Are You an Introvert or an Extrovert?
Get to the heart of what makes you who you are in order to best interact with others.
Sick of slipping around on your yoga mat? Grossed out by walking barefoot into a barre class studio? We tested out yoga and in-studio (Pilates, barre classes, etc.) performance socks and shoes to find out which ones are best at protecting your toes and helping you get a grip.
The chopped off toe pockets preserve your toe-wiggling freedom while the sticky nubs on the soles provide extra stability, making this one our editor’s pick. The bold colors and stripy designs are the envy of bare yoga feet everywhere. $15/pair; www.toesox.com.
Shaped like “toe gloves,” these socks offer full coverage to protect your feet from all things icky. Hint: Buy one size smaller than recommended so your toes don’t slide around in the fabric each time you reposition your feet. $20/2 pairs; www.gaiam.com.
Exhale Core Fusion Socks
With this sock, your entire foot is ensconced in one pouch just like a traditional sock. That, along with the padded ankles, help keep feet warm and ankles bruise-free. However, the relatively thick fabric tends to bunch and slip, especially when worn on a mat or carpet. $14/pair; exhalespa.com.
Physique 57 Blake Brody In-Studio Footwear
Slim, flexible and cushiony, these slippers provide plenty of support and grip. Yoga purists may find the arch a bit too built-up to maintain a barefoot feel, but barre class devotees will love the stability. And there’s no denying that the corset tie at the heel is super cute. $105/pair; www.blakebrody.com.
Exhale ZEM Workout Bootie
These stretchy, lightweight booties do a decent job of providing traction without impeding movement. The breathable uppers wick away sweat better than many of the socks we tried. $30/pair; exhalespa.com.
Sole Sports Flip
Your overworked yoga feet will go from ohm to ahhh when you slip these puppies on after a class. The deep dip in the heel cradle massages your feet and helps you stand up straighter, making them an editor’s pick. You can’t wear them in class, but their style rocks hard with yoga pants or jeans. $65/pair; www.yoursole.com.
Highlight your eye color. Flaunt your body shape. Harness your confidence. Take our quizzes to better know yourself and get science-based, individualized advice to embrace your true beauty.
Get to the heart of what makes you who you are in order to best interact with others.Take Quiz
Learn why your hair does what it does, and get styling and product tips to make it do what you want.Take Quiz
Find out what your sun habits are doing to your skin.Take Quiz
Find the most flattering shades (both natural and va-va-voom!), textures and products for your kisser!Take Quiz