Sliding around while trying to Downward Dog in your yoga flow is the freaking worst. Rather than focusing on your breath, feeling the stretch, and connecting with yourself, you end up focusing on keeping your feet from slipping, and your hour of calm is replaced by pure agitation.
While you may like going barefoot in your barre, pilates, kickboxing, dance, or yoga class, you might also want to keep in mind that wearing appropriate footwear, like socks, can protect you from viruses on the floor or mats that can cause unpleasant things like plantar warts. Yikes. For this reason, some gyms also require that you were sticky socks.
We’ve rounded up the best yoga socks to protect your toes and to keep you grounded (a.k.a. zero slip) so that you stick every single pose during your next class.
Ozaiic Yoga Socks
Criss-cross top straps keep these grippy socks in place during any pose. The cutout allows feet to breathe while silicone gel grips on the bottom of the socks, preventing slipping on studio floors. Bonus: There’s two in a pack, so you’ll always be prepared.
2Lululemon Get A Grip Sock
These breathable, sweat-wicking socks are perfect for hot yoga. They have added cushioning and grippy soles, so feet don’t slide while you’re sweating it out in Bikram.
3Great Soles Non Skid Socks
Silicon dot technology on the bottoms of these low-cut socks give you more control in barre and yoga. We love that they come in a variety of bold solids, ombre patterns, and prints, and are hand-dipped with eco-friendly dyes.
4Sweaty Betty Barre Gripper Socks
Arch support and grippy bottoms make these soft, lightweight yoga socks even more comfortable and effective on slick studio floors. Also good? They have an anti-blister heel panel to prevent excess rubbing.
5LA Active Grip Socks
Environmentally-friendly PVC patterns on the bottom of these grippy socks helps you nail your form in pilates, barre, and yoga. They’re amazing at keeping your feet in place when planking, too.
6Shashi Star Cool Socks
These stylish yoga socks have sparkly mesh panels for added breathability and polka dot grips to prevent skidding during your workout. Plus, the right and left socks are designed with the shape of each foot in mind, so your socks fit like a glove.
7ToeSox Half Toe Bellarina Grip Socks
Being able to spread your toes naturally in these organic, no-slip socks helps you to find your balance, whether it be in yoga, barre, dance, or kickboxing class. And the two-toned colorway is anything but