Who should buy the Ryka Hydro Sport

To satisfy the needs of water activity aficionados, the Ryka Hydro Sport is specifically designed for water aerobics.

Ryka Hydro Sport Logo

Sticky grip outsole

A sticky rubber makes up the outsole of the Hydro Sport. This type of compound does not lose traction even on wet surfaces. It is also durable, resilient and flexible, which allows it to adapt to foot movements during activities. The openings of the drainage ports are visible in the outsole. The drainage ports allow water to come out of the shoe, but they also serve as entry points for water and debris.

Ryka Hydro Sport Outsole

Shock-absorbent midsole

The midsole of the Hydro Sport is made from CMEVA, a type of foam that is lightweight, durable and provides shock absorption to the underfoot. It is designed to funnel water out of the shoe utilizing the drainage ports. These ports connect to the outsole to ensure that no water is left trapped inside.

The Nitracel insole serves as a barrier that prevents debris from getting inside the footwear via the drainage ports. It draws moisture away from the foot to keep it dry and comfortable. It also serves as an additional layer that attenuates the force of impact with each step.

Ryka Hydro Sport Midsole

Breathable upper

A mesh material makes up the upper of the Ryka Hydro Sport. It is lightweight, breathable, quick-drying, and not easily damaged by chlorinated water.

Synthetic overlays reinforce the toe box and the heel section, areas that are subject to impact or scuffing during training in or out of the water.

Ryka Hydro Sport Upper

Snug lacing system

The tongue and collar are both padded. These sections not only ensure comfort, but they also lock the foot down during the activities.

The closure system features rounded laces that are secured with toggles.

The toggles tighten and loosen the laces, and they keep the foot secure if the knotted laces become untied.

Ryka Hydro Sport Lacing System

Strips of sturdy fabric adorn the lateral and the medial sides of the midfoot. This cage-like system integrates with the laces so when they are tightened, the web-like structure becomes taut and pulls the side panels closer to the foot. This design enhances the lateral support of the upper.

Ryka Hydro Sport Upper3

Facts / Specs

Weight: 9oz
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Features: Lightweight
BRAND Brand: Ryka
Colorways: Black
SKUs: C8054M1001 / C8054M1400 / C8054M2650 / C8054M3003 / C8054M4403 / C8054M5004 / C8054M5405 / C8054M6005 / C8054M6022 / C8054M7023

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.