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La Sportiva - Miura VS Vibram XS Grip2 Climbing Shoe - Women's

La Sportiva Miura VS Vibram XS Grip2 Climbing Shoe - Women's

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$138.75 Original price:$185.00
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Item #LSP0259




Tech Specs

Upper Material:
1.1mm LaspoFlex
WPD 75
Asymmetrical Curvature:
Claimed Weight:
(single) 8.23 oz
Recommended Use:
sport climbing, bouldering
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Miura VS Vibram XS Grip2 Climbing Shoe

From freeing hard aid lines to sending cutting-edge boulder problems, the La Sportiva Women's Miura VS Climbing Shoe has been there, done that, and will gladly do it all over again. The aggressive shape and sticky Vibram rubber combine with the Slingshot rand and Powerhinge system to produce a shoe that crushes super steep routes and technical face climbs with equal aplomb. Even better, you can crank down the triple hook-and-loop straps when it's time to get serious and quickly pop the shoes off after your burn.

  • Climbing shoe made for technical, overhung rock
  • Vibram XS Grip 2 sole with traction designed for micro-edges
  • Leather upper stretches to conform to your foot's shape
  • Slingshot rand maintains a moderate downturn and aggressive asymmetry

My favorite climbing shoes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 35.5

I got the laced version with size 36 first, which has more padding at the heel. Then, I got this one with size 35.5. I love both! Some climbing shoes have too much room at the heel, makes it harder to use heel. Miura shoes don't have the problem. I also love the color!

Best shoe for indoor climbing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have three pairs of these I love them so much. I have tried A LOT of other shoes and these are by far my favorite shoes for indoor climbing. I use them 4-5 days a week. I have used them outside and they work pretty well, but I prefer my TC Pros for outdoors. I usually wear a women’s size 8.5 or European 39 and I use the 37.5 climb shoe. If my feet are too sore, I also use the 38 size and find that I can easily flip flop between the two. These shoes stick and hold even the tiniest little edges perfectly.

Again and Again

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the glass slipper of all performance shoes. It's got the perfect amount of stiffness for edging (especially on outdoor climbs), and enough softness for smearing. The downturn gives you just enough reach for those steeper climbs, but not so aggressive that you are ripping them off your feet after every boulder problem (however I do not recommend belaying in these, they're not THAT comfy).

The shape of these shoes fits my feet like no other, and I find myself always coming back to the Miuras. I actually just ordered a second pair and am also resoling my original lace up model that first made me fall in love with the shoe. It's seriously such an amazing all-around climbing shoe!

In my experience, La Sportiva's footwear tends to benefit those with lower volume feet and have a more narrow fit.

*Sizing: My street shoe is between a USW 6.0-7.0. I have a pair of trad shoes (Butora) in a Unisex size 7, and I wear the Miura in a size USW 6.0. The size 6.0 is PERFECT - it matches the shape and downturn of the shoe and provides more than enough toe curl for most climbing*

**Just my two cents on climbing shoe sizing** - there is no reason to size down more than 0.5-1.0 full size from your street shoe, especially if you are wearing flat shoes. You can't really get a "performance fit" in a flat shoe, as they are meant for comfort in long-term use. For example in a shoe such as the 5.10 Moccasym, the toes should lie totally flat and brush the front of the shoe. If you want a more aggressive fit, get a more aggressive shoe! It's that simple. Sizing your climbing shoes too small can result in chronic foot pain, deformations, or injuries.

Be smart about your shoes, and be good to your feet!

Great for Sport, Techy, and Gym climbing

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Got these bc multiple friends swear by them for sport and gym climbing! They fit like a glove, edge super well, and perform really well on steep or vertical and technical climbs. These shoes are a little stiffer and the rubber is a little thicker than some of my other shoes (Five.10 Anasazis for example) but they'll last longer!

Go to bouldering shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My girlfriend has been climbing these for years! She absolutely loves them! They’re pretty downturned so great for bouldering, but not so aggressive you can’t wear them on bigger walls. She wears a size 9/9.5 in street shoes and typically get 37.5. Her foot is a little wider and so a lot of sportiva’s don’t fit super well but these are great! They're her go to shoe for bouldering (and a very pretty color even after they’re covered in chalk)

Love these for aggressive routes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These shoes are awesome for the more aggressive routes with minute footholds. They did take about 2 weeks of good use to break into my foot and feet comfortable/not leave bruising.

Loved the Fit and the Performance.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I went to La Sportiva Miuras from Scarpa Vapor and immediately *loved* the fit.

I have wide feet and have found La Sportiva brands a better fit without having to resort to men's option. The rubber is sticky enough where I could trust my feet on small chips and do inside-cross step without slipping off.

I loved these so much I bought another pair and resoled the first one to rotate between sessions to allow each pair to completely dry out for less stinky shoes :D I wear US 6.5 but went for a size 35.5 Miuras, which fit well.

I have since transitioned to Futuras when I was told that Futuras are more sensitive while Miuras work for very small edges (not sure I agree since I love my Futuras on thin small edges/foot chips).

Both pairs of Miuras now belong to my 11 year old kid. My kid enjoys climbing in the Miuras as well as the way he can horrify me with his turquoise color-stained feet from sweating through the Miuras (a situation my feet never experienced -- so if you have sweaty feet, expect some skin staining).

It is safe to say I will never put my feet into these Miuras again because my kid's sweaty stinky feet have branded them for life.

Sizing: Street Shoe Size: 6.5 USW / Miuras 35.5 / Futuras 36.5.

Served me well!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I think the Miura is a great shoe! I just think I could find a better fit for my foot specifically. I like the stiffness and the aggressiveness of this shoe. It is a great shoe for a climber moving up from their starter shoe. I think it is great at edging. And, they have lasted me a while and I still haven't busted through the rubber. I like the durability of these.
I do have a narrow foot so these are a bit baggy over the top of my toes and gap around the ankles. Again - nothing against the shoe. I love it! And, am absolutely going to recommend it. Just for a narrower foot I think I could size myself into a better fit. Love you, Miuras!

My friend loves them.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got these as a gift for a friend , and got her feedback. She says: These were the perfect next step from my original lace-up Miuras. They're more aggressive and I love the velcro feature that makes it much quicker to get them on and off between routes or boulder problems. I definitely bought them a little too small, and after a few months they still don't feel entirely broken in, but that's my fault. I'm impressed with how well the rubber has stayed intact, despite some sloppy footwork at the climbing gym. Also, the blue is lovely. Overall, I'm really impressed with these and will probably get them again down the line.

My Cinderella Climbing Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After falling in love with my La Sportiva Miura Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoe in the men's style, I decided was time to get these as well. Slightly more aggressive than my first pair I was expecting a painful breaking in period. I am surprised and happy to say, they fit like a glove with no pain. I am still getting used to the edging, as they are a bit more aggressive, but so far so good. I have warn them only in the gym, but look forward to taking them outside soon. I do have to say I bought them to have a pair that was not lace up to get on and off more quickly. However, the lace ups do provide me with a bit more stability in the ankle area. I think this was the perfect compliment to my other pair, and think I will be good climbing shoes wise for a long time to come. I absolutely love the rubber souls of La Sportiva shoes and find that heel and toe hooking are super easier with these than other shoes I have tried. Needless to say when I was climbing the endless slabs of Japan, they always pulled through. Edging wins every time.

Workhorse shoes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My daughter is a competitive climber and got these as her first pair of more aggressive shoes. She loved them and is now on her third pair. She tried another aggressive and popular brand but didn't find them nearly as secure or tight on the wall. I also decided to try them and have found them to be superior for more technical climbs. I find the rubber to be stickier than other shoes for more grip with good longevity. They are a bit tight at first but eventually mold nicely to the foot. Beware though that due to sweat or wet ground, the shoes may shrink up a bit with the leather upper. I also have a pair of solutions that I switch between but still prefer the miuras. They're like a favorite pair of slippers.

First time with a more aggressive shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 37

I am new to climbing and started with a great pair of shoes from another company. When it came time to get a new pair, I went with these after many recommendations. I noticed the difference immediately, especially outside. It has taken me a little bit, maybe 3 or 4 wears, for my feet to adjust to the smaller fit as I went down in size from my street shoe, 7.5 to a 6, but now that I have, I feel much more secure on the rock. Definitely happy with my purchase!

10/10 Would buy again & again & again

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

When I first tried these shoes on the first thing I noticed was how amazingly I stuck to the wall. Never had I smeared on a wall and toed the smallest of foot holds so well in my life! The rubber is so sticky and my feet always feel secure, even on the most slippery and greasy of foot holds. These shoes are so great that I couldn't think of any other shoe to buy besides this one. I want mooooore. I never really understood what people meant about aggressive shoes being good on overhangs, but I understand now after using these shoes. Also, these shoes work amazingly for technical climbs which, conveniently, are my favorite types of climbs. These shoes lasted me a good 8 months (for reference, I climb 4 days a week at the gym) before the rand developed a hole in it... I plan on resoling these as a gym shoe, and buying a new pair of miuras whilst they get fixed and for outdoor use.

I do have some CONS about this shoe...
Breaking them in only took a few days, but boy did it hurt. Word of caution, never land directly on your toes in these shoes. Because the toebox directs a lot of pressure onto the toe... you can only imagine the pain of landing directly onto the toe. Ever since (8 months ago) my toe has been in near constant pain from landing on it. The shoe was relatively easy to break in, and it stretched out more than I expected it to. The fact that it stretched out made my heel loose in the shoe, and that makes heel hooks (especially on overhangs) a very scary task sometimes. I wear a street shoe size 6, and bought a size 36, when I repurchase I will either go down a full size or a half size. Also! Not only have I developed a hole in the rand, but my velcro straps (on both shoes) have started to tear near the loop, so as a caution, try not to tug too much on your straps, they do tear! For this very reason I plan on repurchasing Miuras, but in the laceup version.

These shoes brought a lot of confidence to my climbing game and have made climbing way more enjoyable for myself; they do have their cons, but the cons aren't big enough to keep me from repurchasing them!


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

50+ pitches later these things still hurt. Edging is good, so I'll give them at least two stars.

Keep Coming Back

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

I've worn Miuras for years, and every time I try a different shoe I end up digging into the very bottom of my climbing bag and pulling out the most beat up, broken in pair of Miuras. They have enough of a downturned shape that I can wear them on pretty much any overhanging route or boulder problem and feel like I have enough response, and equally important, enough comfort.

They definitely come out of the box a little stiff, but give it some time and you won't regret it. I have a really low-volume heel, but I find that the Miuras have a more shallow heel cup than the Otaki or the Solution, and because of that and how well they break in the fit feels really "custom." There is none of that extra air squishing in the heel cup.

My street shoe size is a 9 and I downsized to a 39 in the Miura.

If you have any further questions about this product I am happy to help! You can call me directly at 801-619-7488, or email me at kansari@backcountry.com.

Miuras for the Win!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Bought these a gift for friend and this is what she had to say.

"These are a perfect aggressive shoe. The velcro makes them easy to put on and take off a lot. They are surprisingly comfortable for a pair of aggressive shoes. I also am a fan of the bright blue with the blue. These climbing shoes have been very beneficial and I would hesitate to buy them again."

She wears a 7.5-8 street shoe and we went with the 37.5( 6.5) and the where a nice aggressive fit without totally destroying her toes.

Favorite sport climbing shoe, blue=Ice

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 34

Everyone raves about La Sportiva so when I first started climbing years ago I got the Mythos, worked up to Katanas, and finally the Muiras. Despite my wide, flat feet, they are not too aggressive, maybe because they are slip lasted. Some say Muiras are not sensitive, but I find them plenty sensitive, unlike board lasted shoes (boreal ballet gold) which feel like prosthetics and makes my pinky hurt after a long day. My street shoe size is 34.5, aka 4.5 in US women's, and I can wear a size 33-34 in Muiras, with the 33 being a tad small at first until broken in - great for quick indoor burns. 34 is big at first then molds to my feet to be perfect, so it's my outdoor size. I have most of them in "Ice flower" but the new Blue color fits the same as the "Ice Flower" except for the color (The pink katanas were inferior to the light blue Katana). I had a hot spot on the blue one at first, but it quickly disappeared. The shoe breaks in real good, stretches a bit also, but my feet also swell a bit when climbing so the fit should be spot on when I first buy it.
I have scarpas, five tens, boreals, evolve, but always reach for these, except five ten Anasazi for trad.

Great review, Sherbert!

A Little Pain for A Lot of Gain

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 37.5

I have only been climbing for about a year (with a 4 month gap in there), and only climbing seriously for around 5 months. I have only had 1 other pair of shoes, the Mythos. I love them, but they are very soft, like I feel I could run a few miles in them and be fine. Moving into advanced 5.10/5.11 climbs, I wanted to try a more aggressive shoe to help me stick the smaller footholds. I wear a size 7 street shoe, and a 37 in the mythos. I originally bought a 37 in the miuras, but they were way too painful, so I returned them for a 37.5.
These shoes are incredible. I feel so much more secure on slab and tougher routes. I've been wearing them for a few weeks, and I will say they can really hurt my feet. Like sometimes after a route I cannot wait to get them off, and they start to cause a lot of pain if I'm stuck working a slab crux for a longer period of time. Some days they feel worse than others. After a longer session at the gym, the bones in my toes ache for a few days afterwards. I've been wearing them for weeks so I can't return them, but next time I may go for a size 38 in these. I have a slightly wider toe bed, so if you have wide toes you may want to size up by 1/2 size.
Despite the discomfort they can cause, I love these shoes. I rotate them with my mythos every few climbs to give my feet a break, wear my mythos on moderate routes and save the miuras for tougher climbs. Definitely worth the money!


    I bought these for my girlfriend and she loves them. Just aggressive enough to send without being on constant pain. The edging is great and the rubber is super grippy. I want to get a men's pair for myself now when my toe blows out

    La Sportiva

    Adult Footwear
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