I have been climbing for 2 years and in the beginning I was told to buy these. I didn't and tried a bunch of other shoes in the meantime. Just picked up a pair about a month ago. I find that these shoes are not the best for beginning climbers. For the best performance with these shoes they practically need to be painted on; which in the beginning of my climbing career I was not interested in. I wear a size 8.5 street shoes and have a wide front to my foot. i was able to fit in the 38.5 but was looking more for comfort. Went with a 39 and they broke in like buttah! I thought they performed awesome right out of the box. No lack in performance even with comfort!
I've had these a few months and i love them. i mostly boulder and they're great for that. however, they're not as aggressive as they look in the pics and will flatten out over time. if you want a sportiva shoe that'll stay downturned: Solution, Miura VS, Testarossa, futura. those stay aggressive longer. size very small! like 2.5 ish sizes dn from street shoe, unless you want a more comfy fit for long climbs, then go dn 1 or 1.5 as it is unlined and will stretch a lot. it fits great, sweet heel, no deadspace at all. edges like crazy, can even smear once it flattens a bit. get these for sport or trad! or bouldering! miura does it all...except toe hooking. cant seem to stick a toe hook in these
"Excellent shoes, 4th pair with no issues"
I've worn 4 pair of these and will likely not go to another shoe until they end production. I have tried the muira VS, but found them to fit 1/2 size smaller and the velcro wears out. The lacing system is this pair is far superior to velcro.The last fits my feet superbly, with medium width footbox and very deep and secure heel cup. I wear a 10-10.5 street shoe size and fit perfectly into the 42.5, although the 42 fits after stretching as well. These will stretch 1/2 size
These shoes are amazing. I got them after I broke through my pair of Evolvs and were recommended to me. I couldn't stand how every time I would take my Bandits off everywhere within a quarter mile suddenly smelled like nasty feet. These shoes are also just amazingly made in general. The edges on these are fantastic and are just aggressive enough to work as decent bouldering shoes as well. On the right feet these shoes can do great things. My bandits only lasted me two short months while at six months these shoes are still going strong (with no nasty odors!!!). Honestly I don't think I will buy anything but Miura's from now on they are well worth the money put into them.
this shoe fits like a glove and never slips up. climbing with the miura on my feet makes me feel like a squirrel climbing a tree. the rubber is grippy and the design is aggressive. big props to la sportiva!
Big walls, indoor, bouldering, and any other part of this game, the Sportiva Miura exceeded my expectations. Usually such an aggressive shoe would be recommended for overhangs, increasingly difficult shorter routes and more technical climbing in general, however if you find the perfect size for you then these bad boys are good for any type of climbing. I had a few pairs Sportiva Mythos for years and thought I'd never find an equivalent... :)I "always" recommend making the trip to a local outdoors store like REI to try on the shoe your buying. Anyone thinking about these, if you've got the money, the bang is worth the buck.
These shoes are fantastic! Have had two pairs now and I absolutely love them! They are not nearly as aggressive as they look in photos, making them a general all around great climbing shoe. Super Stiff toes and edges so you can stand on the tiniest nub'ns ever! Size down a size or two from your street shoe because they do a good deal of stretching during the breaking in phase and I am going to venture to say they are slightly thin so they fit good on thinner feet versus wider feet. Overall quality product from a fantastic company!