La Sportiva Miura Rock Climbing Shoe - Women's
Not a beginner shoe- just a very VERY awesome shoe!
The most comfortable advanced shoes I've ever had!! ..after a coupla weeks of breaking them in, of course. They stretch a size, so anticipate to hurt before you start loving them. Nonetheless, my very first climb with them (clean 11a that always gave me grief) was, if a bit painful, 100% pure success!
July 8, 2013
BEST SHOE 5EVERRRR
Bought this shoe after researching and going back and forth between quite a few -- climbers told me I should definitely nab this shoe when it went on sale, so I did.
I gotta say, the climbing community did not lead me wrong!
This shoe is great because I can step onto small holds and stay there, and I can smear well on the walls. I feel more confident climbing in these even if my feet hurt because I know they can withstand it and help me grip the wall better.
I probably could have sized them another half size down, but since I'm mostly a rec climber I'm fine with where they are. I attached a picture of a size comparison between my running shoes and climbing shoes. My Nike's are a women's nine, the climbing shoes are a women's 7.5.
What's really nice about these shoes is that if they come untied, it doesn't even really matter, they stay super tight on my foot. The laces just get in the way, and that's it. There's also an audible suck as I take them off. They fit soooo snuggly.
Over all, I would definitely recommend this.
June 14, 2013