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.