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MIURA VS WMN'S

item #: 865
price: $170

A high performance hook and loop closure shoe for amazing edging control and pocket climbing performance

MIURA VS WMN'S

A high performance hook and loop closure shoe for amazing edging control and pocket climbing performance

Easy to use hook and loop closure system for easy on and off convenience. Slingshot rand and Powerhinge system gives you the ultimate edging power. 4mm Vibram® XS Edge and XS Grip2 (Women's model) sticky rubber outsole.

IDEAL TERRAIN:  overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing

 

WEIGHT: 8.23 oz/ 228 g

LAST: WPD 75

FIT: Performance w/ High Asymmetry

UPPER: Leather

LINING: Dentex, unlined underfoot

MIDSOLE: P3® with 1.1mm LaspoFlex

SOLE: 4mm Vibram® XS Grip2

SIZES: 33-42 (half sizes)

COLOR: Women's Ice Flower

ITEM NUMBER: 865

PRICE: $170 USD


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Product Reviews

Paige C. - Boulder, CO
05.02.13

Three years ago, I pulled my very first pair of Women’s Miura VS climbing shoes out of the box and stuffed them into my climbing pack. I hiked up to the Monastery near Glenhaven, Colorado, and after a quick warm up, I pulled out my shiny white shoes, dubbed my “Scooby Doos” because of their flower design. I ripped the tag off, slipped them on, and sent Grand Ol Opry (5.14b). First time out of the box, and they worked like a charm.

Three weeks ago, I tested my VS shoes on America’s first 5.14, To Bolt or Not to Be. After 7 days of effort, they carried me to the top, sticking precisely to each smeary little edge I encountered throughout the 110 feet of blank vertical climbing. Nicely broken in and well loved, they withstood the test.

A few days later, I took that exact same pair on a lap up Zebra Zion, a classic three pitch 5.10 gear route at Smith Rock. I didn’t have a larger, “comfy” pair for long routes, since this was my third ever route beyond one pitch. So, I wore my snug little sport climbing pair, and my feet didn’t hurt at all. Allegedly too tight and small for that style of climbing, my Miura’s didn’t fail me.

How is it that one shoe can meet my every demand in a moment’s notice? LaSportiva created a down turned edging shoe, which sounds like a contradiction. Typically, down turned shoes are a bit softer, giving the climber more feeling and control of their footwork on steeper terrain. Edging shoes are typically flat and stiff, allowing the climber to stand on small, precise edges without the rubber rolling or the climber’s arch being strained. But when you combine the power of a high performance down turned shoe with the precise edging capabilities of a stiffer shoe, you get the VS.

But there’s more to the VS than its ability to stand on dime edges. It’s still a powerful pulling shoe, and I’m more than comfortable wearing the Miura on steeper terrain. The VS also provides comfort in an age when climbing shoes are cranked down so small they squeeze the tears from your eyes. I say forget the idea that your shoes should be painfully small. If my feet hurt, I’m unwilling to put all my weight on my feet and trust whole heartedly in my foot placements. With the VS, I don’t have to downsize to a toddler’s fit - just one size below my street shoes allows me to trust my toes. For that reason, the painful “breaking in” process is non-existent with the VS. They’re ready to go straight off the sewing table in Italy.

From that first time out of the box, the Women’s Miura VS has been my most reliable friend and trusted climbing partner. I know we’ll spend many more years on the rock together.

Not Just for Girls! - Boulder, CO
09.28.11

I sized up 1/2 size from my Men's Miura VS and climbed in the Women's model all summer. The softer rubber on the Miura VS W's was perfect for getting that extra friction during the greasy months and sizing up to the next 1/2 size eliminated any issue with the lower volume last. Miura VS W's is a great choice for male climbers looking for softer rubber or a slightly tighter heel cup.

Jacinda H - SLC, UT
04.11.11

My all time favorite climbing shoe is the Women's Miura VS.   I love the higher arch, narrower width, and smaller toe box.  The shoe edges great on vertical, but is down-turned enough to be aggressive on steep climbing.  

Whitney B. - Paducah, KY
04.06.11

The same performance of the M's VS but with a narrower fit, the W's Miura VS is my shoe du jour. Of all the shoes, its heel cup fits my foot the best. Aggressive enough, but not too much, they have been my right-hand man on the sticky southeastern sandstone. Reliable, trustworthy...if they weren't a pair of shoes, I might ask them out on a date.

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  • Features
    • Easy to use hook and loop closure system for easy on and off convenience. Slingshot rand and Powerhinge system gives you the ultimate edging power. 4mm Vibram® XS Edge and XS Grip2 (Women's model) sticky rubber outsole.

      IDEAL TERRAIN:  overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing

       

  • Tech Specs
    • WEIGHT: 8.23 oz/ 228 g

      LAST: WPD 75

      FIT: Performance w/ High Asymmetry

      UPPER: Leather

      LINING: Dentex, unlined underfoot

      MIDSOLE: P3® with 1.1mm LaspoFlex

      SOLE: 4mm Vibram® XS Grip2

      SIZES: 33-42 (half sizes)

      COLOR: Women's Ice Flower

      ITEM NUMBER: 865

      PRICE: $170 USD


  • Additional Info
    • AWARD WINNER!

          

       


  • Reviews
    • Paige C. - Boulder, CO
      05.02.13

      Three years ago, I pulled my very first pair of Women’s Miura VS climbing shoes out of the box and stuffed them into my climbing pack. I hiked up to the Monastery near Glenhaven, Colorado, and after a quick warm up, I pulled out my shiny white shoes, dubbed my “Scooby Doos” because of their flower design. I ripped the tag off, slipped them on, and sent Grand Ol Opry (5.14b). First time out of the box, and they worked like a charm.

      Three weeks ago, I tested my VS shoes on America’s first 5.14, To Bolt or Not to Be. After 7 days of effort, they carried me to the top, sticking precisely to each smeary little edge I encountered throughout the 110 feet of blank vertical climbing. Nicely broken in and well loved, they withstood the test.

      A few days later, I took that exact same pair on a lap up Zebra Zion, a classic three pitch 5.10 gear route at Smith Rock. I didn’t have a larger, “comfy” pair for long routes, since this was my third ever route beyond one pitch. So, I wore my snug little sport climbing pair, and my feet didn’t hurt at all. Allegedly too tight and small for that style of climbing, my Miura’s didn’t fail me.

      How is it that one shoe can meet my every demand in a moment’s notice? LaSportiva created a down turned edging shoe, which sounds like a contradiction. Typically, down turned shoes are a bit softer, giving the climber more feeling and control of their footwork on steeper terrain. Edging shoes are typically flat and stiff, allowing the climber to stand on small, precise edges without the rubber rolling or the climber’s arch being strained. But when you combine the power of a high performance down turned shoe with the precise edging capabilities of a stiffer shoe, you get the VS.

      But there’s more to the VS than its ability to stand on dime edges. It’s still a powerful pulling shoe, and I’m more than comfortable wearing the Miura on steeper terrain. The VS also provides comfort in an age when climbing shoes are cranked down so small they squeeze the tears from your eyes. I say forget the idea that your shoes should be painfully small. If my feet hurt, I’m unwilling to put all my weight on my feet and trust whole heartedly in my foot placements. With the VS, I don’t have to downsize to a toddler’s fit - just one size below my street shoes allows me to trust my toes. For that reason, the painful “breaking in” process is non-existent with the VS. They’re ready to go straight off the sewing table in Italy.

      From that first time out of the box, the Women’s Miura VS has been my most reliable friend and trusted climbing partner. I know we’ll spend many more years on the rock together.

    • Not Just for Girls! - Boulder, CO
      09.28.11

      I sized up 1/2 size from my Men's Miura VS and climbed in the Women's model all summer. The softer rubber on the Miura VS W's was perfect for getting that extra friction during the greasy months and sizing up to the next 1/2 size eliminated any issue with the lower volume last. Miura VS W's is a great choice for male climbers looking for softer rubber or a slightly tighter heel cup.

    • Jacinda H - SLC, UT
      04.11.11

      My all time favorite climbing shoe is the Women's Miura VS.   I love the higher arch, narrower width, and smaller toe box.  The shoe edges great on vertical, but is down-turned enough to be aggressive on steep climbing.  

    • Whitney B. - Paducah, KY
      04.06.11

      The same performance of the M's VS but with a narrower fit, the W's Miura VS is my shoe du jour. Of all the shoes, its heel cup fits my foot the best. Aggressive enough, but not too much, they have been my right-hand man on the sticky southeastern sandstone. Reliable, trustworthy...if they weren't a pair of shoes, I might ask them out on a date.

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