There’s nothing quite like sweaty feet to disrupt your yoga practice. It can be hard to perform certain poses when your feet are sweating and slipping all over the mat, regardless of whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned pro. It can be even worse when your sweaty feet results in an injury that could have been easily avoided if your feet were dry.
Thankfully, this can all become a thing of the past, as we have compared a lot of socks on the market that promise to banish sweaty feet for good. A lot of them just didn’t perform as you would hope for, but there are 4 pairs of socks from four different brands that are up to the task.
Gaiam Yoga Socks
These socks from Gaiam are made from a blend of 81% cotton, 11% nylon, 5% polyester, 2% rubber, and 1% spandex to deliver slip-resistant performance. They are so effective that you can practice confidently and safely without having to use a mat, with stability and balance greatly improved.
Another plus which is often overlooked but is just as important, is how the socks also reduce your exposure to foot fungus, as even your toes are covered.
Gaiam Yoga Socks are machine washable and come in 5 colors, as well as a range of sizes, making them suitable for both men and women.
YogaAddict Toeless Socks (2 Pairs)
With a slightly different blend from Gaiam Yoga Socks and different design due to their toeless style, these socks from YogaAddict are made from 80% Cotton, 14% Spandex and 6% PVC.
While preferences vary, we like how the socks are toeless to give you that semi-barefoot feeling and more grip. The sole of each sock is also covered with little grippy dots designed to create more traction and protection from dirty mats.
We also like how the socks encourage your toes to spread to increase your toe strength over time, and how they are soft, lightweight and very breathable. Available in 8 colors.
Halo Sports Non Slip Yoga Socks
These Non-Slip, Half-Toe Yoga Socks from Halo Sports are made from ultra-soft 90% breathable, organic cotton and 10% spandex.
Thanks to their five toe construction and half-toe design, friction and moisture between your toes is reduced to not only give you better grip due to allowing for proper toe alignment increasing flexibility, balance and control, but also to reduce the likelihood of blisters and athletes foot occurring.
There is also increased arch support to help lift your arches, giving you important additional support.
Non Slip Yoga Socks (4 Pairs)
If you’re looking for value for money then nothing comes close to these Non-Slip Yoga Socks from Rahabsox. You are given 4 pairs of socks per pack, with the price of these 4 pairs being similar to just 1 pair from other brands.
The socks are made of 95% breathable high quality cotton and deliver impressive grip and traction on almost any surface for their price. This inevitably results in better balance, stability and control during your practice, while reducing the risk of injury.
It’s also nice to see that the socks feature good arch support and are therefore quite comfortable, while staying firmly on your feet. Perhaps best of all, however, is how the socks retain their shape, even after multiple washes, which is usually a challenge with inexpensive yoga socks.0