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Ryka Devotion Reviews

428 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

73%Rated 5 stars

14%Rated 4 stars

6%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

3%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

75% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

52% "Excellent arch support"

395 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/20/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I am a Zumba instructor and I am on my second pair of Ryka Devotion shoes. I have tried dozens of shoes, and these are by far the best -- enough padding so that your feet and knees don't take a beating, plus they are sturdy without being heavy and I can twist in them without sticking to the floor. I have very high arches, and these provide great support.

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33 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/22/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Have bought two pr of this shoe. a wonderfully comfortable shoe but, the first pair I bought at the end of Oct. are now pulling apart on the sole, at the instep. Will try to see if Ryka will make good on this shoe falling apart in only two months of wear! Disappointed in Ryka...

Additional 423 Devotion Ryka Reviews

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8 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2012

Toffler N

from Phoenix

Fabulous shoe for Tracy Anderson Dance Cardio. Cushy, springy, low enough for jumping jacks, and great arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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5 people found this review helpful  

April 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Cleveland

I typically go up a full size in an athletic shoe because I replace the insert with my orthotic. After reading the reviews, I decided to stick with that practice. I am a 9 in regular shoes, so ordered the 10. I tried the 9.5 but didn't have that thumb's width that is recommended for most athletic shoes. The shoe rocks! I felt like I was jumping on clouds. If I wasn't a pronator, and didn't have knee issues I wouldn't insert my orthotic. However, for those who don't need them, this style has great arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

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

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 1, 2011

Anonymous

 

What a terrific shoe. Like walking on tempur-pedic foam. Good support since I'm a supinator. I can even run! in these shoes and it doesn't shock my knees! I will order another pair today! Wish there were more color combos to choose from.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 27, 2011

Anonymous

from Montana

Wow! After nine, yes, nine orders over the last year, I finally found an incredibly comfortable pair of shoes! They are awesome. I know they'll be great for step aerobics or just mowing the lawn. Thanks Zappos for your patience.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrel is good also

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 22, 2011

Anonymous

 

Have bought two pr of this shoe. a wonderfully comfortable shoe but, the first pair I bought at the end of Oct. are now pulling apart on the sole, at the instep. Will try to see if Ryka will make good on this shoe falling apart in only two months of wear! Disappointed in Ryka...

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrel is a great shoe also

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 23, 2014

Anonymous

from virginia

Really great, comfortable, light weight shoe .... using for long walks and aerobic classes.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 18, 2014

Delly

 

Generous toe box is one of my favorite things about Ryka, that and the narrower heel to prevent slipping. It has good cushioning in the heel area. It's a pretty good shoe for the price. I enjoy walking in the them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 19, 2012

Karyn

from Westfield, IN

I work out 5X/week, have bunions, and a Morton's neuroma on the pad of my left foot. I usually buy inserts to protect my feet. So, shoe comfort is extremely important to me! I will never buy another brand of fitness shoes again! This is my first time buying Ryka and I'll buy again and again. Bonus that they are also super cute.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Allyn, Washington

The most comfortable shoes ever. I had read an article naming these as very comfortable, so I found them at Zappos and decided to give them a try. So glad I did. For people with a very high arch as myself, you may still need an insert like superfeet if you walk a lot. But they are like walking on a cloud. The fit - I wear a 7 and I bought a 7 and it was right on. There is also plenty of room in the toe area. I have tried so many different shoes to wear while I walk on my treadmill and I finally have a pair I am happy with. I would like to say also, that Zappos is a great company that I just discovered and will continue to shop online with.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 23, 2012

Jill M

 

Bought these for my mom. She has bad knees from years of competitive tennis, and arthritis in her feet. She said they are like walking on a cloud. After continued wearing, they haven't broken down like other shoes in the past either. She said they are the best she has ever worn, and she's a tough customer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 26, 2012

Carol K

from Toledo

These shoes are awesome. I bought them just before a vacation that I knew would involve lots of walking, including a couple of days at Disney World. They feel super cushy, never rubbed me the wrong way, and are very flexible. I had read that these ran a bit small, so I ordered an 8 and an 8.5 (I usually wear a 7.5-8). The 8s felt great so I would say they run true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 10, 2012

Anonymous

from hamilton nj

I have always enjoyed Ryka sneakers but need to remember that they run about a half size smaller than other brands.

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

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 17, 2012

Anonymous

from NYC

This is my second pair of Ryka cross trainers after years of being an Asics devotee. The cushioning, comfort, support and stability is outstanding. You had actually feel the rebound in the sole. These are great for the treadmill, elliptical and classes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 2, 2011

Anonymous

 

These shoes are by far the best fitness shoes I have owned. I have worked out my entire life and have worn multiple different types of shoes. I was looking for a fitness shoe, but I feel that cross-trainers are always so bulky. These are supportive, but have more of a running shoe look. The sole is also incredible...so comfortable! I wish I could wear them all the time!

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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2 people found this review helpful  

February 22, 2012

Sarah S

from Jackson, WYY

These shoes are so comfortable! I thought that they were those toning sneakers because the cushions on the soles are so bouncy. They are perfect for walking. They are a bit narrow. But I have really wide feet. So quick, lateral movements are not the best for these.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 22, 2011

Rina S

from Wooster, OH

Had to return, way too short and tight in size 9.5. Have another style of Ryka and love them, true fit and great arch support, these just didn't work for me. However, I would highly recommend the brand.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 1, 2017

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Anonymous

 

Only shoes I wear for work. I work 12 hour shifts on a skilled nursing unit, on which I am the only aide. I walk/run an average of 6 miles a day, often supporting my wieght plus that if another. These wear down quick but they're top notch when they're new. Saving my knees, back & feet from days of residual pain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 10, 2017

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Beverly

from Oklahoma

Loved these shoes for Jazzercise but after 1 month the triangles on the bottom of the shoes are pulling off the sole. Several women in our class ordered these shoes but I have seen two of them fall because of this problem. I will NOT order them again and that is too bad because they are so comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 12, 2016

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Anonymous

from Seattle, Washington

I bought these shoes at the last minute before a trip to Europe and it was a great decision. I have problems with my forefoot and arthritis in my big toes so I was worried about the fit, but there was no breaking in period whatsoever! They have excellent shock absorption and pillow soft cushioning. I love that it stays firm on my heel without crunching my toes and that the ankle and tongue are also padded. I usually wear a size 8 in athletic shoes so that is what I ordered and it felt true to size. It fit great and I would definitely buy this again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 11, 2016

Anonymous

from Boston, Massachusetts

This is a great shoe if you need a wide toe box and at the same time a normal heel space. Often Wide width shoes are way too wide in the heel and flop off my feet. I ordered a 9W but had to exchange them for a 9 1/2W which fits perfectly. I suffer from a Morton's Neuroma so I need enough space for the ball of my foot and my toes to spread out. And the shoes are very attractive, light weight, and give good cushioning.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 10, 2016

Anonymous

from Valparaiso

I am always looking for a shoe with a roomy toe box and this shoe has it! Not only that, but it feels like you are walking on pillows and it's cute..what more could you ask for? I had been wearing Asics Gels, but I am replacing them with the Ryka Devotion.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 30, 2016

Anonymous

from Marlborough MA

I did a ton of research and sneaker trials as I'm an avid walker. I walk about 6 miles a day. First time wearing Ryka and I'm loving them. My feet never feel tired, no blisters which I'm common to and air out well.

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  

October 24, 2014

Anonymous

 

I've had surgery on one foot and it has become increasingly difficult to find a shoe that is soft on my sensitive heel and arch problem. Right out of the box, this shoe walked me through Europe without any complications. Great for people with wide feet and who like a soft ride. Zappos really is so great about their policy for returns, because it took me quite a few tries before trying this Ryka. Thank you 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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1 person found this review helpful  

August 5, 2014

Anonymous

from NY/FL snowbird

I have loved Rykas for years but stopped buying them when I took up tennis 10 years ago. Ryka does not sell a shoes specifically for tennis & I thought I needed a tennis shoe to be safe, comfortable & durable. However, I have a very hard time finding a comfortable tennis shoe lately so gave Ryka a try again. I found this style to be excellent for tennis even in the durability department. We play on hard courts at least 8 hours a week so the soles do start wearing down at 3 months but are still in great shape for shopping, and all other activities. Also, I have a pretty decent sized bunion on my left foot but the mesh seems to work well with that problem so both feet are comfortable. Just love them but had hoped I would be able to get them with less color this time. However, would have gladly bought 2 pair if I could have gotten a pair with blue & a pair with green in my size but both options were out in my size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 29, 2012

Lois G

from Delray Beach, FL

I walk 6 days a week and have tried other name brands of sneakers but always return to Ryka and always recommend Ryka. I have been wearing Ryka walking sneakers for a long time and this pair is the best! They fit properly, their light in weight and it's like walking on air.

Brands I'd also recommend: Only one brand - RYKA!

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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