ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Ryka Toning Shoes - Toning Shoes with a Custom Female Fit

Updated on October 11, 2011

Would you trust this woman to look after your toning needs?

I think I would. She seems to know a thing or two about keeping her body in trim.

Kelly Ripa sums up the Ryka brand and is the epitome of the woman to which the brand caters. Strong, independent and knows what she wants. Ryka Footwear was formed in 1987 to fill a gap in the market for tailored female athletic footwear. Many brand name trainer manufacturers still use a unisex last for construction of their training shoes. Ryka like to do things differently. The brand is dedicated to providing only the best for the woman’s body and offer exclusive women’s athletic shoes which provide a custom female fit, excellent comfort, and great toning properties.

The Rykä Renew toning shoe

The Rykä Renew is a stylish new addition to the Ryka Reform toning shoes collection which incorporates muscle toning and posture correcting features to help tone your muscles and build up strength in the lower body while you walk. Designed to replace a standard trainer, the shoes help to activate more muscle groups and promote a healthier walking gait to correct the posture.

Ryka Style

Ryka Reform from Famous Footwear
Ryka Reform from Famous Footwear

How does the Ryka Reform toning shoe work?

The shoes feature a rounded rocker sole to help change the walking gait and posture. They help you to stand up straighter and they offer the advantages of walking barefoot in soft sand. They give excellent cushioning to protect the joints of the leg and foot from shock waves, and the rolling motion of the foot helps to activate more muscles, increasing the toning value of walking.

The shoes strengthen the muscles in the leg and help to add definition to the muscle groups without building up bulk. More muscle activity means more calories burnt with every step, and the shoes are a great addition to a weight loss program. The shoes have been accepted by the APMA and offer a great cushioning and toning session whenever you walk, be it for a training session or simply completed your normal daily activities.

The Ryke Renew toning shoe from the Ryka Reform range
The Ryke Renew toning shoe from the Ryka Reform range

How do Ryka Reform shoes fit? Are Ryka shoes comfortable?

Rykä understands the female body and appreciates that one size really doesn’t fit all. All shoes are constructed on a female last; the anatomical mould used when making shoes. Ryka offers a tailored fit for the unique shape of a woman’s foot, which is narrow in the heel and wider in the toes than men's feet. The shoes are designed to keep the bones of the feet and the toes perfectly aligned for comfort and help to improve the posture.

The upper features an instep stretch fit feature which helps to secure the shoe comfortably for all female feet, regardless of arch height. N2-DM™ & Renew™ Foam helps to stretch the Achilles and the hamstrings and offers great stability and shock absorption when walking.

The rear of the sole is angled to offer a focussed heel strike for maximum shock absorption, and the body is gently propelled forward into the next step. The forefoot area features flex grooves for a more natural push off flexing with the natural movement of the metatarsals.

With a snug fit comes comfort, and The new Renew toning shoe, and the entire Reform range are great for long exercise sessions and are highly breathable with a mesh upper to keep the feet cool and dry at all times.

Ryka - Design and fitness for women only
Ryka - Design and fitness for women only

The Verdict

The shoe crams in a lot of technology and has innovative features. The grooves in the forefoot help to achieve a more natural flex when walking, which is both comfortable and supportive. The shoes feel lighter and less chunky than many rocker sole brands. However the shoes only really target the calves, hamstrings and quadriceps for toning so if you are after a firmer butt and abdomen then there are more comprehensive toning shoes on the market. All in all a great shoe with good looks and are available around the $100 mark.

Shop around, check out the competition and choose the brand and style once you have found out all of the facts. To help you get all the information you need on toning shoes visit my other toning shoe hubs below:


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)