Updates to Ryka Intent XT 2

  • 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.

Size and fit

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.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 9oz
Arch support: Motion Control
Use: All-day wear, Work, For nurses
Closure: Lace-up
Material: Mesh upper
Features: Lightweight / Slip-resistant
Condition: Flat feet, Overpronation, Plantar fasciitis

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Olesya Kryakvina
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