Practicing Yoga means slipping and sliding around some days. But normal non slip soled socks tend to fall off during stretches and poses. I also volunteer for a local Yoga on Tap class that takes place in various breweries around town – meaning dirty floors (no matter how well they are cleaned) and dirty feet once you jump off the mat!
I have size 8 to 8.5 feet, and these fit me perfectly without slipping out of the heels. The toes are separated, like a gloveless mitt, and were a bit tight between the toes at first. Once I wore them around for a few hours, they became a lot more comfortable. If you have larger toes, however, I am unsure how much the toes will stretch out.
I do not recommend sitting on your feet while wearing these socks, otherwise I find the toe circulation becomes a bit tingly. While walking and normal sitting, however, I can definitely see the benefits of having my toes apart – for being able to grip the ground and to balance better.
The non slip bottoms are perfect for any slip and slide environment, especially while practicing! If you do a lot of sliding movements, however, these will prevent quick movements from happening easily.
I can wear these socks for several hours walking about or working out without them getting stinky or sweaty inside – this is a bonus, because no one wants to be the stinky one in the gym or in a class.
I love the ballet style laces – they are made of really thin elastic , and I can wrap them several times around my legs with a bow at the back or front. Once tied, the laces stay tight and do not fall down. It is a pretty yet useful effect for keeping the socks from falling off or down during movements.
They have definitely helped improve my Tree pose and other poses that require a lot more concentration to stay still in. I have even used them doing my Beachbody Workouts in the basement, and it is pleasant not to worry about falling down while doing Pilates or Yoga moves without shoes on anymore!
I also love that I no longer have to have bare feet in class – who knows what people can spread from their feet. That and clean feet = Happy me.
I wash them in a delicate wash and hang to dry to prevent shrinkage. I have not tested them out in the dryer.
Overall, for any Yogi or Fitness guru who prefers a shoeless work out, these are pretty amazing and went above my expectations.
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