Who should buy the Ryka Vivid RZX

With the help of Ryka's proprietary RZX: RE-ZORB cushioning technology and built with a low-cut profile, this athletic training shoe is designed to absorb high-impact and optimize ankle mobility. The Ryka Vivid RZX is a solid choice if:

  • You are into Zumba and other dance-based workouts and are looking for a shoe appropriate for such activities.
  • You overpronate and need a pair that will help you correct the problem.

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Multisurface outsole grip

On the inner corner of the forefoot is the Pivot Point. It is a round and smooth section of the outsole that lessens the resistance during twisting and turning. It decreases the strain put on the hips and the knees.

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A rubber material spreads throughout the entire bottom of the Ryka Vivid RZX. It displays a secure grip on different types of surfaces to reduce the risk of accidental slips. It is etched with flex grooves on the forefoot to allow the foot to move freely.

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Shock-absorbent midsole

The Ryka Vivid RZX has a solid base that is made of two different components. The heel part utilizes the RZX: RE-ZORB cushioning to absorb shock during high-impact movement.

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Meanwhile, the forefoot is made of the Ultra Flex technology. It is a flexible compound that gives a cushioned feel to the ball of the foot.

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The plush Anatomical Precise-Return insole is designed to follow the natural curves of the foot. It is also meant to enhance heel and arch support.

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Breathable upper

The Ryka Vivid RZX uses custom-engineered mesh fabric to create a comfortable, breathable, and flexible environment for the foot. It has a round-cut toe area to give room for the toes to spread.

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The Ryka Vivid RZX's lacing system

The foot is locked down, thanks to the traditional lace-up closure. It has an adjustable cording that can be tweaked to suit the preference of the user.

Ryka Vivid RZX Lacing System

Snug rearfoot section

A pull tab is sewn into the heel collar, which lets the purchaser pull on the shoe easily. It is ideal for those who have injuries or difficulties in bending down.

The padded tongue and collar aim to offer a snugger fit. It also protects the skin from chafing and irritation.

Ryka Vivid RZX Collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: Women 8oz
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
Features: Lightweight
BRAND Brand: Ryka
Colorways: Black
SKUs: F8130M1020 / F8130M1650 / F8130M2003 / F8130M3022 / F8130M5005 / F8130M5023 / F8130M6006 / F8130M7008 / F8130M7501

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.