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La Sportiva Miura Climbing Shoe - Men's
The La Sportiva Miura is one of the classic pair of climbing shoes, great for bouldering and technical routes but can easily hold its own on multi-pitches or big wall climbs.
Originally intended for hard sport climbing and bouldering, the La Sportiva Miura, when sized down appropriately, has been hailed by many for its ability to perform on trad routes, crack climbing, and big wall climbing. One independent review said that they may feel quite clumsy and difficult to edge in at first, but after they're fully broken in and have softened up a little the time and effort all pays off. This shoe features a leather upper with a synthetic lining, so expect it to stretch about half a size. Size it according to what you want to use it for: tight for hard bouldering, looser for trad/longer climbs.
The Miura features a slingshot rand and a Powerhinged sole that, when small edges are weighted, prevents the shoe from stretching in the front half of the shoe to keep power and control on tiny holds. An aggressive downturn does mean it can still hook onto overhanging holds and slot into pockets, however!
If you're looking for a slightly stiffer shoe, or one that's for wide foot instead of narrow, consider the Miura VS, which features the P3 rand to increase foot support and harden up the feel of the shoe.
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0.45 kg (Größe 40 EU)
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Vibram XS Edge
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Vibram XS Edge™
Rubber compound built for maximum performance on micro holds and extreme edging. This formula uses an improved plastic deformation resistance that ensures the utmost stability, rigidity, and support on footholds in hot or cold weather, as well as generally increasing durability.
Full Features List
• The Slingshot Rand connected to the Powerhinge under the shoe increases edging performance
• The Slingshot Rand encapsulates the shoe and prevents lateral stretching to keep the foot's power drive forward
• Powerhinge is a small hole cut into the sole to make sure the shoe only stretches in the back and not the front on small edges
• 8-panel directional lining channels stretch for a performance fit
• Speed lacing system, designed for speed