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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
    $65
  • 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.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: X-Wide, Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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The Ryka Sky Walk is a walking shoe that was engineered to meet the needs of the foot during walking. The low-cut upper features a breathable mesh all over for ventilation. The synthetic overlays across the unit serve as lateral support structures.

The Ryka Sky Walk utilizes rubber all over the bottom to allow traction on a wide variety of surfaces. This durable material also has wear-resistant, flexibility, and waterproof properties.

This Ryka walking shoe has plush underfoot cushioning with its memory foam footbed. This softly lined insole molds to the shape of the foot to evenly distribute the weight.

A lightweight molded EVA midsole is installed underneath to augment the model’s cushioning. The sole unit also absorbs impact and steadies the foot. A TPU shank is placed in the middle for increased support and structural integrity.

The Ryka Sky Walk employs mesh in its top part, which allows the air to circulate inside the foot-chamber. It is wrapped in leather overlays in the key areas of the upper to prevent wobbling and ankle twisting.

A traditional lace-up closure ensures a secure foothold. It also allows the user to adjust the fit according to their preferences.

The tongue is padded to give a comfortably snug feel. Furthermore, it protects the instep from getting irritated by the shoelaces.

This footwear has padding in the heel collar for comfort. It also prevents heel slippage.

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