The Absolute Best Grip Socks For Yoga, Pilates, and Barre
Looking for socks for barre class? From yoga to barre to Pilates, Pedestal Footwear has your feet covered. Here you will learn why you should replace those sticky yoga socks you bought on Amazon with a pair of high-performance Pedestals. In this post, we’ll discuss key features of the best socks you can buy for your exercise. Learn why our socks are the BEST for:
Pedestals are NOT another pair of cheap grip socks
These are the real deal! You’ve probably purchased workout socks from your local sporting goods store in the past hoping they’d offer the performance you need when you’re squatting or training. Or maybe you bought some “sticky socks” on Amazon for the same reason. What you likely found is that these so-called “high-performance workout socks” were no different than your average gym sock. You’re better off going barefoot. That’s where Pedestal Footwear comes in. High quality exercise socks for barefoot training. Whatever the workout is, you can do it better in our grip socks.
How grip socks can change your workout
At Pedestal Footwear, we believe that proper training starts from the ground up. Your feet are an extremely important part of your overall balance and stability and they’re often the most ignored aspect of your workout. Pedestals offer supreme traction without the clunky annoyance of shoes – no matter what style of workout you prefer. They come with a silver treatment lining that will kill bacteria and odors for up to 50 wash cycles. Not to mention that they’re extremely durable, made for both men & women, and they’ll IMPROVE YOUR WORKOUT. Now let’s talk about using yoga socks.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a low-impact, high-intensity form of workout. This form of exercise aims to strengthen your core while aligning your posture and overall balance. Pilates involves moving your body weight and requires virtually no equipment, making it widely accessible by all demographics. This exercise method was developed by a man named Joseph Pilates in the 1920s and it is an extremely popular method of working out today. It requires little to no equipment, so doing Pilates is good for all age ranges and all levels of income. It’s also easy to do at home, which is important today more than ever.
What’s the difference between Pilates and yoga anyways?
The most notable difference is that yoga involves stretching and increasing flexibility while Pilates is all about strengthening your muscles. Yoga is a holistic practice that began in ancient India while Pilates was developed in the early 20th century by one man from Germany. With this in mind, there is also a very big difference in technique. Pilates is a workout while yoga can also be seen as a spiritual experience. Of course, this depends on where you go for your yoga classes, as some yogis focus less on spirituality and more on the exercise aspect. So at the end of the day, shoes or no shoes? Definitely no shoes. You should consider a pair of grip socks from Pedestal Footwear. Our high performance socks are the perfect match for Pilates thanks to the following innovations.
Don’t wear shoes for Pilates OR yoga
Let’s talk Pilates footwear. For starters, you’ll look a bit out of place if you show up to Pilates class with shoes on. Pilates is typically done without shoes, and for good reason. Think about the difference in sensation when walking down the street barefoot versus having shoes on and consider the fact that your foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 ligaments. When doing Pilates, your goal is to engage as many of those bones, joints, and ligaments as possible. Your feet are the product of millions of years of evolution. Wearing clunky shoes just makes it more difficult for you to use your feet effectively. Learn more about whether or not to wear shoes for Pilates.
So are socks required for Pilates, barre, and yoga?
Not necessarily. But wearing the proper footwear allows you to have more control over your feet (an important aspect of each of these exercises). Clunky shoes can get in the way and being barefoot isn’t always the best or safest option. Having a pair of non slip Pilates socks is a great way to avoid direct skin contact with the sometimes very dirty gym floor. So, are yoga socks worth it? YES! Are they necessary? YES! Learn more about what to wear to Pilates to class.
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