Facts

  • 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

  • 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: 6oz

    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
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Ryka Nell

  • Made for women on the go, Nell is a stylish walking shoe from Ryka that aims to deliver comfort throughout the day. The slip-on style makes it easier for users to put on or take off because there are no laces or straps to fuss with.
  • The knitted upper material is stretchy. It provides a protective cover that accommodates the natural expansion of the foot.
  • The ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam is used liberally in this trainer. A soft layer serves as the full-length midsole while a firmer layer act as the outsole. Inside is another layer of EVA which serves as a comfortable footbed.

Ryka Nell size and fit

The Ryka Nell is a ladies’ walking shoe available in US sizes 5 to 11, including half and full sizes in between. Widthwise, this footwear is offered in B - Medium and D - Wide width profiles, allowing it to cater to different foot shapes. The upper in this slip-on walking shoe is crafted to fit snugly since there are no structures present at the midfoot to aid in fit adjustment.

Outsole

The EVA foam is used multiple times in the Ryka Nell and one of them is on the outsole. This compound sports a firmer density which allows it to endure walking on rough surfaces. It features a geometric tread pattern which delivers multi-directional traction and flexibility.

Midsole

The Ryka Nell employs a midsole unit made of EVA foam. This compound is engineered to absorb shock to keep the foot protected against the impact from each step. The heel is elevated, giving the footgear a wedge design. This elevation aims to reduce the tension on the Achilles tendon during the walking gait cycle. A lattice embellishment is seen on the sides of the platform, adding style to the unit.

Inside the shoe is a die-cut EVA insole. This component is soft and accentuates the cushioning provided by the primary midsole.

Upper

The Ryka Nell is a doll shoe-inspired walking footgear. Its style compliments various ensembles, from sporty to casual wear.

A stretchy heather knit fabric makes up the upper of the footwear. This material follows the foot shape, delivering a snug yet comfortable fit. It allows the foot to expand and the toes to splay thanks to the rounded toe box. The inside is covered with a smooth cloth that adds to the comfortable in-shoe experience.

Though this model doesn’t have any fit-adjustment components, the collar is made of a stretchy material that keeps the foot inside. There’s also a pull tab at the back of the collar that can be used to put on the shoe quickly.


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