Friday, August 31, 2007

Product Review: Ryka MC-2 Walking Shoes

First things first, in the spirit of full disclosure, I have to tell all of you that I didn't wear these shoes. No, not because I didn't have time or because I was slacking in my product review work-rate. No, I didn't wear these shoes because I am a man.

These shoes are for the ladies. Especially for the ladies.

I suppose I could try to BS about them, but, really, what would be the point? That's not how I roll.

Having said all of that, I will say that my lovely wife, known in the blogosphere as Mrs Gunfighter (or as she SHOULD be known, Dr. Mrs. Gunfighter) DID wear them. Not only did she wear them during a period of day to day activities, she wore them while were were on vacation... at Disney World. Uh huh!

According to Mrs GF, the most immediately remarkable thing about these shoes is that they were comfortable instantly, they needed no real break-in period.

The shoes never gave her a blister nor did they cause any pain, even after two weeks of walking through the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Disney's MGM Studio, and all of the other places, including SeaWorld, that we went during the trial period.

Another notable thing about these shoes is that they aren't ugly. These shoes look like any other high-end athletic shoe that is made for serious athletes (and walkers ARE serious athletes, OK?). I am sure you all have gone to sporting goods stores and seen what are passed off as "walking" shoes, when in reality the shoes look more like they were made for the nice old folks at the Shady Tree rest home.

All in all, these shoes performed flawlessly over the two-week test period.

Mrs Gunfighter gives full marks!

Ryka products and their descriptions can be found at their website: www.ryka.com

This product Review is brought to you by the Parent Blogging Network.

Please note that my next product review will be located at: The Review From Here, my newly minted blog where I keep all of my product and book reviews together.

10 comments:

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Thanks for the tippie....

For the past two weeks I've been jogging/walking on my treadmill ~ for up to an hour a day....(fighting that middle age slow down)
I'll have to see if they make jogging shoes as well.

Gunfighter said...

They do, Teri.

Bent Fabric said...

Wonder if Dr. Mrs. Gunfighter would review some Skechers for me. hehe

cathouse teri said...

That is a great review! If I wore tennis shoes, those would definitely be next on my list to buy!

The whole no-break-in-period-required thing was the best part.

Thank the Doctor Missus for us!

Jen said...

If they were comfortable through a whole Orlando tour, they must ROCK.

Real Life Drama Queen said...

Thanks for the Huge tip. In my line of work I need shoes like that. I wonder if they come in black. I am going to follow your wonderful links right now and find out.

Heather said...

I used to sell shoes (about 10 years ago!) as an employee, then assistant manager of a shoe store. My main selling point for many women was that Ryka is made for a woman's foot, not a scaled-down version of a man's foot.

Janet said...

While your review left me sorely tempted, I will not be buying those shoes. Why? Because they do not even list widths in their sizes. I need a D or an E shoe, and any company that assumes all women have medium-width feet does not want my business.

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Pamela said...

These are really amazing shoes!! and I found similar type of shoes at FootLocker store with amazing discounted prices.