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
11 product reviews
I bought the shoe more or less one month ago. Having read a lot for this shoe I was convinced that it is one of the best choice for climbing indoors and outdoors, Boulder and sport routes. And it didn't disappoint me. Indeed it is an all time great shoe . It's really stable and and I can step on edges that I couldn't imagine that it's possible. I compare it with my old saltic shoe and I understand why it is worth it to pay this amount of money to buy it. I climb 1.5 year so I definitely suggest it to someone that wants to feel an upgrade to their climbing performance.
As for the size my normal shoe is 43-43.5 (EU) and I bought 41 but I think that I could have bought 40.5.
I normally wear W's Miura (laces, white) in size 38,5 as my comfortable yet precise pair (read long slab trad routes) and wanted something as supportive and comfortable but slightly more aggressive. I got these in the same size and they fit the bill perfectly! And they don't loose their downturn shape.
The W's VS version crushes my toes while still leaving to much space under the arch and around the heel (in 38,5 and also 38), hence the womens lace-ups. For reference my toes are medium width I would say, with narrow mid-foot and pretty high arch plus a big "knuckle" on the back/outside heel.