Coloured non slip barre grip socks
£5.99 a pair.
You can collect your socks in class or you can pick up from St Peters if buying as a gift.
Grip socks are essential for a barre workout so that we can do the exercises safely and efficiently
Available in differnt colours: Grey, purple, sky blue, black, yellow, pink, white & Indigo.
WHY DO WE WEAR GRIPPED SOCKS IN BARRE CLASS?
Gripped socks are used in barre class similar to the way ballet shoes or slippers are used in dance classes. Most obviously, gripped socks provide a cushion for your foot, and aid your ability to grip the floor.
The cotton fibers of the sock, cushion your metatarsals while you are exercising on the balls of your feet, or when balancing on one foot. The tiny rubber "grippers" on the sole of the sock help your toes to grip the floor, allowing your muscles to stabilize. These features are actually very important in maintaining the comfort and protection of your foot during weight bearing exercises.
If your feet are slipping around, not only will your body not be capable of working to its fullest potential, but you will be compromising your safety - especially if the studio floor is not padded or carpeted (our studio has wood flooring).
Gripped socks provide a level of sanitary protection as well. While we all know what it is like to have stinky or itchy feet, we don’t want those types of issues (or infections!) on our hands, face or chest. Socks cover the skin of your feet and the skin of your neighbor’s feet too!