Customer reviews for Women's EXCEL

Women's EXCEL

Move fast toward you fitness ambitions in the Ryka Excel running shoes.

  • Mesh and synthetic upper with Direct Fuse technology in an athletic running style
  • Lace-up front, padded tongue and collar
  • Cubic-Lite staggered flex grooves
  • Logo detail
  • Fabric lining, cushioning precise-return footbed
  • Flexible traction outsole
Overall Rating:
4.381 / 5
4.4
 / 
5
(21 reviews) 19
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Rating breakdown 21 reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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19 of 21(90%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Women's EXCEL
Review 1 for Women's EXCEL
This review is fromWomen's EXCEL.
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Nice Looking

PostedMarch 10, 2014
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Support 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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"Nice looking shoe but the comfort just wasn't there for me. I think the shoe runs about a 1/2 size too small."
Pros: Lightweight, Breathable
Cons: runs small
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

good shoe!

PostedFebruary 26, 2014
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Support 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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"I wanted a comfy shoe that wasnt loaded with neon color. And this shoe is awesome! Its everything i wanted and its comfortable. Which is important because im on my feet all day."
Pros: Lightweight, Good traction, Cushioning, Shock absorbing, Breathable, Durable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Women's EXCEL
This review is fromWomen's EXCEL.
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Fab shoe!!

PostedFebruary 21, 2014
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From: Mn
Gender: Female
Age: 35-44
Fitness Needs/Level: I exercise all the time
Shoe expertise: I think about shoes every season
Support 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
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1/2 Size Too Big
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"Great running shoe - comfortable sole and breathable fabric throughout. Ran a little larger than my other Rykas."
Pros: Lightweight, Breathable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Rykas all around Great!

PostedFebruary 20, 2014
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From: Baltimore, MD
Gender: Female
Age: 35-44
Fitness Needs/Level: I exercise regularly
Shoe expertise: I think about shoes when my old ones are falling apart
Support 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Size Too Small
1/2 Size Too Small
Size Too Big
Too narrow
Slightly Narrow
Too wide
"Very comfortable shoe. Only runner I never had to "break in". Now, only buy Rykas, but be sure to get the right size, styles will vary in fit."
Pros: Lightweight, Good traction, Cushioning, Breathable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Groovy

PostedFebruary 15, 2014
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From: New York, NY
Gender: Female
Age: 65-74
Fitness Needs/Level: Pretty minimal
Shoe expertise: I think about shoes every season
Support 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Too wide
"Love the black and white dots on the bottom; makes it a groovy black shoe"
Pros: Lightweight, Cushioning, Shock absorbing, Durable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
PostedFebruary 12, 2014
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From: Santa Fe
Gender: Female
Age: 45-54
Fitness Needs/Level: I exercise regularly
Shoe expertise: I think about shoes every season
Support 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Too wide
"Just what I was looking for. Awesome support.. Will be buying more colors."
Pros: Lightweight, Cushioning, Shock absorbing, Breathable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love them!

PostedJanuary 21, 2014
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Support 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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"First time ever buying these brand of shoes. I love them! They make my feet happy!"
Pros: Durable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
PostedJanuary 10, 2014
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Gender: Female
Age: 55-64
Fitness Needs/Level: I exercise once in a while
Shoe expertise: I think about shoes every season
Support 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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"They are so comfy, great and lightweight! I am a bartender, on my feet a minimum of 10 hours a day and would for sure recommend these sneakers......."
Pros: Lightweight, Good traction, Cushioning, Breathable, Durable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice looking shoe

PostedDecember 19, 2013
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From: Seattle, WA
Gender: Female
Age: 55-64
Fitness Needs/Level: I exercise once in a while
Shoe expertise: I think about shoes every season
Support 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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"A comfortable, lightweight shoe......goes anywhere!"
Pros: Lightweight, Breathable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice Shoe!

PostedDecember 16, 2013
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From: Minneapolis, MN
Gender: Female
Age: 45-54
Fitness Needs/Level: I exercise regularly
Shoe expertise: I think about shoes every season
Support 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Size Too Small
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Too wide
"Good shoe for the price"
Pros: Lightweight
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
PostedDecember 15, 2013
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Age: 18-24
Fitness Needs/Level: I can't stop working out even to answer this question
Shoe expertise: I think about shoes every season
Support 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Too wide
"Smooth looking shoes, very comfortable and supportive of the foot. Wraps around the arch well!"
Pros: Lightweight, Shock absorbing, Breathable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Happy

PostedAugust 13, 2013
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Support 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Too wide
"Light and gives me the support I need :)"
Pros: Lightweight
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

very comfortable

PostedAugust 12, 2013
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"very comfortable--don't need broken in"
Pros: Lightweight, Cushioning, Shock absorbing
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

best fitting sneakers ever

PostedMay 18, 2013
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From: new jersey
Gender: Female
Age: 35-44
Fitness Needs/Level: I exercise once in a while
Shoe expertise: I think about shoes every season
Support 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Size Too Small
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Too wide
"i have owned lots of the sneakers but this sneakers fit the best ever. They were great right out of the box and still are ."
Pros: Lightweight, Cushioning
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Felt like I had flat feet

PostedApril 16, 2013
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From: Minneapolis
Gender: Female
Age: 55-64
Fitness Needs/Level: I exercise regularly
Shoe expertise: I'm thinking about shoes right now!
Support 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Size Too Big
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Too wide
"I did not care for these shoes a few steps into my walk around my bedroom. I felt as if I had flat feet. I felt little arch support."
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Not Supportive Enough
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Nice looking sneakers but . . .

PostedMarch 19, 2013
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From: Canandaigua NY
Gender: Female
Age: 35-44
Fitness Needs/Level: I can't stop working out even to answer this question
Shoe expertise: I'm thinking about shoes right now!
Support 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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"I bought these sneakers for high impact aerobics.
I returned the sneakers after a couple wears. the insert of the shoe felt lumpy and rubbed against my feet.
The tread of the shoes were slippery on the stage I instruct from.
Historically Ryka have served me well -- this pair was an exception."
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Chafes, lumpy insole
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shoe

PostedMarch 9, 2013
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From: Fort Collins, CO
Gender: Female
Age: 45-54
Fitness Needs/Level: I can't stop working out even to answer this question
Shoe expertise: I'm thinking about shoes right now!
Support 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Size Too Small
1/2 Size Too Small
Size Too Big
Too narrow
True to Width
Too wide
"This is a light weight shoe with a lot of support. I use them for indoor workouts and they are perfect. Just ordered another pair."
Pros: Lightweight, Cushioning, Breathable, good studio shoe
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love Ryka

PostedJanuary 12, 2013
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From: Denver, CO
Gender: Female
Age: 45-54
Fitness Needs/Level: I exercise all the time
Shoe expertise: I think about shoes every season
Support 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Too wide
"I started wearing Ryka shoes in 2005. I have a very wide forefoot and slender ankle. My Podiatrist told me his wife only wore Ryka and she stated that they were the best shoes ever.
She was right, I have never had to break them in! They are comfortable from day 1 and since then I have not purchased any other athletic shoe!!!"
Pros: Lightweight, Cushioning, Shock absorbing, comfortable from day one
Cons: none
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Women's EXCEL
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Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Almost exactly what I was looking for

PostedDecember 10, 2012
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Gender: Female
Age: 25-34
Fitness Needs/Level: I exercise once in a while
Shoe expertise: I think about shoes every season
Support 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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"I was looking for a simple comfortable athletic shoe that would still be nice enough to wear to an office work setting. These are almost exactly what I was looking for. They are comfortable and VERY lightweight. I can wear them all day to work or go on walks and look nice and be comfortable. The only problem I have with them is that the tread is very wide. When walking on gravel little rocks are constantly getting stuck in them and then making an awful sound when walking. It is really irritating."
Pros: Lightweight, Breathable
Cons: Poor Traction
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Ratings-only reviews for Women's EXCEL
Based on the average of (2) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
2 out of 2 recommend this product
Support 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4.5 / 5
4.5 / 5
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Size Too Small
3 / 5
Size Too Big
Too narrow
3 / 5
Too wide