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

  • 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: 9.6oz

    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
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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92 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 | Shoescast

    I also like the shoe’s dual-density midsole as it offers excellent support and cushion.

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Updates to Ryka Enhance 3

  • The Ryka Enhance 3 was created to meet a wide range of women’s training needs. It underwent a design makeover, making it look different than its predecessor, the Ryka Enhance 2. The new iteration puts a strong focus on the lockdown of the foot.
  • It features a mid-cut style to offer more support to the ankle. Its mesh material also has a less open construction than the one in the 2nd version. Such refashioning provides an even snugger fit without cutting back on the breathability. The shoe also utilizes a different pattern of synthetic overlays to offer more support. Flex gear overlays accommodate the foot during the lateral movement.
  • The dual-density midsole employs the N-Gage high-rebound foam at key pressure points to deliver superior cushioning and support. Traction is provided by an ergonomic rubber outsole. There are also two pivot points placed on the unit to aid the natural movement of the foot.

Ryka Enhance 3 size and fit

The Ryka Enhance 3 was specially designed for women, so it is available in women’s sizes only. The shoe runs true to size. It is offered in B – Medium width, but its round forefoot construction makes the toe box a bit roomier for a comfortable toe-splay.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Ryka Enhance 3 features an ergonomic design, which reflects the shape of the foot.

The rubber components on the forefoot and heel sections ensure optimum grip and traction.

There are pivot points placed on the ball of the foot and on the medial heel section to accommodate the twisting and turning during studio workouts.

Midsole

The Ryka Enhance 3 utilizes a dual-density midsole engineering, which is comprised of an EVA layer and an N-Gage component. The full-length EVA foam delivers soft cushioning and shock-absorption while the N-Gage rebound foam maximizes cushioning and support.

The trainer makes use of Ryka’s proprietary RE-ZORB foam sock liner for extra comfort and cushioning.

Upper

The upper of the Enhance 3 employs a combination of mesh, textile and synthetic materials to offer a snug yet breathable fit.

There is an extra layer of synthetic leather placed at the front of the forefoot, forming a durable toe cap.

The shoe also features the triangular flex gear overlays on the lateral and medial sides to provide more support during lateral movement. These overlays extend to the back of the shoe.

A pull-tab is added to the heel section. It makes it easier for people to wear and remove the shoe.

The lockdown capabilities of the trainer are further enhanced by the varied eyestay design, which works together with the flex gear overlays to secure the foot.

The ankle is ensured to receive support from the mid-cut construction of the shoe. Any pressure or chafing in this area is eliminated by the padded tongue and collar. Those in search of a workout shoe with a high collar might as well be interested in the Ryka Tenacity model.


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