Can You Really Compare a Grippy Yoga Sock to Our Grippy Shoes?
Barre, Pilates and other "in-studio" workouts require the same professional tools that other athletic sports require to maximize your performance and allow you to craft your skill. Using a sock will never provide the precision nor ability to achieve such goals. Footwear has been designed for every sport in the world so why not for "in-studio" workouts?
Barreletics solved the dilemma
Let's get down to the basics! As far as I'm concerned, there is no comparison when it comes to our Performance Skin Grippy Shoe and a sock, so we won't even try! Besides, it would be insulting to the shoe and embarrassing for the sock:)
The Yoga Sock hasn't been upgraded since making its debut in hospitals circa 1912; see, already embarrassing! What's more embarrassing is the fact that grown adults wear these things in public like they are the next best thing to Monolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo.
Why do yoga socks have 360 treads?
Do you know why a lot of Yoga Socks have treads on both sides? It all began in the hospital to ensure patients were safe as their socks twisted and turned. As you already know, not much has changed with yoga workout socks. Believe me, I have tried them all! You name it: ToeSox, Nike Studio Wrap, Pure Barre find your balance, Gaiam, Bombas, Sweaty Betty Pilates Socks, Lululemon, Tavi, Athleta and more!! They look nicer than the original hospital sock but that's about it. How do you expect to stay in position wearing socks with minimal grip and absolutely no support?
Okay, remember when I said I wasn't going to compare the two, well I lied. I just realized that neither inanimate object could hear me so here goes...