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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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Abbot Bra - Sunset Print
Accelerate Capri - Black
Aikido Jumper - Black
Aim Tank - Black
AirWeight Bra - Black
AirWeight High Waist Short - Black
AirWeight High Waist Tight - Black
All Time Tear Away Pant - Black
Alley L/S Tee - Lt. Heather Grey
Anchor 7/8 Tight - Auburn Stripe
Anchor 7/8 Tight - Black Stripe
Apres Pullover Hoodie - White Heather
Apres Sweatpant - Black
Apres Sweatpant - White Heather
Ashby Tank - Army
Ashby Tank - Black
Ashby Tank - Lt. Heather Grey
Ashby Tank - Navy
Ashby Tank - Sol
Ashby Tank - White
B. Ball Reversible Bomber Jacket - Black
Bandit Tank - Lt. Heather Grey
Bandit Tank - White
Bardot 7/8 High Waist Tight - Army
Bardot 7/8 High Waist Tight - Black
Bardot High Waist Tight - Black
Bardot High Waist Tight - Heather Grey
Base High Waist Tight - Black
Base High Waist Tight - Harbor
Bonus High Waist Tight - Black
Brooks Tight - Black
Brushback Tank - Off White Red
Cannon Tight - Harbor
Caroline Seamless Bra - Black White
Caroline Seamless Bra - Surf White
Catch 3/4 Raglan Sleeve - Off White Red
Cool Down Pant - Black
Deux Crop Pullover - Harbor
Deux Crop Pullover - Hawthorne
Distance Tight - Black
Distance Tight - Hawthorne
Distance Tight - Midnight
Distance Tight - Red
Distance Tight - Vintage Blue
Double Play Tight - Black Off White
Dugout Full Zip Jacket - Army
Dugout Full Zip Jacket - Off White
Endurance Hoodie Vest - Black
Epic 7/8 - Black Jacquard
Extension Leotard - Black
Flash Tight - Black Grey Surf
Fly Crop Tank - Black
Fly Crop Tank - Harbor Off White
Focus Bra - Army
Focus Bra - Black
Force Tight - Black Auburn Blue
Force Tight - Navy Kelly White
Fuel Capri - Black Midnight
Gift Card
Hill Zip Away Pant - Surf Off White
Home Run 7/8 Tight - Azure Blocked
Home Run 7/8 Tight - Black Blocked
Home Run 7/8 Tight - Heather Blocked
Horizon 7/8 Tight - Black Surf
Horizon 7/8 Tight - Surf Off White
Icon Sweatpant - Black
Icon Sweatpant - Heather Grey
Incline Tight - Black
Jarvis Bra - Black
Jordan Tight - Black Sol
Jordan Tight II - Black
Kinney High Waist 7/8 Tight - Sunset Print
Kym Tight - Black
Kym Tight - Heather Grey
Layover Pullover - Black
Leona Crop Tank - Black
Leona Crop Tank - Sunset
Lincoln Bralette - Black Off White
Lincoln Bralette - Off White
Loren Seamless Bra - Army
Loren Seamless Bra - Black
Loren Seamless Bra - Black Off White
Loren Seamless Bra - Black Stripe
Loren Seamless Bra - Chevron
Loren Seamless Bra - Heather Grey
Loren Seamless Bra - Red
Loren Seamless Bra - Sunset
Loren Seamless Bra - Vintage Blue Off White
Loren Seamless Bra - White
Marina Sweat Pant - Lt. Heather Grey
Mile Tank - Black
Motion Bra - Azure Off White
Motion Bra - Black Jacquard
Motion Bra - Harbor Off White
Nova Capri - Black
Official Layering Tee - Black Off White
Official Layering Tee - Off White Army
Pace Half Zip Pullover - Black
Pacific Hoodie - Lt. Heather Grey
Parachute Tank - Black
Parachute Tank - Heather Off White
Pitcher Tight - Black Off White
Practice 7/8 Pant - Harbor
Qualifier Seamless Capri - Black
Ramp Pullover - Off White
Ramp Pullover - Surf Off White
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
Raquel High Waist Flared Tight (LONG) - Black
Raquel High Waist Flared Tight - Black
Rose High Waist Capri - Black Off White
Runway Culotte Sweatpant - Lt. Heather Grey
Series High Waist Tight - Black
Set Test - Lincoln Bra
Set Test - Lincoln Tight
Shine Hoodie - Black
Shine Hoodie - Vintage Blue
Signal Tight - Black
Sinker Tight - Roulette Grey
Slide Pant - Black
Slide Pant - Vintage Blue
Slope Tank - White Auburn
Speedplay Tight - Black Marigold
Sprint Short - Army
Sprint Short - Black
Sprint Short - Hawthorne
Sprint Short - Marigold
Stand Bra - Black
Stitch Hoodie - Off White
Stride Capri - Black
Strike 7/8 Pant - Army
Strike 7/8 Pant - Off White
Sunset Test Bottom - Black
Sunset Test Top - Black
Swing Tank - Black
Tag Cropped Tank - Off White
Tag Cropped Tank - Surf
Tempo 7/8 Tight - Army
Tempo 7/8 Tight - Midnight
Tendu Stirrup Tight - Black
Trainer Tank - Sol
Transition Full Zip Jacket - Black Jacquard
Tryout Short - Off White
WarmUp Pullover - Azure
WarmUp Pullover - Lt. Heather Grey
WarmUp Pullover - Off White
Wave 7/8 High Waist Tight - Black Vintage Blue
Zephyr Capri - Chevron
Zone Bra - Midnight