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  • 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
    $60
  • 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.

  • Heel height
    Women: 25mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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  • The Ryka Intent XT 2 is a versatile cross-training shoe that serves a spectrum of physical training activities. It has a low-profile design, and it features a mix of leather, synthetic, and mesh on the upper. Moreover, it is strengthened with the Direct Fuse system and overlays.
  • It has a compression molded EVA (CMEVA) midsole that is fortified by the lightweight Skeletal Guidance Shank. This construction provides improved arch support.
  • Additional cushioning is given by the Comfort Fit Precise-Return sock liner. It is made from textile that keeps the foot dry and comfortable.
  • The rubber outsole provides slip-resistant traction. It is also designed to be durable to withstand a variety of ground conditions and abrasions.

The Ryka Intent XT 2 is specially made for women. Its sizing runs smaller than the usual, so it is advisable to order a pair a half size bigger than usual. It has two width options: B-Medium and D-Wide.

The Ryka Intent XT 2’s rubber outsole has the benefit of slip-resistant traction for various kinds of surfaces. Also, rubber is a material that is resistant to abrasion.

The CMEVA midsole in the Ryka Intent XT 2 aims to provide a comfortable underfoot experience for the wearer. Its support is further bolstered by a lightweight Skeletal Guidance Shank which serves as an underfoot steadying device.

The textile sock liner utilizes the Comfort Fit Precise-Return technology. It offers additional comfort, cushioning, and support.

The Ryka Intent XT 2’s intent to offer optimal comfort and breathability is buoyed mainly by the upper unit. It is made of leather, synthetic fabric, and air mesh.

It has the Direct Fuse system and overlays sewn on the upper to deliver lightweight support and security. These features keep the foot sturdy without weighing it down.

To top it all off, the padded tongue and collar and the lace-up closure system keep the foot in place. They also prevent it from wobbling inside the foot-chamber.

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