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To Sock Or Not to Sock

To Sock Or Not to Sock

Open up almost any fitness magazine and you will see an ad for socks - dri-fit, compression, no-show, non-slip, etc. It seems there is a sock for almost every sport! In fact, more and more studios are beginning to require clients to wear non-slip socks during classes. What is this new sock trend all about? Here is the scoop on non-slip socks: First, wearing non-slip socks is for safety. Studios do not want clients to slip and fall during a Pilates or a Barre class. Once you start to sweat, your feet can slip on the floor or on the equipment. This could lead to big injuries. Traditional athletic socks can be very slippery on wood floors, gym floors, and Pilates equipment. Non-slip socks provide more grip and traction on slippery surfaces.

Another reason for wearing those non-slip socks is hygiene. Let's face it, our feet sweat. When you are in the middle of an intense barre, yoga, or Pilates class, you are sweating... that means your feet are sweating too! Think of how many places and things your feet have come in contact with during any given day! Less germs spread around means healthier - and happier- students!

So, embrace the sock revolution! With so many varieties out there, you can choose one that fits you perfectly. Some styles feature a sock-like fit, others cover each toe like a glove, some cover the foot but leave the toes open (think of the 80's fingerless gloves - but for your feet), and others even have a padding on the bottom of your foot for extra comfort during barre and dance classes. Pick out the style and the color you love best, put on your favorite Splits59 outfit, head out to class with a smile on your face, and put your best foot - or sock - forward!

AUTHOR: Cathy Terrazas

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Accelerate Capri - Hawthorne
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Balance Tank - Black
Bandit Tank - Black
Bandit Tank - Lt. Heather Grey
Bandit Tank - White
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Beta Tank - Black
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Boxer Hoodie - Black
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Dash Tank - Black
Deux Crop Pullover - Hawthorne
Distance Tight - Black/ Marigold
Distance Tight - Hawthorne/ White
Distance Tight - Midnight/ White
Division Capri - Black
Division Capri - Black/ White/ Chrome
Draft Crop - Black
Dryver Capri - Heather Moss
Edge Pullover - Dk Heather/ Multi Stripe
Edge Pullover - Kelly
Epic 7/8 - Black/ White Jacquard
Exhale Tank Dress - Black
Extension Leotard - Black
Farrah High Waist Tight - Horizon/ Chrome/ Black
Field Tight - Black/ Horizon
Flash Tight - Midnight/ Roulette/ Lt. Heather
Flex Support Tank - Black
Fly Crop Tank - Black
Force Tight - Black/ Auburn/ Powder Blue
Force Tight - Navy/ Kelly/ White/ Black
Fuel Capri - Black/ Lt. Heather/ Midnight
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Goalie Tank - Black
Half Pipe High Waist Tight - Black
Halftime Crop - Lt. Heather Grey
Hoop Crop Tank - Black
Hoop Crop Tank - Red
Hurdle Tight - Black
Icon Sweatpant - Black
Icon Sweatpant - Lt. Heather Grey
Impact Support Bra - Black
Incline Tight - Black
Inning Tank - Black
Inning Tank - White
Iron Capri - Black
Jam Tank - White
Jarvis Bra - Black
Javelin L/S Tee - Lt. Heather Grey/ White
Javelin L/S Tee - Lt. Heather Moss/ Black
Jordan Tight - Chrome/ Horizon
Jordan Tight - Hawthorne/ Black/ Heather/ Marigold
Jordan Tight - Heather Moss
Jordan Tight - Navy/ White Heather
Jordan Tight - Red
Jordan Tight II - Black
Kickback Hoodie Vest - Black
Kickoff Tight - Black
Kinetic Tank - Black
Kym Tight - Black
Kym Tight - Heather Grey
Landon Tank - Camo/ Black
Layover Pullover - Black
League Support Bra - Chrome
League Support Bra - White
Legacy Hoodie - Lt. Heather Grey
Loren Seamless Bra - Black
Loren Seamless Bra - Black/ Multi Stripe
Loren Seamless Bra - Blush
Loren Seamless Bra - Chevron
Loren Seamless Bra - Chrome Stripe
Loren Seamless Bra - Denim
Loren Seamless Bra - Hawthorne
Loren Seamless Bra - Marigold
Loren Seamless Bra - White
Mandi Tank - Raven
Mason Pullover - Navy
Meter Tank - Hawthorne/ Black/ White
Mile Tank - Black
Mile Tank - Marigold
Motion Bra - Black
Motion Bra - Black/ White Jacquard
Movement Tee - Black
Nova Capri - Black
Nova Capri - Lt. Heather Grey
Pace Half Zip Pullover - Black
Portia High Waist Legging - Black
Portia High Waist Legging - Camo
Qualifier Seamless Capri - Black
Racer Capri - Black/ Lt. Heather Grey
Racer Capri - Black/ Red/ Khaki
Raquel Flared Tight (Long) - Black
Raquel Flared Tight (Long) - Heather Grey
Raquel Flared Tight (Short) - Black
Raquel Flared Tight (Short) - Heather Grey
Raquel Flared Tight - Black
Raquel Flared Tight - Heather Grey
Raquel Flared Tight - Navy
Reach High Waist Tight - Black
Recovery Pullover - Black
Relay Muscle Tank - Lt. Heather Moss
Restart Funnel Neck Pullover - Lt. Heather Grey
Rugby Crop - Horizon Stripe
Runway Culotte Sweatpant - Lt. Heather Grey
Serve Skirt - White/ Navy
Sinker Tight - Midnight/ Roulette
Sinker Tight - Roulette/ Lt. Heather Grey
Slope Tank - White/ Auburn
Speedplay Tight - Black/ Marigold
Sprint Short - Hawthorne/ White
Sprint Short - Marigold/ White
Stadium Tight - Black/ Lt. Heather Grey/ Khaki
Stance Bra - Black/ Navy
Stevie Support Bra - White
Stride Mid Rise Capri - Black
Sync Tank - Lt. Heather Moss
Tandem Tight - Dark Grey/ Red
Tandem Tight - Navy/ White
Tempo 7/8 Tight - Black
Tempo 7/8 Tight - Midnight/ Lt. Heather Grey
Tendu Stirrup Tight - Black
Tendu Stirrup Tight - Heather Moss
Track Bra - Black/ Marigold/ White
Transition Full Zip Jacket - Black/ White Jacquard
Varsity Long Sleeve Tee - Hawthorne/ White
WarmUp Pullover - Amber
Zephyr Capri - Chevron
Zone Bra - Midnight/ Lt. Heather/ Black