I am a yoga sock hoarder. I love them! I rarely practice yoga without them, and rarely do core/pilates without them either. I had the chance to try these yoga socks by Halo Sports for free in exchange for a review and figured this was right up my street. I teach yoga twice a week right now and am doing LOTS of yoga classes, home practice and training weekends. You see yoga is my THING for 2015.
First thing you’ll notice with these Halo Sports socks is they are toe-less. This is my preferred style as I have short toes and the socks with toes end up being a little long on my toes. The socks themselves are black and made of organic cotton, they are very soft and comfortable. The socks are size S-M for women size 5-10 and as a 6.5 myself these were a tad on the long side but still fit nicely. You can see a lot more about the socks in my video review below:
There are so many reasons I like using yoga socks. Firstly if you do yoga at a gym you’ll know that the floors are not cleaned that often. Yes YOU may be on your yoga mat but as an instructor I’m walking around and picking up dirt, dust, hair and heck knows what else on my feet! Not good. Plus if you get sweaty you might want something to absorb the sweat rather than slipping around on your mat. Not only are they good for yoga and pilates but great for wearing around the house, travel or just for fun.
Obviously as yoga socks you want them for doing the yoga asana and that means grippy dots! The soles of the Halo Sports yoga socks are full with the rubbery grippy dots. There is also a band of arch support so these really provide a lot of comfort while doing your yoga poses. They really gripped the mat well in standing poses like warrior II (below) and my feet stayed put in downward facing dog (above) so they are definitely non-slip! Top marks for that!
If I had ANY negatives it would be that the organic cotton around the toes was ‘feathered’ once I wore them in. This is the trait of organic cotton though, it’s almost like felt once it gets used. Very comfortable and very soft. I forget I have socks on once I start my practice, and these were non-slip comfortable and stylish in sleek black! Two thumbs up!
********** GIVEAWAY! **********
So do you want to get your feet in a pair of Halo Sports Yoga Socks for free? Halo Sports kindly let me do a giveaway on my blog and the winner will receive a free pair of yoga socks! Small print: USA only, sorry. To enter:
Simply leave a comment below (email address will not be published) telling me your favorite yoga pose and I’ll draw a winner on July 10th.
EDIT – Winner chosen at random was Alyssa! Thanks everyone!
Disclaimer, I received this product for free in exchange for a fair and honest review, all opinions are my own.