The Pros & Cons of Yoga Socks

Feeling insecure about your footsies? Yoga socks to the rescue! Here are some of the pros and cons of one of the more popular types of yoga socks.

Whether you want to hide some unsightly toenails (I know – I’ve been there!), or simply worry about slipping while doing yoga, yoga socks may come in handy. Yoga socks typically come with a sticky sort of “tread” on the bottoms, so you don’t slip while performing Half-Moon. Usually they are colorful and come in fun patterns.

Personally, I’m a barefoot yogi, myself, but I totally understand why some yoga practitioners might want to wear socks at times. There are a number of brands of yoga socks available, but YogiSocks are currently one of the more reasonably priced options. While I haven’t tried them yet, fortunately Rachel over at Rachel’s Yoga was kind enough to describe some of the pros and cons of wearing YogiSocks during your practice.

  • If you have foot fungi or are shy about showing your feet, then these are an inexpensive alternative to sliding around in your regular cotton socks on potentially slippy yoga floors.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Fun colors.
  • Breathable cotton.
  • Useful if you want the option to practice mat-free.
  • Potentially good for sweaty feet.
  • Most yogis don’t use socks because we like to be barefoot.
  • The stick factor is redundant on most yoga mats, because they are already sticky.
  • Not sure about longevity, especially if you use them because you sweat.
You can find YogiSocks on and other online retailers.


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