"Friggin' sweet; what else do you need to know?"
The Ra is my new favorite shoe. I'll admit that I have an enormous quiver of shoes in my closet; I obsess over having just the right shoe for the job. That said, if you told me I could only climb in one shoe for the rest of my life, it'd be the Ra, and I wouldn't even be unhappy about it.I've jammed cracks in the Creek, slabbed it out in Squamish, slapped up steep boulder problems, tic-tacked up faces in Eldo, and charged through unrelenting overhangs in the Red, all in the Ra. It particularly excels in the technical and bouldery, when making use of its ample rubber and power-pocket toe box are the priority. The best part? It is infinitely more comfortable than other high-end shoes.
I use these shoes in the gym and when bouldering outdoors. They fit my feet better than any Velcro shoe I've ever had. I use them on a variety of terrain and they've never come up short. If you want just one pair of shoes in your pack, this is the pair!
"Game changer - versatile performance in a surprisingly comfortable fit"
I've been using the Ra for a year now. I've done some of my hardest sport pitches and boulder problems in it, and I've done some of my longest routes in it. I'm amazed at how well it performs on all angles of rock, and at how comfortable it is. I do a lot of difficult multi pitch routes, so I have to have something that can climb 5.12 face, while still being comfy enough to wear for long periods and jam - the Ra is IT! I tried a bunch of other shoes before the Ra, and this shoe keeps me way more confident and comfy (which is weird... but very fortunate). I'll be using this shoe for years to come.