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You won’t be the first or last climber to swear by the Miura VS.

The La Sportiva Miura VS Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoe has been helping climbers send and winning awards left and right since its creation. A combination of a Slingshot rand and Powerhinge System allows plenty of flex for smearing while maintaining lateral support for better edging performance.
  • High asymmetrical curvature for precision footwork
  • Slingshot rand maintains lateral support without making this shoe too stiff
  • Powerhinge technology combines with the slingshot rand to make sure that, when you're weighted on an edge, the back half of the shoe stretches while the toes stay in place for grip
  • Vibram XS Edge is resistant to deformation on super-sharp edges and won't creep when you're smearing

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4 5

Not my favorite

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Here is my review. I had the futuras love love loved them. Only thing wrong was the durability. I figured i would go with the miuras since i have seen and heard good things with the shoe. Jumped on the wall and liked it very much. I enjoyed really hard toeing along with heel hooks. Smearing was ok but the area where it really suffered was toe hooking. Man it was so bad that if you wanted a good toe hook you'd try to like get the velcro straps wedged in the hold it was bad. I put on my futuras for any problem with toe hooks or anything. Another concern for me was the durability of the straps. I like to keep my feet on the wall and hate to barn door or anything like that. IN the first month the inside of the straps were half way through and the metal hinge holding the strap was wearing out also. I put hockey tape on it to help but it wore through that in a month too. Here is my summary. If you are looking to get a nice all around gym shoe this will be perfect i would actually refer you to the regular lace up miuras. If you want a pure bouldering shoe just go with the solutions. I didnt want to get them but after my 3rd shoe i finally did. Save yourself time and money and get solutions for bouldering. They are a perfect mix of the miuras and the futuras and even more.

4 5

Great gym shoe, just not for roof work

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I use this as my gym and local bouldering shoe (Central Park, other spots in NYC) and it excels for that kind of use, where I am primarily smearing and edging. My only complaint is that it sucks for roof work, more than you would expect from a leather top shoe. The lowest velcro strap interferes on large toe hooks, the synthetic material slipping off of everything. However, this is very minor for long gym routes and traverses and you definitely won't regret it for edging.

5 5

Awesome bouldering shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I just recently got these shoes and I have to say after using them a few times they are unbelievable. Shoe fits perfectly to my street shoe size which is a 9 1/2 and the 42.5 are like a glove no reason to go smaller or larger with these Climbing shoes. Its more on the stiffer side so the brake in period might take you a couple weeks. However the shoe will stretch so don't be discouraged when you slip your foot into it for the first time. Edging, heel and toe hooks are great in these but smearing walls with them I am finding a little tough at least as of now. I am an intermediate climbing and the aggressive arch isn't that bad at least for me also the knuckle box feels more comfortable than most shoes. At least in my own opinion. Great shoe for just about anything you can throw at it. Finally it as really good rubber on it. Could not be happier with my purchase. Thanks BackCountry for fast and speedy service.

5 5

Amazing shoe

  • Gender: Male
  • Fit: True to size

I've just bought this and it is an amazing all around shoe.

I've just like to add that after changing the shoes with 2,5 sizes down, those were too small to a point that they were painful to wear so I changed them back with the previous 2 sizes down pair. So for me, one that wears 43,5 EU (10,5 US), 2 sizes down 41,5 EU (8.5+) is the right size.

5 5

This is an awesome shoe!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

This is an amazing shoe for bouldering, steep sport climbing and steep face climbing alike. Stiffer than the lace up, less stretch, therefore I wear a size up and still get great performance. (41.2 in lace up - 42.5 in VS[I have fairly wide]). The only downside that I have experienced with these shoes is that the Velcro straps tend to wear down relatively quickly where they pass through the metal slot.

5 5

Best all around shoe, including comfort!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I started in the La Sportiva Nago's and was worried that when bumping up to an aggressive shoe, that a) none of them would fit and b) they would all hurt!

Surprisingly the Miura's are not only great performance shoes, but they have become (almost) as comfortable as my Nago's.

I was hesitant to get aggressive shoes because I wasn't sure if I was "ready" for them. Boy was I wrong! I noticed immediate improvement in my climbing skill, technique, and confidence. (This sounds like an infomercial...)

These shoes have seen 4 months of gym use (~15+ hours a week) and have held up great. I make sure to take them off when I feel my feet getting hot, and I try to walk in them as little as possible. Rubber is solid and edges are still in great shape.

This shoes are well worth the money and if you can bear through the slight break-in period, you'll soon love them.

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Sounds like i'm in sort of the same boat you were in... Did you use the same size in these as the Nago's? Thanks.

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Yep, ended up being the same size as my Nagos!

In the Miura VS's, the 43 was way too big, the 42 excruciatingly painful, and the 42.5 was Goldilocks.

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My street shoe goes from 11 to 11.5, sometimes even 12. I can't stress enough the need to actually TRY ON climbing shoes before buying them. Sizes mean only so much.

5 5

Great all around shoe.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've gotten a few solid weeks of climbing in these now and I'm extremely impressed.

Street Shoe Size: 10
Evolv Shaman: 11
Miura VS: 8.5 (41)
Solution: 8 (40.5)

The rubber on these is super sticky all around. I've never felt so comfortable on the smallest toe holds. Heel hooks hold amazingly.

I wouldn't say these shoes will stretch but they will break in where you find discomfort in them after about 4 to 5 good days of climbing in them.

I've used them for all sorts of routes from slab to overhung. They are a bit uncomfortable on slab since I sized them tight but they are definitely usable.

The P3 design really helps the shoe keep it's shape when your foot is in it.

These are a more all around shoe than the Solutions but will still be able to tackle the steep stuff.

5 5

Great Agressive Shoe!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

The Italians know what's up! La Sportiva makes some high quality climbing shoes. I've had two pairs of these shoes now and they never wear out in any place other than the sole and in sufficient use/time. The rubber on these shoes is incredibly grippy which makes the worry of a foot blowing the last thing on my mind. I am a women's size 8.5 and went with a 38.0 which broke in to be perfect. There will be a good amount of stretch once the shoe is broken in. But, only in the spots that are initially the tightest. After the break-in period, you will be happy you went with the smaller size.

How much does this shoe stretch if at all?...

How much does this shoe stretch if at all? I'm coming from the Evolv Shamans and feel the Miura grabs the front of my foot much better. I tried them on in 8, 8.5 and 9. The 8 is painful and the 8.5 feels a bit tight. The 9 makes my heel feel sloppy in the shoe.

Would the 8 stretch to the feel of the 8.5 over time or not that much?

Best Answer Responded on

Being a leather shoe it will stretch but the lining will really keep it from stretching too much. Expect it to stretch about a half size over time but mostly in the spots that are already too tight. I would say go with the 8.5.

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I went down 2.5 sizes from my street shoe when I bought my miura laces, they were a bit rough to break in but once I did, they fit like a glove, I'd go with 8 if you want an aggressive fit.

5 5

OHHH YEAA

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I originally bought these because I did a lot more sport and bouldering when I had got into climbing. My roommate is an avid trad climber and in the gym he's addicted to crack. So I don't have much of an option except to follow him around and help belay him on those routes. Surprisingly these guy held up pretty well even on those super slabby walls and the cracks in the gym. I just had wish I went with a size up as they hurt a ton if you order them too small, especially with the aggressive curvature on them. Really good on super chalky routes, I highly recommend these if you really are someone looking to charge those sport or boulder walls.

So I'm looking for a new climbing shoe,...

So I'm looking for a new climbing shoe, finally trashed my last pair beyond repair. I've heard good things about the Miura's, they seem like a descent all around shoe. As someone who isn't really at a point where owning several different shoes is viable that's what I'm looking for. Also I'm looking for a shoe that is a little more aggressive than my last pair (evolv Defy's). Any suggestions? The cheaper the better too!
Thanks,
Tyler

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I *highly* recommend these shoes. I started with the La Sportiva Nago's (less aggressive than the Defy's) and I was scared that these would be "too much" for me. They are amazing. I use them indoors and outdoors (bouldering, TR, Sport) and they are great. Helped me progress so much as a climber.

I highly recommend going somewhere to try them on, as for me a 42.5 was perfect, a 43 too big, and a 42 was excruciatingly tight.

5 5

2 yrs, 1 resole, and still going strong!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Two years of climbing 4+ times a week, indoor& outdoors, and they are still going strong. I had them resoled and they are still as aggressive as the day I bought them. The velcro straps hold them down as well as other lace up shoes that I've had. Plus, you'll want velcro if you buy them tight; you'll want to take them off asap after a climb. "True to size" is hard to say for climbing shoes, but they are the same size as La Sportiva Solutions. The Solutions are a different shape however. I have wide feet and I find that Solutions have a wider toe box, and are more comfortable for me.

5 5

What ninjas would wear

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

These are my go-to shoes. They are the Golden Boy. I wear these first go on almost any route. They can edge, step in pockets, heel hook, tech up slabs, and pull on steep terrain.

These are also, the LEAST durable shoes I've ever had (except for MadRock).
My shoes:
Miura VS- 39.5
Solution- 38.5
Boostic-40

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Why did you size down a full size from the Solution to the Miura? Did you have to do that to get the same fit or did you want a more aggressive fit with one of those two shoes?

Also, what's your street shoe? I want to try a pair of Solutions but no one local carries them? I have got a chance to try the Miura VS on and they felt good on my foot in a 8.5 and I wear a 10 street shoe.

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My street shoe is about a 9.5. I went down a full size on the Solutions because I prefer that more aggressive fit for those shoes. I like having my Miuras a little more comfortable for long vertical sport routes, where as my solutions are for bouldering and steep routes.

5 5

Awesome shoe!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I use it mostly for bouldering indoors, and the occasional top roping outdoors. I love it, I'm confident it can stick the skinniest toe holds indoors. These shoes are solid! Break in period was pretty quick, I sized down by 1.5 sizes from my street shoes.

5 5

Great Climbing Shoe!

These shoes were a gift for someone who started climbing again after taking a little time off. Nothing but great feedback on them. Was able to break them in quickly and easily. Great comfort and functionality all around.

5 5

Miura Madness

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

These are great shoes for any intermediate or advanced climber. They edge super well and the slight downturn makes climbing the overhangs a cinch. If you fit the shoe correctly you will want to avoid smearing. Once they break in they will have enough flex to smear a move or two but you should definitely not be climbing slabs or cracks in them.

I am primarily a trad climber and have the Five Ten Coyote, Scarpa Techno, and Evolv Defy all in size 43 (US 10). When I decided to get these more aggressive shoes I dropped down to a 41.5 (US 8.5). I would recommend sizing down until your arch starts to feel tight. The shoe will stretch amount half a size and your foot will be able to relax while you still maintain performance.

I love my miuras and definitely recommend them.

5 5

sizing

  • Fit: Runs large

Run very large compared to evolv and 5.10. I wear shoe size 10.5, 9.5 anasazi vcs for a tight sport fit, 10.5 in evolv predator for painful fit. I Returned a 42.5 for a 42 in this shoe. Stretches 1/2 - 1 size so buy tight.