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As many of you know, we have started filming our new Low Impact, High Intensity series last week and we wore the RYKA Transition shoe pictured here for the Slide and Glide disc workout. I honestly couldn’t be more pleased and therefore chose to share my experience wearing these shoes with you. Before receiving our RYKA’s I was rehearsing in my running shoes and at the time didn’t think too much about the relation of the shoe to the workout. But when our RYKA shoes arrived, we all kicked off our old sneaks and popped on these new Ryka Transitions. Our first immediate reaction upon taking them out of the box was the fantastic color combo. They just looked refreshingly Spring like…happy, bright, and the color just popped! Hard to explain, ha.
Then we started our rehearsal and it was funny how each one of us at different times would say things like “I’m really liking this shoe” or “this shoe is so comfortable”. The first thing I noticed was the ease at which my foot grasped the disc. That’s not to say that my running shoe wasn’t doing the job, but rather that the RYKA shoe did the job better. When you slide and glide you want the ball of your foot on the center of the disc while your heel hangs off the edge of the disc. If your shoe has a thicker, less flexible base, it’s harder to feel where your foot is in relation to the disc. While you can certainly do this workout with any fitness shoe, I just somehow felt the flexible fit of the RYKA shoe allowed me to enjoy my workout so much more verses making sure my foot was in the right place on the disc. If I had to share other great features that I noticed, it would be that the RYKA Transition’s are very comfortable from the minute you slip your foot into them. There is no adjustment period. They conform right to your foot and feel so lightweight and breathable. In fact I was so impressed with these Transitions that I asked RYKA to send a photo and info on the shoe in case you wanted to know more about it.
Here is what they sent:
The Ryka Transition is a low-profile trend-right fitness cross training performance shoe. The extra side-to-side support is perfect for all fitness class instructors & devotees! This shoe features an anti-bacterial Ortholite insole that fights odors, is washable, breathable, and will quickly air-dry. That means it’s going to keep feet from getting soaked with sweat, even during the toughest workouts! There is plenty of lateral stability through the heel and midfoot, plus the Ryka compression-foam midsole provides excellent cushioning for plyometrics. The diamond-shaped treads keeps your feet from slipping on the studio floor, and the mesh upper wraps around the shape of your foot to give a comfortable & snug fit.