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  • Use
    All-day wear, Travel

    All-day wear

    Shoes that maintain underfoot support for extended periods of wear. Great for long walks, shopping, running errands, and casual wear. See walking shoes for all-day wear

    Travel

    Lightweight all-around shoes that can be taken anywhere from a long plane ride to a city sightseeing tour. See walking shoes for traveling

    Work

    These shoes tend to be more supportive to withstand long hours on the feet. Some of them are marked as slip-resistant. They typically come in plain color schemes. See *casual walking shoes*

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral walking shoes

    Stability

    For people with moderate overpronation (inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion controll

    For people with severe overpronation. See motion control walking shoes

  • Closure
    Velcro
  • Price
    $65
  • Weight
    Women: 8.1oz
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  • The Ryka Kailee is part of the brand’s series of walking trainers designed for everyday wear. Its style pulls cues from the mary jane flat, combining this classic look with the performance of an athletic shoe.
  • The footwear sports a slip-on design with a hook-and-loop closure for a fast and easy on-and-off. The upper is made of a breathable mesh to keep the foot fresh and comfortable.
  • The platform comprises of a lightweight EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam midsole and a rubber outsole. The EVA cushions the foot upon each step, while the outsole gives traction and protection.

The Kailee from Ryka is a female shoe which comes in a range of full and half US sizes: from 5 to 11. It is created with a woman’s anatomy in mind and features a wider forefoot with a round toe for better fit and pleasant walking experience. There are also two width options to choose from: a standard B - Medium and a larger D - Wide. The tightness of the fit can be regulated with the help of a hook-and-loop closure. The footwear is made with a round toe box to let the toes splay comfortably.

The trainer employs a rubber compound to protect the underside of the platform. It also features lugs of various sizes to provide grip for walking on both indoor and outdoor surfaces. The lug under the ball of the foot serves as a pivot point. It allows for smoother changes of direction. The unit is also lined with strategic cut-outs which enhance flexibility.

The foot receives continuous cushioning from the full-length EVA foam midsole. Despite being lightweight, this material is capable of absorbing the shock upon each step, keeping the lower extremities safe and comfortable.

The foam is thicker under the heel to offer more cushioning upon heel strike. The forefoot section is created thinner and more pointed up. It allows the foot to bend easily while also creating a rocker-like transition for the foot when walking.

The Anatomical Precise-Return footbed is added inside the shoe. It is contoured to the shape of the foot to deliver an extra layer of padding and comfort.

The Ryka Kailee makes use of the mary jane design to mix style and performance. The shoe is created to be lightweight and breathable with its open instep and mesh material.

There are synthetic overlays added around the toe and at the heel. They enhance support and durability in these areas.

The fit is secured by a zig-zag fabric strap. It has a hook-and-loop mechanism and a Velcro component to fix the tightness.

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