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85 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews
I like the fact that even with all the impressive features installed in the shoe, it does not sacrifice style.
These are an excellent pair of dance sneakers for Zumba, especially if you need some extra ankle support.
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.
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.
Unique footbed design can be uncomfortable for some feet and may take some adjustment.
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.
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.