Ryka Stroll Leather & Mesh Lace Up Walking Shoes
Best Shoes Ever
I ordered two pair of these shoes in December and they have held up very well. They are so comfortable and the fit is perfect. I hope they come back in stock and maybe even add some new colors.
Comfortable but did not hold up
I purchased these in December and they are very comfortable but there is already a hole in the toe of the right shoe. The stitching was not done well and the material has pulled away from the leather.
I have other Ryka tennis shoes that have held up well.
I recommended this product because hopefully there was just a flaw in this shoe and not in others.
Ordered the white and blue for my daughter, she absolutely loves them. Being hard to fit all her life, it was always trying on and rejecting the fit of the shoe. We both have wide feet with high arches. After seeing Ryka for so long, I thought I try them. She could try them, walk around the house, really check them out. Had them sent to her house, to my surprise I got a phone call from her, raving about them. She said they were the BEST FITTING SHOE SHE HAD EVER HAD! When she came to visit, I tried them on myself. She was totally right! I loved the fit also. Now I am ORDERING A PAIR FOR MYSELF. Hope I am able to get them as they only have them on wait list now.
Not the Same Ryka!
Not my first Ryka, but really disappointed in these. Have owned these for about 6 months. Little cushion or support. Not worn much, but I kept them because I really liked the style and color (black/pink). I gave three stars because I was able to replace the insole with an orthaheel insole. Fit and comfort was much better with orthotic, but probably could have bought much better shoe for the price of the ryka and the orthotic. My foot is slim but the extra room in the toe box is welcomed.
Bought a pair for my Daughter
I had bought these when they were a TSV and loved them. My daughter commented on them one day when we were walking. I ordered her a pair and we both wore them walking the other day. She really likes them as well. We both have the black and pink pair.
I have always purchased RYKA as I am a serious walker. This pair is nothing like my previous purchases. I love the ortholite technology and this shoe does not have that. It seems like there is next to no padding in the shoe. I would have returned these but I buy ahead so that I have a new pair when I need them so are stuck with them. They are "for show" shoes. I'll only look for ortholite in the future.
Love these shoes!
I am very surprised with some of the negative comments as I find these shoes to be comfortable and consistent in sizing. I have bad feet so I am very picky about the way a shoe fits. I am back to order more, in particular the blue (or periwinkle color) as I have had many compliments and no issues.
I jog every morning and my ankles were starting to hurt from my previous sneakers (i'm only 28!) So I knew I had to switch, these are my first Rykas. I've only worn them once as they just arrived in the mail but I already LOVE THEM! zero pain in my ankles my first time in them, I was shocked. They feel supportive through the arch etc and I run on a gravel/dirt road and I can feel whats underneath me but not uncomfortably. They are completely comfortable. I feel if they were any thicker in the soles they would be stiff and uncomfortable. I ordered an 8.5 and I'm usually between an 8 and 8.5 but I sized up because previous reviews told me, and that was a mistake! Now I'll either pay shipping two ways or just keep them even though their a little long, so thanks a lot to the people who said they run big, they dont! And as far as the width, my foot runs a tiny bit wide and these are plenty wide enough, so comfortable!!!
I love Rykas, they are the only athletic shoes I buy. But these are a big fail for me. I over-pronate, and that is one of the things I like best about Ryka, they really minimize that for me. But in these, I have more pronation than just standing barefoot. I tried putting arch supports in them, that didn't help. Also, they are a flimsy shoe. There is not very much cushion to them, and I can't see them being very comfortable for any amount of time or any distance. I got the black and pink, and they are really cute, but I need more than cute. If you do not have foot problems, or aren't looking for a lot of cushioning, then these might work for you. I unfortunately have to send these back.
The heel surface is rounded and causes tipping. I don't like them for walking. I am a Ryka woman, and have had to buy a half size up no matter the style, no problem--I am an 8 in Ryka's is how it is. I do feel the design of this pair, however, is the worst I've had.
I ordered this shoe for a walking shoe in white. I just recently opened them even though I ordered them several months ago...could not use them with the terrible winter we had. I loved the look of the shoe and was excited to try them. However, after wearing them to the doctor and to run a few errands; my feet were "killing" me. They seem to run "short." I have purchased Ryka in the past and had the same problem. However, it was a different type of shoe so thought I'd give them another try; but had the same problem. If Ryka is going to make their shoes with the same sizing method...I think customers should be advised to size up. To the question about recommending them, yes I would if the sizing issue is resolved.
Best sneaker ever
Very comfortable sneaker. I have a wide width and high instep, I have never wore a more comfortable sneaker. A lot of times you have to break shoes and sneakers in not these. All I wear now are Ryka.