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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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5 5

I bought 2 pairs there so great

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 215 lbs
    Size Purchased: 46

Excellent shoe. The edging is amazing with these. They take some time to break in but once you do they really aren't bad. I love the VS, so convient. I haven't had any real issues... they may wear down kind of quick... About to get a resole on first pair after a few months (I climb 3-4x a week)

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According to some reading I did, these are not suppose to stretch due to a synthetic liner. I can agree they don't really stretch but do become more comfortable (maybe my feet are just getting use to them). The wear is really no issue as well, rubber oxidizes making it hard and slick, constant use grinds off the old oxidized rubber exposing fresh sticky rubber. Once they wear to the point of wearing the rand simply spend the money for a resole!

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Another thing I have picked up, get a pair of cedar shoe trees and throw them in when not climbing, your shoes will never stink again. Smell like cedar now!

5 5

Awesome shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 215 lbs
    Size Purchased: 46

I love them. About to buy a second pair.
I wear size 10.5 street shoes. Tried a 45, but returned them and Got these in 46. They fit great and are not too uncomfortable (I'm willing to sacrifice some performance with a bigger size, though they still fit snug).

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I read that modern climbing shoes really should fit pretty well and no one has fallen because their shoe was too comfortable. I agree if they are too uncomfortable (tight) you might even climb worse because your not really focusing on your climb and everything you need to think about (breathing, overgripping, foot placement, your next moves and rest, etc.) Try different shoes on and find a good fit. Then resole when they need it. These shoes work great for me, but that doesn't mean they will for everyone.

5 5

Workhorse

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 180 lbs
    Size Purchased: 41

These shoes are amazing. After two years of constant use in the gym and on real rock, they're still going strong with only minimal signs of wear.

The aggressive toe, the easy on-off, and the great fit all make this a shoe I'll continue to come back to.

Workhorse
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How did you size them in comparison to your street shoe?

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You can find the sizing chart on the top left of the page, just above the drop down size selection menu, but I went a bit smaller than the guide suggested. I wear a size 9.5-10 in street shoe, and bought a size 41 Miura. Once these wear out I might go a half size larger, but the advantage of these shoes is that they have an aggressive toe, and you don't want to lose that by getting a shoe that's to large. My suggestion would be to find a gym that has a 'shoe night' where you can come and test the fit of all types of shoes. My local gym has one every couple of months or so.

5 5

The Best

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 3"
    Weight: 195 lbs

The best climbing shoe I've ever worn. Perfect edging and perfect amount of down turn. Also super comfy for an aggressive shoe. Buy them and enjoy!

5 5

La Sportiva Miura VS + awesome service

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Height: 5' 5"
    Weight: 130 lbs
    Size Purchased: 39 (Miura Men's; street size 8]

Relatively new at rock climbing (since Jan'13) & just started scratching the 5.12s outdoors, I'd buy my outdoor stuff at reputable retailers (e.g. REI)! Of the last 5 pairs, 4 are from Backcountry!

Hands down, the La Sportiva Miura VS beats the crap out of the Evolv VTR or the 5.10 Moccasym for crimpy stuff over 5.11a! I wear a Men's street 8 (41.5 Euro) but got a 39 Miura. After 2-3 weeks of 'real' pain & serious wringers at Red Wing's Barn Bluff, it's so comfy; I'm confident that the Miura will take me well into the 5.13/14s (hopefully, sometime in 2016)!

With Backcountry's price matching, Google's purchase insurance, and awesome return policies, who could beat that?

P.S. One caveat, had Backcountry confirmed that they'd price match multiple (I.e. 2+) pairs of the Miura; I'd have bought more than one! :)

5 5

Awesome super solid shoe!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6'
    Weight: 170 lbs
    Size Purchased: 41.5

Bought this shoe as an all around shoe(except crack) and it has served the purpose. I have flat feet and the heel of the miura was a great fit. Anywhere from overhanging boulder problems to technical face problems these shoes excelled.

5 5

Love it!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 3"
    Weight: 117 lbs
    Size Purchased: 39.5

I have used them intensively in gym and outside. I got them 1.5 size down from my street shoes. Need like a month to break in, but after that... it's awesome! They are a bit more aggressive, not like all-day feel good shoes. I always take them of when I belay.

5 5

Awesome

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 6' 3"
    Weight: 210 lbs
    Size Purchased: 34

These are my favorite shoe. They fit perfectly for a nice stiff sole. They come off and on quickly for all that gym gyming and has good friction for grip.

4 5

Let's call it 4.8 Stars

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

I love these shoes. Right out of the box these things edge like a dream and they break in to have amazing feel. They fit well, but this is perhaps where I deduct .2 stars. I have incredibly flat feet and its tough for me to find high-end climbing shoes that fit my heel as a result. Though the miuras do well, heel hooks tend to pull the shoes off my feet (which is surprising because they are very tight).

After 6 months of heavy use on tiny foot jibs, I'm starting to see some wear . Still as useful as day 1 though.

Let's call it 4.8 Stars
4 5

Great shoes!

  • Fit: True to size

Great pair of shoes for people who have been climbing for a bit and are looking for something more aggressive. Good control, great for heel hooks!

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Hey Nick! Welcome to the Backcountry Community! Keep gettin after it!

3 5

Liked them a lot... until

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have somewhat narrow feet, and tend to tighten the straps quite a lot. These shoes were great until the top strap broke (while on the rock!). I climb a few times a week, and they lasted 1.5 years... all in all... they're OK.

5 5

favorite

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

41 for my everything shoe, 40.5 for an aggressive bouldering fit. they are fantastic and your heel will stick to anything you can throw it at. i have wide forefoot and it fits like a glove. understand it's an aggressive climbing shoe and will be tight. it goes to 11

Hi, I tried these on in store and the fit was godly, but I'm partial to laces, so I am tempted to go with the Miura XS lace-ups instead. However I've read that the VS are more downturned. Is this a big difference? I currently do mostly bouldering and slab with a pair of pretty flat 5.10s that I like (and need resoling, hence the new pair). Looking for something more downturned this time around, but not as downturned as solutions. Thanks!

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My personal opinion is that the Miuras are the perfect intermediate between a flat pair of shoes (I had some 5.10 Anasazi's) and Solutions. The downturn is good, but manageable - making a noticeable difference on overhung boulder problems, but also ensuring you can still crush it on slab. Personally, I prefer my flatter shoes when I'm getting on slab, but mine (like yours) have holes, so it's not an option anymore :'(

I would definitely recommend the Miuras if you're looking for something with a little more downturn.

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The Miura VS are definitely more downturned! Totally different shoe, for totally different sends!

MIURAS MEET THE OUTSIDE WORLD

MIURAS MEET THE OUTSIDE WORLD

Dean's Problem, LCC. Took the shoes out for the first time this weekend and loved them.

Gym time in on the shoes.

Gym time in on the shoes.

Photo: Jon Vickers, Momentum//SLC, UT

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Awesome picture Natalie !!!

I selected this image to feature on the Community Hub at the bottom of the Backcountry.com homepage! Congrats on being utterly GOATWORTHY !!

5 5

Love them

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

I ended up choosing the men's version over the female version due to comfort for my poor, fat feet. Comfort in a climbing shoe? Say wha? Does such a thing exist? I've really loved this shoe, and found it to be decently comfortable for the amount of aggression it has. Occasionally I'll take them off to give the toes a break, but for the most part I am fine staying in them for a couple hours at a time.

Lower velcro strap DOES get in the way of some serious toe-hooking, which is a bummer. However, I love the adjustment versatility of the three-stap velcro system. I have a wider foot box with a slimmer ankle, and have previously had issues finding a shoe that accommodated such.

4 5

Comfortable aggro shoe

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

As far as aggressive shoes go, this is certainly the most comfortable, beating out the futura, solution, katana, dragon, and testarossa (a close second.)

Sticky rubber wears fast on real rock, but grips very well on the most slippery of limestone crags.

Velcro system is supportive and easy to rip off when your dogs are screamin'.

Velcro system also wears prematurely, which kills the shoe. Those that climb delicate, almost vertical slab may want a lace-up or slipper. Crack kills...
No rubber over the toe, so delicate heel-hooking is more difficult.

If you re-sole, the testarossa has laces for durability and fine-tuning the fit; and a half-sole (lower cost of re-soling)
It sucks at heel hooking though.

For edges it's non-pareil, but accelerated wear may make the Futura a better option for steep edging and tiny pockets.

Stretches a full-size if you're a god, or half-a-size for mere mortals. Buy two save one for that project you've been talking about.

Yellow and black color may attract bees. Do a warning bee dance to deter them.

I've had 4-5 of these bad boys, for steep sport I strongly recommend them. There are better options for bouldering and tiny edges on vertical faces.

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.