Our verdict


Suitable for various workouts, the Ryka Vivid RZX is known and commended by many for its comfortable fit, lightweight nature, breathability, aesthetic design, and vibrant colorways. However, several wearers were not satisfied with its cushioning as the shoe needs extra underfoot paddings, especially during high-impact training. Despite that, the many benefits this footwear provides have outweighed the negative.


  • Well-fitting
  • Lightweight
  • Ample arch support
  • Versatile
  • Great color options
  • Breathable


  • Inadequate shock absorption capabilities
  • Inconsistent sizing scheme

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 absorbs high-impact forces and optimizes 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, reducing the risk of accidental slips. It is etched with flex grooves on the forefoot, allowing 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 that absorbs shocks during high-impact movement.

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Meanwhile, the forefoot is made of 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 follows the natural curves of the foot. It also enhances heel and arch support.

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Breathable upper

The Ryka Vivid RZX uses custom-engineered mesh fabric, creating a comfortable, breathable, and flexible environment for the foot. It has a round-cut toe area that gives 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 offer a snugger fit. It also protects the skin from chafing and irritation.

Ryka Vivid RZX Collar