"A pain to break in, but AMAZING after a little time!"
This is my third pair of climbing shoes, and the first that I actually researched before buying. After about a year trying to sport climb in scarpa technos, these are pretty drastically different (unsurprisingly)! They perform much more successfully as an all-around shoe than the technos, and their aggressiveness is not too intense. These shoes take some time to break in, to be sure...don't buy them too big, thinking the right size hurts! They will feel amazing in a week or so once you've climbed in them a bit. My climbing has gotten so much better since I finally got shoes that suit my interests!!
I bought these about a month ago so that I had something that would perform really well, but not murder my feet while I am still breaking in my Solutions, and I am in love! I wear an 8-8.5 street shoe and sized these about 2 sizes down (37.5), the same as my Solutions. They really do perform almost as well and are much more comfy. . . but let's be real. . . they're climbing shoes so they still hurt a little. The rubber sticks like glue to everything which is awesome. Love them and highly recommend!
This is a great agressive shoe. The downturn toe is great for overhanging problems and toe hooks and the edging is the best. Also the heel fits nice and snug, I never have to worry about my shoe getting lose from heel hooks like I do sometimes with Katanas. I mostly boulder and bring these shoes for really challenging problems, especially the ones that require edging. But they don't stretch much, so they can be painful if worn for a long time. I wear street shoe size eight and wear muiras in 38.5. I also have Katanas in 38.5, but it is a totally different fit, much smaller. I would size a half size up from what you wear in Katanas since Muiras do not stretch nearly as much.
My second miura, love this climbing shoes, my first pair of miura wear for a year, when it broke, I did not hesitate to buy a second pair, it wears very comfortable, I wear it climbing indoor and outdoor. I usually wear 38 shoes, the shoes I wear No. 36.
I LOVE these shoes! These shoes fit great if you have a narrow heel, the heel pocket is really snug. I use these primarily for indoor climbing, but they are also great for outdoor sport, especially overhanging. I find them quite sticky and they hold well on small foot chips. Great for bouldering too. I fit them 2 sizes smaller than my street shoe and I am extremely happy with the way they broke in. I have purchased a second pair in the exact same size. I found that my first pair needed a resole after about 6 months of climbing about 3 or 4 days/week in them, which I think is fair. The bottom line: I love these shoes, and will never buy any other sport shoe for as long as these are made!
I have used this model exclusively for the past 2 years and have loved every minute of them. Don't worry about getting the best or most aggressive shoe on the market. Just go for the good old miuras! I now have 3 pairs of them that i get resoled once every year and am loving them. Get em!
Just purchased these, but from what I have already seen they edge REALLY well and look great! They're amazing for almost all styles of climbing... however, they do take a little while to break in. They end up flattening out some, and are not as down turned as the picture actually looks.
"Need to upgrade your climbing performance? Get these shoes."
I moved from the Evolv Elektra, my first shoe, to these about a year ago. Definitely a wise choice for someone who is getting serious about their climbing. While they were much snugger than my beginner shoe, the performance paid off after a minimal break-in time (note: don't count on them to stretch too much. Also, the lace up design helps to really contour the shoe shell to your foot -- my feet are narrower than normal, so this really helped me. The shoe's power is definitely in the edging, as you can get some nice, almost balletic action going with these on. Also, after the Elektra's I was amazed to understand what a successful heel hook felt like.
This shoe is absolutely fantastic! This is my second pair of rock climbing shoes so I knew what I was looking for more than the first time, but breaking them in was so painful I rarely wanted to climb in the beginning. Now that we've warmed up to each other, these are GREAT! The heel fits like a glove and I never feel like I'm going to slip out (a huge previous problem). I wear an 8.5 street shoe and these are 38.5 for size reference. I will reiterate again how wonderful they are AFTER you break them in, but the first couple times will be no laughing matter.
These shoes didn't stretch as much as I thought they would, which is nice, but it means I bought mine way too small. These are nice shoes. They wrap around your foot nicely, and are a nice above average shoe. Sturdy. Basic without being too simple. Trustworthy.