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Ryka Transition™ Reviews

525 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

66% "Moderate arch support"

492 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/24/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

OK, so the people who said this shoe runs small are simply WRONG. I am a Zumba instructor and needed a good dance/support shoe. I bought this one partly by reviews and partly by the look. I usually wear a size 8, but ordered a size 8.5 because of some of the reviews and because I know a lot of dance shoes have a tendency to run small -- not this one. I received the shoes and they were too big. Usually, a half size too big is not even noticeable, but when you add the fact that the upper of this shoe is mesh (LOTS of give), a half size too big is REALLY noticeable and was actually pretty uncomfortable. Also, I have wider feet. Not wide enough to wear wide shoes, but they are on the wide side. Again, the mesh really helps with giving your feet a little breathing/movement room, where another shoe may feel too tight. So the width is true to size, but you do have a little play room if you're worried about wide feet. I had to return the shoe for a smaller size (my true size), but I will be sure to review once I receive the 8 and I've danced in them a bit! :) But please, do not waste your time having to return this shoe by buying a half size bigger!

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33 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/15/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I was disappointed in these shoes. I have been an aerobics student for about 4 years, 4x a week. I go through shoes quickly, because one part of the shoe will get worn out by lunges or something, and then the whole shoe has to go. I was hoping the thin sole would make me lighter on my feet, but it just took away the cushioning effect. My feet and legs hurt a lot more, trying to maneuver in these shoes. They are cute, and I will wear them for fun, but they are not as good as other Ryka shoes for working out.

Additional 505 Transition™ Ryka Reviews

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4 people found this review helpful  

November 20, 2011

Kalaya S

from New Orleans, LA

The first time I tried on this shoe it fit perfectly. I couldn't believe it. I wear a size 6 but also ordered a size 6.5 just to be safe. The shoe was true to size. My feet are wider than normal and this shoe gave me plenty of room. I use it for Zumba, Turbo kick boxing and it allows me to move freely. I can't use it in circuit training because the shoe slips too much but overall I love them! They are light too! By the way, my mom took the other size and she wears them all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2011

Judi

from Chicago

I love this shoe. I'm a 55 year old Zumba instructor and I need a great deal of arch support. I've never been able to wear Nike's dance shoe and the 'split sole' shoes put my back out. But the Rykas are lightweight, flexible, and support my arches and my feet in whatever direction I'm moving. (And we like to move it!) Love 'em!

Brands I'd also recommend: Got me. This is the first shoe that worked for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 10, 2011

Denise M

from Belleville, WI

As a group aerobics instructor, I find it exceedingly difficult to find the perfect athletic shoe for this activity (running shoes seem to make up most of what is for sale in my local shoe stores). When I read the reviews for the Transition from Zumba participants, I was excited to give it a try. This is a great looking shoe, runs true to size, and is not bulky; almost like walking on air. It's a great shoe for lateral movement, though support for high-impact moves is lacking. However, I have had no discomfort during or after a 45-minute high-impact session. The only weird thing about these shoes is the odor; a very chemical smell that hits me every time I open my closet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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No arch support

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

August 15, 2010

Amy

from Pa

So excited to be the first to review these. I am a zumba instructor and found these are the best shoes for zumba! I have tried lots of them and Ryka is the best. They have the stability that other dance shoes don't. A firmer heel does it for me. It's nice and cushiony too! They are true to size and great for a narrow-er foot. Never wore Ryka's before but I am their newest fan. Zumba girls, enjoy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

August 16, 2010

Queen o

from Northwestern PA

I purchased these shoes to wear for zumba. I have been on a major hunt for the perfect zumba shoes to replace the other ones I have been wearing. I had high hopes for these as I love the Ryka brand. I ordered a 7, 7.5, and an 8. The 7.5 (my normal size) felt a little too big and the 7 felt okay but a little snug. I wore these to zumba tonight on a studio floor and was completely disappointed. I slid around and had zero traction. I could barely move because I was sliding so much. Also, there is little to no cushioning in these shoes. I am an advanced exerciser so I tend to incorporate higher impact movements into my zumba routines. I am so sad that I have to send these back. A huge thank you to Zappos for their awesome customer service. I got these in less than 12 hours.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 11, 2012

Melanie

from Los Angeles

These are the best Zumba shoes I have found. I tried the Ryka Studio D and my feet were killing me. I tried the Nike Musique IV and my feet totally went numb. I take Zumba every day at a small studio with a not-so-great floor. I ordered the Asics Gel Rhythmic today so I'll see how that goes.

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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3 people found this review helpful  

April 1, 2012

Diane S

from New Jersey

I love my new sneakers! These are my Zumba dancing shoes! There's a pivot point on the bottom that really helps with my new dance moves, and they're such "happy" colors! I've never bought the Ryka brand before now, but I am sold on them. I've received many compliments. They are true to size, too. I regularly wear size 9, and that's what I ordered. I love ordering through Zappos. Their employees are so friendly and helpful, and their return policy can't be beat! I will definitely be a return customer.

Brands I'd also recommend: none. The only other brand I wear is Mbt, and those shoes are for a different purpose.

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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3 people found this review helpful  

March 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Bohemia, NY

I just starting taking Zumba classes a month ago and the place I take them is carpeted. My Ryka walking sneakers were getting caught on the carpet and the sole actually started pulling apart. Plus, my arches (or lack thereof because I barely have them) were really hurting. I researched the Ryka website for "zumba" shoes and found these. They are the best and definitely worth every penny. I ordered them on a Sunday and had them on my feet 2 days later!

Brands I'd also recommend: I wear only Ryka sneakers so i can't recommend any other fitness shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 25, 2012

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

These are incredibly light and versatile! I wear these for aerobics, Step class, Zumba and short runs on the treadmill. I cannot believe how much support they provide because they feel like I am wearing nothing! I also get so many compliments on the style/color as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2012

Jenn B

from Michigan

Love them! Super comfy and wider then normal shoes so they are great for people like me with wide feet. I use them for zumba and kickboxing.

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  

April 13, 2012

Joleen

from Pagosa Springs, CO

I bought these shoes for Zumba! They are great, love the color. The size is true and I wear an 8.5.

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  

April 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Milwaukee, Wi

I like these shoes because they are extremely light weight and I love the way they look. I'm not a big fan of tennis shoes but I can actually wear these even when I'm not working out. I would buy these again. I have a fairly wide foot and these are very comfortable but don't look wide.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reiker and NAOT

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 12, 2012

Ronna

from Macon, Ga.

I wear these for Zumba and they are perfect. I usually wear size 9.5 in shoes and size 10 in athletic shoes. The size 10 shoe is a great fit. They help me in my dance cardio class especially when I am doing lateral moves. The sole of the shoe is smooth and made specifically for a dance cardio workout. I would buy these again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Aventura Florida

I am very satisfied with these shoes. They are very light and fit really well. They were true to size for me.

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 9, 2012

AMOR

from Ventura, CA

This shoe is much more attractive in person. It is very light weight. I decided to get my regular shoe size, 8.5. I am glad I did. It fit perfectly. Shoe is true to size. The shoe is perfect for walking. Need not break it in. I walked for 2 hours without socks and, I got not one blister or rash. However, not comfortable for jogging. It didn't absorb any of the impact. It just left my feet aching. If you want a shoe for jogging or high impact activities, I recommend Asics. Overall, it is a shoe worth keeping. My husband complimented me on them too!

Brands I'd also recommend: asics

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  

April 6, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

I'm a big fan of these shoes! I take cardio dance classes; and for a year, have loved the feel of dancing barefoot. When I realized that my feet need more support and cushion, I looked for shoes that would give me the flexibility and feel of dancing barefoot. These shoes are perfect. They are lightweight, breathable, and flexible. I can turn and pivot easily, and yet still feel a solid grip on the studio floor. A great shoe and a great investment, and more years of dance to come.

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  

April 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Hot Springs, AR

I bought these for a 5K and my feet hurt after because the insole is not very cushioned. I pulled the inserts out and added my arched inserts and now I love them! I always wear a 9.5 and that is what I ordered. I thought it was too big and considered returning for a 9, but once I got the good arch inserts in they seem to be the right size. They do have a wide toe base which allows plenty of room so your toes don't cramp. Overall, love the shoes with an arched insert.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2012

Bonnie

from Huntersville, NC

It's very hard for me to find comfortable shoes due to I have diabetes. These Ryka are very comfortable and lightweight. The mesh also gives enough when walking if you have a wide toe area but still offers support. I use them for gym class and shopping. I am thinking about buying another pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

These have been great for Zumba! I used to wear running shoes and had horrible blisters and not enough support for the lateral moves. The color is also great - tons of compliments and where did you get those cute shoes?

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Birkenstock

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Grand Rapids, MI

I love these! They are great for both Body Combat and Zumba! They feel a smidge wider than a medium to me.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

I bought these for Zumba and have used them about 10 times. The Rykas are good for the sliding and lateral movements in Zumba. These are working out well!

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2012

Anonymous

from Overland Park, KS

These are great for Zumba. They make it easy to do lateral movements and pivots without my feet sticking and torquing my knees. I have wide feet and they fit great. I will buy them again when I wear these out.

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

Love these shoes for zumba! They have just the perfect amount of tread and support. I am used to Nikes and compared to Nike they run about a half size bigger. I always wear a 7, but next time I will definitely order a 6.5!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2012

Beth G

from SF Bay Area

True to size, very comfortable, great support. I suffer from plantar fasciitis and this shoe is like a glove. I add my superfeet insoles, and then I feel like I really do have super feet! Love them!

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Brooksville, Florida

I teach Zumba on carpet and these are my favorite shoes. They are light weight and flexible with plenty of room in the toe box.I order the same size as my street shoes. I try to have a spare pair in the closet in case they are discontinued. I just purchased my third pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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