• Use


    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes


    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes


    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes


    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes


    Multi-purpose training shoes which can be used for a wide variety of exercises. See *cross-training shoes*
  • Arch support


    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes


    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
  • Weight
    Women: 10oz


    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.

  • Heel height
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
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85 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 96 / 100 | Authority Shoe | | Level 2 expert

    I like the fact that even with all the impressive features installed in the shoe, it does not sacrifice style.

  • 95 / 100 | Best Women's Workouts | Level 1 expert

    These are an excellent pair of dance sneakers for Zumba, especially if you need some extra ankle support.

  • 90 / 100 | All Her Things | | Level 1 expert

    Although theses Zumba high top shoes aren’t initially as flexible as some of the other shoes, they do break in and become more flexible without losing their supportiveness.

  • 85 / 100 | Nicer Shoes | | Level 1 expert

    It's not as lightweight as other RYKA shoes, but some wearers will welcome the added stability of a little more rubber, padding, and synthetic materials.

  • 80 / 100 | Workout Gear Review | | Level 1 expert

    Unique footbed design can be uncomfortable for some feet and may take some adjustment.

  • 70 / 100 | Best Walking Feet | Level 1 expert

    These are the best option for people who need to use custom insoles, since they’re a great structure that’s easy to modify as necessary.

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The Ryka Tenacity was designed to serve as a studio training shoe. It takes its cue from dance shoes by introducing a lifted midsection for enhanced mobility. It also features a high-top style, which secures the ankle during agile training.

The overall construction of this workout trainer makes it very reminiscent of the Ryka Tenacious. Both sport a high-top upper design but the Tenacious model has larger synthetic overlays.

The rubber outsole of the Ryka Tenacity employs a combination of traction patterns and flat, smooth surfaces. Their strategic placement provides traction, along with easy slipping and sliding where needed.

The pivot point at the ball of the foot allows for fast and easy 360-degree turns.

The outsole features flex lines to ensure natural flexibility for the foot.

This Ryka trainer uses dual-foam engineering in its midsole unit. It provides extra cushioning and shock attenuation at the forefoot pressure points.  

The brand’s proprietary RE-ZORB foam footbed contributes to the comfort and cushioning of the shoe.

The core portion of the upper unit is made of breathable mesh. It is reinforced with a combination of the Flex Foil and the Direct Fuse synthetic overlays. They create a seamless system that is lightweight and flexible yet delivers secure support.

The lacing system is reinforced with an adjustable Velcro strap on the top for a lockdown fit.

The heel is reinforced with an I.H.G. (Infused Heel Guidance) clip. It is aimed at keeping the foot from wobbling inside the shoe.

The high-top construction of the shoe delivers extra support to the ankle. The padded tongue and collar prevent this area of the foot from chafing.