back in March--my first pair of climbing shoes, after climbing in gym shoes for 3 months. I can't say enough good things about them. I bought them 1.5 sizes down from my street shoe size, so the initial break in period was a bit rough (read taped up toes for a while...) but once I got them broken in, they were amazing. They did stretch a little--I bought them to fit my smaller foot, and now, they are perfect (although I still recommend bringing a pair of other shoes for the belay/approach to keep your feet happy if you buy them small.) The construction allows them to mold to your feet, making for a shoe that I don't usually tie, unless I know I'm going to be using a heel hook. In the gym or outside, I can stand on stuff that my friends with their trad/not so aggressive shoes can't touch, and be comfortable there.
I can't recommend these enough. They're absolutely worth the money.