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Style # 24447
Ryka Women's Downbeat Shoe

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Ryka Women's Downbeat

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Don't skip a beat in the Downbeat studio trainers from Ryka.
  • Synthetic and mesh upper in a mid-cut studio training sneaker with a round toe
  • Lace-up front, padded tongue and collar
  • Adjustable instep strap with Velcro(R) closure
  • Textile lining, cushioning Ortholite(R) insole
  • Low profile compression EVA midsole with I.H.G stability
  • Rubber traction outsole for studio and dance activities

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FamousFootwear.com asked: Why did you choose this?

  • Margie: "GREAT PRICE AND IDEAL FOR DANCE FITNESS, ESPECIALLY ZUMBA FITNESS"
  • G: "I read the reviews... I needed some good Zumba shoes with ankle support :) We will see!"
  • P: "I love the color. They offer great ankle support. Good for work outs and exercise."
  • Jewel: "Need good support for strength/aerobic classes."
  • Traci: "love first pair!"
  • Liron: "Heard great reviews for Zumba"
  • Aja: "I needed a dance shoe for zumba that gives me support. The instructor suggested that I get a pair since I can't find my size with the other zumba fitness dance sneaker."

NENE asked: My current Zumba shoes are Capezio. Capezio and Block run small. I buy a half to a size larger. From reviews these run wide. Since I wear them with orthodics should I go bigger of are they true to size?

  • Debbie: "I normally wear a wide width shoe and these shoes do run wide. If you plan to use an orthotic I would go up 1/2 size - you can always use a cushioning sock to take up any extra room (&provide xtra comfort!) I bought these in blue and mainly wear them and a "fashion sneaker" - they look great with denim!"
  • Christina: "I found that these are pretty true to size. I wear a size 10 regularly and that is the size I also wear in these sneakers. My foot is pretty wide and these fit nicely."
  • stephanie: "True to size"
  • Liron: "I use them for Zumba - Love them and they run true to size."
  • Liron: "I found these shoes to be true to size, and I love them."
  • Lori: "I bought these for my daughter and she said they run true to size. she usually wears size 9 1/2 and that is what size she got in the ryka downbeat shoes. hope that helps."
  • Dorothy: "The Ryka shoes are true to size and very comfortable. They are one on my best wearing shoes."
  • Anissa: "I find them true to size. I normally wear an 8 1/2 in normal and sport shoes and find these shoes run the same length. I have a slightly narrow foot and I don't slide around in them so I wouldn't say they run that wide but they are wider than some of my other sport shoes. Since I haven't added any other inserts inside my shoes I can't say if you need a larger size or not."
  • Ruth: "I wear these with orthotics. They run true to size even with orthotics. The ankle support is great. I have two pair."
  • NENE: "THANK YOU :-)"
  • Gloria: "These are true to size."
  • Jane: "I bought a half size larger than my normal shoe size: I wear a 9 and bought the 9 1/2. Depending on the size of the orthotic and whether you remove the shoe insole...I would suggest at least a half size larger."

sharon asked: recently broke ankle....need support in this area . does this shoe fit my requirement?

  • Lori: "Sharon Ryka tennis shoes are the only tennis shoes out there that are based on the cut of a woman's foot and not a man's foot. Since it is based on the cut of a woman's foot you will run 1/2 to 1 size bigger in the Ryka tennis shoes. However, I am a Physical Therapist and don't recommend any other tennis shoe for any of my female clients and I won't wear any other shoe other then Ryka's. These are the only tennis shoes that don't hurt my feet after a full day of work. Hope this helps but you can't go wrong with any Ryka's."
  • Mary: "Although these do provide some ankle support, I personally would go with another brand of shoe because these are a pretty soft leather."
  • Lisa: "Yes this shoe gives great support!"
  • Jennifer: "Yes... There is quite a bit of ankle support. I think they are great shoes."
  • Traci: "While I think these shoes are wonderful and provide great overall support, I am not qualified to answer that question since I did not have a broken ankle and I am not in the medical field."
  • Susanne: "These shoes are super comfortable. I use them for Zumba. It does give some ankle support...not sure if it will give you the kind you need for a healing ankle."
  • Jane: "Yes, this shoe offers great stability and support. It was recomended to me by n instructor at my gym who I greatly respect and it has turned out to be my favorite workout/walking shoe."
  • Berny: "Yes. These shoes are the only ones that provide exellent support around the ankle as well as laterally around the foot. Your ankle will be well supported."
  • Ruth: "Yes, you will get ankle support. I bought for that very reason. I have two pair."
  • Anissa: "On me the top goes to about the middle of the ankle bone. I would not expect it to give support like a high top shoe would but it is better than a normal tennis shoe."
  • Leslie: "I have very flat feet and bad ankles. It held my ankle pretty good - although they weren't high enough to offer full support. The main problem I did have with the shoe was there was very little support for my non-arch foot."