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Women's Training Shoes & Gym Shoes


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Rykä gym shoes and training shoes are designed with our signature Made for Women fit featuring a narrower heel, roomier forefoot, increased step volume, and a more secure footbed to meet a woman’s unique needs at every step – because your feet are different than his. Rykä’s training shoes feature cutting-edge technology like RE-ZORB® responsive cushioning, Pivot Points for easy movement, and anatomically shaped insoles for extra arch and heel support. These trainers give you the perfect mix of style and performance. From high-impact cross-training to low-impact dance and studio workouts, you’ll find yourself wearing Rykä training shoes again and again.


What is a Training Shoe good for?

Training shoes are good for high intensity workouts, strength training, weightlifting, sport agility training and essentially all your workout needs. Training shoes are designed for stability, quick movements, and pivots during your workouts. Rykä training shoes have RE-ZORB® responsive cushioning for impact protection and shock absorption. Rykä outsoles include a pivot point for smooth and easy turns during all studio and exercise classes like Jazzercise®. Check out our selection of Rykä training shoes for all your gym and workout needs.


What are training shoes?

Training sneakers, also known as athletic shoes, are a must-have for any kind of workout; from cross training, to weightlifting, aerobics and more. Training shoes typically have a thicker sole than everyday shoes and provide a higher level of support and cushioning for the feet and ankles.

When looking for training shoes, it's important to consider the type of activity you'll be doing. For example, if you're into aerobics and zumba, you'll want a shoe with a lot of cushioning and a flexible sole. Or if you're into weightlifting, it's best to look for a shoe with a stable sole that is good for traction.

Ryka is a leader in making training shoes that cater to the specific needs of women. Check out our most popular made for women training sneakers such as the Devotion XT, Vivid RZX, Influence and Never Quit. Our training shoes are designed with breathable upper materials, good arch support, and cushioned and flexible soles made for ultimate traction. Happy training!


What is the difference between a training shoe and running shoe?

Training shoes and running shoes are designed with different purposes in mind. A training shoe is designed for a wider range of exercises; such as weightlifting, cross training and circuit training. They typically have a thicker sole and provide more support and cushioning for the feet, to help you stay comfortable and perform at your highest potential.

On the other hand, a running shoe is specifically designed to provide optimal support and cushioning for your feet while running, and also to reduce the impact on your joints. They typically have a more flexible sole to allow your foot to move more naturally while running.

While there are some differences between training and running shoes, ultimately the most important thing is to find the shoe that fits you the best and is most comfortable for you and the type of activity you'll be doing.


Made for Women:

Ryka is proud to be the first brand ever to create athletic shoes with comfort technology specifically for a woman’s unique foot shape, muscle movement and build. Ryka shoes are designed with a wider forefoot for extra stability, a narrower heel for a more secure fit, shock absorption meticulously tested for more bounce, flexibility & energy return as well as a contoured flexible cushioning that has been fine-tuned for a woman’s body weight. We know that women need the right stability and support to enhance performance and minimize the risk of injury, so that’s why Ryka is still the only athletic shoe company solely dedicated to women; because our feet are different than his. Check out our About Us page to learn more!