My shoes are still in the mail and I am hoping to receive them today. I ordered them after wearing a friend of mine's pair (gross, I know) when I needed new shows. The Sportiva line is excellent and I am a long time Miura wearer. I have had three total pairs of those shoes. This will be my first time with the VS model and I am super excited for the ease of the velcro. If you are debating La Sportiva you really can't go wrong. Excellent grip, excellent build-quality. Edging, overhangs, face, slab, boulders, you name it, both models in the Miura line are great all-around shoes.For what it's worth I needed a half size larger in the VS than in the regular Miura line.
I have owned these shoes for several months now and I really like them. The toes are holding up great with use both in a gym and at my local crag. The shoes edge really well but the talon is a little extreme for smearing. Overall, I am very happy with shoes and would recommend them to anyone with any experience. They are a little expensive for a new climber that will likely destroy them.
I love these sportivas. They are more aggressive than my first pair of shoes, so that took some getting used to. They are worn out after about 1.5 years of climbing in them and I think I'll get another pair. Be careful not to take someone else's shoes because just about everyone at the gym has these.
"Takes some getting used to, but still one of the best shoes I've ever climbed with."
While the comfort level a 7 out of 10 for me, the performance of this product is phenomenal. Especially on thin edges. They take some getting used to, but I found them to be durable, comfortable enough to wear for a while, and excellent at helping you keep your feet on the wall. My wife borrows mine all the time because she says they make her feel like Spider-Man. The cons for are the fit, but its not bad at all once they get worn in, and the sole perhaps isn't the best for crack....at least for me. Overall I would recommend these to anyone and will not be exchanging for a different brand/model anytime soon.
"A performance shoe that is as good as everyone says."
The high end La Sportiva shoes are great. I've been fortunate enough to own the Solutions, Futuras, Katanas and now the Muiras. Without a doubt, the fit, design, and performance of the Muira (especially the velcro if that is your style) is my favorite of them all. The size is the same as my other Sportiva shoes and fits incredibly well to my foot shape. I am a stickler when it comes to velcro, but the three strap system offers a great amount of variability in the snugness and fit. Overall its one of the best shoes on the market, and the reputation is has gained is truly worth it.
The Miura VS is extremely versatile when it comes to overhangs, slab, bouldering, lead... Right out of the box they are the most comfortable climbing shoe i have ever worn...hands down. I bought them to fit so street shoe size is perfectly fine..I normally go down a half size but it is not necessary with the Miura VS.. Very comfortable aggressive shoe..My first day climbing they needed a little breaking in on the rubber as the gym was cold, and the first two routes were iffy. A couple days of rest and I climbed with them and they were solid and sticky.The third day of climbing with them, I noticed the leather upper above the toebox had startd pinching me slightly on the top of my foot.. The fourth day of climbing, the shoes leather was broken in and the pinching had subsided!! Great shoe!! if you want to excel, pick up a pair of these shoes!!ps they will stain your feet yellow the first days you climb in them!!
I have been climbing with La Sportiva shoes for a while now and have previously worn the Solutions. I heard good things about the Miura VS so I purchased a pair.The Miura VS is a great shoe for all around climbing. The rubber is stiffer than the Solutions and I find is better at edging and smearing. I also prefer the heel versus the Solutions, but comfort-wise I have to go with the Solutions. My shoes have yet to stretch all that much, so I would be careful with the size. I ended up sizing down 1.5 sizes from my street shoe, whereas with the solutions I sized down 2 sizes. Overall, really good shoe. I use the Miura VS daily and save the Solutions for my harder projects.
"Super good shoe...depending on your style of climbing"
If you're a sport or trad climber, get this shoe. If you're a boulderer, this shoe is still a great shoe, but doesn't have the support on toe or heel hooks that you get in say a solution or futura. With that being said, I still love this shoe and would buy it again...if I had enough money.
I'm a girl and my shoe size is 37. This is my first La Sportiva shoes and I had to order the shoes without trying it. So I bought a shoe size 35.5. It fits me perfectly. Though I experienced a lot of pain the first time I wore it. But I got used to it. And I must say this shoe is AMAZING. I can put the shoes anywhere on the route. They fit perfectly to my style of climbing. Loved them a lot.
"Best all around climbing shoe ever(for me at least)."
Freaking love these shoes! They take me 2-3 weeks to break into them though; but I've been buying smaller and smaller sizes every time almost. Almost two sizes down from my street shoes at this point. These shoes are perfect for all your bouldering needs, they toe, smear, heel and pretty much everything very well. The only draw backs I've found are that if you need a good, solid toe hook, it may be a problem due to the lower velcro strap. And don't for your own sake try to climb in these before they're broken in on sport routes, especially slab!