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La Sportiva Miura Climbing Shoe - Women's



Miura Climbing Shoe

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
  • Item #LSP00GT

Upper Material
[toe] LaspoFlex (1.1mm)
Vibram XS Grip 2 (4mm)
WPD 75
Asymmetrical Curvature
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
bouldering, sport climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 2

Not impressed - wide - laces untie

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought
5` 10"

I have a long narrow foot. This shoe was listed on the La Sportiva charts as being the narrowest shoe. I have had several La Sportiva climbing shoes and wear a 41 (US 9.5). I wear a street shoe of US 10 - Womans. I don't like my shoes to be terribly uncomfortable but still want them snug enough once they break in. I was disappointed because even with tightening this down as much as possible, it was gapping around the front of my ankle and all around the top of my toes. It's for this reason that I usually stick with woman's specific shoes - maybe they'd be good for a narrow man foot with meaty toes and beefy ankles. The shoe seems to measure longer than some of my others too - even though this is supposed to be aggressive. It was not terribly uncomfortable for a brand new, aggressive shoe but just not a snug fit. So regarding product fit - they are smaller than 'true to size' for a street shoe - but "run large" when compared other La Sportiva climbing shoes of the same size. I climbed two indoor routes. They handled ok except by the end the laces were already untied. I was skeptical about the laces because I take my more aggressive shoes off between climbs and didn't want to take the time to tie and untie them. But the description made them sound like they would work better than standard laces - which they do pull through easily - but they're not easier to lace up. So with much disappointment I returned them after only two climbs.

>Rating: 2

Aggressive but unbearably uncomfy

I've used it several times
Runs small
Size Bought
5` 0"
100 lbs

This is an awesome climbing shoe in terms of performance, but if you are wearing this outdoor on a hot day, it is unbearably uncomfortable you the point you cannot climb in it. Maybe it might be better if you size up, but I know these are my correct size because I wear the TC Pros in the same size which are comfy. I can’t wear these shoes for even moderate length single pitch routes for a half day sometimes. They are super sticky and aggressive when you’re actually on the wall though.

Hey Diane, this sounds like my problem too. Have you ever found a shoe that performs similarly with the sticky/aggressive precise technical edging but doesn't kill the toes? I'm still searching for one that's not too far off from Miuras in performance and climbing style, but hurts less.

Diane/Alaina: Go with the Miura VS womens and size up 1/2 size. You might lose 5% performance, but your toes will thank you. I wear 44.5 in virtually all my La Sportivas, but must go with 45 in the Miura VS. Wowzers, what edging! Plus the VS model keeps its aggressive downturn.

>Rating: 5

Terrific way to step up my climbing!

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Where I used to slip off a lot of smaller, flatter holds, these Muiras have made it so easy to balance on them so that I’m confident in making my next move. I didn’t realize shoes can make such a difference!! Love them and love the ease of backcountry allowing me to try on multiple sizes to find the right fit

>Rating: 4

Unfortunate redesign

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I swore by the previous design and unfortunately these do not fit the same. They dig into my ankles, the heal walls are higher than the previous model. It's also a stiffer shoe in general, not as comfortable. I tried on the same size I've used before (previous pairs of the old version) the new redesign feels tighter and stiffer. I'm not sure how they would break in since I returned them. They seem to have generally the same rest of the shoe so, I guess order a half size up from your previous model and hope that your ankles don't hit.

>Rating: 4

Good shoe, but not for my foot

I've put it through the wringer

I wasn't sure how to rate this shoe because I have no issues with the shoe itself, but it became such a horribly painful shoe I had to replace it so I wanted to share my experience for others. The first months climbing in this shoe were fine - I like how it performs. It is versatile for all types of climbing and bouldering (indoors and outdoors). It's holding up very well as well - I've had for almost a year and the laces are fine as well as the rubber. I climb 3x per week - mostly indoors, but I get outside several times per year as well. For sizing - I wear the shoe in my street size. I am an 8 and have this shoe in 39.5 Now for my issue -- as the shoe lost some of its aggressive downturn the top of the shoe began pressing on my big toe. I developed a bump on the top of my big toe that only furthered the issue. Whenever I climbed more difficult routes that required increased toe pressure I developed intense pain after I released the pressure. Taking off the shoe resolved the pain, and I had no pain otherwise. I replaced this shoe with the Kataki and I'm a lot happier. I have an average foot - not wide or narrow, but I tend to run wider in my forefoot. This shoe is narrower than my Kataki in the forefoot - so it is a mismatch for me. If you run on the wider side, or have a wider forefoot you may want to consider a different shoe.

>Rating: 5

Again and Again

This is the glass slipper of all performance shoes. It's got the perfect amount of stiffness for edging (especially on outdoor climbs), and enough softness for smearing. The downturn gives you just enough reach for those steeper climbs, but not so aggressive that you are ripping them off your feet after every boulder problem (however I do not recommend belaying in these, they're not THAT comfy). The shape of these shoes fits my feet like no other, and I find myself always coming back to the Miuras. I actually just ordered a second pair and am also resoling my original lace up model that first made me fall in love with the shoe. It's seriously such an amazing all-around climbing shoe! In my experience, La Sportiva's footwear tends to benefit those with lower volume feet and have a more narrow fit. *Sizing: My street shoe is between a USW 6.0-7.0. I have a pair of trad shoes (Butora) in a Unisex size 7, and I wear the Miura in a size USW 6.0. The size 6.0 is PERFECT - it matches the shape and downturn of the shoe and provides more than enough toe curl for most climbing* **Just my two cents on climbing shoe sizing** - there is no reason to size down more than 0.5-1.0 full size from your street shoe, especially if you are wearing flat shoes. You can't really get a "performance fit" in a flat shoe, as they are meant for comfort in long-term use. For example in a shoe such as the 5.10 Moccasym, the toes should lie totally flat and brush the front of the shoe. If you want a more aggressive fit, get a more aggressive shoe! It's that simple. Sizing your climbing shoes too small can result in chronic foot pain, deformations, or injuries. Be smart about your shoes, and be good to your feet!

>Rating: 4

Initial Impressions -- Nice!

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!

>Rating: 1

great fit but poor design

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.