La Sportiva Miura Mens Climbing Shoes

The perfect edger and a product used by some of the best technical climbers in the world, this is a complete option for anyone looking to take their efforts to the next level. Pros choose the La Sportiva Miura for it’s incredible edging ability, and you’ll see why as soon as you strap them on.

La Sportiva Miura Mens Climbing Shoes Review

All good climbers know that the best skills in the world are only accented and improved by the footwear that they have on when climbing. While everything else plays an important role in getting you up to the top of the peak, nothing is more important when you’re looking to stick to even the tightest or smallest edges possible than the right footwear.

And when it comes to performance climbing footwear, there is literally nothing better than the La Sportiva Miura Mens shoes.

La Sportiva Miura Review — First Impressions

As close to perfection as you’re going to find in the technical climbing footwear area, the La Sportiva Miura Mens shoes are an absolute dream and pleasure to use. Used by champions and professional climbers, guides, and amateurs all over the world, you’d be hard-pressed to find even a single person who didn’t dream about owning, wearing, and using a pair of La Sportiva Miura Mens shoes.

La Sportiva Miura Climbing Shoes Video Review

It’s all about getting that edge

Even if you’re new to the rock climbing world, you probably already heard a little bit about edging. The technical name for stuffing your giant foot the tiny little footholds, cracks, or crevices in the rock, most newbies or total civilians believe that the key is to wedge your foot in as soundly as possible. And while that plays a big role in creating the serious amount of pressure you need, what you really need is super rubber.

Designed with a grippy and insanely tactile brand of rubber they just don’t find all over the place, these brand-new La Sportiva Miura Mens shoes will allow you to climb what appears to the naked eye to be even sheer cliffs. The rubber is actually able to pressurize and squeeze into even the smallest cracks (and were talking about microscopic cracks here) and grab a foothold that refuses to allow you out when downward pressure is applied. This means that just with a little bit of downward force you’re able to almost Spiderman your way across anything, and the simple action of just lifting your foot a little bit will release you from the hold, allowing you to grab another one somewhere else on the face.

Quality construction all-around

And while a lot of this La Sportiva Miura Mens shoes review is talking about the rubber in a super hold you’ll be able to enjoy, you should also know that the rest of the shoe is super flexible, incredibly quick to break in, and designed with only the highest quality leathers. This means you’ll have a long-lasting purpose built machine strapped your feet every time you rated go to the peak. A dream for edging, you’ll be the envy of all your fellow climbers the minute you strap these on.

Pretty tough to smear

While the rubber is an absolute dream for edging and grabbing a grip on the smallest cracks and crevices, it can be a bit of a pain to use friction smearing. Friction smearing is literally stuffing your foot against the surface of a rock and smooshing it to make micro bonds that allow you to climb just about anything. It still effective, just not as simple as it would be on other softer and more tacky shoes.

La Sportiva Miura Review Specs

Upper Material: leather
Lining: Dentex
Closure: laces
Sole: Vibram XS Edge
Last: slip
Asymmetrical Curvature: high
Recommended Use: sport climbing
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
MSRP: $160.00


The other thing you need to understand right off the bat is that this shoe is not going to be cheap. These puppies run from $150 always to $200, and that’s if you can find them. Ever since pros have been using them to pull off the most amazing technical feats the shoes have been getting snapped up like hotcakes, and it might be a bit of a backlist when you go to order. Definitely worth the money, these are the kind of shoes that can change your climbing forever.

Written by Stan Tyan