Who should buy the Ryka Devotion XT

Designed to satisfy the unique needs of women who are into dance-related activities, this workout shoe is a solid choice if:

  • Your workout routine includes Jazzercise and similar dance-based studio activities.
  • You have a wide foot profile. 

Ryka Devotion XT Logo

Updates to the Ryka Devotion XT

  • With the new iteration, Ryka designed its flex grooves to accommodate multidirectional movements.

Ryka Devotion XT Flex Grooves2

Quick directional movement

Unique to the Devotion line is the eight-piece radiused skeletal rubber outsole. It is designed to allow for better foot mobility. It also has ridges that increase the surface area of the compound for enhanced traction.

This Ryka trainer features a Pivot Point. This smooth disc is located underneath the ball of the foot to make it easier to perform turns and quick directional changes.

Ryka Devotion XT Pivot Point2

This model features a split-sole design which makes it appear like the forefoot is separated from the heel. This construction aims to improve flexibility and articulation of the foot.

Ryka Devotion XT Split Sole

Antimicrobial cushioning

The Ryka Devotion XT utilizes an Antimicrobial Ortholite insert. It is made from recycled rubber and polyurethane and delivers a breathable, moisture-wicking and microbial eliminating platform to provide a healthy environment for the foot.

It uses RE-ZORB in two ways: as a drop-in component and between the midsole and outsole in the form of pods. This proprietary technology offers responsive cushioning and shock absorption.

Ryka Devotion XT Midsole

Ventilated upper

The upper of the Devotion XT is made of mesh. This fabric keeps the foot chamber well ventilated during workouts.

Ryka Devotion XT Upper

Abrasion-resistant overlays

Synthetic overlays are found on the toe cap and heel counter. They serve to protect these areas abrasion and impact associated with rigorous training. The overlays are also located on the side panels, forming a gradient print that protects the mesh.

Ryka Devotion XT Heel Section Overlay

Snug lace system

The trainer employs a traditional lace-up closure to keep the foot securely in place. The padded tongue evenly spreads the pressure made by the round laces to prevent discomfort to the instep. It has an interior direct-attach support system that tightens the side panels when the laces are pulled to enhance lateral support.

Ryka Devotion XT Lace System

Enhanced collar

The plush collar keeps the back of the foot locked down. It also prevents irritation to the Achilles. A notch at the end makes it easier for the ankle to move. A heel counter is also present in the rear section which serves to keep the foot steady during dynamic workouts.

Ryka Devotion XT Collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: 283g
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
Features: Lightweight
BRAND Brand: Ryka
Colorways: Black
Special editions: 1 special edition

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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.