Joel U.wrote a review of Mad Rock Remora Climbing Shoe on September 8, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I've been sport climbing and crack climbing for 8 years and have tried most of the shoes on the market. I have never been happy with a slipper before. Slippers have in general, felt sloppy, poor fitting and too soft for edging.
The Remora is completely different. It has a more precise, slightly narrower fit than most slippers and delivers a ton of power to the toe. The friction on the rubber is the best I've tried.
I have worn two sizes, one a full size down from my street shoe for bouldering and sport climbing, and the other a half size up from street shoe for crack climbing. When sized appropriately, these shoes are incredible for crack climbing as well. The toe profile is slim enough for thin cracks, and the high-friction rubber grabs rock hard. The extra rubber on the toe adds a bit of toe profile thickness, but the added friction makes up for that.
The Remora is quite comfortable and easy to get on with the pull-tabs.
Overall, this has become my go-to shoe for boulders, sport climbs, and cracks. I use it for everything other than very steep projects with small feet requiring a lot of toe in.
The Remora will not perform as well on really steep rock with tiny feet where a super aggressive shoe can help toe in. For this, I use a more aggressive shoe like the Redline