Summary

We spent 10.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what walkers think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Most purchasers are happy that the Ryka Nova feels comfortable right out of the box.
  • The shoe provides ample cushioning for all-day walking and standing, according to multiple reviews.
  • Several people have appreciated the broad platform as it helps them feel more stable.
  • The model offers a balance of warmth and breathability which makes it perfect for fall and spring.
  • Some people also take note of the trainer’s “Dad-shoe” vibe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few wearers wish for a more supportive insole. According to them, other Ryka walking shoes have better arch support.
  • The laces appeared too long for a couple of testers.

Bottom line

Ryka presents its own take on the clunky shoe trend with the Nova trainer. Along with style, the trainer also ticks all the boxes of an everyday walking shoe. Its broad base and generous cushioning have been lauded by many. However, it may not be the best option for those who need arch support in their footwear.

Facts

Use: All-day wear
Arch support: Neutral
Closure: Lace-up
Material: Mesh upper
Features: Lightweight
Foot Condition: Flat feet
Price: $75
Weight: Women: 10oz
Brand: Ryka
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Purple, White
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Minimal Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 8/10
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