Best Women’s Ryka Cross Training Shoe Review

We Review the Top 5 Best Women’s Ryka Cross Training Running Shoe Sneakers

Today we review five cross training shoe sneakers from manufacturer Ryka.

Ryka produce shoes solely for women and specialize in exercise and athletics.

For twenty-five years they have been making training shoes exclusively devised with the female foot in mind. This means they are a little roomier in the forefoot, wider in the toe and narrower in the heels, than the standard men’s trainers.

Read on to discover which of these training shoes are right for you…

RYKA Women’s Vida RZX Cross-Training Shoe Sneaker

ryka vida black lime pink top

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  • MANUFACTURER: RYKA
  • SIZES: 5-11 (B/M)
  • HALF SIZES: YES
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: ONE POUND
  • MODEL: VIDA RZX-W
  • COLORS: BLACK/RYKA PINK/BLAZE, BLUE/MINT, LIME/ BLUE
  • OUTER MATERIAL: MANMADE 54% TEXTILE/46% POLYURETHANE
  • SOLE: RUBBER OUTSOLE
  • ALSO:  PADDED TONGUE AND COLLAR, BREATHABLE MESH AND SUPPORTIVE OVERLAYS. RE ZORB HIGH IMPACT CUSHION
  • FIT AS EXPECTED: 69%
  • PRICE GUIDE: $52.47-$74.95
  • OUR RATING:  4 STARS OUT OF FIVE

WHAT WE THINK

ryka vida black pink lime shoe

 Out of all the Ryka shoes in this review, the Vida RZX are the most colorful.

Although of the three variations available, there is only one we can currently find available for sale at present. This is the Black/ Ryka Pink/ Blaze combination, which is a mainly black shoe featuring colorful pink and lime green overlays.

This may not be the lightest of our five shoes, but it certainly feels lightweight enough and comes with the prized pivot, which makes it one of the top choices for dance instructors everywhere.

For a dance shoe that can do more than just pretty twirls, we say these make a great choice and offer a good fit and support to boot.

If style is the deciding factor and you want something with added zing, this should be your shoe of choice.

  • THE MOST SHOWY IN COLOR AND STYLE
  • SOLID LOOKING
  • FIT WELL BUT MIGHT RUN SMALL
  • PIVOTS

Read our full review of the Ryka Vida


Ryka Women’s Dream Cross Training Shoe Sneaker

RYKA DREAM FRONT

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  • MANUFACTURER: RYKA
  • SIZES: 5-11 (B/M) (D)
  • HALF SIZES: YES
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 8 OUNCES
  • MODEL: DREAM
  • COLORS: BLACK/ IRON/GREY/WHITE, FROST GREY/ SUMMER GREY/ CALYPSO CORAL, INSIGNIA BLUE/ YUCCA MINT
  • OUTER MATERIAL: SYNTHETIC, LEATHER
  • SOLE: TRACTION GRIPPING SOLE
  • ALSO:  MEMORY FOAM INSOLE, SYNTHETIC AND LEATHER OVERLAYS
  • FIT AS EXPECTED: 86%
  • PRICE GUIDE: $29.99
  • OUR RATING:  4.3 OUT OF FIVE

WHAT WE THINK

 ryka dream cross trainer

Unlike other in this review, this is not a mesh construction but a printed stretch material with both synthetic and leather overlays.

This is the only shoe in this selection which features leather.

At 8 ounces shipping weight, this is one of the lighter pairs and also one of the cheaper.

This does not make it any lesser than the others. These are a beautifully sleek design in subdued shades which are not in the least bit girly, but still have plenty of style.

Complete with pivot points and two width fittings, these fit well and should be good for a variety of activities – as long as it doesn’t involve getting them wet!

  • PRINTED STRETCH MATERIAL WITH OVERLAYS
  • ONLY ONE WITH LEATHER
  • HIGH SATISFACTION WITH FIT
  • ONE OF CHEAPEST
  • SOLID LOOKING BUT LIGHT
  • TWO TONE APPEARANCE VERY SUBDUED
  • PIVOT POINTS
  • TWO WIDTHS AVAILABLE IN THIS STYLE

Read our full review of the Ryka Dream


Ryka Women’s Deliberate Cross Trainer Shoe Sneaker

ryka deliberate cross

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  • MANUFACTURER: RYKA
  • SIZES: 5-11 (B/M)
  • HALF SIZES: YES
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 7.7 OUNCES
  • MODEL: DELIBERATE-W
  • COLORS: BLACK/ MINT, NAVY/PINK, GREY/WHITE
  • OUTER MATERIAL: SYNTHETIC, MESH AND MANMADE
  • SOLE: RUBBER SOLE
  • ALSO:  NO SEW SYNTHETIC OVERLAYS. MONO MESH HEEL, REMOVABLE INSOLE, DIRECT-FUSE LAYERS, ANATOMICAL PRECISE-RETURN SOCKLINER, FOREFOOT FLEX GROOVES
  • FIT AS EXPECTED: 87%
  • PRICE GUIDE: $27.47-$65.00
  • OUR RATING:  4.2 OUT OF FIVE

WHAT WE THINK

ryka deliberate cross trainer

The lightest of all our review pairs, the Ryka Women’s Deliberate Cross Trainer Running Shoe Sneaker is decidedly a no fuss shoe.

By this we mean they look the business, are a good fit and look smart. But they aren’t girly in the slightest.

The lack of pivot points means that although you can wear these for Zumba, the other pairs may be a better choice if you are exclusively purchasing them for this.

We think these make a great training shoe for gym, boxing or maybe even running. In fact, they are an excellent all round exercise shoe.

And with an overwhelming endorsement from customers, you should be fine to order your regular size.

  • 87%  THINK THEY FIT WELL
  • SNUG FIT
  • ROUND TOE BOX
  • NO PIVOT POINTS
  • MORE FOR TRAINING AND GYM THAN ZUMBA
  • NOT GIRLY BUT STYLISH
  • VERY LIGHT

Read our full review of the Ryka Deliberate


RYKA Women’s Grafik 2 Cross-Trainer Shoe Sneaker

ryka grafik 2

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  • MANUFACTURER: RYKA
  • SIZES: 5-11 (B/M)
  • HALF SIZES: YES
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: ONE POUND
  • MODEL: GRAFIK 2-W
  • COLORS: BLACK/GREY/PINK, GREY/MINT, NAVY/BLUE, BLUE/ PURPLE
  • OUTER MATERIAL: SYNTHETIC AND MESH
  • SOLE: RUBBER TRACTION SOLE WITH PIVOT POINTS
  • ALSO:  BREATHABLE MESH WITH SYNTHETIC OVERLAYS, DIAMOND SHAPED RUBBER CONTOUR GRIP AND PIVOT POINT, LOW-PROFILE EVA MIDSOLE AND SLEEK INJECTED HEEL GUIDANCE (IHG) AS ADDITIONAL HEEL REINFORCEMENT, LACE UPS
  • FIT AS EXPECTED: 66%
  • PRICE GUIDE: $41.97-$60.00
  • OUR RATING:   4 STARS OUT OF FIVE

WHAT WE THINK

ryka grafik 2 side

Perhaps not the lightest of our selection – but all of them are very lightweight anyway. These however certainly look the lightest, even if they are not in real terms.

An incredibly sleek design and some sophisticated color schemes gives these the edge for a sophisticated look.

These fit well and have a slightly higher heel and also feature pivot points, for spinning on – although if you have a wider foot, you might want to go up by half a size.

  • VERY SLEEK WITH SUBTLE LAYERING OF SHADES
  • PIVOT POINTS
  • HIGH HEEL
  • SNUG AND COMFY
  • EXTRA WIDE FEET MIGHT WANT TO SIZE UP BY HALF

Read our full review of the Ryka Grafik 2


RYKA Women’s Influence Cross Training Shoe Sneaker

ryka influence cross trainer

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  • MANUFACTURER: RYKA
  • SIZES: 5-11 (B/M) (C/D)
  • HALF SIZES: YES
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: ONE POUND
  • MODEL: INFLUENCE-W
  • COLORS: BLACK/ATOMIC PINK/ROYAL BLUE/FORGE GREY, STEEL GREY/CHROME SILVER/DIVER BLUE/ZUMA PINK, BLACK/SHARP GREEN/FORGE GREY/METALLIC, BLACK/SUGAR PLUM/VIVID AQUA, INFLUENCE/WHITE/AQUA/PINK
  • OUTER MATERIAL: SYNTHETIC AND MESH
  • SOLE: RUBBER TRACTION SOLE WITH PIVOT POINTS
  • ALSO:  PADDED TONGUE AND COLLAR, PRECISE RETURN BOUNCY INSOLE, FLEX FOIL AND DIRECT FUSE LAYERS, NARROWER HEEL
  • FIT AS EXPECTED: 73%
  • PRICE GUIDE: $36.38-$80.00
  • OUR RATING:  4.1 OUT OF FIVE STARS

 WHAT WE THINK

ryka influence pink

More striking than some of the other styles. The Ryka Influence Cross Training Shoe Sneaker has an impressive two tone swirl effect (which is really a three tone) and features some bright flourishes.

Once again, you might want to size up for wider feet and these have the much coveted pivot points, for dancing and swirling with.

If you are looking for style and a comfy, cozy fit with bags of extra support – these may be the style for you!

  •  SIZE UP FOR WIDER FEET
  •  DANCE CLASS
  •  LOOKS CUTE
  •  TWO TONE SWIRL DESIGN WITH COLOR TRIMMING
  •  PIVOT POINTS

Read our full review of the Ryka Influence

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