Who is it for? This Ryka trainer is created for people who are looking for shoes with motion control features. The insole is shaped to deliver under-arch support that prevents the foot from rolling in. There’s also a midfoot reinforcement that stops the shoe from twisting.
What is it good for? This footgear is created to provide comfort during extended periods of walking and standing. This model is equipped with features that attenuate shock, making it suitable for all-day support.
Traction. A rubber plate outsole protects the bottom of the Ryka Sky Walk 2. This durable compound protects against abrasion. The use of mixed tread patterns allows it to provide grip on multiple surfaces.
Motion control. Looking at the outsole, there’s a shiny plastic in the middle. This element is the TPU midfoot shank. It stabilizes the midfoot, preventing torsion and overstretching of the arch.
EVA midsole. Like its predecessor, the Sky Walk, this iteration also uses an EVA foam for its midsole. This layer absorbs shock. It is also constructed to steady the foot during the walking cycle.
Anatomical insole. Inside this walking shoe is a plush footbed. It follows the contours of the underfoot to provide maximum coverage and comfort.
Coverage. The top of the Ryka Sky Walk 2 is made of mesh. This material soft and breathable, aiding in the overall cozy in-shoe experience.
Another measure put in place for temperature control is the use of a soft mesh fabric inside the shoe. It helps wich moisture away from the foot and also allows for air circulation.
Protection. Instead of leather, it uses Flex Gear overlays, which permits more flexibility compared to the previous model that has leather overlays. They still serve to protect against abrasion and keep the shape of the upper.
At the front, a synthetic overlays form a toe cap. It protects the toes against bumps and hits while walking on the concrete jungle.
Lockdown. Multiple factors contribute to the secure lockdown provided by this walking trainer. First is the traditional lacing system used for adjusting the fit. Second is the plush interior that reduces in-shoe slippage and chafing. And third is the SGS Support at the back that locks the heel down.