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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
    • Item #LSP0161

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    Vibram XS Edge
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    Recommended Use
    bouldering, sport climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: 40

    The Miuras are my go to shoe, really responsive and aggressive. Great for edging on small difficult holds. Heel hooking locks in well, though toe hooks are quite painful you've down sized at all. I wear a street shoe 8.5 and sized down to a 7.5 or a 40. An awesome bhouldering and aggressive sport climbing shoe.

    Best technical shoes I own

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: 43

    These are my go-to shoes for gym and most sport climbs. They edge like nobody's business, wedge well in cracks, and have just the right amount of support and flexibility for aggressive, medium-duration climbs.

    They're so good I'm actually on my second pair, and getting my first re-soled.

    There are better shoes out there for very long multi-pitch days or really long crack climbs, and you may want something a bit flatter for long, serious stemming routes, but for their intended use, there is no better shoe out there.

    Great shoe

      Wanted an aggressive shoe for the gym. Bought these just a little big so I wouldn't have to take them off between climbs. Bought my usual street shoe size and they are just a little too tight to keep on all day. Great shoes overall.


      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
      • Size Bought: 41

      If you're in need of a shoe to get on those tiny edges that you thought impossible to stick get these Shoes! The fit is perfect for sport or bouldering. and heel is perfect for heel locks. my street shoe is a 9.5. I went to a 8.5 in these and after they stretched a bit the fit is perfect. Snug but not so tight i can't feel my toes after one route. IF your looking for an aggressive shoes that is going to fit most of your bouldering/lead climb needs this is it.

      great shoes

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times
      • Fit:Runs small
      • Size Bought: 38.0

      my old shoes were discontinued so i didn't have a choice, these were the closest match. they will stretch, so if you don't mind excruciating pain for a few climbing sessions, buy them slightly small and wait for them to conform.

      i usually wear 7.5 street and ordered 38. honestly, you'll need prescription pain killers to do this. afterward though, it performs like any other professional grade shoe. my friend owns the 39.5 and they fit fine - perfect for casual or extended length wear. again, i have to stress that you'll need pain management chemicals, what i experienced should not be done to another human being.

      Wrong size

      • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit:True to size

      I had tried on some La Sportivas at EMS (different model). They didn't have the right size so I decided to buy online. Got a sweet deal on black Friday. Unfortunately, these were way too painful for me and I couldn't pay attention to my climbing. I'm an 11.5 US and I got a 43 - so smaller than they recommend. These shoes were sweet, I could toe so well on overhangs. But, I only climbed in them once so I can't really provide too much insight!

      Muira VS

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit:True to size
      • Size Bought: 42

      I've owned these shoes for a couple of years and have never regretted buying them. I use them for about 99% gym climbing and so far they have held up really well with no blow-outs. Great for tiny holds, they stick to almost anything! Aggressive enough to hold up on overhangs but flexible enough to smear and edge effectively. I normally wear a 10.5 to 11 and bought a 42 in the Muira's, they fit pretty tight so I have to take them off every 10 minutes or so. Totally worth it.

      Outdoor Certified but beware of plastic

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

      I love these shoes. They perform fantastically in every way from smearing, to putting all of your wight and trust in to the smallest of foot holds. Only issue is, I wore them to the gym twice now and totally regret it. The unkind plastic really just wore out the toe very quickly. Now I wouldn't say this is a negative thing because the shoes are amazing and plastic is often very rough on shoes but because I love these shoes, I regret taking them to the gym. So buy these shoes but take your old pair to the gym and keep these for the real thing. Also, the additional rubber on top of the toe makes these pretty nice for crack climbing too!

      La Sportiva Miura VS

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit:True to size
      • Size Bought: 45

      If you use your shoes alot like i do i suggest not getting these they perform well but the buckles for the straps break very easily just one small piece of fiber holding them on so if you toe hook alot these will break!!! Also 3 of the 6 straps broke completely from latching them down Ive had same problem w old solution straps. Get the lace up or some shoe that will last or you will be buying new ones!!

      Specific, yet versatile

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

      I had mostly used these climbing aggressive sport routes (limestone) but have come to find a new world for them in trad climbing on granite. Great for edges and profiled for smaller cracks. Mine are sized for normal fit, I would size up if I was going to use them in a more all-day situation (I don't). They can put pressure on the outside of the foot along the toe due the asymmetrical shape at first but they tend to conform nicely with some patience.

      Muira VS is a great climbing shoe

      • Familiarity:I've used it several times
      • Size Bought: 142.5

      It took a little while to break in the Muira VS for me, but now that they are broken in, they are sweet. I'm coming from years of climbing in the Sportiva Mythos, and the transition took a little getting used to. But now that I've figured out how to place my foot on holds differently than how I used to with the Mythos, I feel way more connected to the rock with my feet than ever before. The arch of the sole gives the shoes a lot of power on overhung routes. The rubber is very sticky too. I'm very pleased with the shoes thus far.

      Incredible shoes.

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit:Runs large
      • Size Bought: 37

      There is no better climbing shoe I suppose. Miura VS does all, and does is great. Moreover it's very durable and can be resoled many times, and resoled is even better than the new one.

      Street shoes 41, Miura VS 37,5.

      Edging Machines

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

      I bought these only because I had forgotten my climbing shoes on a trip in Colorado. I had never climbed in such a stiff and asymmetrical climbing shoe. I really didn't like them at first because they lacked the sensitivity that I was accustomed to in shoes with softer rubber, and they were pretty uncomfortable compared to my other shoes. Fast-forward 6 months and these are now my go-to shoes for technical face climbing. The XS Edge rubber holds firm on the tiniest edges where the softer rubber of my other shoes rolls off. They didn't stretch much but conformed to the shape of my foot after a month or two of heavy climbing and now are actually pretty comfortable for such a downturned and asymmetrical shoe. And the heel cup fits my foot better than any shoe I've tried. They're due for a resole and I love them so much I'm considering buying a 2nd pair while they're getting new rubber. I wear a 9.5-10.0 US street shoe and bought these in a 41.5.

      Great Aggressive Shoes

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

      Love these shoes! Picked these up and haven't put them down! These are great for the gym or some sport climbing. Not recommended for long multi-pitch climbs though. They aren't the best for crack either due to the larger front end. But I do have a buddy who got a pair over sized and and he has brought them up a couple longer multi-pitch crack routes and loves them. I did also develop a good sized callous on my big toe which I affectionately call the "Miura Bump." But who gets into climbing because they like nice feet? Anyways, these things grip and edge very well and are the standard for good aggressive shoes. I will go back to these for years to come!

      Coming back for more.

      • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit:True to size

      I initially bough these shoes as a gift, but I ended up buying another pair for myself. These shoes are a great transition shoe and really pushes you during your climbs. I love the fit, but of course, I'm still getting used to the aggressiveness of the shoe. it's been an awesome experience so far!

      I bought 2 pairs there so great

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

      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!

      Awesome shoe

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit:Runs small
      • Size Bought: 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).

      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.


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


      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.

      Unanswered Question

      Anyone with a street shoe size of 14~ ever use these? I've gotten the Katana laces on a nice discount in Germany, but HOLY COW are they killing my toes at first use. I have to get a 46 as it's their largest size, but I read these Miuras would be a better option as they stretch more than the Katanas.

      I've never worn a La Sportiva climbing shoe. I'd like to buy the Miura VS. Normally wear an 8 1/2 to 9 D. recommendation?

      Hi Don,

      My foot is a size 12 (45.5) and I wear a 42.5 in these shoes. Yes my foot is curled, but the shoe isn't extremely painful either. I've found that these, and other LS shoes, run large as opposed to true to size.

      I'd start with a 38.5 (+/- a half size depending on how tight you want the shoes) and see how that works for ya.



      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.

      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?

      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!



      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.

      What are some other shoes similar...

      What are some other shoes similar (aggression/style) to the miuras? possibly in another brand or la sportiva

      There are a lot of shoes that are very aggressive and great shoes like the Miura's. The La Sportiva Solution Vibram XS Grip2 Climbing Shoe is a great down turned shoe if you want to stick to La Sportiva. Five Ten is also a great brand. They have a lot of really aggressive down turned shoes that are really good. A lot of people really like the Five Ten Team's, the Quantum Climbing Shoes and the Blackwing's. These are all great shoes!

      solutions would be much more aggressive than muiras. evolv pontas would be similar, but more in common with the katana, as well as mad rock flash. mad rock mugen techs would be a closer match, but not quite as durable. like angus said, anasazis would be similar. you might check evolv talon g2 as well.

      I've read the Scarpa Instinct Lace (Parrot Red) are similar in feel to the Miura VS. Obviously the laces are different from the hook and loop closure system on the Miura VS, but they both have a similar downturn and both use Vibram XS Edge rubber soles.

      I have the Anasazi VCS and Miura VS and I don't think they are that similar. They both edge really well, but the Anasazi is basically a flat shoe. The Miura Lace Up is more similar to the Anasazi VCS, but the Miura VS is definitely more aggressively downturned than both of them. Miura VS and Miura Lace Up are not really alike despite the names.

      How do these fit compared to the lace ups?...

      How do these fit compared to the lace ups? I have heard they run a little smaller. Any thoughts?

      I had the same question as Nick. Nick did you have Lace-up Miuras before and then get these? Do you agree a smaller size is needed for the velcro version? I am exchanging a pair size 44.5 Miura laceups that are barely (a half-size) too big and considering these velcro ones as they're in stock, but now I wonder if I need to drop a whole size from those or just get the 44's as planned.

      Hi everyone! I've been a 5.10 guy so far,...

      Hi everyone! I've been a 5.10 guy so far, but really want to try some VSs. I wear a 9 in the galileo and it is snug, but comfortable. Wanting to size semi-aggressively to get the most out of these shoes. 40 or 40.5 for these?

      Thanks again!

      Best Answer

      I've found with the miura's and most La Sportiva shoes that I need to down size about 2.5 sizes from my street shoes. If I were you, I'd try the 40's. Keep in mind that these shoes are narrower than the Galileo's both in the toe box and the heel. The heel is way more secure than any 5.10 shoes I've used for heel hooking. If you have a higher volume foot go with the 40.5's since they're narrower.

      I am torn between these the regular Miura's....

      I am torn between these the regular Miura's. I do mostly top-roping. Any suggestions?

      These shoes look like they have some...

      These shoes look like they have some incredible edging power, but how's the smearing??? They have a pretty good camber to them....the pictures on BC don't do the camber justice its a little more defined.

      I've had La Sportiva Mythos for the past...

      I've had La Sportiva Mythos for the past couple of years and love them. They are the most comfortable climbing shoes I've ever had. But I wanted a more aggressive shoe, and got the Miura vs. They just arrived today, and I am quite glad I got the velcro system. I ordered the same size (45.5) that my Mythos are, and while I expected them to feel a lot less uncomfortable, I didn't realize it would be that uncomfortable. If I wear size X shoe in one La Sportiva Climbing shoe would I wear the same size in any La Sportiva climbing shoe? Thanks for any info

      Best Answer

      Well in my opinion no! it will depend if the shoe have laces, velcro or are slip on`s. in my personal experience when i use with laces i will use size X, but if a get velcro i will go down 1/2 size and if i get slip on`s i will provably go down 1/2 or a hole size (Also depending of the Shoe and its material). In your case i think that you had been using a normal climbing shoe that does not changes that much the foot shape, wile with these ones the change in position inside the shoe to concentrate the pressure point at the point is much more aggressive and it could take you a wile to get used to it.

      Any thoughts on the miura lace-up versus...

      Any thoughts on the miura lace-up versus the VCS? like in terms of comfort, performance, durability, any major differences really.

      The Muira VS has the P3 system which helps keep the shoes more downturned over time. I personally find the Miura to flatter than the VS. Smearing is a lot better in the Muira lace rather than the Muira VS. The edging is incredible with both shoes. Personally I like the VS, it is better for overhung climbs. The lacing system helps get that custom fit in every dimension of the shoe, although the strapping system on the VS is great, that little middle strap really helps. Durability, essentially they are the same shoe, they have the same rubber compound, so you won't see any difference in wearing between the two soles.
      Bottom Line: If you do a lot of slab or less than vertical climbing, go with the Muira lace, if you do a lot of overhung climbing, go with the VS.

      I have the lace Muira's and really like...

      I have the lace Muira's and really like them
      Thinking of switching to velcro, anyone tried both? are they the same fitment?


      I have the velcro and was actually thinking about switching to laces... I like that I can don them and doff them quickly with the velcro and make quick adjustments when blood stops flowing to specific digits. I did manage to rip the end tab off one of the straps, which has been a pain ever since, and I've heard of friends whose velcro wore out very quickly. I've tried on some laces in the store but a half-size larger, and the fit is very similar.

      Anything in particular you really liked about the laces?

      Happy trails!

      can someone out there tell me if you think...

      can someone out there tell me if you think that there is a noticeable difference (other than the price) between the miura vs and the katana? thank you