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Ryka assist xt 2™ Reviews

95 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

47% "Excellent arch support"

86 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/20/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are exactly what I wanted, and they feel absolutely fantastic. As an aerobics instructor, my feet take a pounding, and these have the both cushioning to handle Step classes, and the lateral stability for cardio kickboxing. They hold on nicely to my narrow heels - not a single slip yet. The arch support is pronounced, which is fine for me, but I can imagine that it may be too much for a flat-footed person. The shoes are also surprisingly lightweight.

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9 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/9/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Cute colors. However, I've only had these shoes for a few months. And they have completely broken down. No longer supportive in lateral movements, cushion in insole is obsolete now. Very unhappy with these.

Additional 75 assist xt 2™ Ryka Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 9, 2012

GATOR8

from Santa Clarita, CA

Cute colors. However, I've only had these shoes for a few months. And they have completely broken down. No longer supportive in lateral movements, cushion in insole is obsolete now. Very unhappy with these.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2012

Love P

from Saint Clair Shores, MI

I wear a size 9 in athletic shoes, and this 9 was a little larger, but good with a cushioned sock. Loved them on my first wearing. Good ankle support for step activities. (Much better than comparable Nike's.) Good cushioning. They do look a little cheap. I agree with other reviewers on the "too much plastic." However, in the end, I want comfort. I hope they wear well. Awesome Zappos delivery!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 27, 2012

Mage W

 

These shoes are literally some of the most comfortable I've ever worn. I wore them nearly every day for 6 months before they finally started to wear out, and then I got myself an identical pair because I liked them so much. They do tend to slip a little on wet surfaces, though, so not the best choice if you want something that's gonna grip, but otherwise I can't complain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 27, 2012

Corrine B

from Durham, NC

These shoes fit great right out of the box and into a cardio step class. They are light but have lots of support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Rhode Island

I was reluctant at first to buy any sneaker other than New Balance, but I'm so happy I took a chance on Ryka. The Assist xt 2 offers superb support and comfort for gym workouts. The wider toe area has helped to eliminate toe cramps. Hurrah! I will definitely purchase other Ryka sneakers in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 22, 2012

Marianne b

from new orleans, louisiana

I love Ryka shoes because they are wider in the toe box than most shoes that I have tried so I can wear my true size which is a 9½B rather than needing to order a size 10 just to get more room. I have bone spurs on my big toe joint that are very sensitive to anything that presses on them. I do step aerobics six mornings a week and these shoes are perfect. I wish I could wear them all day. And I love Zappos! They provide easy ordering, quick delivery and painless returns.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 18, 2012

KK

from Colorado

I purchased this pair of shoes to wear at the gym on the days that I work on the machines and cycle. They are great! Lightweight, yet supportive and very comfortable. I ordered my regular size and had to return them for a half size smaller.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 17, 2012

Sandy

from NC

These are the best shoes ever! I bought them to do the Insanity program - they help my stability and they are great for sideward and forward movement. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 14, 2012

Judy

from Glen Gardner, New Jersey

Love Ryka...only brand I wear for 10+ years. Very comfortable, wide toe box, so no squishing or break in time. This style ran true to size, very lightweight with good support for the gym and walks. And you can't beat Zappos free shipping/return policy. I ordered a few pair & sizes to try at home & simply returned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are great - I've been cross-training in them. They could use a little more lateral support and stronger arch, overall a nice shoe.

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  

February 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love this style, have bought several over the years. Accommodates my orthotics, and the soles wear out before any other part of the shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

I can now jump rope with no pain with these Ryka Assist. The shoes feel great and they are roomier. At first there was a little pain in my ankle but not anymore.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics gel intensity

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 3, 2012

Anonymous

from chicago

I wear this show for Jazzercise. It has adequate support for all of the high impact and lateral movements required. I would highly recommend it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 9, 2012

Mklady

from Florida

I discovered Rykas several years ago and they are the only brand I wear now. For walking or aerobics, I take them out of the box and go! I Jazzercise several days a week, and I don't have to think about my shoes or my feet, just my workout. I also always buy online because I know they will fit right out of the box. the perfect shoe for my foot!

Brands I'd also recommend: Skechers Tone Ups

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are light and roomy but do not have much in the way of cushioning. I did like the color, though. Sadly, they are being returned.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

January 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Peekskill, NY

A great cross training shoe. I've got a wider foot, and this shoe has a generous toe bed. I do a lot of high impact step aerobics, spinning, and weights/cardio cross-training classes. These shoes were an excellent find.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 1, 2012

Barbara C

from Palo Alto, CA

After returning 2 other athletic brands, I bought these Rykas, and I absolutely love them! I have Ryka Zumba shoes, as well. Thank you Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 30, 2011

Anonymous

from Provincetown, MA

This is a great shoe - very lightweight and comfortable. Great color combination.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Anacortes, Washington

I found these shoes very comfortable while giving excellent support for the classes I take, with a combination of weight training and aerobic activity including running. They are well ventilated and have great lateral support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 20, 2011

Lisa V

from Baltimore, MD

Although I thought I would like this aerobics shoe. I found that the outside edge cuts into my foot. I am returning this. :(

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 7, 2011

Shelly

from Ft. Myers, FL

The shoes fit well since I know to up size because of my foot problems, but they don't help me do Zumba any better. That's my coordination problem. Now if only there was a shoe that could help with that!

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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December 5, 2011

Tanya P

from Maryland

I would buy these shoes again in a heart beat! First let me just say that Zappos has the very best customer service. The shoes have room in the toe box, and hug the heel enough to fit without sliding off. I bought size 10.5 as I usually do and it was perfect...it even looks good in a big size--not all shoes do. Totally happy!

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balence

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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November 23, 2011

Anonymous

from New Jersey

I normally like Ryka's for cross-training, but these are sloppy... very big in the forefoot, and don't hug my heel well either. Would definitely not work for kickboxing.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 9, 2011

Audra H

from Denton, Texas

I just bought my second pair of these great shoes. I am a nurse in a hospital and I am always looking for the perfect comfortable shoe. I have purchased many shoes designed for nurses that have not lived up to their standard. I originally went out to buy a pair of asics, but found these to be more comfortable and half the price. I wore these shoes for 40 hours every week for 6 months before they started to break down. Other tennishoes that I have bought by bigger name brands have only lasted 3 months. I'm looking forward to another 6 months of no foot pain! I wear a 9.5, sometimes a 10. I bought these in 9.5 and they are the perfect size with room to breath. I do recommend spraying them with a water repellant to preserve their light colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks, privo, asics, reebok

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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1 person found this review helpful  

November 8, 2011

Jean

from Bothell, WA

I am very pleased with these shoes! They are super light and comfy. My feet stay cool with the mesh sides. Great shoe for the gym!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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