So I originally went down two sizes (street shoe is 9.5, went to 38.5). Normally, this isn't bad for climbing shoes, but with these, the pain was horrible as soon as I started climbing. I am exchanging them at moosejaw for a half size larger. Other than that, great construction, super solid velcro and some sticky rubber that I'm excited to edge with
"I have borrowed this shoe from my friend and they are amazing (once broken in)"
I decided to break down and spend the money on the miura vs. They fit like a dream but as soon as I put any pressure on the wall (vertically), I felt terrible pain in my toes. I ended up sending them back to moosejaw to go a half size up. I wear a 9.5 street shoe and originally went with the 38.5, but am asking for 39 in exchange. I would recommend only going down 1-1.5 sizes at the MOST. otherwise, great fit, construction, and all-around kickassery
These are only my second pair of climbing shoes, but I love them. I bought them 1.5 size smaller than my normal shoe size and they easily fit well. They have an aggressive toe and heel and will send you on your next level. I think these are a good shoe for newbies because they are comfortable. They took some getting used to compared to my old shoes but after the first week I was in love with them. They don't take a lot of breaking in either. My feet sweat gallons of perspiration and these shoes seem to handle it well.
"You'll stick to the rock like a tree frog in these shoes."
The experience of strapping on a pair of Miuras can be likened to putting suction cups on your feet. The XS Grip 2 rubber will stick to anything, and the aggressiveness means they're great for heel hooks and toeing in on the tiniest nubs. They edge great and are pretty comfy for as aggressive as they are. They work pretty well for smearing on slabs, too, but like any aggressive shoe, you have to place your feet more deliberately than in a less downturned shoe. I wear a street size 8 and got these in a 38. They broke in fairly quickly--they didn't feel awful after about 2-3 days of climbing, but they really started to feel more molded to my feet after about 3 months of climbing 5 days a week. They stretched only a little--maybe a quarter to half a size, and have held up great to 5 months of consistent climbing at the gym and outside.
I am a 8.5 street shoe and a 38 in the Miura VS. they were soo painful. Couldn't even stand on them. 3 months later they are perfectly molded to my feet. When it's cold they hurt until I warm up but now I can wear them for at least 10 minutes. Bear in mind my feet have seen better days and that's just the price we pay for great performance.
These shoes are the best! When I outgrew my last ones I refused to buy any others. Every time I go to the gym people look at them and say wow, I got to get those shoes. My climbing partner took one look and knew the shoes were for her. Took me about 15 minutes to break them in. They are incredibly comfy. As soon as you put them on they mold to your foot and you don't get any weird bumps or anything. They are easy to put on. Look really great and professional. Bottom line... they Rock!!
"Hate the stupid flowers, love the shoes."
These shoes are a total joy. I've worn the testarossas for years. I just bought these to be a beater pair for training days, but honestly, and I don't say this lightly, I think I might like them better than the testarossas. They hold their own on overhangs while performing slightly better on slab. Not to mention they're Velcro, which, lets all be honest, is quick and wonderful. I'm still keeping the testarossas for their aggressiveness, the laces when I need to really tighten down, and the psychological boost of all their flashiness, but I was surprised by how much I like the muiras as an all around shoe. La Sportiva just makes good climbing shoes.
I just love these climbing shoes... truly perfect for both indoor and outdoor climbing settings. These shoes allow you to toe in on the smallest edges that most other shoes would just slide right over, and they are so cute and comfortable!
My daughter loves these climbing shoes. Over all of the brands out there she choose these. She is an awesome climber and now she has awesome shoes. The form, color and the way they fit make them so easy to put on and take off. They are the best shoes for the climbing she does..............................
"Seriously the greatest shoe I've ever owned"
These were around my eighth pair of climbing shoes and definitely received the most initial use of any I've ever owned. The edge, heel, and toe have all remained in tact through four seasons of gritty sandstone. They are wicked comfortable and made me think twice about my previous conceptions about the durability of climbing shoes. It's just unfortunate that la sportiva feels the need to put flowers on them just because they are a women's shoe.
La Sportiva is the only brand I will trust when it comes to covering my feet for climbing, and the Miura is just a truly beautiful shoe. The downturn is perfectly aggressive, the edge is clean, and the leather allows the shoe to mold to your feet. I wear an 8.5 or so in street shoes, and I downsized to a 37.5. I plan to downsize even further for the next pair, but I like my feet to be numb. I do wish this shoe had the padded heel of the lace-up miura, but I prefer the ease of the VS. Word of caution: be careful with the velcro, they do break.