Taking a hot yoga class and having a pool of sweat in your socks is no fun. And frankly, it can be gross. Lucky for you, Pedestals are anti-microbial with a built-in silver lining which eliminates odor and bacteria at the source.
Pilates is great for low-impact strength training. It’s a solid way to build up your core and keep your body healthy. The one thing that can really change the course of your exercise? A pair of highly durable Pilates socks.
In barre class, you’re on your toes a lot. Constantly transitioning from heel-to-toe, wearing your feet down with every squat or jump. You might want a bit of compression for this type of workout...
Frequently Asked Questions About Grip Socks
Where to buy grip socks
We might be biased, but we recommend buying grip socks online here at Pedestal Footwear if you're looking for the highest quality option.
Regardless, the best place to buy grip socks or sticky socks is definitely online. There’s a plethora of options available and they typically come with free shipping.
This can sometimes present a problem, however, because online you will find everything from cheap grip socks that rip after 3 wears to to high performance, athletic compression or workout-specific socks. Lucky for you, Pedestals are perfect for it ALL.
What are grip socks?
What are non-slip socks?
They're the same thing as grip socks. Non-slip socks not only give you traction after waxing that kitchen floor, but they are also anti-microbial. This means you won’t have to worry about slipping AND you can worry less about germs moving from your floor to your feet to your bed or couch.
What if I drop a weight on my foot?
You're screwed...but no more than if you wore any other sneaker/training shoe. Build Your Base!
Will Pedestals increase my sex appeal?
Will Pedestals make me more savage?
How to wash grip socks
How often should I wash my Pedestal grip socks?
Suggested washing is every 2-3 workouts. Silver treatment kills bacteria and lasts 50 washes. Wash cold and hang dry.
How to wear grip socks
How long does a pair of Pedestal grip socks last?
We guarantee your Pedestals will last a minimum of 90 days. How savage you are in them and the type of surfaces you train on will dictate the longevity of the most advanced sock ever created.
Do you sell to wholesale accounts?
Yes we do. (Link in the navigation menu)
Will Pedestals make me jump higher?
The Absolute Best Grip Socks For Yoga, Pilates, and BarreLooking 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 socksThese 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.
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! We also see Pedestals used as:
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New to Non-Slip Socks?Try them out at home. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are adapting to working out at home. We are spending MUCH more time in our houses and our floors are likely getting dirtier by the day (I know mine is - it's just what happens when you’re confined to a space more often).
Check out just how grippy these socks are in the video below:
Anti-slip socks make a great gift for your loved ones!Maybe it’s your great aunt who spends a worrying amount of time following her cat around the house. Maybe it’s your pregnant wife or sister who goes up and down those slippery wooden stairs in your house everyday. Or maybe it’s your beloved friend or family member with a disability which makes it difficult for them to navigate around at home safely. These are all perfect examples of people who would appreciate a pair of Pedestals, even if they don’t know it yet!
For men & womenOkay so maybe you’re not the person who would benefit from ditching those hospital socks and leveling up. Maybe the idea of needing some help just offends you. No worries. We get it. BUT - you can probably think of at least one person in your life who WOULD benefit from a pair of Pedestals.
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