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Miura Lace

 

Miura Lace up
Reviewed by Steve Crowe

Upper: Suede leather, slip lasted

Lining: Dentex

Sole: Vibram® XS Grip 4 mm

Sizes: 32 - 46 including half sizes

Weight: approx 450 grams per pair


I mush admit that I was a bit skeptical at first and took some pursading to try them but after slipping into them and lacing them up I soon forgot that I didn’t have my faithful “Pinks” on! The fit is a personal thing but for me the Miuras were precise without being uncomfortable. They aren't super sensitive, nor are they overly stiff. The Miura is designed to stretch in the back half of the shoe rather than the front which should help you stand on small edges.
 


It's nice to climb in a shoe that gives you confidence. I've worn 5.10 shoes for many years and have been very trusting of the C4 rubber but it took me no time at all to trust the new rubber. I was pleasantly surprised to find that these shoes stick very well on both slabs and edges also they felt particularly at home on the steep tufa walls in Catalunya.
 


 

La Sportiva's Miura Lace Up is the perfect performance shoe for cracks, small pockets, vertical edge climbing and overhanging steep rock. You can confidently grab positive edges with your toes and happily hook lips with your heels. I highly recommend these to anyone who wants a precise lace up for all round performance. More info on the La Sportiva website.

Reviewed by Steve Crowe 13th January 2011

 


 

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