Socks are optional when doing Pilates, dance, barre and yoga workouts, but there may be reasons you wish to wear them.
It might be cold, or you may be worried your feet will get dirty or you will pick up germs from your exercise studio’s floor. Your feet might perspire a lot, causing you to slip during workouts. Or maybe you are embarrassed by the appearance of your feet, so prefer to cover them up in public.
Whatever the reason, if you feel more comfortable wearing socks during your workouts, there’s no reason you shouldn’t. However, not just any socks will do. Having worn them doing yoga and Pilates, regular socks made my feet slip. Rather than feeling relaxed, I spent the entire session battling to stay stable. This defeats the purpose of yoga and Pilates.
Regular socks can also restrict toe movement, something that is vital during exercises that require good balance. The solution is to wear yoga socks, AKA grip socks or grippy socks. Some of the best are from Toesox, whose range includes toeless yoga socks, yoga socks with toes, and more. You can also choose from low-rise or traditional-rise socks, and variations of each are available.
Why Buy ToeSox Yoga Socks?
To get the most benefit from Pilates and yoga and to protect against injury, it’s important to do the poses with your feet properly aligned. This is where ToeSox can help, molding to your feet, ensuring maximum comfort. Made from breathable fabric, this helps prevent your feet from overheating.
Featuring grips, all of the socks in the ToeSox range have non-slip soles, so your feet will stay firmly on your mat, even during challenging poses. This means you will be able to exercise safely and confidently, without fear of slipping.
ToeSox provide foot protection, but still allow your toes to move, spread and separate independently of each other, as nature intended. They won’t constrict your toes or feet in any way. On the contrary, they will support your entire foot and enhance movement.
Due to the sock’s unique design which wraps around each toe individually, increased flexibility and strength is attained during workouts. The toe separation also allows better blood circulation, further reducing the likelihood of injury.
Some designs feature a horizontal stripe that is positioned to go across the foot’s metatarsal head. This provides a visual guide to the wearer, helping them to maintain correct form during Pilates mat Reformer or Cadillac workouts.
ToeSox Yoga Socks Specs
ToeSox yoga socks come in six sizes ranging from XX-Small to X-Large, and a wide variety of colors including solids, stripes and patterns.
The following sizes are recommended for females:-
XXS – Child
XS – Shoe size 3-5.5, S – shoe size 6-8, M – shoe size 8.5-10.5, L – shoe size 11-13
The following sizes are recommended for males:-
XXS – Child
XS – Youth
S – Shoe size 5-7, M – shoe size 7.5-9.5, L – shoe size 10-12, XL – shoe size 12.5-14
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ToeSox Yoga Socks Pros
- Excellent Grip
If your feet perspire, causing you to slip during floor workouts, you’re going to love ToeSox yoga socks. Their non-slip soles improve grip, so slipping on your mat while exercising will be a thing of the past.
Athletic socks are often thick, and they can twist and bunch up. This makes them uncomfortable, restrictive and far from ideal for exercise.
ToeSox grippy socks are different. Their organic cotton construction is very thin and super soft against the skin, making the socks a pleasure to wear. Their seamless design and fitted heel provide the ultimate in comfort and fit. Molding to the feet as they do, twisting and bunching will not be an issue.
Made of 90% Organic Cotton; 8% Spandex and 2% Rubber (grips), ToeSox yoga socks help keep your feet cool and dry throughout your exercise sessions, even when the temperature is high.
- Enhances Toe Strength & Flexibility
ToeSox Full Toe grip socks are one of the few available fitness accessories that target the toes.
Wearing ToeSox regularly during yoga and Pilates sessions will increase your toes’ strength and flexibility. Your feet will gain greater stability, which is a significant benefit not only in terms of fitness but also in reducing the risk of falling. The latter is particularly advantageous to seniors.
Another positive of ToeSox yoga socks is their durability. They’re not cheap, but you should get at least one year’s consistent wear out of them. This makes them far better value than cheaper socks that start to wear after a few washes. ToeSox hold their color very well too, even after repeated washing.
ToeSox Yoga Socks Cons
The one negative of ToeSox is that they are a little expensive for a single pair of socks. While they’re well worth the money and they will outlast a lot of other brands of yoga and Pilates socks, people on a tight budget may have a problem justifying the initial outlay.
ToeSox Yoga Socks Options
Next, we will look at four of the most popular ToeSox Yoga Socks in the range. New colors and patterns are added regularly, so be sure to check out the full ToeSox range.
ToeSox Full Toe Ankle Socks
If your preference is yoga socks with toes and a classic fit, you should like ToeSox Full Toe Ankle Socks.
Finishing just above ankle length, the socks come in sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.
Available in a wide range of attractive colors, these include the following:
Solids – Black, White, Gray, Heather Gray, Pink, Hot Pink, Fuchsia, Light Purple and Skydiver (bright aqua). There’s also Fishnet Kiss (pale pink) and Fishnet Storm (mid gray), which have diamond patterned eyelets below the ankle.
Stripes – Purple Stripe (purple and white) and Holiday Red Stripe (red and white).
The other striped options are Razzle Dazzle (orange with pink and purple stripes) and Sunrise (coral and yellow).
Patterns – ToeSox Full Toe Ankle Socks come in a number of different patterns. These include Haze (shown above right) and Siren (peach and white), both of which feature a tie-dye effect. Nightshade (dusky gray) and Trance (peach), both of which feature a white flame pattern.
Mandarin (muted and orange) and Mosaic (bright aqua), both of which feature gray circles and swirls. There also Isla, which is pink, mauve and gray with a palm tree motif and Siren, which is gray and pink jacquard.
ToeSox Grip Half Toe Low Rise Anklets
Prefer the look and feel of a low-rise anklet? If so, check out ToeSox Grip Half Toe Low Rise Anklets. They come with the same great features as the other socks in the range, with the only difference being their appearance.
This style comes in a variety of pastel and vibrant shades, including:
Solids – Black, Heather Gray, Light Purple, Fuchsia, Skydiver (bright aqua).
Eyelets – Other solid color options are Fishnet Kiss (pale pink) and Fishnet Storm (mid gray), both of which feature diamond shaped eyelets beneath the ankle.
Stripes – Striped options include Aire (gray with purple stripes and a black metatarsal head stripe).
Patterns – Three cool patterns in this grippy socks range include Heartland (shown above left) and Ditzy, which is light purple with a single orange flower. There’s also Siren, which features a gray and pink jacquard pattern and Lighthearted, which is pale pink with gray hearts.
ToeSox Bella Half Toe Sox
If you like to feel the floor beneath your toes as you exercise, ToeSox Bella Half Toe Sox are a great alternative to the Full Toe ToeSox.
Coming with all of the features of the other socks in the ToeSox range, including foot protection, support and a non-slip sole, they will allow you to exercise with your feet covered and your toes free.
The socks are available in an appealing range of colors, including the following:
Solids – Black, Light Purple, Fuchsia, Luscious (light plum), Poppy (orange), Lagoon (aqua) and Skydiver (pictured to the right).
Solids with contrasting trim – Heather Gray with Lime-Aid Trim.
Eyelets – Eyelet options include Fishnet Storm, which is gray with a pink trim and diamond patterned eyelets below the ankle. And Fishnet Poppy, which is orange with a diamond eyelet pattern.
Stripes – Swell (gray with aqua stripes on the sole and an aqua trim) and Peppermint Pattie (green with red and white stripes on the sole and a red trim).
Patterns – Shine (peach and white diamond/tie-dye effect), Haze (gray and white tie-dye), Trance (peach with white flames), Nightshade (purple with white flames).
ToeSox Full Toe Bella Grip Socks
ToeSox Full Toe Bella Grip Socks are a great option for anyone who likes the look and feel of yoga socks that leave the arch of their foot free while covering their toes.
The socks come in some gorgeous colors, including the following:
Solids – Black, Skydiver (bright aqua), Light Purple and Fuschia.
Eyelets – Solid colors featuring a diamond eyelet pattern include Fishnet Storm (gray with light purple trim), Fishnet Kiss (pale pink), Fishnet Poppy (orange) and Fishnet Lagoon (aqua).
Solids with contrasting trim – Heather Gray with Limeaid trim.
Patterns – Mosaic (shown above left), Haze (gray and white tie-dye look), Trance (peach with white flames) and Argyle (mid gray with pale gray diamonds and a red trim).
Other options include Oh Deer (red with white deer and snowflakes), Let it Snow (teal with white snowflakes) and Peppermint Pattie (green with red lower instep stripes and a red trim).
ToeSox Yoga Socks with Toes Summary
If you want added security during your dance, barre, yoga or Pilates workouts, ToeSox will give you that. The socks’ toe separation improves stability, while their non-slip soles increase grip, for safer, more relaxing workouts.
Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, there’s sure to be something to match your yoga or Pilates workout gear. ToeSox yoga socks are colorfast, so they will stay looking as good as new for a long time.
Being more expensive than regular socks, this may put some people off purchasing them, but once you try them, I think you will be impressed with how well they enhance your workouts.
They also come in packs of 3. Buying them this way, you will pay less per pair.