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Ryka optimum mary jane 2 Reviews

50 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

16%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

64% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

40 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/28/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The Ryka optimum mary jane 2 sneaker is great! It is so lightweight, and so very comfy (like an old pair of worn in shoes) from the second I put them on. So very glad to have found them and would highly recommend these to others.

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10 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/7/10
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

I purchased these shoes on April 14th and have worn them on average twice a week since then. Yesterday, while at work, the strap broke. I had to hold my shoe together with a safety pin for 8 hours. I have not put undue wear on the shoes or the straps, haven\'t even had them for two months yet! I do not recommend these shoes at all.

Additional 30 optimum mary jane 2 Ryka Reviews

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October 23, 2012

Anonymous

 

Not a good fit for me. The shape of these shoes pushes my toes to the end yet leaves space behind my heels. Back they go.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 18, 2012

Christie M

from Westchester, IL

I was looking for an athletic shoe that looked a little less "athletic". This shoe seemed to be just right. The only problem was that I have a high instep and the strap across the top is too short and barely made it across my foot. Sadly I had to return them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

Not a good fit for me. The shape of these shoes pushes my toes to the end yet leaves space behind my heels. Back they go.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Pontiac, MI

These are extremely comfortable. They are wider in the toe area and narrower in the heel. The velcro strap is a plus. Very comfortable walking shoe. I can't wait to try other shoes in this brand.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 24, 2012

Yvonne d

from amsterdam holland

This a really comfortable shoe as I wrote in my original review. I like it a lot. However, I have to return it because it is impossible to clean. I have washed it twice and the top is all yellow-pink and not because I washed with other items. It is totally impractical for outdoor use. Dirt clings to it and it looks really tacky. I am exchanging it for a black pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: naot, Born, Merrill, some Clarks not others,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 19, 2012

Audrey B

from Lyle, WA

I really love these shoes, but the velcro fastener is not extensive enough, and occasionally pops open. Once I exchanged them for a size larger, they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Columbus, Ohio

Very nice shoes, exactly what I wanted. These are really comfortable and are cooler for the summer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 30, 2012

Anonymous

from netherlands

I almost sent these back as they are klutzy looking but so comfortable and well made I just couldn't. There is full padding on sides and heel, and the velcro strap makes for easy on and off. A great shoe for all day on feet or for walks.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks (some) naot, born, klogs usa

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 27, 2012

Deb

from West Virginia

I have been very pleased with these shoes! The adjustable velcro strap is a nice feature, and I even wore them when I sprained my ankle, as they allowed room for my Ace wrap. They're very comfortable and lightweight!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 6, 2012

Patricia D

from United States

The shoe is very comfortable. There is one big design flaw, the strap across the top of the foot, is not long enough. It does not stay attached to the Velcro. I have almost walked out of them twice. Wish I could send them back, but I have worn them three times. What a waste of money.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 25, 2012

Lori

from Stamford CT

This is my third or fourth pair of these shoes over the last few years (Jazzercise instructor- I wear them out). I always get compliments on how cute they are. I really like the style and they work well for me for aerobics.

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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1 person found this review helpful  

June 2, 2012

Anne C

from United States

I love this shoe! It is comfortable, I can walk all day in it, yet it does not look like an athletic shoe so I can wear it to work. I would like to see it in more colors!

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 24, 2012

Anonymous

 

Got this for my wife who has heel pain. She loves them and wears them a lot We recommend them highly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Before buying, I read the reviews, glad I did. They are shorter than normal so I took this into account. The heel is wide but they are extremely comfortable. I first bought white, then bought black, wish they came in brown.

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

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 29, 2012

DJ B

from Omaha, NE

So comfortable! I wore them right out of the box on a trip to Europe. True to size, and fit my female foot with a narrow heel perfectly. Comfortable as walking shoes, but more stylish. My orthotics fit in fine too. For some reason, the Velcro on the right shoe would not stay fastened, but Zappos sent me a replacement pair, and they are fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 8, 2012

Ellen M

from Madison, WI

I really loved the look and feel of this shoe; it was exactly what I wanted. The only minor problem I have with it is that because of the strap instead of a lace up, there isn't quite as much ankle support on uneven ground as I'm used to. Still, a very nice walking shoe in urban areas.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rykas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Ticonderoga, N.Y.

The Ryka optimum mary jane 2 sneaker is great! It is so lightweight, and so very comfy (like an old pair of worn in shoes) from the second I put them on. So very glad to have found them and would highly recommend these to others.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr. Scholls, skechers, Reeboks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

February 16, 2012

Anonymous

from New York

Not like the original Ryka Mary Jane. The toe felt tighter. I am returning it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Propet

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 1, 2011

Anonymous

from Tennessee

The Versa style was so superior to this style. Runs short but the correct length leaves huge gap at heel that cannot be corrected with the velcro strap, which is also inferior to the Versa style. The cushioning in the sole is not as good as the prior style. Bring back the Versa and ditch the optimum.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Grosse Ile, MI

This is my 3rd pair of Ryka Mary Janes. Comparing these to my older pair, there is a big difference. The quality of this product has gone way down. The strap is thinner and just just one strap across the top. Older version had a wider strap that looped through on one side, & then over the foot. So this strap is much less supportive...just cheaper. The fabric is not as nice. The amount of leather is less. My foot slides around and isn't "hugged" like the older version (probably due to the thin strap). I am disappointed. Will probably look for a similar shoe in another brand next time. Ryka really blew it on this one. On a positive note, the shoe seems to be cushioned fairly well. I would give the older version all 5s.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 6, 2011

Beth V

from Anchorage, AK

Great shoes. Glad I read the reviews and ordered a size larger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 6, 2011

Mary M

from Fairfax, Virginia

It is exactly what I wanted. Comfortable. After reading reviews, I bought a size larger than I would normally, and it fits fine.

Brands I'd also recommend: skechers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

March 29, 2011

Jennifer M

from Erie, PA

Very uncomfortable. I love my Ryka running shoes. But even though these are the same size, this model doesn't fit my foot correctly. No matter how I adjusted the velcro closure there was pressure on the inside of the ball of my foot & it rubbed with every step. I had to return them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ryka running shoes, Saucony

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2011

Anonymous

 

Everyone, important! This model runs very short. I had to get a full size larger. I owned about 8 pairs of Ryka shoes before, always wore size 7, but had to get size 8 for these shoes. Other than that - perfect, just like all Ryka shoes. I am giving 4 stars for the difference in sizing.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 4, 2011

Carol S

from Roseville, MI

This is a darling shoe but ran extremely small, at least for me. I usually wear an 11.5 which is exceptionally hard to find, so frequently I order a size 12. This 12 felt like an 11, so much so that I actually looked inside each shoe to check the size.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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