Active people spend a lot of time and money investing in their shoes. But what about the socks? I admit, in the past, I never really thought that much about them. As long as they don’t cause blisters I was happy.
I have grown to better appreciate the value of the right socks for the activity. I actually first discovered this when I bought a pair of yoga socks that were too loose and did not stay in place. Then trying some compression socks when I was recovering from a sprain also further reinforced the importance of socks.
In this post I will share my mini haul and reviews for two pair of black sorts socks. These socks are both great for their intended activity, but they are very different. One pair is intended for yoga, barre and body-weight activities while the other is intended for high impact sports like basketball…
Titan Elite Quarter High Basketball Socks
Okay, it has been a while since I played basketball, but I still love these socks. I actually wear them for higher impact workouts like jumping rope and plyometric intervals. I find them quite supportive and comfortable. The slightly cushioned ball of the foot makes jumping more comfortable.
I have ta pair in black, size medium. I wear a size 7 (usually) in shoes and find the socks fit well and hug where they should hug (the arches) but they give my toes room to breath. They are also nice and thick which is great for preventing blisters. My only wish, yes I am picky. I do wish they didn’t have a seam long the top of the toes.
I think they would also be excellent for people who are on their feed all day for work.
Features and Benefits of the Titan Elite Basketball Socks (According to Titan):
Figure-Eight Ankle Support With high elastic fabric from the arch to ankle in a figure-eight shape; it provides outstanding support to the arch, enhances ankle stability and reduces plantar pressure.
Solid Arch Support The annular design in arch area provides extra support to prevent over-pronation, lessen fatigue of the feet and enhance the performance.
Dorsum (top of the foot) Protection The cushion on the instep protects the dorsum and decreases the discomfort caused by the dorsum rubbing against the undersurface of the shoes.
Toe and Ankle Mesh Knitting The mesh around the toe and ankle provide maximum air flow and breathability. This keeps your feet dry throughout the game and provides better grips of your shoes.
Heel Shock Absorbing Cushion
Medium (US Men’s Shoe Size: 5~6.5 & Women’s Shoe Size: 4~7.5)
Large (US Men’s Shoe Size: 7~11.5 & Women’s Shoe Size: 8~12.5)
X-Large (US Men’s Shoe Size: 12~14 & Women’s Shoe Size: 13~14)
Purasabino Toeless Yoga Socks Bella Style Non Slip (Black):
I have quite a collection of yoga socks. I like to use them for just about any barefoot style workout class in a gym or studio. They offer a bit of traction on slick studio floors and protect the feet. I also sometimes use them at home (where nearly all my workouts are barefoot) if I am feeling a bit chilly.
I especially love the cute “Mary Jane” style to these PurSabino Yoga Socks. They just seem a little “dancerish” to me. The toeless design and keyhole opening allows more airflow to the feet so is a favorite for hotter weather.
Benefits of Wearing PurSabino Yoga Socks (According to PurSabino):
- Eliminate the danger of slipping with our ultra-grip soles that support even the most strenuous yoga, aerobic, dance or Pilates sessions.
- Your foot stays dry, comfortable and allowed to breathe.
- Increase your balance and ability to learn the most strenuous yoga stances.
- Easy to clean. Hand wash them, lay flat, let dry. Great for a person on the go!
- A good barrier between your foot, bacteria and fungi.
- Form fitting Bella Yoga Socks with toeless design promote better flexibility and range of motion in your toes.
- Keep your feet warm on cold morning workouts. The half toe design lets your toes breathe and takes advantage of the best grips you already have – your own toes.
- Bella Half Toe Sock – Small/Medium… Fits WOMAN’S SHOE SIZE (5 – 10) and MEN’S SHOE SIZE (4 -9)
Where to Purchase these Featured Sport Socks:
Titan Elite Quarter High Basketball Socks are available on Amazon: Click here to visit the Amazon product listing for these comfortable and supportive socks.
The PuraSabino Yoga Socks are also available on Amazon: Click here to visit the product listing for these barefoot workout socks.