Updates to Ryka Kailee

  • The Ryka Kailee is part of the brand’s series of walking trainers designed for everyday wear. Its style pulls cues from the mary jane flat, combining this classic look with the performance of an athletic shoe.
  • The footwear sports a slip-on design with a hook-and-loop closure for a fast and easy on-and-off. The upper is made of a breathable mesh to keep the foot fresh and comfortable.
  • The platform comprises of a lightweight EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam midsole and a rubber outsole. The EVA cushions the foot upon each step, while the outsole gives traction and protection.

Size and fit

The Kailee from Ryka is a female shoe which comes in a range of full and half US sizes: from 5 to 11. It is created with a woman’s anatomy in mind and features a wider forefoot with a round toe for better fit and pleasant walking experience. There are also two width options to choose from: a standard B - Medium and a larger D - Wide. The tightness of the fit can be regulated with the help of a hook-and-loop closure. The footwear is made with a round toe box to let the toes splay comfortably.

Outsole

The trainer employs a rubber compound to protect the underside of the platform. It also features lugs of various sizes to provide grip for walking on both indoor and outdoor surfaces. The lug under the ball of the foot serves as a pivot point. It allows for smoother changes of direction. The unit is also lined with strategic cut-outs which enhance flexibility.

Midsole

The foot receives continuous cushioning from the full-length EVA foam midsole. Despite being lightweight, this material is capable of absorbing the shock upon each step, keeping the lower extremities safe and comfortable.

The foam is thicker under the heel to offer more cushioning upon heel strike. The forefoot section is created thinner and more pointed up. It allows the foot to bend easily while also creating a rocker-like transition for the foot when walking.

The Anatomical Precise-Return footbed is added inside the shoe. It is contoured to the shape of the foot to deliver an extra layer of padding and comfort.

Upper

The Ryka Kailee makes use of the mary jane design to mix style and performance. The shoe is created to be lightweight and breathable with its open instep and mesh material.

There are synthetic overlays added around the toe and at the heel. They enhance support and durability in these areas.

The fit is secured by a zig-zag fabric strap. It has a hook-and-loop mechanism and a Velcro component to fix the tightness.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 230g
Arch support: Neutral
Use: All-day wear, Travel, City
Closure: Velcro
Material: Mesh upper
Features: Lightweight / Cushioned
BRAND Brand: Ryka

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