La Sportiva's Miura VS climbing shoe for precise technical performance
Size:Uk 9 | eu 43
Colour: Yellow / black
Product ID: 89247 SP555U43 8020647253098
La Sportiva's Miura VS is a top-end performance shoe, ideal for technical edging and steep routes. The Miura VS features a downturned camber design for snug arch support and precise footing; constructed with La Sportiva's P3® technology - permanent power platform - this ensures the longevity of the shape and guarantees maximum performance through time. The slingshot rand keeps your heel in tight and the three alternating velcro straps are both practical and efficient for achieving a quick perfect fit. The one-piece leather upper has a synthetic lining to control stretch and is unlined under the foot to allow for excellent sensitivity on micro edges and smears. The combination of 4mm Vibram® and XS Grip sticky rubber makes this shoe, durable, resistant to deformation and perfect for technical edging, you will find yourself gripping to the smallest holds with ease and precision. If you're looking for a shoe to help you improve and go up a grade, this is the one.
The Miura VS is an ideal shoe for seasoned climbers and does exceptionally well on overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing.
Break down of the rubber compounds used: Vibram® — The most trusted name in the boot sole business. Makers of the Montagna sole and XS Grip rubber. XS Grip — The hardest and stickiest climbing rubber on the market made for La Sportiva by Vibram®. XS Grip comes in a number of different thickness' including 3.5 mm, 4 mm, and 5 mm. This proprietary formula surpasses all others in edging ability and smearing performance while remaining durable and even wearing.
These are still fairly new and not fully broken in, so im taking that into account in this review. Ive switched from some 5.10 Anasazi's to these Miuras. Mixed emotions on that. So far, these are not as comfortable or as sensitive as the Anasazis. The rubber is so thick they still feel very numb through the foot. However, grip on smears is excellent, and they are great for toe/heel hooks. The 3 velcro straps hold the shoe on tight which is great too. Im hoping as i break these in they'll go from a 4* to a 5*. I just need a bit more give in the sole to improve sensitivity, and for them to stretch for a bit so they're more comfortable. If that happens, these are excellent.. if not, ill be going back to the 5.10s