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Ryka Influence

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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Don't get swayed by the hype and popularity of so-called high-impact dance sneakers. The Influence from Rykä lets jazzercise junkies move to the beat of their own drum!
  • Synthetic and mesh, Flex-Foil and Direct-Fuse layers provide skeletal support white keeping the shoe light.
  • Ultrathin Flex-Foil synthetic material that crates sleek, welded overlays on the upper for lightweight structure.
  • Direct-Fuse synthetic material that is fused to the upper creating stitchless layering system that increases the strength of the upper.
  • Padded tongue and collar.
  • Textile lining and a cushioned, removable Precise-Return™ insole for comfort and impact protection.
  • Lace-up front for optimum fit.
  • N-Gage EVA midsole returns energy on impact and provide more shape-retention than traditional EVA.
  • Medial post on the midsole provides additional support under the arch.
  • Footprint design on the outsole follows the biomechanics of the foot and offers outstanding traction and support.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 9 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

78% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 7% Half size too Large
  • 78% True to size
  • 14% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
84% Felt true to width
  • 84% Felt true to width
  • 2% Felt narrower than marked
  • 13% Felt wider than marked
55% Moderate arch support
  • 39% Excellent arch support
  • 55% Moderate arch support
  • 6% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Don't get swayed by the hype and popularity of so-called high-impact dance sneakers. The Influence from Rykä lets jazzercise junkies move to the beat of their own drum!
  • Synthetic and mesh, Flex-Foil and Direct-Fuse layers provide skeletal support white keeping the shoe light.
  • Ultrathin Flex-Foil synthetic material that crates sleek, welded overlays on the upper for lightweight structure.
  • Direct-Fuse synthetic material that is fused to the upper creating stitchless layering system that increases the strength of the upper.
  • Padded tongue and collar.
  • Textile lining and a cushioned, removable Precise-Return™ insole for comfort and impact protection.
  • Lace-up front for optimum fit.
  • N-Gage EVA midsole returns energy on impact and provide more shape-retention than traditional EVA.
  • Medial post on the midsole provides additional support under the arch.
  • Footprint design on the outsole follows the biomechanics of the foot and offers outstanding traction and support.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 9 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Ryka Influence

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 87 reviews.

Top Positive Review

5 people found this review helpful.

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Fantastic Jazzercise shoe! I use Ryka Transitions for Zumba and was looking for something similar, but with more lateral support and cushioning for Jazzercise. The new Ryka Influence has lots of cushioning and is perfect for higher impact workouts. It also keeps my foot very stable and supports my arches. I have high arches, but feel I don't even need orthotics in these. Like the Transition, it has lots of room for my toes and a pivot point for twisting motion. I have found the perfect Jazzercise shoe!

Read more » « Show less March 8, 2013 by No D
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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I was looking for a shoe for Jazzercise. Having read the reviews by other Jazzercisers, I decided to give this shoe a try. Initially, it was comfortable and I had good movement in it. After 6 weeks of wearing them and having developed a large knot on the bottom of my foot and a very sore ankle, I decided I should probably stop exercising in this shoe. I don't know if it is the lack of arch support or ankle support, but this shoe really did a number on my foot. I have never had that happen. I switched to an Avia shoe and my foot is slowly healing. I emailed Ryka and they could not offer any advice or compensation so a big loss of money for me. Beware of this shoe.

Read more » « Show less August 30, 2013 by Anonymous
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5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Fantastic Jazzercise shoe! I use Ryka Transitions for Zumba and was looking for something similar, but with more lateral support and cushioning for Jazzercise. The new Ryka Influence has lots of cushioning and is perfect for higher impact workouts. It also keeps my foot very stable and supports my arches. I have high arches, but feel I don't even need orthotics in these. Like the Transition, it has lots of room for my toes and a pivot point for twisting motion. I have found the perfect Jazzercise shoe!

I'd also recommend: Ryka Transition for Zumba, New Balance for walking.

Fit Survey

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Felt true to width

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Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Southern California
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I am a Zumba junkie! These are the best shoes so far that I have used for Zumba. Some reviews say they feel big around the toes, some days I think that too and just wear thicker socks. With my past shoes I had to wear inserts for plantar fasciitis. These have enough cushion/support that I do not wear the inserts at all and have never had any pain. And that goes the same with a 2 hour Zumba class! I am so in love with these shoes, I am buying all 3 colors! Thanks Ryka for an awesome shoe!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I was looking for a shoe for Jazzercise. Having read the reviews by other Jazzercisers, I decided to give this shoe a try. Initially, it was comfortable and I had good movement in it. After 6 weeks of wearing them and having developed a large knot on the bottom of my foot and a very sore ankle, I decided I should probably stop exercising in this shoe. I don't know if it is the lack of arch support or ankle support, but this shoe really did a number on my foot. I have never had that happen. I switched to an Avia shoe and my foot is slowly healing. I emailed Ryka and they could not offer any advice or compensation so a big loss of money for me. Beware of this shoe.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Columbus Ohio
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I want to review these shoes because I have read so many reviews to help me choose aerobics shoes. I ordered three pairs of Ryka shoes, and I thought that I would like the Studio D best, but they really were too snug. So I wore these shoes to Zumba, and they were so comfortable on the first night! I need a larger toe box so my toes can spread out a little and my metatarsal bones are happy! The arch support is great. I absolutely love them! I have used Ryka for my Jazzercise and now Zumba choice, and I still think they are the best shoes for aerobics.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from IL
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these shoes! I jazzercise almost every day, multiple classes, and these shoes provide an amazing level of cushioning as well as flexibility for high-impact moves as well as turns and dance combos. In my old tennis shoes (Nike Frees) I always had pain in my arches and shin splints. Now all my joints are cushioned and protected and this shoe has made for a better workout. :) These shoes do run smaller than other Rykas I've tried, I normally wear 7.5 and I got an 8. This gives my feet a little extra room, too.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Florida
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