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La Sportiva - Miura VS Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoe

La Sportiva Miura VS Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoe

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Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Vibram XS Edge
Asymmetrical Curvature:
Recommended Use:
bouldering, sport climbing
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Miura VS Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoe

The La Sportiva Miura VS Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoe has been helping climbers send and winning awards left and right since its creation. A combination of a Slingshot rand and Powerhinge System allows plenty of flex for smearing while maintaining lateral support for better edging performance.

  • High asymmetrical curvature for precision footwork
  • Slingshot rand maintains lateral support without making this shoe too stiff
  • Powerhinge technology combines with the slingshot rand to make sure that, when you're weighted on an edge, the back half of the shoe stretches while the toes stay in place for grip
  • Vibram XS Edge is resistant to deformation on super-sharp edges and won't creep when you're smearing

Miura: Strap on/Strap off

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 43

I bought my first pair of Miura’s before a month long climbing trip where we hit Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. These shoes are great for what they’re made for. My feet were able to hook onto cracks and edges so small, I wouldn’t have thought of them as footholds before these shoes. They are stiff, which makes them unbeatable for edging, slab, technical footwork. Once they’re broken in, then do pretty well for overhanging sport/boulder routes, just a bit stiff. They really shine in edging though, so if static slabs, face climbing, or even multi-pitch is your style, or you just want a good moderate level shoe that does everything pretty well, these are the ticket in my book. I’ve bought two pair since my first. I love them.

Favorite Shoes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these so much! These are actually my 2nd pair of them because I can't get enough of them. They're grippy but don't wear out too fast. They are a bit stiff so if you're looking for something that won't hug your foot tight, you might consider a softer shoe. Overall they're amazing though!

Great shoe - lack of durability

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have owned about 8 pairs of Miuras over the past 5 years.
Multiple times I have had issues with the rubber end of the velcro straps tearing off. Sometimes this happens very quickly, other times slowly, but eventually it happens.
The major issue with this shoe is the toe edge longevity. I burn through them really fast - which explains why 8 shoes. You never get the same edge out of a resole, so I have a rotation of training pairs, and then a fresh pair for redpointing. In contrast, I use the solution for bouldering, and I do only boulder about a third of the time, but the edge on the solution lasts for significantly longer. You can tell just by looking at the solution, that the toe is a lot thicker.
Clearly I'm still a fan of the shoe, but it could be greatly improved in terms of durability.

Toe Destroying Wonder Senders

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So I got myself some Miura VSs a bit back because I wanted a stiffer shoe that edged better. All the reviews and discussions point to the same thing: Miura VS is like having swords for toes. Even the smallest edge feels like a grand staircase with them on. So I snagged some at the recommended 1 full size below street shoe (For reference, I wear a 43.5 in Tarantulaces, a 44 in street shoe, and a 43 in Miuras). Out of the box, they look great. They have a very striking design and the quality feels good. Their assymetry is VERY pronounced and even once broken in, it retains the downturnedness very well. After 6 months, mine are still holding their shape fairly well.

One thing that the reviews and discussions never failed to mention, but frequently glossed over was the break-in period. All leather climbing shoes have a break in period. It's inevitable (and desired, even) and it's going to suck for a bit because your shoes and feet both have to kind of learn from each other. But the Miuras take it to a whole other level. I guess it's a side effect of their edging ability, but the toebox is downright medieval. It took a solid 2 months of wearing them regularly before they really felt broken in and wearable for more than a few minutes. Even now, 6 months later, I'll pop my feet out from time to time just to let my toes breathe a little, but I don't really have any trouble wearing them for most of the day. I do use toe cushions on my big toe (I've got bony joints) but otherwise it's a 'put on and rock out' type of shoe.

So how does all this come together? They're absurdly good at what they're supposed to be absurdly good at. I can confidently stand on tiny edges and holds without issue, shove my toe into holds on an overhanger, and even heel hang almost effortlessly. They are my 99% shoe now and as long as LS keeps making them, I'll keep buying them. I haven't noticed much wear that'd I'd consider premature, though the toes will definitely be the first to wear out since well, there's where most of the action is. Being able to dial in the fit via the velcro straps is nice too since I can really tighten the top strap down for a good snug heel while leaving the toe or midshoe a little looser for comfort or flexibility.

If there's any weakness, I'd say it's in the toehooking department. It *CAN* toehook....but it's not a pleasant or easy experience and generally I try to avoid it if I can. If you find yourself needing more toehook ability, most of the other performance LS shoes have better toe hooking rubber than the Miura. They also aren't really stellar at smearing. In fact, it might be their weakest point. The smaller the hold, the better really. Plenty of people wear them 100% of the time, but I can definitely see them feeling out of their element in a comp style setup where smearing is a big part of it. Others have said that the durability is questionable, and while I haven't run into that issue myself, I can definitely see how folks might run into that. That said, I don't think many shoes will hold up to the type of abuse climbers put on them without significant compromises to their climbing ability. It is what it is, I guess.

So really, it all comes down to this: If you can survive the break in period, you will not find a better edging shoe than the LaSportiva Miura VS. For tiny holds and tinier edges, as well as sick overhangs and that sort...the Miura is THE shoe to wear. I'll be wearing these angry little yellow jackets for a long time to come and think you probably will to if you give em a chance.

Toe Destroying Wonder Senders

Godly. Worth every penny

    Lemme shed ya the skinny on the skeezy deets...I've had these shoes for almost a month and I just have to say these are the best shoes I have ever owned. I sized a half size down cuz I like to be more on the comfort side but still have a decently tight fit. These have been absolutely bomber for everything I've thrown at them so-far; tiny sandstone edges, heel hooks, slabs... and these boys are heavenly for getting into tiny pockets. They also look mega sharp too and you'll look the most stylish out of your buds. I would recommend these shoes to anyone at the intermediate level and above because they are an absolute FORCE for almost everything you can throw at it

    Worn out after 20 days rock climbing

      Worn out after 20 days rock climbing

      Worn out after 20 days rock climbing

        Worn out after 20 days rock climbing

        Worn out after 20 days rock climbing

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        As for me this is a guarantee case, but La Sportiva Technical Support Service think differently: the product does not appear to be covered by our warranty for the following reasons: The shoes are evidently worn out. The product needs to be resoled. Since the worn of the shoes depends on the usage, in a couple of months 4 mm of rubber can be completely worn out.

        These are my first shoes that worn out so quickly.

        Worn out after 20 days rock climbing

        Noticed the paint on the strap supporter is worn off and knicked in this picture. Maybe you beat the beejeessuss out of your shoes and THATs what caused the damage???

        Noticed the paint on the strap supporter is worn off and knicked in this picture.  Maybe you beat the beejeessuss out of your shoes and THATs what caused the damage???

        Really good climbing shoes.

          These shoes work really well. They stretched about half a size after use.

          перші скельники

            Це було моє перше взуття для скелелазіння. Використовував , як на стенді, так і на реальному рельєфі. Замовляв на 2 розміри менші , оскільки вони добре тягнуться з часом , важливо вдало підібрати колодку під форму ноги. На скелях добре стоять на терті та приємно тримають на малих зачіпках. Тверда п'ята дозволяє легко виконувати болдерингові рухи не відчуваючи при цьому дискомфорту.
            З мінусів можу сказати наступне, не радив би купувати дану модель для лазіння по тріщинах, де потрібно вклинювати ноги глибоко у тріщини, бо фіксатори, що утримують липучку швидко перетираються і приходиться їх змінювати. Радив би використовувати ту ж модель, тільки шнурований варіант. В загальному прослужили близько двох років інтенсивного лазіння, вони варті своїх грошей

            Thank you Oleg, this helped very much.

            Best sport shoe

              Do you want a shoe that is moderately aggressive but has soft sticky rubber and is comfortable for longer pitches? These shoes are about to be your best friend. The secret is to make sure you downside at least 1/2 to 1 sizes from what you typically wear in climbing shoes. These will be small to start but will really stretch to your feet. Mine are comfortable at 1/2 down but I wish I had done another 1/2.

              Best sport shoe

              Last Climbing Shoe You'll Ever Need

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              I bought these shoes for my boyfriend and this is his review, "This is my second pair of Miuras and I don't think I'll ever buy a different pair. I have smaller feet, so the velco option is perfect for what I need to secure a tight fit. I've had incredible success using these in the gym, and even outside. After you break them in to a wider foot, they feel incredible. In my case, for a truly tight fit over the life of the shoe, I went 1.5 sizes down. Can't recommend these enough for the aggressive climber.

              Great shoe, but...

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              Great shoe, but the worst thing about it is it's high friction areas on the toes. Not everyone gets the toe friction hot spots that creates these bubbly calluses on your toes but I did. Sizing with La sportiva is accurate, I would go either street size or down half a size depending on preference. I've already resoled these and they have stretched to become even more comfortable post resole. Performance wise the shoe is great, don't prefer the xs edge rubber, too hard for my liking.

              The Best

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              Hot damn, what a shoe. I wear 10.5-11 in street shoes and I have worn both a 42.5 and 43 in this shoe. I find 43 performs just as well without making a grown man cry. I haven’t tried the womens version because these fit great. The toe provides a perfect edge and stands the test of time. I actually found the shoe to be even better with 1 re-sole.

              I have relatively sweaty feet and these things never really get that gross or smelly. The Velcro is bomber and stands the test of time.

              Versatile climbing shoes

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              These shoes perform really well on vertical/slab routes where you need to put more confidence in your feet placement. And of course they don't disappoint on steep routes. I don't boulder outdoors so I am not sure how they'd perform there. They are also a lot more comfortable than solution, and were broken in pretty fast (after 2-3 sessions).

              Best all around climbing shoes!

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              These shoes are a great mix of performance and comfort. when you are climbing a long route that requires technical feet and precision, these shoes won't let you down!

              Comfortable with Excellent Traction

              • Familiarity: I've used it several times

              I bought this shoe for bouldering, and I am very happy with it. The Velcro straps make it easy to pull on and off very quickly, and they never come loose during climbing. I have found that they can stick to even the smallest rock formations. They fit my foot perfectly, and that is saying something because I have very flat arches. All my life, I have dealt with arch pain and plantar fasciitis. I need arch support inserts in my running shoes and hiking boots. In the past, I have always experienced arch pain in my climbing shoes, and I had just accepted that arch pain was going to be a necessary price to pay if I wanted to climb. This is no longer the case. I can climb until my hands and arms wear out and not experience any foot pain. I would highly recommend this shoe. It is definitely worth the price. When my current pair wears out, I will certainly buy this shoe again.


              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              I've used these frequently for around a year and they're awesome. For my foot (flat, kinda wide) they're the perfect amount of aggression. I wear a 42 in the Miura lace and a 41.5 in these. The half size down really helps on anything steep. I've had no problems with durability. These have been my go-to for anything steep/any redpoint attempt. They also edge really good and personally, I think they handle slab pretty well. I wouldn't wear them exclusively for cracks, but when I've encountered short crack sections in these, they still handle just fine. These shoes do it all.

              Awesome Pair of climbing shoes

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
              • Fit: True to size
              • Size Bought: 43.5

              I used to buy only the Evolve Bandit SC, but one day a friend of mind recommended me the Miura from La Sportiva, I love this shoes, it has replaced the Bandits to the point that i have 2 pairs of Miuras one with Laces and one with Velcro.

              On Nike/Salomon i use a size 44.5 maybe 45 depending on the brand, I bought both of my Miuras in 43.5 EUR, and I could go even Smaller. The are really comfortable for my feet, which is very long but narrow, with my Bandits i find it very hard to do heel hooks, but with the Miuras it is very easy.

              They are a little bit hard but i really don't mind that!

              Awesome Pair of climbing shoes

              Amazing Performance - Durability Issue

              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
              • Fit: True to size
              • Size Bought: 41 1/2

              Like the other review below. The bottom Velcro strap has torn on my shoes unfortunately wear it comes in contact with the metal oval for tightening. Luckily though, the bottom strap is least important in my opinion & it took over a year for mine to rip half way. That being said, I own two pairs of these shoes because simply, I love the edging, toe hooking (Velcro straps help), the fit and the over all performance of these shoes. I own two pairs so that when one pair is being re-soled, the other pair is at work. I really really enjoy these shoes and I highly recommend them but yeah, that bottom strap kinda sucks but luckily it's still holding.

              Thanks for the review Shane! Super helpful to get this feedback out to the community.

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