RYKA Influence 2 Review + Giveaway!

If you ever get the chance to attend Blogfest/IDEA World, I highly recommend it.  Not only do you get the chance to learn all about how to be a better blogger and up and coming fitness trends but you also get the opportunity to be introduced to brands you didn’t know existed. 

Such was the case with Ryka.  Nicole from Fitful Focus and I were wandering around the expo and noticed some super comfy looking sandals and cute training shoes so obviously we had to stop and check them out.  

We ended up learning that Ryka is a women only sports company.  They are dedicated to designing athletic footwear that offer fit, comfort and function. 

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At the expo booth I choose to try on the Influence 2, a training shoe that offers a variety of functions great for studio style fitness classes. 


  • Breathable mesh upper in a high-impact studio fitness sneaker with a round toe
  • No-sew overlays and supportive independent lacing system that allows for custom fit and lateral support
  • Flex-Foil and Direct-Fuse layers provide support
  • RE-ZORB sockliner provides impact protection and shock absorption
  • N-Gage high rebound foam at the heel and forefoot
  • Rubber ergonomic outsole

I have worn them while jumping rope, doing plyo lunges, and pivoting all over the place during HIIT workouts.  

See that circle on the bottom of the shoe? It’s the pivot point that helps with traction and it really does- you can hear it squeak a little as your feet move in multi-directions across the floor! 

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Ryka Influence 2 Giveaway, Training Shoe, Cross Training, Exercise Shoe, Fitness, Fashion, Fit & Fashionable

Aside from fit and function, these Ryka shoes are also quite fashionable too! Personally, I love the grey and pink (duh) but they also come in black, purple and mint if that is more your style! 

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If you are a fan of the grey and pink and happen to be a size 7 1/2 then you’re in luck! Ryka sent me an extra pair and since they are a tad too big, I decided to give them away to one lucky winner!

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To enter the giveaway just use the rafflecopter below.  Contest is open to US and ends on 9/21 at 11:59 PM.

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Contest runs 9/10/2015 to 09/21/2015 at 11:59 P.M. EST


No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.  1 winner will be selected via the Rafflecopter widget.  Open to Residents of the US 18 years of age or older.  Must provide a mailing address other than P.O. Box.  Winner must have a valid email address.Winner will notified via email and will have 24 business hours to claim prize.  If original winner does not claim prize within 24 business hours an alternate winner will be selected.Contestants must enter on the Rafflecopter widget in order to win.All winning entries will be verified. If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.

  Let’s chat! What do you look for in a training shoe?  Do you have different shoes for running, the gym and fitness classes?

This post is linked up with Running with SD Mom + Erica Finds for Wednesday Giveaway Roundup +  Fitful Focus for Fit & Fashionable Friday 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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