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Ryka radiant™ Reviews

189 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

59% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

63% "Excellent arch support"

184 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/6/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I saw that this walking shoe got 5 stars and everyone raved about them. They are nice, but I only gave them 4 stars for the following reasons: 1) they are a little short. If you are on the top end of your shoe size, order a 1/2 size up 2) they are definitely breathable! I think they'd be great for indoor walking, or walking in the spring or summer, but for outdoor walking in the fall or winter, your feet might get a little chilled 3) I found there wasn't enough padding for the balls of my feet. I plan on keeping the shoes, because they're not awful, but next time I'll go back to New Balance.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/16/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I usually take a 10 so I bought a 10 1/2, too small in toe area, narrow and too shallow. I need height in toe area to breathe. I forgot to try on socks. But with 10 1/2 it is impossible to put on socks. I wish they made it in a wider width.

Additional 169 radiant™ Ryka Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Sunrise, FLorida

Researched these walking shoes in Consumers' Report. Could only find online but although cheaper elsewhere, couldn't find size. Heard Zappos was reliable so ordered, had them quickly, love them because they are so light and comfortable, no sweating, and won't hesitate to order from Zappos again because so prompt and efficient.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Murphy, North Carolina

I have a bad heel spur and these were recommended by a physical therapist to help deal with the pain. I can't say enough about these shoes. I'm back on the tread mill and no longer dread walking around the store or for work. If you have foot pain, you can't go wrong with these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 14, 2012

Denise V

from Millington, Tennessee

These are marvelous shoes! I have foot deformities that make wearing any shoe difficult, but the Ryka radiant is fantastic. I also bought the Ryka Sport Walker Advance. They are my #1 treadmill shoe...so comfy. I own 3 pairs of Ryka shoes and they are all top notch. Great toe box room with a narrower heel than most athletic shoes. Mostly, I love Zappos. Best, no-hassle company you will ever order from.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Wilmington, NC

The radiant is a very comfortable shoe, purchased .5 size larger, great fit, lots of padding, good arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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January 30, 2012

Lisa S

from New Braunfels,TX

I have worn Ryka's for years! You just can't beat these shoes. You will definitely want this style of Ryka's if you do a lot of walking - they are light, yet very supportive.

Brands I'd also recommend: none-these are the best

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Kansas

This is the second pair of this shoe that I have purchased. I wore the first pair out! They are very comfortable and I would recommend these to anyone that is on their feet all day. I also have a similar pair in black.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 1, 2012

Karen J

from Houston, Texas

Best walking shoes I've ever had. Comfortable right out of the box. Bought 1/2 size larger to allow for socks. Wide fore foot and narrow heel is like custom fit for my hard to fit feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2011

Dawn

from Birmingham, AL

This is my second pair of Ryka shoes and I am a huge fan of Ryka! This pair, just like the first, feel great right out of the box. I use them mainly for walking my dog. My feet hurt a lot and these are very comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 20, 2011

Jodie B

from Seminole, Florida

This is my second pair of Ryka radiant, and I'm sure not the last! They're awesome. The 9B fits perfectly, even with my orthotics. There's plenty of toe room, and I've worn both a thick and thin sock. I'm a power walker who jogs a little, too. I love the neutral color, as they look good with workout and casual (errand) clothes, and I really love Zappos fast service!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance, Puma

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2011

Barb V

from New Berlin, WI

I purchased these after a running injury forced me to become a walker. They are very comfortable, and the darker color makes them a little different than regular old white athletic shoes. I may get them in another color just for everyday wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago area

These shoes fit comfortably from the first try on. I can wear them all day, and they still feel good. I wear a 9 and sometimes have to take a wide, but these 9's are great in the width (no need for a wide). I also have a high arch, and the arch is very supportive.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 26, 2011

Anonymous

 

Love this shoe! I've had the same style for years. Just not crazy about this color combination. By the way, I wear an 8 in most shoes, but 8.5 in Ryka's, so I'll mark it that it feels a half size smaller.

Brands I'd also recommend: clark's, clark privo's, born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 16, 2011

Kathleen S

from Buffalo, NY

I really like these sneakers. They are comfortable, supportive and attractive. They go well with Khaki and brown slacks. Much preferable to wearing white sneakers!! I am delighted that they actually came in size 10 1/2. Normally that is not an option! Love Ryka sneakers. I own 6 pair!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 12, 2011

Anonymous

from NJ

Love them, my feet are hard to fit because of hallux rigidus, and these are superbly comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 2, 2011

Dizzy D

from Lambertville, NJ

Lovely shoe for style and great choice for treadmill or workout. No problem for my narrow foot (was not available in narrow sizing); ties are sufficient for snugging the fit as you like it. There is not much arch support; the insert removes easily to exchange with my off-the-shelf orthotic. The price is very good for the shoe, but comparable to more expensive shoes when I added in the cost of the orthotic. I would purchase another pair of these or another by this maker.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 24, 2011

Anonymous

from ventura, ca

Love them! Very comfortable. Ryka always seems to run a little small, so I always order 1/2 size larger than normal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 21, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes. They are lightweight and supportive. They are also quite cushiony on the sole. It is hard to find good cross trainers; these are it! I have been buying them for 2 years now, and I will rue the day when they stop making them. The only negative thing I can say about them is that they appear to wear out quickly. I have to replace them every 5 months or so after walking about 20 miles per week on them and using them at the gym (no running). Perhaps this is normal wear... in any case I love the shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 15, 2011

Julie

from San Diego

These are the most comfortable and supportive walking shoes I have ever owned! I wear them to walk a few miles with the dog every day. I plan to get another pair. LOVE them. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Plainfield, IL

A good-looking shoe. It fits and feels great. I have a wide toe area, but small heel and this shoe feels great. No break- in, could wear them all day. Very lightweight too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 18, 2011

Lynda C

from San Antonio, TX

This is the 3rd pair of Ryka shoes I have owned. Right out of the box they were comfortable, even without socks. I did have to buy a half size larger as my toes hit the front when walking. I have recommended these to many friends.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 14, 2011

Carolyn B

from Orange County, NY

This is my second pair of Rykas though of a different style. I wear one or the other when walking in the forest with my very active dog several times day where I live.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 10, 2011

Colleen V

from Chicago, IL

I am on my feet, standing, for 4 hours and I no longer have achy feet or legs after my shift! Great for walking too! Very comfy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 9, 2011

Sandy C

 

Most comfortable, easy walking shoe I have had in years! Just slipped my orthotic in and ready to go! Does not have the heavy support needed for a lot of fast walking, and certainly not for running - but for comfortable normal walking, it's the best I've found for my problem feet. I have purchased three pairs so far - stocking up in case they are discontinued in the future. Neat looking, also.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 1, 2011

Roberta L

from San Leandro, CA

Love these shoes! So light you don't even feel like you're wearing a pair of shoes. I wore them to move from the top floor of my building down 4 flights of stairs to the first floor apartment and was tired but my feet felt great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 24, 2011

Anonymous

from Minnesota

Perfect! These are my third pair of Ryka's and I absolutely swear by them. I walk approximately 3-4 miles 3-5 times a week and these are comfortable from the moment i put them on. My heels are very narrow and usually hard to fit, but not with Ryka. these do run 1/2 size small; i ordered an 8 in a different style and they were too short. Saw the reviews on this model with same comments and ordered accordingly. Very satisfied. Doing business with Zappos could not be easier unless they were located here in town. They are a terrific company. I ordered these after 4 PM and got them the next morning! Amazing. I will always recommend Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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