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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

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    The Best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Hot damn, what a shoe. I wear 10.5-11 in street shoes and I have worn both a 42.5 and 43 in this shoe. I find 43 performs just as well without making a grown man cry. I haven’t tried the womens version because these fit great. The toe provides a perfect edge and stands the test of time. I actually found the shoe to be even better with 1 re-sole.

    I have relatively sweaty feet and these things never really get that gross or smelly. The Velcro is bomber and stands the test of time.

    Versatile climbing shoes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These shoes perform really well on vertical/slab routes where you need to put more confidence in your feet placement. And of course they don't disappoint on steep routes. I don't boulder outdoors so I am not sure how they'd perform there. They are also a lot more comfortable than solution, and were broken in pretty fast (after 2-3 sessions).

    Best all around climbing shoes!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These shoes are a great mix of performance and comfort. when you are climbing a long route that requires technical feet and precision, these shoes won't let you down!

    Comfortable with Excellent Traction

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this shoe for bouldering, and I am very happy with it. The Velcro straps make it easy to pull on and off very quickly, and they never come loose during climbing. I have found that they can stick to even the smallest rock formations. They fit my foot perfectly, and that is saying something because I have very flat arches. All my life, I have dealt with arch pain and plantar fasciitis. I need arch support inserts in my running shoes and hiking boots. In the past, I have always experienced arch pain in my climbing shoes, and I had just accepted that arch pain was going to be a necessary price to pay if I wanted to climb. This is no longer the case. I can climb until my hands and arms wear out and not experience any foot pain. I would highly recommend this shoe. It is definitely worth the price. When my current pair wears out, I will certainly buy this shoe again.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've used these frequently for around a year and they're awesome. For my foot (flat, kinda wide) they're the perfect amount of aggression. I wear a 42 in the Miura lace and a 41.5 in these. The half size down really helps on anything steep. I've had no problems with durability. These have been my go-to for anything steep/any redpoint attempt. They also edge really good and personally, I think they handle slab pretty well. I wouldn't wear them exclusively for cracks, but when I've encountered short crack sections in these, they still handle just fine. These shoes do it all.

    Awesome Pair of climbing shoes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 43.5
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 176lbs

    I used to buy only the Evolve Bandit SC, but one day a friend of mind recommended me the Miura from La Sportiva, I love this shoes, it has replaced the Bandits to the point that i have 2 pairs of Miuras one with Laces and one with Velcro.

    On Nike/Salomon i use a size 44.5 maybe 45 depending on the brand, I bought both of my Miuras in 43.5 EUR, and I could go even Smaller. The are really comfortable for my feet, which is very long but narrow, with my Bandits i find it very hard to do heel hooks, but with the Miuras it is very easy.

    They are a little bit hard but i really don't mind that!

    Awesome Pair of climbing shoes

    Amazing Performance - Durability Issue

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 41 1/2
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 142lbs

    Like the other review below. The bottom Velcro strap has torn on my shoes unfortunately wear it comes in contact with the metal oval for tightening. Luckily though, the bottom strap is least important in my opinion & it took over a year for mine to rip half way. That being said, I own two pairs of these shoes because simply, I love the edging, toe hooking (Velcro straps help), the fit and the over all performance of these shoes. I own two pairs so that when one pair is being re-soled, the other pair is at work. I really really enjoy these shoes and I highly recommend them but yeah, that bottom strap kinda sucks but luckily it's still holding.

    Velcro strap durability issues

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 42
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    Performance wise the Miura's are a fantastic shoe that excell on steep, technical routes. That being said, it could be unique to the pair I purchased but I have noticed some frustrating durability issues. I have owned these shoes for 3 months and climbed on them roughly 1-2 times per week. Within the first month the stiching started to give out on the Velcro front strap but I was able to remedy this with shoegoo. More concerning is that the front strap on both shoes has begun to tear in half at the point it comes in contact with the metal oval. I have climbed solely in TC Pros for five years and have come to expect quality from La Sportiva especially when paying 175$ per pair. Again, hopefully this is just an isolated incident but I'm not sure I'll be buying another pair of Miura's anytime soon. Tried to add a photo of it on here but I gave up after it timed out three times.

    Great Edging

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

    I have used these shoes several times now mostly on real small foot holds for bouldering or vertical climbing. They grip like no other shoe I have owned. I can stand on the smallest edges and that La Sportiva Rubber sticks every time.

    Great semi-aggressive shoe

    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 138lbs

    This shoe is a great middle of the road shoe. It climbs well on the steep and still does really well in the gym. The neoprene "tongue" is a nice touch and makes the shoe fit like a glove. Edges well and keeps its shape pretty well too.

    Great Shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 42.5
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    I bought these as a gift for my brother, this is what he had to say: "La Spotiva Miura is an overall great climbing shoe. The shoe runs a little small so I would recommend half size bigger than normal climbing shoe. The velcro rather than laces is very convenient and easy to use. So far I have only used this shoe at indoor gyms and has preformed great. This shoe allows you to grip the smallest of holds and is great for both sport climbing and bouldering. I would recommend this shoe to any experienced climber."

    Awesome boulder/sport shoes

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

    These shoes are awesome for sport climbing and bouldering- a massive upgrade from a previous pair I had been using. The rubber on these is great and grips to the smallest edge holds. Plus, they are extremely comfortable if you size them right. (I went half size down from my street shoe size.) I recommend them to everyone who needs a good sport/boulder shoe to take to the local crag after your work day is up!

    I'm on the Miura bandwagon.

      Hard to imagine a better shoe. After putting my old pair through 5 years of sharp, steep, volcanic abuse, I've finally ordered another pair. Old shoes had 2 resoles on them from Rock and Resole before finally splitting at the rear (achilles region).

      Amazing shoe for steep climbing, but maybe look elsewhere for a comfy trad shoe.

      Good Shoe.... Miura vs TC pro

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 44.5
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 180lbs

      I ordered this shoe in a 44.5 because this is what I climb in my TCpro and Miura laced. It was too tight and a very aggressive shoe. It didn't fit correctly so I am returning it and gonna go with the Katana

      They work nice

      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 43
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 160lbs

      I fit them to not kill my feet. They still perform so do yourself a favor and don't size down 1.5 sizes. Rubber is great. Really keep you on the wall for those small hold, small feet kind of routes

      Ive had a few pairs of them now...

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 43.5
      • Height: 6'2"
      • Weight: 185lbs

      Very consistent shoe straight out of he box. the break in process is quick. They last a long enough time i cant complain.
      I use them for sport and Bouldering. great mix shoe if your only going to have 1 pair of shoes... get these.
      shoes are great for those pesky foot holds.
      my street shoe is a 10.5 and I wear 43.5.

      How am i even standing on this?

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 11.5 US Mens
      • Height: 6'
      • Weight: 140lbs

      These are incredible. These are my goto for technical trad pitches or intense sport routes. You won't believe holds you'll be able to use with these shoes. They stick super well, edge nicely, smear great. They have a pretty stiff sole which is great for standing on the tiniest of features. I have used these in crack before but wouldn't say that they are great for it because of their stiffness. I would be careful about downsizing in these because they can be quite painful at times. I downsized by 1/2 and can't walk around without pain in these. But the velcro makes for easy removal. Durability is excellent and I highly recommend these.

      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!

      Best Answer

      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?

      Best Answer

      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.

      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