The La Sportiva Miura Climbing Shoe sticks to the most crimp-tastic routes and edges wart-sized footholds. Its high curvature and downturned toe give you more friction on the smallest holds or smears with the sticky help of Vibram XS Grip2 rubber. Shaped forefoot edges let you rest on tiny ledges between overhanging pitches, while the LaspoFlex forefoot midsole provides comfort during belays and longer routes. A synthetic Dentex lining prevents the leather upper from stretching, drastically reducing the necessary break-in time.
- Climbing shoe ideal on overhung boulders and technical routes
- Asymmetric downturn enhances performance for advanced climbers
- Vibram XS Grip 2 rubber is stiffer at the toe for durability
- Leather upper with Dentex lining to prevent too much stretch
- Slingshot rand and powerhinge maintain sharp downturn for life
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- Q & A
Initial Impressions -- Nice!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have only used these shoes a few times but wanted to get my initial impressions here because overall I have really liked these shoes. I wanted a step up from my tarantulaces, but also an option that would last me a while and provide a bit more precision on smaller holds. I heard really good things about the muiras, so I thought I'd give them a try. So far these are doing what I was hoping for. I also agree with the review below that they feel really great for someone who has high arches.
The fit overall at first was a little weird. There was a weird gap around my ankle and a little "bubble" near my toes. But after only around 3 uses, they started to mold to my foot a bit more and those gaps disappeared for the most part. Hoping that I continue to have good luck with these and will update if anything changes!
great fit but poor design
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I got this new version of the muir’s lace -ups after wanting a more adjustable shoe from the velcro version. I have high arches and they fit like a dream. However after maybe 6-10 wears the new inner lining around the heel (a fleece and foam combination) had completely ripped and was folding up around my heel and achilles making super uncomfortable pressure points. I hope they figure out a new design for these shoes as they had been my favorites for quite a while prior to this edition.
Do you think sportiva will make the a Miura VS model in this color soon and then perhaps the old color will go on sale?
Sportiva is a european company so it's hard to know (We dont get many rumors here) but they are on sale right now for 20% off with the Take20November code.