Who should buy the Ryka Tenacity

Ryka Tenacity's overall construction makes it very reminiscent of the Ryka Tenacious. Both sport a high-top upper design but the Tenacious model has larger synthetic overlays. Designed to meet the needs of the studio training community, this pair is a solid option if:

  • You are looking for a shoe that can accommodate orthotics.
  • You are after a pair that could help you make quick turns during dance workout sessions.

Ryka Tenacity Logo

Slip and slide-optimized outsole

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.

Ryka Tenacity Outsole

Extra cushioning

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.

Ryka Tenacity Midsole

Breathable upper

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.

Ryka Tenacity Upper

Snug lacing system

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

Ryka Tenacity Lacing System

Stabilized heel and ankle

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.

Ryka Tenacity Heel2

Facts / Specs

Weight: 284g
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Features: Lightweight
BRAND Brand: Ryka
Colorways: Red / Black / White
SKUs: C8149M1002 / C8149M6SNQ / C8149MD104 / C8149MD501 / E1269M004 / E1269M005 / E1269M250 / E1269M401 / E1269MK002 / K1858WBYM

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Author
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.