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Ryka assist xt 2™ Reviews

95 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

12%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

47% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 25 assist xt 2™ Ryka Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 6, 2011

Anonymous

from VT

I wear Ryka shoes for Jazzercise and normally have good luck with them, but the Assist XT2 really hurt my foot. I liked the Intensity XT3, which is not made anymore. I would recommend the Transition, which is what I'm getting next.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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January 6, 2011

Anonymous

from VT

I wear Ryka shoes for Jazzercise and normally have good luck with them, but the Assist XT2 really hurt my foot. I liked the Intensity XT3, which is not made anymore. I would recommend the Transition, which is what I'm getting next.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Klamath Falls, OR

Normally, I love Ryka. These shoes are not suitable for high impact workouts. Within 10 minutes of my first high impact workout wearing these shoes the balls of my feet ached! Plenty of cushioning in the heel area, but very little cushioning in the area where the balls of your feet are. It felt as if I could feel the floor through the shoe. I could feel shin splints forming 20 minutes into the workout! Also they are a bit wide in the ball area as well. Since I've already worn them, I can't return them. So, I'll probably just use them as walking shoes. The worst shoes I've worn in a long time. Disappointing since they are so cute and have a nice color scheme.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Chatsworth, CA

I have very high arches and this shoe did not have any arch support. Plus, it was too short - my toes were touching the end of the toe box.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Salomon

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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January 20, 2011

Liv L

from San Jose

I originally ordered in a 9 after reading all the other reviews (I usually take an 8.5). When they arrived, they felt way too big, so I initiated the return and ordered the 8.5. When the 8.5 arrived, they were far too small (toes crumpled at the end kind of small). Stupidly, I kept the 9 thinking it was my size, and they would be okay. Wrong! I am sure this shoe would be great if the sizes were correct, but this feels like a 10 (or bigger). And since they are so big, my feet look huge while I am wearing them. What the hell was I thinking?! Cute shoe, but I am terribly disappointed and really regretting my decision not to return these and try for something different.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 11, 2013

Anonymous

from jersey city new jersey

Great sneakers to do JAZZERCISE. Very comfortable, sturdy and great on the feet.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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February 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Buffalo, NY

Got these shoes for challenging cardio dance classes and have been very happy with them. They were comfortable right from the start, and they provide good cushioning and support. It would be nice if they were a little more stylish, but since I only wear these for working out, I don't really mind.

Brands I'd also recommend: Avia

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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January 10, 2013

Jamie U

from San Francisco Bay Area

This is one of the best aerobic cross trainers ever and the Ryka assist xt is just what I've been looking for in my aerobic shoe. I do jazzercise 6-7 times per week. Just got them last night and tried them at my jazzercise class. Impact and cushioning are just right. They are lightweight and flexible and the mesh is very forgiving. As in most athletic shoes, I ordered up a 1/2 size up from my normal street shoe size and they fit just right. Zappos is super fast in its speedy delivery. Thanks Zappos.

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

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January 4, 2013

Anonymous

from hemet, ca

Love the extra support this shoe gives me for Jazzercise. This is my 2nd pair and I am so happy to find them at Zappos.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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December 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Roseville, CA

I like Ryka's because the last is designed for a woman's foot and it fits well. I use my Ryka's primarily for Jazzercise and Zumba and they're perfect for these activities.

Brands I'd also recommend: asics, new balance

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

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Felt true to width

 

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August 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Florida

I'm a huge fan of Ryka shoes, they really are the best for cross training and these Assist XT2 are no exception. They are super comfy right out of the box and are awesome for all types of workouts. I do a lot of step, circuit, interval, tabata, kickboxing, weightlifting and walking and these shoes cover it all. Lightweight with great support.

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

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 19, 2012

Denise B

from Duvall, WA

I like the shoe I chose the aqua, green, with gray shoe. I wish there was more arch support.

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

 

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August 13, 2012

Natasha L

from Atlanta, Ga

I take heavy cardio workout classes and was looking for a shoe that has great support, cushioning, comfort and is stylish. This shoe is it. It is so comfortable that I don't even put in my orthotic for added support. It runs true to size which most athletic shoes don't. I would highly recommend it!

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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July 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Virginia

These are the only shoes I've found that have the right kind of support for step aerobics. Very comfortable.

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 wider than marked

 

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June 25, 2012

Carolyn M

 

What Diane said. Bought several pair, and returned them. Got these, and they are a keeper. Super comfy.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 2, 2013

Anonymous

from South Bend, IN

I like Ryka brand shoes because they fit my narrow heel. Plenty of room in the toe area. They are not the prettiest shoes, but they are functional.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

Very comfortable shoe with good arch support. Good for low impact workouts, but not good for long walks or high impact workouts; the arch support is great but there is not enough padding in the shoe to support high impacts. This weekend the bottom of my foot became sore about 30 minutes into my 1 hour power walk, but I don't have any problems when wearing the shoe around the house or when working out to a kickboxing DVD. I'm glad I bought them but they are not a shoe to be worn for every type of exercise. I'm dinging my rating by 1 star for this reason.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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September 25, 2012

L. R

from Wichita, KS

I purchased this shoe to wear for Jazzercise. It lacks sufficient cushion under the ball of the foot for aerobic activity. The shoe fits true to size and has good arch support. Attractive style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reebok

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 14, 2011

Cheryl H

from London Ontario Canada

Love the shoes, the only thing that I would like is more cushioning in the insert, just a little flat and would be so easy to do. Fit was perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Don't know of any other company that makes specific aerobic shoes with the needed lateral support for those workouts.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

Was so excited to get this shoe. For a long time I've been looking for cross trainers or dance sneakers with wider toe box for Zumba. Shoes fit and looked fine but when I walk my heels kept slipping out of the shoes. Had to return them.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Vermont

I have worn this shoe for teaching Jazzercise for the past couple of years. They have good support and moderate fore foot cushioning. I have an over pronation of my right foot so being able to easily insert an orthotic has been nice. But...they do seem to break down quickly and with the new pair I just received the soles seem rigid and made the aerobic floor feel like a skating rink. Going to have to return them (plus Zappos sent me a 1/2 size larger than I ordered).

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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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November 4, 2011

Kali C

from Chicago, IL

They are cute but I was looking for something I could actually exercise in. This really was not a comfortable shoe for me. The insole poked into my arch in a small point rather than supported it and my heels were killing me after 15 minutes. Also, I didn't seem to have a choice between tied so tight that they cut off circulation and so loose my heels moved around in the shoe, there was no happy medium.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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