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Ryka assist xt 2™ Reviews

95 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

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0%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 No longer supportive in lateral movements, cushion in insole is obsolete now.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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3 people found this review helpful  

June 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Nashville

These are great shoes. I recently purchased my 2nd pair of the Ryka assist xts. They are light as a feather, but still offer some forefoot cushioning. Great for fitness classes and general training. I wear them for step, cardio drills and kickboxing. They are a great value and run true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago

I have Fred Flintstone feet. Not only are my feet about as wide as they are long, my arches seem to be just as high (thanks mom and dad!). Needless to say, it is a challenge finding shoes, let alone excellent cross-trainers. New Balance have been my go-to brand for years, as they seem to be the only brand that offers wide anymore. I love my 882 (with a last of SL-2) dearly, but they're ole gals who have to be put down. Their replacement (NB 883) has received mixed reviews and are pricey. So, I've ventured out. I have now tried at least a dozen different shoes and these are my new love. By the way, the Nikes I have tried on (and I've tried on half a dozen) are so absolutely narrow and stiff, they seem torturous. Back to the Ryka Assist XT 2, because they don't have 7.5 wide, I ordered size 8M and they fit like a glove. My first class is tomorrow and I can't wait to feel them in action. Although I doubt they'll last as long as my New Balances, for half the price, I just hope they last half as long.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 11, 2011

Kate C

from Denver, co

I do a lot of jump roping, plyometric, crossfit type exercises so I was looking for a shoe with excellent forefoot cushioning. This is it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 11, 2011

Anonymous

from Wisconsin

I bought this shoe primarily for use in high-impact step aerobics classes (Body Step). Before this shoe, I had been wearing my highly technical running shoes to class, and felt that my feet were sloshing around too much in them. I was looking for something with a little more support, especially laterally. I have been quite happy with these so far. They look and feel great when I put them on. They are still lightweight, but offer more support than a running shoe. They look sleek and sporty, too. My only problem has been that my toes occasionally go numb and I have to adjust my laces, but this is not specific to this shoe. While I didn't experience that with my Brooks running shoes, I think it happens with these (and other shoes I've had) because they are holding my foot more firmly in place, which is actually what I want, but requires that I have the laces just right and not too tight. The sizing seems to be pretty true in these. In most street shoes I wear a 7.5, although sometimes in running shoes (like my Brooks Trance) I go up to an 8. I ordered these shoes in a 7.5 and they fit great. One thing I didn't know before ordering is that these are part of the Kelly Ripa for Ryka line. This branding is included both on the box and in the footbed of the shoe. Neither here nor there, just didn't realize it until I saw the shoes in person. Overall, I think these are a great choice for high impact studio classes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 30, 2012

Diane

from Connecticut

After searching, buying and returning a bunch of shoes, I ended up with these (my husband insists that Zappos will soon stop selling to me!). I love the look, the toe box is ample, and the support is great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2 people found this review helpful  

September 3, 2011

Eve J

 

I have purchased three pairs of these awesome workout shoes. I am a crazy gym girl. Two gym bags packed and ready to go at all times. I am an advanced stepper and these have been great. They are light weight and very comfortable. They run a smidge large. I normally wear a 7, but these did not feel right, so now I have 6½ instead.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Irvine, CA

This shoe is light, comfortable, and flexible. It's good for my narrow foot, as well. It's true to Ryka sizes (I can always reliably order their 9.5 for my foot that is an 8.5 in other brands). It's not a hearty shoe for walking outdoors, but good for activity in the gym.

Brands I'd also recommend: I have only worn Ryka Althletic Shoes for more than 10 years! Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 21, 2011

Joanne B

from Seattle, WA

A nice shoe overall, and I am very happy with it. Good lateral support for various types of aerobics, nice arch support though not quick as much as I was hoping for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 3, 2011

Teresa V

from Indian Trail, NC

Love, love, love these shoes! Breathable fabric, great support. Even with my plantar faciitis, I can wear these without additional support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2011

Amy

from washington, dc

I've had these for a few months and really like them. They are cute and comfortable. They were a bit tight at first but have stretched and I don't even notice the tightness anymore. Definitely recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 31, 2011

Anonymous

from Jamestown, North Dakota

I chose the Ryka assist xt 2. I wear a 5 1/2 and since the Ryka shoes typically run a little small it fits quite well. Also the wider toe bed benefits my sensitive toes. And the heel fits my narrow foot very nicely; no slipping as with other brands. There was no breaking in period for this shoe. A real pleasure for my sensitive feet! I wear these mainly for walking but I would definitely use them for working out also. I will order them again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

These shoes are wonderfully supportive and super stylish! In every class I wear them to someone compliments me on them. I have high arches and find that Ryka does a nice job of supporting my feet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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