Popular Dance Aerobic shoes
from Newark, Delaware
I love this shoe. I have a high instep, and it is hard for me to find shoes that fit well. This shoe fits me perfectly. I usually wear an 8 1/2 in an athletic shoe and that is the size I got. I wear these for Jazzercise, and I do high impact. My feet don't hurt when I wear them, although I use custom orthotics inside, so I don't know much about the in sole that comes with the shoe.
I have worn Sambas for years and my last pair was worn to rags. I had a difficult time finding Sambas until I found Zappos. The Sambas are exactly as expected, great shoes for multiple sport and casual uses. Sambas are also great driving shoes. In fact, for performance car guys (and girls) Sambas work better for road course driving (manual transmission) than actual driving shoes. Sambas allow the driver to feel and grip the pedals during up shifting and downshifting. Sambas! Great shoes!
Reviewer: Donna Hoke
from Western New York
Wow, I don't know what they did to these shoes since I last ordered them but I hate them. They feel as hard as a rock, no cushion, my feet hurt with the least amount of impact, and the rubber is already detached from the show. I don't know Ryka does this; they have a good design and they're always changing it--and never for the better.
At first I thought that I would not wear the wrap inside the slip-on shoe because it felt too tight and bunched up, but a friend suggested that I remove the extra insole added to the ballet flat. I did and ta-da! Perfect! Now I zip to the studio with the whole shebang - the wrap, the ribbon and the ballet flat. I kick off the flats to teach my pilates and barre classes, workout and then slip them back on when I leave. They are really comfortable and just an adorable style. I did size up to a 7½ from my usual 7, but now that I removed the insole I am not sure that I would do that again. If they stretch out, I can just put the insole back in. The ribbon adds a little something - a teensy bit of arch support, but something better - it just keeps the foot stable in the wrap somehow. And it looks fabulous.
from New Market, Virginia
I love the shoes! The fit is great, I ordered one and a half size larger than I normally wear. They were even very comfortable after wearing them for an extended period of time. I'm considering getting a second pair!