Our Angle on Performance
For over 20 years, Rykä has been innovating athletic footwear
exclusively for women. In fact, everything we create is designed
by women. From the shape of her foot to the angle of her stride,
we understand that women require more than just a downsized
version of a men’s athletic shoe.
Rykä knows that a woman’s foot shape, muscle movement, and
skeletal structure are all inherently different from a man’s. The
“Q-angle” (quadricep angle) — the anatomical relationship
between the hip and knee — measures 5—7 degrees greater for
women than men. As a result, women tend to shift more weight
to the outside of their feet which leads to over-pronation, instability
at foot strike, and higher risk of injury.
Rykä’s design philosophy integrates all of our technologies into
one of the most researched, women-specific lasts in the industry.
A complete footwear solution that fits the shape of a woman’s foot perfectly — with a narrower heel, roomier forefoot, increased instep
volume, and more secure footbed. The result is a high-performance,
athletic shoe engineered to address the unique biomechanics of
active women for unsurpassed fit, comfort, cushioning and control.