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La Sportiva Miura VS Women's Climbing Shoe
The La Sportiva Miura VS Women's is identical to the men's Miura VS bar a couple of key differences. The La Sportiva Miura VS uses XS Grip 2 rubber over Edge and its sole is 3.5mm thick rather than 4. The effect of this is not only a shoe that is better for smearing and sticking to frictionless rock, but a softer shoe that will be more responsive to the lighter weight of women.
Aside from that, the shoe is mostly the same. The Miura VS Women's features La Sportiva's P3® rand system that makes the shoe slightly stiffer and less likely to lose its shape after stretching. Aside from that, the shoe is mainly the same. It 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!
Many people wear these shoes tight for technical sport climbing and high-end bouldering, but others who have worn them looser say that they perform just as well for crack climbing, trad routes, and big wall climbing. They have a leather upper with a synthetic lining (none under the foot however so as to not reduce sensitivity), and so will probably stretch about half a size.
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Blue / Black
0.44 kg (Size 40 EU)
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Vibram XS Grip 2
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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.
P3® Permanent Power Platform
After intensive abuse, downturned climbing shoes can start to lose their distinctive shape. La Sportiva’s P3 rand system prevents from this happening so your shoe maintains its powerful profile, permanently.
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
• Awards: Climbing Magazine - Editors' Choice, Rock and Ice - Best in Gear
2 product reviews
A great all round shoe - comfy, fits my foot well, the rubber sticks to anything, the heel is shaped well, and the 3 velcro strips make it really easy to adjust to fit how you want it to.
The only down side is that I don't find the glue that La Sportiva use is very good. It's happened on quite a few pairs of their shoes now that the rubber seal on the toe starts to peel apart. I find that it happens before a lot of the rubber has really worn away, and once that happens it's a rapid end to the shoe.
Bought my first pair of Miura VS for women 4 months ago, took a couple of sessions to break in the rubber but after that you feel that the shoe will edge on the tiniest foot hold. Never wore tight and down-turned shoes before and I am enjoying the power on overhanging routes and the awesome heel hooks that never slip.
It's not a shoe for smearing, very hard to do that with the miura. I ordered it 2 numbers below my regular shoe size and I am enjoying them very much.