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Ryka Studio D Reviews

1201 reviews
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Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

76% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

57% "Excellent arch support"

1144 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/21/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I first bought a pair in 9½, and immediately returned them because though the length was good, my feet just felt too tightly sandwiched in the shoe, as if there was not enough space or wiggle room for the top of my foot and toes. I then ordered a pair Nike Musiques and returned them, (too bulky and stiff), and finally the Zumba brand shoe, which I also returned (cheap construction, and only whole sizes, 9 was too small, 10 was too big). So, desperate to find a Zumba shoe to save my screaming knees, I ordered the Rykas again, in the same size, hoping that there was enough variation in the manufacturing process that I would get a pair that was not so snug. Well, they were just as snug (though still long enough), but given the rave reviews, I diligently wore them to Zumba. The first two classes, the snugness was still noticeable, and my toes actually went a little numb at one point. But, magically, by the third class, the shoes were completely broken in, perfectly comfortable, and no toe numbness. Also, they have good support, so all that jumping up and down is not so jarring anymore. Now I would not trade these Rykas for anything. My knees are doing much better, and the freedom of movement (especially for the pivoting moves), is almost effortless. I actually am more likely to go to Zumba now because I know that I will not have any discomfort.

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57 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/21/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Unfortunately am going with the few that say: would not recommend. I bought these for Zumba after reading all the glowing reviews. I received them yesterday and tried them on, they felt so light and wonderful. Then I put on my Zumba DVD and half way through it, I couldn't move anymore. My arch was killing me. These shoes are light and cute but have very little arch support esp. for people with flat feet like myself. :( That I've to return them, guess it's back to square one! on a side note: they fit true to size, I ordered my normal size 10!

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5 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2012

Laura S

from New Hampshire

I bought these to replace my Nike Musique IIIs that I used for Zumba (6-10 classes/week). They have a lot more stability/structure to them. Initially, they were really slick, but after a few uses they became less slippery. I have a very high instep and wide foot and normally wear an 8 1/2 wide, so I ordered up to the 9 and it fits perfectly. I don't get the tingling toes from pressure on my instep like I did with the Nikes, either. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

Positives: Pretty comfortable and cute shoe that is lightweight; allows for full movement of the ankle and has decent cushion. Negatives: Stickier on the floor than other brands of dance shoes. These tend to hurt the arch after dance use. Also, the included laces are quite long. Overall, a good shoe that works for Zumba. Ordering up a half size worked well.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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March 6, 2012

Nicole T

from Los Angeles, CA

Good dancing shoe. I use these for Zumba and hip hop style dance. Just enough grip and just enough slip to spin and slide, jump and stop. True to street size if not a teensy big and average width without being too tight. Good toe box room and arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Bothell, WA

I am so excited to have found this pair of shoes. I am a dance teacher and was recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis in the inside area of my foot. My physical therapist recommended to look for shoes with stability and arch support. I found it in the Ryka Studio D. I can still demonstrate in it and get the support I need to teach pain free. It has great rounded edges so it's not so bulky and I can still do a pirouette in it. I am buying another pair and I hope Ryka will keep making this model. I can also see it being useful as a Zumba shoes and walking shoes. It is lightweight too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, Dansko, Crocs, Super Feet in soles

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 26, 2012

Mary w

from brookings Oregon

Great shoes for my aerobic dance class! Comfortable from the minute I put them on. I got a half size larger and they fit perfect. I've been buying Nikes Misique, which seem to run narrow. The Rykas are more comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 22, 2012

Anonymous

from New York City

Sneakers for grown-up women! Most comfortable sneakers I've ever worn, and the best-looking. They are supportive enough for the treadmill, flexible enough for low-impact aerobics. The B width is rather wide for me; I'd prefer a double-A, but I use a Birkenstock soft insole for more cushioning and to help them fit snugly. The best part is they look like good urban walking shoes. I can wear them with nice clothes, something I refuse to do with the standard florescent pink-and-turquoise athletic shoes, which I think look idiotic. I expect to love them for travel, too -- they don't shout American tourist in European cities.

Brands I'd also recommend: Munro, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have the Nike dance sneaker, but I like this one so much better. It moves with me, I love it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Roswell, Georgia

This is a great shoe for working out and dancing (Zumba). The lateral support is really good and twisting movements are easier on the knees. I have an injury and this shoe has allowed to me to continue working out. I tried another dance shoe but I really wanted more lateral support. This shoe was the right choice for me. Zappos customer support was excellent.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Olympia, WA

I'm amazed. The shoes arrived in 1 business day and I wore them tonight to my Zumba class. I love them. For the first time I didn't leave with shin splints. Love them and highly recommend them. Oh, and I ordered my exact size and they fit perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City, Utah

I am actually wearing this as my everyday, non-workout shoe and I love it. I took out the laces and put in Locklaces, very easy in and out. My podiatrist thinks Ryka is a well built shoe, and my foot pain has pretty much disappeared since wearing this. I wear a pair of Ryka Synergy for workouts, also a great shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Dubuque IA

I just ordered my third pair of this shoe. I had the grey and yellow, the white and grey and the only other color available is totally black. Not sure I like the all black - wish there were other choices for color. I Jazzercise and this shoe is perfect. I agree shoe strings are a bit long.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 2, 2011

Stacer

from Huntington Beach, Ca

Great lightweight workout shoe! Stylish and hip, got lots of comments when I wore them to my cross fit class! So cute you can wear them after the gym too!

Brands I'd also recommend: earthies, dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 3, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought the shoes for Zumba, and they are great for that. They are very lightweight and comfortable. The soles allow for turning and dance moves without getting stuck. I wore the shoes on a walk around the neighborhood and found that they do not have enough support for that, but I highly recommend them for Zumba.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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February 19, 2012

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

Got this shoe, because I read in Livingstrong.com that Ryka was a good shoe for High impact aerobics, and it had great ratings. I also started a new workout Tracy Anderson't Method and during the first few workouts acquired painful shin splints. I could not do the workouts very well, then my Ryka came in and I did noticed a difference right away. There is more room in the front of my feet, and I do use the front of my feet to jump around. The Shin Splints did get better over the next several days using the Ryka shoes, By the 3 day I was not feeling the Shin Splints much at all, and was able to do the complete workout. It felt great! My toes did start to tingle during the last few minutes of my workout, but it sure beats shin splints. I love this shoe! Paid day I'm going to order the mid studio. I would not recommend these to someone with a wide foot. I have a normal foot and the shoe is pretty snug. I have to wear them with thin socks. I also bought them a 1/2 size larger, due to the snug fit reviews and they felt fine.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 18, 2012

Jan

from Huntington Beach

These shoes are so lightweight and perfect for my Zumba class. I have a narrow heel and there is no slipping which happens a lot with my other shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: I'm sold on Ryka for dance classes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Charlotte, AR

Love these shoes. I am a 60 year old who just started zumba classes and have found these shoes to be lightweight and flexible. I have a wide foot and these shoes are as comfy as a pair of socks. They give me great pivoting capability. Definitely recommend for Zumba!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 15, 2012

Amy

from Midland, Tx

I wear these to teach Zumba 4 days a week on short, tight carpet or concrete. This is my second pair of these shoes. My first pair lasted about 6 months. The first pair really helped get rid of some knee pain. The circular pivot point and the minimal tread on the sole eases the resistance other shoes have while pivoting and being up on the balls of my feet. It provides enough traction for slick concrete but not too much for carpet. There is plenty of support for the impact moves and great support for lateral moves. My foot does not slide around side to side, so no worries there. I have recommended these shoes to several class members who have ordered them and say the shoes have made a difference for their knees and freedom of movement. Of course, they are super cute and look great with workout clothes and jeans too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Hackensack

I puchased these shoes for my Zumba class and I knew they felt good on my feet. I didn't realize how great these really are until I got caught in a downpour one day and had to switch them for my other sneakers -- what a difference. These are now my go to sneakers and I will purchase a second pair to have on hand so that I'm never without them. They are comfortable, support your feet and are lightweight. They make a difference in how I move in class and just walking around in the city. They are also very cute on the feet. I sized up but I think you generally size up with sneakers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Columbus, OH

This is the perfect shoe for Jazzercise/aerobic dance: the right balance of support, cushioning, and flexibility in a lightweight shoe that is extremely comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 29, 2012

Chuck

from Salt Lake City

I searched for a quality shoe for my wife to use in her Zumba class. This shoe had a mountain of reviews. It didn't disappoint, the comments I heard after the first week is they are solid, well supported, and awesome. I would recommend them with 5 stars.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sketchers Run

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I bought these for Zumba and they are working great. Lightweight and very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 26, 2012

MaryEllen

 

Bought for Zumba. Very comfortable and makes Zumba more enjoyable because the shoes are light and have a different grip pattern than running shoes. I've had multiple foot surgeries so comfort is key. These are comfortable and don't pinch or squeeze at all.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Colorado

I needed wide shoes for Zumba and I took the advice of previous wearers and ordered one size larger. That size fits great. I just laced them loosely and had no problems doing Zumba three times this week without my feet hurting with brand new shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Media PA

Great shoes for Zumba and other dance classes in my gym. They offer good support and do not catch on wood floors. Very glad I bought them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 21, 2012

Julie

 

These shoes are great for Zumba. They look nice and are very comfortable. The smooth soles allow for easier moves during a Zumba workout without so much wear and tear on your knees. Definitely order a half size larger than you normally wear in workout shoes. I am usually a 9.5 and I ended up having to exchange the 9.5 in these for the 10.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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