So this week I want to talk about socks. Haha, very funny. No, I'm serious...socks. Very controversial as to whether dancers should wear socks or not. In my opinion it is a personal preference and I prefer to warm up in them but I always wished they had a nice grip to the floor so I could still feel grounded as I warmed my body up and began to thread into movement.
I am definitely a lover of wearing socks as I dance but again, hated the feeling of uncontrollable sliding in some. For me being able to wear socks and keep my feet warm is important. As someone who fractured a metatarsal in their foot- I am always on the lookout to keep my feet nice, warm, and secure.
In rehearsal on Thursday, we were rehearsing for tour coming up (linked below!), I had the grande idea of wearing a certain pair of socks all throughout rehearsal and test them out. I tried, along with one of my favourite people Jamie Erin Murphy, the new Blochsox by Bloch. They are shaped as a compression sock and had grips on the bottom of them to prevent too much slipping from occurring. I must say... these are the greatest socks I ever put on my feet. The thick material keeps my feet warm and the compression around my foot is tight and supportive. I 100% recommend these socks.... I now have 2 pairs and will possibly get more...
Try them out and they will change your view on dancing with socks on... well maybe just warming up in socks... again, it's a personal preference!!!
SOCKS LINKED BELOW--- I GOT MINE AT TUTU!
offerings from shana & company members
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