The following post is sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.
Recently, I had the opportunity to test out a pair of Reebok True Studio Slippers — an ultra-lightweight shoe for studio classes like barre and yoga.
I have to admit that I was a little reluctant at first. They reminded me of the grippy socks you wear in barre classes. I wasn’t sure I liked the idea of wearing anything on my feet while practicing yoga. I like feeling the mat underfoot and when I practice, I often roll over my toes when transitioning between poses like upward-facing dog to downward facing dog. Would the slippers get in the way?
But I was curious. I hate slipping around on my mat when I practice yoga and these studio slippers are supposed to provide a barefoot feel with a little extra grip.
I’ve practiced in my Reebok studio slippers several times at home, and I was really surprised at how quickly I forgot that I was wearing anything on my feet. I was worried that the elastic top line would be tight or cut into my foot but it was comfortably snug and secure. The grip on the bottom of the slippers felt secure too and offered a good amount of traction. I didn’t feel like my feet were going to move around much on the mat.
What I liked:
- Very comfortable and super lightweight
- Snug on my feet but not confining or restricting
- Grippy feel under the mat
- Barefoot feel that made my foot feel grounded
What I didn’t like / would change:
- The slippers run small. I ordered up a half size.
- My feet did start to get warm but there’s Concona woven coconut fiber lining that helped to naturally cool the feet. It’s also supposed to provide odor resistance too.
While I liked the Reebok True Studio Slippers, I’m not sure that I would wear them to a yoga class. I still prefer to practice barefoot. However, I would wear them for other studio classes like pilates or barre where it’s also helpful to have a little bit of grip and traction under the foot.
Have you tried slippers for studio classes?
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