I've been on a quest for a solution to sliding hands for awhile. Most recently I tested Yoga Stick-e Gloves. These solved the problem well, but there has been a problem with durability -- the Stick-e part has begun to shred.
So I was intrigued to review Grip Gloves by ToeSox, provided to me for purposes of this honest review. Grip Gloves, a tad bulkier than Stick-e Gloves, are more durable than and I believe they will last longer. They keep my hands from slipping during downward dog, a stock pose. They come in three sizes and the one I chose fits my hands well.
I only wish that Grip Gloves came in the color of my skin tone so that it's not so obvious that I am a sweaty-hands yogini.
$22 at ToeSox.com, with my thumbs up for yoga, Pilates, spinning, and other gripping activities.
ToeSox also makes -- wait for it -- gloved socks. Why do we prefer gloves for our hands because of the dexterity they lend us, but tolerate mittens for our feet? Toes that aren't cramped and smushed together allow for better balance and circulation. Instead of treating our toes as one unit, ToeSox "encourages the toes to separate thereby activating the muscles in the feet." ToSox are recommended not only for yoga, dance and Pilates, but also for running, cycling, and other activities during which you'd wear an athletic shoe.
ToeSox come in full-toe or half-toe -- I chose the half-toe. They come in a variety of solid colors and stripes, and of course I chose the purple/lavender combination. You can choose to have grippers on the sole or not (mine are with). And finally, there are both crew and ankle height (mine are ankle).
I know that some of you are not fond of the sensation that comes from having separated toes. I, however, find it freeing and stabilizing to spread out my toes. In yoga, it gives my small feet a slightly larger platform on which to balance my body during Tree, Eagle and Warrior 3 poses. There is a support band around the arch which helps relieve the fatigue that can occur during these balance poses.
Like their upper-phalange partners, the Grip Gloves, I give ToeSox a thumbs up. $15 at ToeSox.com.
Giveaway! ToeSox is giving two AllThumbsReviews readers their choice of products. If random.org chooses your comment number, you'll get to select either a pair of ToeSox or a pair of Grip Gloves.
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