Facts

  • 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
    $80
  • Weight
    Women: 8.3oz

    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 Devotion Plus 2 may look similar to its predecessor, but there are subtle differences between the two versions. The current iteration also has a low-cut profile with a rounded toe that features the same breathable mesh upper and synthetic overlays, albeit in a more understated design. On the contrary, it has a new gradient pattern that was not seen in the previous model.

It also retains the Anatomical Precise-Return footbed and the full-length RE-ZORB midsole. The RE-ZORB works together with the eight-piece skeletal rubber outsole to deliver cushioning and support with each step.

The entire bottom of the Ryka Devotion Plus 2 is covered in rubber for traction on various surfaces. This durable material is also made to protect against abrasions and damage from the ground.

The tread utilizes cobblestone engineering and an eight-piece skeletal pattern for steadiness and flexibility. These two features complement the responsive and shock absorbing properties of the RE-ZORB midsole.

The shoe employs the Anatomical Precise-Return footbed which serves as the underfoot cushioning of the Ryka Devotion Plus 2. It is lined with smooth textile for a comfortable feel.

Additionally, an EVA midsole is placed underneath the footbed for enhanced cushioning. The RE-ZORB platform is a proprietary technology that is composed of a foam compound that is designed to provide shock absorption and responsive cushioning.

The Ryka Devotion Plus 2 uses mesh in the top area to keep the footwear lightweight and ventilated. It is accentuated with overlays in the quarter and the heel to reinforce these high-wear areas. The entire upper is highlighted by a four-way gradient print to make a fashion statement.

The front of the trainer also has a toe cap made of synthetic leather. It is meant to provide a much-needed durability boost for this high-stress area.

The shoe is secured by a traditional lace-up closure. It gives the wearer the freedom to customize the fit and security of the shoe.

The tongue and collar are padded to enhance foot lockdown. They are also lined with Lycra for irritation-free comfort that protects against excessive rubbing on the skin and the pressure of the shoelaces.

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