La Sportiva Miura
The La Sportiva Miura is one of the classic pair of climbing shoes, great for bouldering and technical routes but can easily hold its own on multi-pitches or big wall climbs.
Originally intended for hard sport climbing and bouldering. However, when sized down appropriately, has been hailed by many for its ability to perform on trad routes, crack climbing, and big wall climbing. One independent review said that they may feel quite clumsy and difficult to edge in at first, but after they’re fully broken in and have softened up a little the time and effort all pays off. This shoe features a leather upper with a synthetic lining, so expect it to stretch about half a size. Size it according to what you want to use it for: tight for hard bouldering, looser for trad/longer climbs.
The shoe features a slingshot rand and a Powerhinged sole that, when small edges are weighted, prevents the shoe from stretching in the front half of the shoe to keep power and control on tiny holds. An aggressive downturn that can hook onto overhanging holds and slot into pockets. The Miura holds the ultimate ‘all-around’ solution to the extreme requirements of modern climbing.
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