Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 51
Rated 1 out of 5 by CharlieMom Same size as 8 with much narrower toe bed!!!
I just received these and am extremely disappointed! What has happened to RYKA?!! I have been buying them ( 25+ pairs of many varieties) for many years specifically because of the wide toe box and am finding them to be more and more narrow. I have always worn a size 8. After stepping up my walks to 5+ miles each day, I have developed blisters on my toes and decided I needed to go up a half-size for more room. WRONG!! I put this on as soon as they were delivered and can't believe how narrow they are - without socks!!! When holding a size 8 and this 8 1/2 heel to heel, they are the SAME LENGTH. When comparing them next to each other, the toe box is SUBSTANTIALLY SMALLER on the 8 1/2. I cannot even try these out, they are that NARROW!!! They will be returned - unfortunately at my expense - and I will head out to the shoe stores in search of another brand.
Rated 1 out of 5 by poochini bad choice
I ordered so many Ryka athletic shoes and they were so comfortable and lasted a long time. These, however made me feel unbalanced and they actually hurt because of the high poking inward back. Returning.
Rated 5 out of 5 by gagajudy Best athletic shoes I've ever had
I bought a pair of these at a local store last summer. I must have a shoes with good footbed support, I have very high arches. I have struggled with shoe fit all my life, and tried hundreds!
I work only in the summer at a job where I am on my feet all day - outside! This shoe is the best fit I have ever had for an athletic shoe. I went to QVC looking for the same shoe in a different color than the other pair, and was very excited to find it. I got the gray and blue shoe that will be great with jeans, and I now have two pairs so that I can alternate their wear.
Love, Love this shoe. Thanks Ryka!
Rated 4 out of 5 by PhillyLilly Walking on Air!
I've given my favorite Rykas. quite a workout and wanted to reorder the same Rykas.Sadly they were no longer offered.
.I saw the Ryka Radiant Plus and thought that the tread pattern was similar with some upgrades! I love the Ryka brand.I ordered my usual 8.5 medium and they ran true to size. I have very narrow feet If you have wide feet this may not be a shoe for you.
.The Radiant Plus has a very stable heel cup and a high arch support. I have skinny feet and have plantar fasciitis ..I can remove the inner sole and put my orthotic in.. I haven't done that yet as I wanted to see how the built in liner worked..It's wonderfully supportive..and prevents my foot from rolling to the side..
While these are labeled for walking..I have found I can dance in them as well..As for the cushioning the design of the shoe absorbs heel shock amazingly well. There is little padding in the ball of the foot or the front toe bed..so I may need to put my orthotic in to cushion the ball and toes of my feet..It was a little disappointing so that is why the 4 stars.. When the snow melts will try them outside..inside I live in them! Walking on air
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaryGrace MG love Ryka Shoes
Both pair of shoes I ordered, just a wee bit too small. Return and reorder 1/2 size larger. My personal problem,
I vary between 9 - 9 1/2 depending on shoe and it's width.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nwgirl All I Buy is Ryka
I love Ryka shoes, and they are the only brand of walking shoe I buy now. I've learned, though, to buy a 1/2 size bigger since some of the shoes tend to run a little small. I've found that by sizing up a 1/2 size, the shoes are more comfortable.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GymRatMom I bought the Black Version
For some reason these shoes showed up with the laces not threaded through the last eyelets. When I wore them, the laces were naturally too long, and my right heel felt as if it was constantly on the verge of slipping out. Once I threaded all the eyelets, the issue went away! Very comfortable and cushioned. I can tell because when I drop to the ground from the pull up bar, my feet don't experience any shock whatsoever! :D
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vickstercat Love Ryka
This is my second pair of Ryka's, I wore my first pair completely out and I still can't get rid of them. I have tried other brands and have not been totally satisified so I came back to Ryka! I would and I do refer my female friends to Ryka. I love the fact that these shoes are made specifically for women and that women are different than men.