Who should buy the Ryka Devotion
The Devotion is a walking trainer from Ryka specially designed to meet the needs of women. It is a solid option if:
- You frequently walk for extended periods.
- You suffer from plantar fasciitis and other foot and joint conditions and need a shoe that helps in easing the discomfort.
Rubber makes up the entire bottom of the Ryka Devotion. This material is durable; thus, protecting the shoe from the harsh abrasiveness of concrete, asphalt, and other textured ground. It also grants traction to the footwear.
The tread patterns are designed to enable flexibility and protection. The outsole features an eight-piece skeletal design in the forefoot for shock absorption. It also has flex grooves to facilitate natural foot movement.
The Ryka Devotion utilizes the textile-lined Precise-Return insole. It serves as cushioning to give a plush underfoot feel.
The RE-ZORB platform is placed underneath for shock absorption and energy transfer. It is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam that conforms to the foot’s contours for customized cushioning. This material is characterized by its lightweight and Impact-absorbing nature.
A combination of synthetic material, air mesh, and high-density foam is used to create the low-cut upper of the Ryka Devotion. Its form is engineered to be pliable to accommodate the various foot movements. The mesh material allows air to flow into the foot chamber, keeping the interior ventilated. The synthetic overlays throughout the unit are meant to keep the foot supported, contributing to the overall durability of the footwear.
For those who want to experience the comfort of the RE-ZORB sole unit but would like to see a more lightweight and breathable upper, Ryka also offers the Devotion Plus 2 walking trainer.
The foot is locked down with the use of a traditional lace-up closure. It gives a more customized fit and security.
Snug tongue and collar
The fit of the upper is made snug by the padded tongue and collar. The plush tongue also serves to protect the instep from the laces. As for the collar, it prevents chafing and keeps the back of the foot from accidentally slipping out of the shoe.