Confession time, My name is Di and I am a yoga sock hoarder. Seriously, I love them! Whether yoga or pilates, I rarely practice without them. And honestly, even lounging around the house they are great for walking on wood or tile floors (especially in winter). In this post I’m going to do a Halo Sports toeless yoga socks review. Quick disclaimer, Halo Sports sent me their product for free in exchange for a review, all opinions are my own.
Firstly, these are two of my favorite things in yoga socks. They are black and toe-less. I prefer the toeless socks as I have small feet and short toes. Secondly, the socks themselves are made of organic cotton, they are VERY soft and super comfortable. The Halo Sports yoga socks are women’s size S-M, as a 6.5 myself these were a tad on the big 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. Mainly though I wear them at the gym. And 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 a teacher, 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! And the soles of the Halo Sports yoga socks are full of 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!
For constructive feedback in this yoga sock review I’d mention that after a few wash and wears, the organic cotton around the toe holes began to feather. No runs in the fabric, just wisps of felt like strands.
Overall they were super comfortable and very soft. Honestly, I forget I have socks on once I start my practice. These Halo Sports toeless yoga socks were non-slip, comfortable, and stylish! A definite Two thumbs up!
UPDATE: Yoga Socks Review
Since writing this yoga socks review post 5 years ago, it seems Halo Sports no longer sells these. Rather than have a broken backlink, I’m just updating the post with the following yoga socks recommendations:
- ZenPaws Ballet style socks (another yoga sock review)
- Gaiam toeless socks
- ToeSox for tons of styles & colors
I own all three of these brands, and multiple pairs of ToeSox, (as I said, I’m a yoga sock hoarder) all are great. Honestly, you can’t go wrong. Yoga socks are a great way to add a little security to your yoga practice.
- Do you slip on your yoga mat?
- Have you tried yoga socks?
- Would you prefer toes or toeless?
Love the yoga socks. Hope I win. Lol
Winner was drawn ages ago 😉
child’s pose!! or tree pose!
I’ve always felt powerful in warrior 2.
I’m fairly new to yoga, so I havent learned many positions yet, I guess i like downward dog!
I don’t have a favorite pose; I’m a newbie 😀
John @ run. geek. run(disney)
These are pretty cool and useful. I don’t really have one yet, as I’m just getting started into yoga to go with my running.
Dancer pose is my favorite! 😀
My favorite pose is the basic downward dog – Such a great stretch anytime. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com
upward facing dog
I <3 Bakasana (Crow pose) and do my Sun Salutation sequence every morning. 🙂
I love pigeon and crescent lunge! Perfect for post-run! And I would love to try these socks!
Crescent Pose and Reverse Warrior
Downward Dog and Runners Pose are two of my favorites
Easy Plow Pose
Downward facing dog
My favorite yoga pose would be tri pod headstand into a side crow.
Oh I don’t remember…something warrior from p90x yoga
Pigeon – hands down.