Filling A Void For Barre, Pilates and Yoga Socks
As a longtime fan and practitioner of Barre, I was literally unable to "get a grip" during my practice. After experimenting with multiple products including grippy socks, studio wraps and neoprene types of products, none of them achieved the high quality and performance they claimed. I was in side plank in the middle of Barre Class one day, when I realized I was wasting my time constantly coming in and out of position.
At that moment, the idea popped into my head to create a flexible, non-slip in-studio workout shoe with all-over grip that could lead me in and out of any position, from side plank to flat back chair. That evening, I was drinking out of a water bottle with a silicone sleeve that I tore off and cut up to create my very first prototype.
Barre + Pilates + Yoga Sock workout footwear changed from this day forward.
Trial and Error Led To 100% Grip All The Time
Two years and multiple iterations later, that wild idea and on-the-fly prototype has been thoroughly researched, developed and produced, honing pressure points, fit and a patented materiality.
The barreletics performance skin is the only Barre-specific footwear on the market, and our team soon recognized the versatility.
The design is equally adapted to yoga, pilates, boxing, water sports and more. One of my favorite uses of the shoe is for stand-up paddle boarding!
LET US KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!
My former career as a fashion model gave me the opportunity to travel the world, where I fell in love with design, textiles and architecture.
My background in fashion and love for design is fused with my passion for fitness and self-care.
It is important to me that these shoes are not only designed and made with care -- exceeding all expectations in functionality -- but that you feel beautiful and stylish when you’re wearing them.
I hope you love them as much as I do!
My love hate relationship with the sock has finally come to a ceremonial end!!! The vast improvement during the first minute of barre class, with my new barreletics performance skin shoes, is beyond words. It's as if i was climbing a mountain barefoot and stumbled upon a new invention called a hiking boot. My practice is now all about how much I am willing to put into my workout and not fixing a sock the entire class that does nothing anyway...
Both my barre and Pilates class took a 360. It’s crazy how the lack of good footwear has been non existent. The improvement of my workout is astounding on multiple levels without wasting time and money wearing socks. Not only the cost of the sock, the cost of time lost in class and the measurable waste of athletic energy without grip, support and balance. I am 100% hooked!!
These grippy shoes are amazing. I work out in my home on carpet without shoes. I was having difficulty with some of the exercises because I felt like I was slipping on the carpet. My friend and I bought these hoping they would help give us more stability. They work so great. They are designed very well and provide support for my archless foot. I also am looking forward to trying them in Costa Rica. I have a home there with wood floors. I don't use shoes on the floors to protect them, but I am so excited to use these. I'm going to buy another pair.
I don’t have to worry about my socks twisting my toes or slipping on the bar at all anymore so I can now concentrate on my breathing more fully. Can’t say enough good things about them. I have the coral/red, white and black. I want the blue but….You can wash with soap and water and a soft toothbrush or roll them in the washing machine. I just got the coral and black ones. I’ve been wearing the white ones for about three or four months and this is how good they look like a little cleanup after. Much easier than keeping track of my socks ;-).
I love these grippy shoes for Pilates! They have a great grip on the reformer and don't slip like socks can sometimes. I purchased a pair after seeing them on my Pilates instructor. Got the coral color in large. Great fit and they are so easy to clean. To me, it means not having to purchase socks and so the expense of Barreletics is worth the savings in the long run. Had lots of inquiries about them when I wore them to class so perhaps more will be purchasing.
Love these little slip ons. They're ever so much better/safer than Pilate socks and look great too!
I love them! The gripping footwear really does make a difference on the yoga mat. Even though it was "okay enough" without the shoes, now that I've used them a few times, it would be strange not to have them. They give a security blanket effect; everything just feels better with them versus without them! I highly recommend Barreletics footwear for anything that you'd otherwise do barefoot. Please make them for hands!
Before wearing Barreletics barre skins I was using “ grip” socks. Those socks never gave me any support or stability. However the Barreletics barre skins are amazing! They provide support and such grip! I never slide. I was also getting some toe pain because of lack of support but with these the pain is gone. I highly recommend these skins!
I wear Pilates socks for 2 hours a day. I had become accustomed to the reformer straps slipping, the bar on the chair being an “almost” grip and the TRX handles rolling down to my ankles during planks. I thought it was just the way it had to be.
I saw these shoes and thought that they were too good to be true. OMG!!! The results are out of this world. Nothing slips! I can hold my plank without adjusting the handles, the chair bar during bridges held tight and the straps on the reformer were on spot. I tell EVERYONE that asks just how amazing these shoes are. I can’t wait to try them out in yoga!
I wear size 9 and 9.5 shoes and ordered a LARGE.
55 year old Yoga instructor and Pilates Fanatic!!
These In-Studio Performance Skins are incredibly comfortable and have taken my Barre workouts to the next level…a game changer for me!
I love how grippy and non slip
Will order another one soon
I am fairly new to barre and purchased some barre socks on line that were recommended by friends. As anticipated..I keep losing one sock when I put them in the laundry. The socks on hardwood floor are still slippery and don’t fit well as I have a super narrow feet…think of a really skinny hot dog and that it what my feet look like. I wear a 7.5 AAA and a medium fits perfectly.
I learned about barreletcs.com from an online barre class and decided I would try them out. They are well constructed and work well on hard wood floor and carpeting as it feels like they have padding under your feet. I wish I would have known about these earlier.
Finally, they come in fun colors. I am ordering a second pair and some for my friends. I feel like I have scooped my friends for finding these before they did. Thank you for making barre fun.
I will never wear a crappy barre sock again! this is the best barre shoe I have ever used and absolutely worth the price.
I am a 6.5 wide with flat feet and a lot of foot pain. I LOVE barre classes but I HATE the requirement of wearing barre socks, which (even if I get a small size) always slide around over my feet when I do lunges, curtsies, or second position, or really anything at all. I am always stopping to adjust them, put them back on my feet, regulating my movements so I don't slide out of them, etc. and worst of all, they're hot.
These barreletics are cool on my feet, letting them breathe. they are really cool looking and I love the blue. they provide so much grip I can really dig into deep lunges and positions. I couldn't believe how much better my first barre workout was with these new barreletics, how much more I could push myself. AND they actually have effective padding underneath, so the balls of my feet hurt much less while doing lunges and releve. so they actually helped my foot pain as well!
The only reason i'm taking off one star is because I believe they need a size small. I bought medium, and for the most part it is fine (and I will certainly be buying another pair). but they could be a little tighter and I do have to adjust them once or twice sometimes. but I will be buying these again, and I love that they are easy to clean. really wonderful, innovative product. Thank you!!
This footwear is awesome and the owner Stefanie is as kind, helpful and hard working as you can get. If you want to support a small business with American roots then this is a great place to start. I have a pair of each style and while o am hoping they extend their sizes to include xl the large gives me just enough coverage for martial arts,barefoot jogging, and going from street, to beach and back. Great person, great product, you have a fan in me!
As a martial artists and avid barefoot/minimalist footwear enthusiast I was immediately intrigued by this extremely unique footwear. So, like any smart consumer I looked up reviews and contacted the company directly. Little did I know that I would end up being in a conversation with the companies owner. Stefanie , on top of having a great product was patient and kind enough to recommend the size and color that would work best for me. Once I made the order they arrived quickly and let me tell you they did not disappoint! I use these for martial arts (Tae Kwon Do) Zumba, and to go from the dojo floor to the shower. Sometimes I go strait from the dojo for a short run and they give me just enough protection without sacrificing ground feel. With a wonderful owner and a great product you will have a dan in me for a very long time