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    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
    $70
  • Weight
    Women: 9oz

    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
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  • The Ryka Faze is a workout shoe designed for various kinds of dance and studio activities.
  • The upper utilizes a slip-on construction for an easy on-and-off wear. It reinforced by a hook-and-loop Velcro strap to allow for an adjustable fit.
  • The trainer makes use of the Anatomical Precise-Return™ footbed for cushioning and shock-absorption.
  • The flower-shaped rubber cutouts on the outsole ensure traction for the outsole. A strategically-placed pivot point assists the twists and turns of the foot throughout the training.

The Ryka Faze was created exclusively for women’s feet. It provides true-to-size measurements and is available in a range of sizes from 6 to 12. In terms of width, the shoe is offered in B – Medium and D – Wide profiles to accommodate various foot dimensions. The round toe leaves more space around the front of the foot for a freer feel during the movement.

The Ryka Faze features a rubber outsole, which extends up to wrap the forefoot and the back of the heel for added sturdiness.

The entire surface of the unit is covered in flower-like patterns of different sizes. Such a design serves to provide enhanced traction and durability.

There is a pivot point placed on the ball of the foot for an easy change of direction.

A molded EVA midsole serves to deliver responsive cushioning and shock attenuation. It is also a lightweight material which doesn’t drag the foot down during agile movements.

This Ryka workout shoe also uses a cushioning insole with the Anatomical Precise-Return footbed to maximize the comfort.

Woven mesh is the primary material used for the upper unit of the Ryka Faze. It easily molds to the foot to provide a sock-like fit.

The stitched-in Lycra tongue is employed as part of the trainer’s seamless design. Its purpose is to eliminate any unwanted sliding and chafing. It also makes the shoe feel like one whole unit.

The Faze features an adjustable hook-and-loop cross strap to secure the position of the foot. It also makes it faster and easier to put on and remove the shoe.

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