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- 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.