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  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

    Cross-training

    Multi-purpose training shoes which can be used for a wide variety of exercises. See *cross-training shoes*
  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $60
  • Weight
    Women: 6oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: X-Wide, Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The Ryka Aries is a walking shoe made for women. This model is made of lightweight materials that keep the wearer comfortable and on the move for long periods.
  • The upper utilizes a mesh material that keeps the inside aerated. Synthetic overlays are strategically placed throughout the facade to add style, structure, and protection where it is needed.
  • The ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam midsole absorbs shock to keep the foot protected against impact. It also serves as the outsole, but rubber pods are placed on the forefoot and heel sections for added durability.

Like all other Ryka walking shoes, the Aries is made to accommodate the foot shape and dynamics of women’s feet. It is available in US sizes 5.5 to 11, including half and full sizes. As for the width, it accommodates most types of foot shapes as it comes in B - Medium and D - Wide profiles. The padded tongue and collar ensure that the fit is snug while the lace-up closure affords users the ability to adjust the tightness of the midfoot.

The foam midsole of the Ryka Aries also serves as its outsole. It is constructed to endure walking on abrasive surfaces. It features a brick-like tread pattern that not only promotes flexibility but also enhances surface grip.

High-wear areas like the toe and the heel are lined with rubber. This compound amplifies durability and traction without adding too much weight to the shoe.

The full-length EVA midsole provides shock attenuation to the Ryka Aries. This cushioning unit is lightweight and flexible, designed to support natural foot movements.

Inside the trainer is a padded memory foam insole. It follows the shape of the foot, delivering full underfoot coverage for long periods of comfort. The base of the insert is made of latex which prevents it from moving out of place while in use.

The Ryka Aries sports a low-cut construction. This style allows for unhindered ankle mobility.

Keeping the foot securely in place is the synthetic textile upper. This material is breathable to keep the foot chamber well ventilated. The interior is covered with a smooth mesh fabric that prevents seams from irritating the foot.

Synthetic overlays reinforce the structural integrity of the upper. It merges with the lacing system so when the laces are tightened, the quarters are drawn closer to the foot, thereby increasing the lateral support. The overlays also form a protective element at the toe box to guard the front against bumps. At the back, it serves as an external heel clip that keeps the rearfoot steady during the walking gait cycle.

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