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What Do Grip Socks Do? [& 5 Reasons To Wear Them]

If you've ever been to a yoga or Pilates class, you've probably seen people wearing funky socks with fancy patterns on the soles - anti-slip socks.

But what exactly are grip socks, and why should you wear them?

We've been making custom socks for years, so we're well positioned to explain what they are, offer five reasons why you should consider wearing them, and how we can help you design some for your business or organisation.

What Are Grip Socks?

Grip socks have a rubberised sole that provides traction and grip on slippery surfaces. We design them to prevent slipping and sliding during activities like yoga, Pilates, and trampolining.

These socks are typically made with a blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex, making them comfortable and breathable. 

Black ankle grip socks with

How Do Grip Socks Work?

The rubberised sole of grip socks creates friction between your feet and the surface you're on, preventing your feet from slipping, which is especially useful during activities that involve a lot of movement and balance.

Grip socks also have a snug fit, which helps to keep feet in place and prevents them from sliding around inside shoes. 

Fancy custom anti-slip socks with a mountain range pattern.

Five Reasons to Wear Grip Socks

1 - Prevent Slipping and Injuries: The most obvious reason to wear grip socks is to prevent slipping and injuries. A stable foundation is essential to maintaining proper form and preventing falls during activities like yoga and Pilates. Grip socks provide the necessary traction to keep you from slipping and sliding, reducing the risk of injury.

2 - Hygiene: Grip socks can also help with hygiene, especially in shared spaces like gyms and yoga studios. By wearing anti-slip socks, you create a barrier between your feet and the floor, preventing direct contact with germs or bacteria. This is especially important if you have any cuts or open wounds on your feet.

3 - Comfort and Support: Grip socks are designed to be comfortable and supportive. The snug fit and rubberised sole support your feet, making them feel more secure and stable. This can be particularly helpful for those with foot conditions or injuries, as it can help alleviate pain and discomfort.

4 - Versatility: While grip socks are commonly used for health and fitness activities, they can also be worn for everyday use. The non-slip sole makes them great for wearing around the house, especially on hardwood or tile floors. They can also be worn with shoes for added grip and support during activities like hiking or running.

5 - Style: Grip socks come in various styles and designs, making them a fun and fashionable addition to your workout wardrobe. From bold patterns to cute sayings, there's a grip sock for every personality. Plus, they can be a great conversation starter in your fitness classes!

Black anti-slip socks with a black rubberised pattern.

How to Care for Your Grip Socks

To ensure your grip socks last as long as possible, taking proper care of them is crucial. Here are a few tips for caring for your grip socks:

  • Wash them in cold water and air dry to prevent shrinking.
  • Avoid using fabric softener, as it can reduce the grip of the rubberised sole.
  • If your grip socks have lost their grip, you can revive them by rubbing the rubberised sole with a damp cloth.
A pair of what grip socks with a black love heart pattern for the rubberised grip area.

How To Design Your Own Anti-Slip Socks

If you have a business or group for which you need to make anti-slip socks, we're industry experts who can help you easily create custom products.

We offer a free design service that will take your design ideas, logos, and branding and turn them into production-ready sock designs so you can effortlessly make your own without needing design experience.

Send us a message today to get started.

Made by Cooper
21 April 2024

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