Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
Cross-trainingMulti-purpose training shoes which can be used for a wide variety of exercises. See *cross-training shoes*
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
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.
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.
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
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- The Ryka brand produces shoes specifically for women. The Devotion XT is a workout shoe designed to meet the unique needs of the female population who are more inclined to do dance-related workouts. Like the original Devotion, it uses a lightweight molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole with a full-length RE-ZORB drop-in sole for a comfortable ride.
- The new iteration retains the eight-piece, skeletal outsole but it has been enhanced with a Pivot Point at the ball of the foot. The flex grooves have been redesigned to accommodate multidirectional movements.
- The upper of this model uses a mesh fabric to keep the foot chamber breathable while the synthetic overlays sport a stylish gradient design.
The Devotion XT only comes in women’s version and generally runs true to size. The width is available in B - Medium and D – Wide options.
Unique to the Devotion line is the eight-piece radiused skeletal rubber outsole. It is designed to allow for better foot mobility. It also has ridges that increase the surface area of the compound for enhanced traction.
This Ryka trainer features a Pivot Point. This smooth disc is located underneath the ball of the foot to make it easier to perform turns and quick directional changes.
This model features a split-sole design which makes it appear like the forefoot is separated from the heel. This construction aims to improve flexibility and articulation of the foot.
The Ryka Devotion XT utilizes an Antimicrobial Ortholite insert. It is made from recycled rubber and polyurethane and delivers a breathable, moisture-wicking and microbial eliminating platform to provide a healthy environment for the foot.
It uses RE-ZORB in two ways: as a drop-in component and between the midsole and outsole in the form of pods. This proprietary technology offers responsive cushioning and shock absorption.
The upper of the Devotion XT is made of mesh. This fabric keeps the foot chamber well ventilated during workouts.
Synthetic overlays are found on the toe cap and heel counter. They serve to protect these areas abrasion and impact associated with rigorous training. The overlays are also located on the side panels, forming a gradient print that protects the mesh.
The trainer employs a traditional lace-up closure to keep the foot securely in place. The padded tongue evenly spreads the pressure made by the round laces to prevent discomfort to the instep. It has an interior direct-attach support system that tightens the side panels when the laces are pulled to enhance lateral support.
The plush collar keeps the back of the foot locked down. It also prevents irritation to the Achilles. A notch at the end makes it easier for the ankle to move. A heel counter is also present in the rear section which serves to keep the foot steady during dynamic workouts.