Reviews for Miura Shoe
Average Rating : 4.79 out of 5
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Finally! A technical shoe for low volume feet!!!!
Review by: DasOopsMaker, 2012-08-01
Awesome shoe with great edging and fit for narrower feet (haven't really tested the smear capacity yet). Comes off super easy with the lacing system.
This is my first aggressive/technical shoe, and while I realize I'm not maximizing its potential (by climbing below the 12 grades), I couldn't be happier. I should start by saying that I am female and have a very narrow and low volume foot with a very long big toe. Shoe shopping has been a nightmare for me. My Five Ten Foxes are great for smearing granite but they became seriously inadequate for the gym and more technical sport climbs. This is the only shoe I put on that actually fit the shape of my toe box AND kept heel securely in the cup. In fact, this is the only shoe I've ever put on where my heel actually fills the entire cup. It's awesome.
I wear a size 7.5W and 6M in street shoes, and went with a 37.5. I was suspicious that the pain on my big toe knuckles would be agonizing, but these actually started breaking in and cozying up after sitting around in them at home on and off for a day, and one bouldering session at the gym. Where other shoes like the Katana were so agonizing (same size) that I couldn't finish a warm up problem, these things were not only bearable, but precise as hell.
Word to the wise: If you're thinking about the Miura try all four versions on in various sizes. The women's Miura VS and lace up fit completely different than the men's VS and lace up. The lady Miura lace up in 38.5 destroyed my feet before I even got to the gym, the 38 VS left air in the heel and was unbearable on my big toe out of the box, but the men's lace up in a 37.5 was perfect. Go figure. Just try them all on.
Quick to lace-up allrounder
Review by: Vakoilija, 2011-12-24
Comfortable leather shoe that comforms to foot. Pointed toe to stick to the smallest pockets. XS Edge sole is on the harder side making these shoes great for edging on granite.
These shoes are incredibly fast to lace up! I wish all my shoes had quick laces like Miura.
Even though these shoes are near perfect for me, the simplistic 15 year old design has it's negative aspects too. In late 90's nobody had heard of P3 system.The lacing could also run assymmetric like in Andrea Boldrini's Tigers and La Sportiva Testarossas. For toe hooking there could be a bit of rubber on the top of the toe. However, when I'm climbing something that requires lots of toe hooks, I'm propably wearing Blackwings anyway.
I first bought a pair in too comfortable size 40. Sold those to my friend and came back to Miuras when I needed good edging shoes. Now I wear performance size 38,5. My street shoe size runs around 41-42.
I have slight morton's toe and was surprised how Miuras feel more comfortable than the Katanas. There was slight pressure at the outer sides of the ball of my feet at first, but it happens to me with any shoe. The heel is like magic!
There's no fancy materials like Lorica inside the toe box, so be prepared for a little bit of rubbing against your toe knuckles during your first sends! My shoes felt good already at the store and even better after a couple of bouldering sessions. I wouldn't climb whole day in these, however.
Review by: secander, 2011-05-07
Probably my favorite shoe ever! Fits wonderfully and is aggressive enough for difficult bouldering. Despite this, it is so comfortable that I have worn it all day long while climbing 15 pitch alpine routes.
Some Notes On Sizing:
These shoes stretch a lot, but after you break them in, they fit like a glove! Here are some notes on my sizing:
Street Shoe: 8/8.5
Miura: 7.5 (40 euro) - feels big after break in.
Mythos: 6.5 (39 euro) - feels big after break in.
Five Ten Quantum: 8.5 - feels small!
Great all around shoes!
Review by: KaiJPN, 2011-01-24
But I switched to TC pro as it edges as well as Miura and have more support. I use Miuras when I need more sensitivity and "pulling" motion by toes.
Best shoe I've worn
Review by: irukandji, 2010-07-02
Precision-wise: most shoes on the market = axes. These = scalpels.