Review: La Sportiva Women's Miura Lace-Ups

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La Sportiva Women's Miura Lace Rock Climbing Shoes

On the market for more than 10 years, the Miuras are tried-and-true all-around climbing shoes. Precise thanks to an asymmetric last and a chiseled toe, these moderately downturned shoes perform on boulders and big walls alike. “They are comfortable enough to wear all day on a big climb, yet maintain great precision,” said one tester. “I can stand on the thinnest of dime edges,” said another. Edging precision comes in part from 4mm of Vibram XS Grip 2 rubber and La Sportiva’s “powerhinge technology,” which confines stretching to the heel and keeps toe contact with the rock.

Why It’s Great for Women

A narrower last combined with a padded heel that reduces the overall volume of the shoe make these perfect for a small foot. Plus, the padding makes them easier to wear for long days. 

$160; sportiva.com

Further Reading
Women's Climbing Gear Hall of Fame