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La Sportiva Miura VS Climbing Shoe
The La Sportiva Miura VS is the slightly stiffer version of the Miura Lace, as well as being better suited for wider feet.
Unlike the original, the Miura VS 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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Yellow / Black
0.47 kg (Size 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.
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
8 product reviews
Great shoe for boulder and sport climbing. Number 1 choice.
The Miura VS and Miura Lace are two different shoes. While the lace is for crack climbing with different rubber and shape, the Miura VS is an edging machine! It´s stiff and downturned with hardish rubber. Painful at first, but once it´s streched it´s all good! For me the Lasportiva Solution is a better allrounder, but the Miura VS are better at edging. Miura VS doesn´t have much feel to it, being stiff with hard rubber, so it´s not that great at smearing. The heel is great for heelhooks, but the toes are poor for toe hooks (this can be solved by adding/gluing rubber a la 5.10 rubber shavings kit).And the toes are really down turned and crammed inside the toebox, so crack climbing jamming feet is out of the question in these for me. Same size as Solution, half a size up from Mirua Lace, a half/one size down from 5.10 Anasazi Lace for reference.
I bought these for my boyfriend to try.
I have been wearing the female version, exclusively, for the last 2 years. I have down sized but they do not cause pain, even when new (street size 37/38 - miuraVS size 35). The 3 strap closure means a perfect fit for every foot shape. I can wear them on routes straight out of the box - gone are my days of wearing new boots round the house to stretch them in.
I use them indoors to train and outdoors for bouldering and sport climbing (all angles and rock types). They have never let me down and their stiffness has sometimes been a bit of an advantage. The also wear very well for a top end boot and last much longer than other brands I have used.
My boyfriend is a convert and he ordered another pain after his first outing in them.
Can not recommend these enough