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
    $85
  • Weight
    Women: 10oz

    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: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
Show more facts

Expert Reviews

Experts are training geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.

  • First look | Shop Zappos

Become an expert

  • Spice up your Zumba gear with the Devotion XT Mid. This training shoe from Ryka is constructed specially for women who like a little more support around the ankle as they twist and turn their way into their next Zumba, Jazzercise, or cardio kickboxing class. The upper is made of mesh, so the foot is kept fresh while working out while the ankle strap holds the foot locked in place.
  • The midsole employs a full-length RE-ZORB and a network of RE-ZORB LITE pods that work together to absorb shock and deliver comfort. The underside is covered in an eight-piece skeletal rubber that adds traction and durability while facilitating natural foot movements.

The Ryka Devotion XT Mid is designed for women and comes in US sizes 6 to 11, including half and full sizes in between. As for the width, it is available in B - Medium and D - Wide profiles. The fit is kept snug by the plush interior, but the tightness can be adjusted using the lacing system and the ankle strap.

An eight-piece radiused skeletal rubber layer makes up the outsole of the Ryka Devotion XT Mid. The sectioned construction facilitates natural forward and lateral flexibility. This compound also provides traction on smooth studio floors, but there’s a Pivot Point, a smooth disc, under the ball that helps the wearer perform twists and turns smoothly without straining the knee.

The RE-ZORB technology is used in two forms in the Ryka Devotion XT Mid. The first is the full-length white platform and the second is the colored network of pods called the RE-ZORB LITE that is sandwiched between the primary midsole and the outsole. RE-ZORB is engineered to deliver exceptional support and rebound for long-lasting comfort.

Inside the trainer is the Anatomical Precise-Return insole that is covered in an antimicrobial fabric that prevents the development of foul-smelling odors. The footbed provides maximum underfoot coverage that enhances comfort and prevents the foot from slipping inside the footgear.

The Ryka Devotion XT Mid employs various materials in its upper construction. Mesh fabric makes up the majority of the top which aids in aerating the foot chamber. Synthetic overlays protect the toe, the lower section of the quarters, the eyestay, and the heel wrap. These elements also provide structure and support.

Rubber wings are present on the later and medial sides of the midfoot which integrate with the web of the straps and connect to the lacing system. This intricate design not only adds to the style of the shoe but also helps in securely locking the foot down.

The mid-cut style is completed with a single hook-and-loop strap at the top. It helps lock the foot in and adds ankle support. The tongue and heel are both padded, and the interior is lined with smooth fabric, to prevent discomfort.

These two models share many similar technologies like the upper material, the RE-ZORB midsole and RE-ZORB LITE pods, down to the skeletal rubber construction. What differentiates the two models is the appearance of the top. The Ryka Devotion XT lacks the ankle strap and high collar which means the ankle has more freedom to move, but less support.

Comparison