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Why do my feet slip when I put on yoga socks?

Update:29 Jun 2021

Some yogis like to wear socks to do yoga movements. Some wear ordinary socks, and some wear professional yoga socks. If you want to wear it, it is recommended to wear yoga socks, because the bottom of the socks will be treated with anti-slip.

But I often hear people complaining, "This yoga socks look very beautiful, but after putting it on, the feet swish forward and slide out. It's not non-slip at all."

Anti-slip is divided into two levels: between the socks and the ground, and between the soles of the feet and the socks.

First look at the anti-skid between the socks and the ground:

PVC dispensing and silicone dispensing are common on the market. Generally speaking, silica gel is better, but the cost is also high.

1. The material itself has advantages and disadvantages. The same is PVC, there are also good and bad grades. Silica gel also has advantages and disadvantages.

2. The fullness of the glue, the shape of the glue point, the distribution position and size of the glue area will also affect the anti-skid effect. Some styles only dispense glue on a part of the sole of the foot, while others dispense glue on the entire sole. In theory, the entire dispensing will have better anti-skid properties.

Let's look at the anti-slip between the soles of the feet and the socks:

1. The material and knitting of the socks. If the knitting is sparse, the elastic fiber is sparse, the quality of the elastic fiber is poor, or the elastic fiber is not added at all, any one of these factors will affect the degree of fit between the socks and the feet, thereby affecting the anti-slip effect. There are some socks on the market that add elastic fibers in the middle of the arch to form an elastic zone. However, a more advanced Non-Slip Yoga Socks manufacturers approach is to add elastic fibers to the whole body of the socks to make the socks fit the feet well and maximize the friction between the socks and the soles of the feet.

2. The style of socks will also affect the anti-slip performance. The style here mainly refers to the structural design:

(1) Backless and non-backless. The characteristics of the physical structure determine that certain forms will inevitably weaken the fit and friction of the socks, such as the open back. Let me think that this is the price paid for the pursuit of beauty. The anti-skid effect of the halter may be lower than that of the non-back, especially in high-frequency or large-range sports.

(2) Separate toes and undivided toes. Many people are really not used to split-toe socks and instead use split-toe socks. The anti-slip effect of the non-split toe is generally lower than that of the split toe. If you are most concerned about slip resistance, then try to get used to split-toe socks.

3. There are very few styles on the market, which adopt different ideas to improve the friction between the sole and the socks: the inner lining of the socks is also equipped with silicone to increase the slip resistance of the feet and the socks.

In short, the reason for non-slip is not complicated. But why are there still all kinds of yoga socks on the market that focus on beauty, and the buying crowd is not small? ——This is probably human nature. I always like beautiful things, and sometimes I have to compromise some functions for beauty.

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