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La Sportiva Miura VS Vibram XS Grip2 Climbing Shoe - Women's

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    Miura is synonymous with hard climbing.

    From freeing hard aid lines to sending cutting-edge boulder problems, the La Sportiva Women's Miura VS Vibram XS Grip2 Climbing Shoe has been there, done that, and will gladly do it all over again. The aggressive shape and sticky Vibram rubber combine with the Slingshot rand and Powerhinge system to produce a shoe that crushes super steep routes and technical face climbs with equal aplomb. Even better, you can crank down the triple hook-and-loop straps when it's time to get serious and quickly pop the shoes off after your burn.

    • Durable leather uppers with a Dentex lining provide comfort and a snug fit (lined leather shoes can stretch up to a half size depending on how tight you fit them)
    • Women-specific last shape is deigned to better fit narrow foot profiles
    • Triple hook-and-loop straps lock your foot into the shoe and provide easy on and off between burns
    • Vibram XS Grip2 sticky rubber provides secure traction on a wide range of rock types, angles, and plastic
    • High asymmetrical curvature and an aggressive downturned profile allow the Miura VS to excel on steep terrain and toe into precision pockets
    • Slingshot rand and Powerhinge system provide the edging power required for dime edges and technical face climbs
    • LaspoFlex midsole with P3 Power Platform Technology helps the shoe retain its aggressive shape even after a long winter in the bouldering gym
    • Item #LSP0259

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    leather
    Lining
    Dentex
    Closure
    hook-and-loop
    Midsole
    1.1mm LaspoFlex
    Last
    WPD 75
    Profile
    downturned
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    high
    Claimed Weight
    (single) 8.23 oz
    Recommended Use
    sport climbing, bouldering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Workhorse shoes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My daughter is a competitive climber and got these as her first pair of more aggressive shoes. She loved them and is now on her third pair. She tried another aggressive and popular brand but didn't find them nearly as secure or tight on the wall. I also decided to try them and have found them to be superior for more technical climbs. I find the rubber to be stickier than other shoes for more grip with good longevity. They are a bit tight at first but eventually mold nicely to the foot. Beware though that due to sweat or wet ground, the shoes may shrink up a bit with the leather upper. I also have a pair of solutions that I switch between but still prefer the miuras. They're like a favorite pair of slippers.

    First time with a more aggressive shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 37
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 108lbs

    I am new to climbing and started with a great pair of shoes from another company. When it came time to get a new pair, I went with these after many recommendations. I noticed the difference immediately, especially outside. It has taken me a little bit, maybe 3 or 4 wears, for my feet to adjust to the smaller fit as I went down in size from my street shoe, 7.5 to a 6, but now that I have, I feel much more secure on the rock. Definitely happy with my purchase!

    10/10 Would buy again & again & again

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36

    When I first tried these shoes on the first thing I noticed was how amazingly I stuck to the wall. Never had I smeared on a wall and toed the smallest of foot holds so well in my life! The rubber is so sticky and my feet always feel secure, even on the most slippery and greasy of foot holds. These shoes are so great that I couldn't think of any other shoe to buy besides this one. I want mooooore. I never really understood what people meant about aggressive shoes being good on overhangs, but I understand now after using these shoes. Also, these shoes work amazingly for technical climbs which, conveniently, are my favorite types of climbs. These shoes lasted me a good 8 months (for reference, I climb 4 days a week at the gym) before the rand developed a hole in it... I plan on resoling these as a gym shoe, and buying a new pair of miuras whilst they get fixed and for outdoor use.

    I do have some CONS about this shoe...
    Breaking them in only took a few days, but boy did it hurt. Word of caution, never land directly on your toes in these shoes. Because the toebox directs a lot of pressure onto the toe... you can only imagine the pain of landing directly onto the toe. Ever since (8 months ago) my toe has been in near constant pain from landing on it. The shoe was relatively easy to break in, and it stretched out more than I expected it to. The fact that it stretched out made my heel loose in the shoe, and that makes heel hooks (especially on overhangs) a very scary task sometimes. I wear a street shoe size 6, and bought a size 36, when I repurchase I will either go down a full size or a half size. Also! Not only have I developed a hole in the rand, but my velcro straps (on both shoes) have started to tear near the loop, so as a caution, try not to tug too much on your straps, they do tear! For this very reason I plan on repurchasing Miuras, but in the laceup version.

    Overall:
    These shoes brought a lot of confidence to my climbing game and have made climbing way more enjoyable for myself; they do have their cons, but the cons aren't big enough to keep me from repurchasing them!

    10/10 Would buy again & again & again

    Keep Coming Back

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

    I've worn Miuras for years, and every time I try a different shoe I end up digging into the very bottom of my climbing bag and pulling out the most beat up, broken in pair of Miuras. They have enough of a downturned shape that I can wear them on pretty much any overhanging route or boulder problem and feel like I have enough response, and equally important, enough comfort.

    They definitely come out of the box a little stiff, but give it some time and you won't regret it. I have a really low-volume heel, but I find that the Miuras have a more shallow heel cup than the Otaki or the Solution, and because of that and how well they break in the fit feels really "custom." There is none of that extra air squishing in the heel cup.

    My street shoe size is a 9 and I downsized to a 39 in the Miura.



    If you have any further questions about this product I am happy to help! You can call me directly at 801-619-7488, or email me at kansari@backcountry.com.

    Miuras for the Win!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Bought these a gift for friend and this is what she had to say.

    "These are a perfect aggressive shoe. The velcro makes them easy to put on and take off a lot. They are surprisingly comfortable for a pair of aggressive shoes. I also am a fan of the bright blue with the blue. These climbing shoes have been very beneficial and I would hesitate to buy them again."

    She wears a 7.5-8 street shoe and we went with the 37.5( 6.5) and the where a nice aggressive fit without totally destroying her toes.

    Favorite sport climbing shoe, blue=Ice

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34
    • Height: 4'10"

    Everyone raves about La Sportiva so when I first started climbing years ago I got the Mythos, worked up to Katanas, and finally the Muiras. Despite my wide, flat feet, they are not too aggressive, maybe because they are slip lasted. Some say Muiras are not sensitive, but I find them plenty sensitive, unlike board lasted shoes (boreal ballet gold) which feel like prosthetics and makes my pinky hurt after a long day. My street shoe size is 34.5, aka 4.5 in US women's, and I can wear a size 33-34 in Muiras, with the 33 being a tad small at first until broken in - great for quick indoor burns. 34 is big at first then molds to my feet to be perfect, so it's my outdoor size. I have most of them in "Ice flower" but the new Blue color fits the same as the "Ice Flower" except for the color (The pink katanas were inferior to the light blue Katana). I had a hot spot on the blue one at first, but it quickly disappeared. The shoe breaks in real good, stretches a bit also, but my feet also swell a bit when climbing so the fit should be spot on when I first buy it.
    I have scarpas, five tens, boreals, evolve, but always reach for these, except five ten Anasazi for trad.

    A Little Pain for A Lot of Gain

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 37.5
    • Height: 5'3"
    • Weight: 110lbs

    I have only been climbing for about a year (with a 4 month gap in there), and only climbing seriously for around 5 months. I have only had 1 other pair of shoes, the Mythos. I love them, but they are very soft, like I feel I could run a few miles in them and be fine. Moving into advanced 5.10/5.11 climbs, I wanted to try a more aggressive shoe to help me stick the smaller footholds. I wear a size 7 street shoe, and a 37 in the mythos. I originally bought a 37 in the miuras, but they were way too painful, so I returned them for a 37.5.
    These shoes are incredible. I feel so much more secure on slab and tougher routes. I've been wearing them for a few weeks, and I will say they can really hurt my feet. Like sometimes after a route I cannot wait to get them off, and they start to cause a lot of pain if I'm stuck working a slab crux for a longer period of time. Some days they feel worse than others. After a longer session at the gym, the bones in my toes ache for a few days afterwards. I've been wearing them for weeks so I can't return them, but next time I may go for a size 38 in these. I have a slightly wider toe bed, so if you have wide toes you may want to size up by 1/2 size.
    Despite the discomfort they can cause, I love these shoes. I rotate them with my mythos every few climbs to give my feet a break, wear my mythos on moderate routes and save the miuras for tougher climbs. Definitely worth the money!

    Perfect

      I bought these for my girlfriend and she loves them. Just aggressive enough to send without being on constant pain. The edging is great and the rubber is super grippy. I want to get a men's pair for myself now when my toe blows out

      Great Shoe

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

      The shoe is comfortable to wear for a few gym climbs in a row or a longer climb outside - I do need to pop them off for a bit in between climbs due to the downturn. I went from using Mythos to this and it definitely changed what type of routes I could tackle. The toe and edging are great on this shoe and I am able to stick to the smallest pebble! Offers great precision and comfort. I am a size 9 running shoe with normal width, I wear a 38 in Mythos but I had to get a 39.5 in the Miuras because of the downturned profile. After a few wears they have stretched out nicely for me.

      So excited!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 39.5 (8.0)
      • Height: 5'4"
      • Weight: 145lbs

      I have had my progression of shoes as I have improved with climbing, first ones I could run a marathon in and they were super comfortable but didn't have a good toe to edge with. Next, I got some Red Chili shoes and I love them! But I wanted, again, a more aggressive shoe once I progressed which is why I landed at the miura. I got a size 8 without even trying them on at a store (I usually wear size 8.5/9.0 in womens normal shoes) but the size 8 was just to get it a little tighter. They fit perfectly! I can not walk a small distance with them, but that was exactly what I wanted. So great at edging and keeping my shoe on when I heel hook (had the problem of my shoe popping off when I first started climbing with overly comfortable shoes). To say I'm in love with them is an understatment.

      Great shoe!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 38.5
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 135lbs

      I bought these when I wanted to step up to a more aggressive climbing shoe than the LS Katana. They have taken about a month to break in. The toe box still crushes my toes, but it's worth it. These shoes are great for both indoor and outdoor climbing. My only real complaint is the floral design.

      Love my Miuras!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I love these climbing shoes. I was climbing with Evolv shoes before these, and my climbing experience has been transformed after finally getting shoes that are sticky and molded. These babies will get you up the wall (maybe with a little muscle too). I'm in between a 7 and a 7.5 in dress shoes, and I went with a 37.5 for these. The shoes were very tight for the first few weeks, but they are now at the point where I can boulder in them for an hour without taking them off. Might go up to a 38.0 next time, though. I love the Miura's because they are aggressive, but not as uncomfortable or as arched as the Solution. I also love that these are velcro instead of laces -- cuts down on transfer time. I wish there were other color options since everyone at my climbing gym has these.

      Go to climbing shoe/Lady quiver

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

      This is my number one shoe for sport climbing and bouldering. I usually wear a women's size 6 - 6.5 and purchased this shoe in a 36.5. It did not stretch out a ton, but did let up a bit on the fit. I have a fairly low volume foot with very low arches. I find this shoe to be aggressive enough to allow me to really toe in on those steep and overhanging routes and comfortable enough to allow me to wear for a few problems at a time without having to de-shoe, if you will, between each. I was a little turned off by the floral motif on the leather upper at first since I'm not the girliest of broads but it definitely grew on me. The Velcro closure is super convenient.

      Go to climbing shoe/Lady quiver

      Love at first climb.

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

      My Miuras are my first aggressive shoes, and I'm in love.

      I'm not gonna lie - straight out of the box, they hurt. But, after a handful of climbs, I could feel them stretching slightly to accommodate my feet. I can't stand around and belay comfortably in them, but I can do a few boulder problems before feeling like I need to take them off. The 3 velcro tabs make that super easy, thankfully, and they also do a great job of allowing me to customize the fit. I have extremely high arches and angular feet, and I feel like these shoes hug my feet perfectly.

      These shoes are so sticky, it almost feels like cheating. The shoe doesn't make the climber, but these have definitely helped me hone in on my footwork and toe placements - arguably my biggest weakness. The asymmetrical toe is almost magic on teeny footholds. The real test was Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah, known for crappy, virtually nonexistent footholds. These shoes were perfect for that outing, great for smearing on slab, and grabbing onto footholds that were so tiny I could barely see them.

      The Miuras are fantastic in the gym and on real rock alike. Because I'm more confident about my foot placements, I feel like my climbing has been kicked up a notch since I've owned these. No question, they earn their "all-round" reputation.

      If I could make one suggestion to LS, it would be to make all 3 tabs out of leather. The top and bottom are made of some synthetic material, and it begins to fray with use much quicker than the leather tab in the middle. The problem seems to be more aesthetic than structural, but it's still a bummer when your relatively new shoes start to look busted up.

      I'm confident that I've found my "forever" shoes. I'll definitely get mine re-soled when the time comes so I can use them for years.

      great shoes

      • Size Bought: 38.5

      bought these for a friend here is what she had to say: These are really great for technical footing, the structured arch and toe with aggressive extended point on the front end allows for extremely confident footing on the most subtle of footholds. Great for bouldering in particular. Do note, buy at least a size smaller than your normal shoe size but do not go too small - mine fit like a glove seamless to my feet when first purchased but after a hot summer the rubber has shrunk a bit and they are now too small, bearable but painful over an hour.

      Awesome shoes for low-volume feet

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 42
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 155lbs

      I decided to upgrade to a more aggressive climbing shoe from my Five Ten Anasazi Verde shoes and initially thought I would get the Five Ten Blackwings. Well the Blackwings were extremely uncomfortable for me, actually painful to climb in, and the sales guy insisted I still needed a size smaller, so I ditched that idea. Tried on the Men's Miura VS and they were great, but there was a little extra space under my arch and near my heel. The store did not have the women's shoes in a size that would fit me in stock though. The shape of the toe box really just fits my foot great, and so I took a chance and ordered the women's Miura VS in a size 42 (I wear Men's US 11 in Five Ten) to see if they would fit my skinny feet better. When they arrived they fit like a really tight glove! I've been using them for about 9 months now climbing 3 times a week and I absolutely love them. Edging is great, heel-hooking is great, and the precision is just really great! I'm sold on these.

      Extraordinary performance & construction

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

      Sizing reference: (Female) Street shoe size = 7-7.5. My first pair of Miura VSs were a 38; I now wear a 37.5.



      Use: The Miura VS will tackle easy grades, but I would especially recommend this shoe for technical routes and overhangs (both sport climbing & bouldering). If you're a beginner and/or generally climb the lower grades, it is best to go with a less aggressive shoe; generally, one that has a more symmetrical toe box and a flatter profile. With that said, if you're looking to tackle very small edges and wild overhangs that involve precision, bicycling, toe hooks, heel hooks, etc., this shoe may just be your proverbial "glass slipper" for climbing, indoors & out.



      PROS: The velcro closure & heel loops make this shoe very easy to slip on & take off between attempts. In order to keep the integrity of the downturn and thus preserve the overall longevity of the shoe, it is best to take them off instead of walking around in them, & to avoid belaying & walking around the crag in them. Though these shoes can be slightly painful at first , taking between a few days and about a month to break in, my feet have come to love them. Because I've been climbing for almost 5 years now, I decided to go a half-size smaller on my second pair. I keep them off my feet for long periods, but they've tremendously helped me break into the 5.12/V7 range. They are also less intrusive on my achilles tendon than their "Katana" model, & are a DREAM for smearing.



      CONS (ish): Personally, the flowers don't cut it, but that shouldn't keep you from investing in a killer shoe (and it's the last thing on your mind when climbing). GUYS, if you have a narrow foot, give them a try, and draw some goats or skull & cross bones over the flowers. Finally, consider the re-sole process if you're hesitant about the $$$.



      Lastly, the asymmetrical toe box does crunch my "Morton's" toe on each foot, but my alien-like toes aren't La Sportiva's fault. Talk to a medical pro if you're worried about foot issues.

      Extraordinary performance & construction

      kick up your footwork

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

      if you're looking to upgrade, these shoes are worth a try (I wouldn't recommend them for a beginner). When I switched, I was instantly more confident on harder grades and noticed a significant change in my climbing. This toe will stick to just about anything. These are ideal for bouldering and single pitch.



      Sizing is tricky and such an individual thing that its impossible to give advice on what to choose-- I can comment on how they fit over time. I talked to a lot of other climbers about the stretch of their miuras because I've had La Sportiva's stretch on me before. Some guys told me theirs had stretched, but I haven't experienced much stretch with mine. There was a break in period (painful, but worth it!), but no stretching, they have remained snug!



      One and only complaint: the flower design, my pet peeve is when companies make women's outdoor gear girly. Luckily, its not as noticeable once they get a little dirty!!