Pure-a Miura




The La Sportiva Miura has seen many a climber up sickity slabs, steep faces, and keeler cracks. Now, a tweak on that classic platform yields a powerful performance allarounder: the LA SPORTIVA MIURA VS ($150, sportiva.com). The VS replaces the Miura’s laces with a dial-o-matic, easy-on/off, three-strap Velcro closure and offers enough edging power, downturned grab-‘em, smearing stick (courtesy of Vibram® XS Grip rubber), and heel suction for any and all elite-level maneuvers. The Sentex lining and unlined underfoot mean more feel than the lace-up Miura, while high comfort marks make the VS perfect for all but the most foot-flaming multi-pitch slabbios.

—Justin Roth

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