No Slipping Allowed-Blake Brody Footwear Plus a Giveaway!

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I’m glad you came back after yesterdays confessions post.  I am not going to lie, every time I write one of those my heart speeds up when I hit publish.  Then I smile throughout the day when I realize I’m not the only one with quirky behaviors.

I am really excited to introduce you to my newest obsession.  I have been taking and teaching Barre classes for a little over a year and a half.  Before that I was really into Bikram and hot yoga.  With hot yoga my least favorite part was getting back into my car afterwards.  I mean honestly sitting on a towel after a workout didn’t seem natural to me.  I also got really tired of those few individuals (you know who I’m talking about) who took the breathing a little too seriously.  I mean come on bro it’s bad enough you’re already in my personal space but now I have to hear and literally feel you breathing next to me and ugh I think you just flicked some of your arm sweat on me.

One of the things I found in hot yoga is that my feet would slide all the time…sweat yoga mat = hazardous conditions.  When I started taking Barre and I was introduced to sticky socks I was like finally you are speaking my language.  Holding a 90 second plank without having to worry about my feet sliding and therefore being able to focus all my energy into the correct areas….what a concept!  Doing what I love!  Teaching Barre.

However there are some positions that the grip especially on my highest toes or in a lunge position sometimes the socks were not cutting it.  I tried these Blake Brody in-studio footwear and I honestly have all positive things to say. First of all how cute are they?

According to the Company
“In-Studio Footwear® is designed to supply traction in order to prevent slips and falls, while allowing the foot, ankle, and toe to maintain their natural range of movements and sensitivity to the ground during studio activities like Pilates, barre and yoga. The result is a flexible, soft, breathable shoe with a split sole and padded arch that would provide structure without detracting from the experience in the studio”.
They honestly reminded me of a ballet slipper but not as stiff.  You can still point your toe and have full range of motion.  I really like the padding on the inside it was just enough without feeling bulky.
My absolute favorite part is the grip the bottom has.  Here is the link that explains all the technology but your feet stay grounded and I felt less likely to supinate my ankles.  After class when you get home just take a soft wet wipe to the bottom of them to help maintain the stick.
The one thing I will say is that the bottom does stick so well that when you want to “slide” into anything like a split stretch the heel doesn’t slide because the sticky part will make contact with the floor.  I pull my pants over the heel and that helps with that.  That happens with sticky socks as well and you will notice a lot of Barre gals will pull the pants over their heels for that reason.
I love this pair because of the delicate pink crochet strap.  I also am really digging the Founders stance on using only Vegan materials that do not include any animals products or toxic chemicals.
This line is blowing up and being featured in al the major magazines Self, W Magazine, Lucky, Fitness, Allure and People to name a few.
The other line I was swooning over was their Ballerinas for the street.  They run around the same price range as Tory Burch Reva flats but has all the same inside cushion and support technology as the in studio line. I can only guess if they feel like the in studio line……they would be 10 times more comfortable than the TB flats.
Definitely adding these to my lust list!
They are on the pricier side for sure.  However with all workouts when you commit to the exercise you want to buy the equipment like the right running shoes, the spin shoes that clip into the bike etc that help you to potentially prevent injuries and perform at your highest level.  Plus you know that feeling when you get a new pair of shoes it’s like you can’t wait to lace them up and hit the ground running!
Also since you know I am always looking out for y’all….I mean I can’t review a product without getting something for you!  So Blake Brody is graciously giving one of my readers a pair of the In-Studio Performance Footwear.  Are  you excited??  I sure as heck am!  Only the best for you!  Come on don’t leave me hanging ;-)
(via tumblr)
I’ll keep the rafflecoptor up for a week.  Tell me what you would class and workout would you wear these to?  I hope you dig these as much as I am!  One more day till the weekend!  xoxoxo

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**I did receive a pair of In-studio performance footwear.  I was not paid for this review.  All opinions are my own and plus I sweet talked into getting y’all a pair too!  xoxoxo

35 Comments

  1. March 27, 2014 / 12:33 PM

    These look so fun!! I use sticky socks at barre usually, but I’d love to try these out also. Thanks for sharing!

  2. March 27, 2014 / 12:34 PM

    Yay, what better blogger to pick for this review! They did their research! I love that gif beyond words.

  3. March 27, 2014 / 12:46 PM

    These are so cute and practical at the same time! Definitely got the right blogger to test these out!

  4. March 27, 2014 / 12:48 PM

    There is a barre studio near my place that I’ve been wanting to check out for a while- these would be great for me being able to show up prepared!

  5. March 27, 2014 / 12:53 PM

    These sound amazing!! You know I’d be using them in my barre classes!! :)

  6. March 27, 2014 / 1:42 PM

    I’ve always wanted to try Barre, but haven’t had any classes around me!

  7. March 27, 2014 / 1:48 PM

    These are so cute! I could totally see myself loving them and living in them!!!!

  8. March 27, 2014 / 1:50 PM

    Oooh oooohh!! Those are so cute! I have absolutely NO need for them, but they are adorable!!

  9. March 27, 2014 / 2:12 PM

    I hate when I start slipping during planks and can’t stay still. These would be awesome for classes!

  10. March 27, 2014 / 2:14 PM

    So true about the slipping around in hot yoga, I had a guy fall on my mat once from slipping around in his own sweat! These are super cute and such a good idea.

  11. March 27, 2014 / 2:20 PM

    These look so pretty! I still haven’t made it to a pure barre class yet… but I was wondering if you really need the no-slip socks for the first class??

  12. March 27, 2014 / 2:35 PM

    Those shoes are adorable!!! I would really like to get into yoga and barre! Maybe one day!

  13. March 27, 2014 / 2:52 PM

    so cool! just found your blog and i love that you teach barre! I just started my blog and would love if you could check it out =] Any advice from an awesome blogger like you would be very appreciated!

  14. March 27, 2014 / 2:53 PM

    ummm ammmazing!! would LOVE to win these for my barre class! xo jillian

  15. March 27, 2014 / 3:00 PM

    I love these shoes, maybe I will be inspired to try barre. Are you familiar with this one? They are building a new location literally 5 minutes from my house!!! http://purebarre.com/

    And since I missed your confessions post I will just say I think we can be real life friends for sure now. I had the sea salt caramel gelato cup for dinner recently, am lazy with eye makeup removal, paint my own nails to save dollas and have been known to skip a hair washing or 4:)

  16. March 27, 2014 / 3:04 PM

    Haha that .gif at the end is hilarious!! That has totally been me a few times… the joys of being short. Those shoes are so cute!! I don’t do barre as often (as I should) any more but I would totally go more and rock those!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

  17. March 27, 2014 / 3:29 PM

    I really need to try Barre. I’m glad they picked you to promote this!

  18. March 27, 2014 / 3:34 PM

    I just started barre again about 3 weeks ago (I think your blog kind of inspired me to go back!!) anyway I’ve noticed some of the girls wearing these shoes and loved them and was wondering what they were!

  19. March 27, 2014 / 3:44 PM

    I would wear these to my couch-to-kitchen class for sure. But in all seriousness, I’m a tid intimidated to try Barre but hear nothing but wonderful things! And you’re pretty much a walking Barbie so that’s proof right there ha

  20. March 27, 2014 / 3:54 PM

    ohh i’m loving these! especially their ballerinas for the street!

  21. March 27, 2014 / 4:58 PM

    Those are so cute! I really want to try to find a barre class around here somewhere!

  22. March 27, 2014 / 5:04 PM

    ohh if i took barre i would totally rock these

  23. March 27, 2014 / 10:17 PM

    I will never make fun of those socks again. After I took a barre class, it all made sense :)

  24. March 28, 2014 / 12:34 AM

    They are so cute!! I wish we had a barre studio around here but we don;t :-(

  25. March 28, 2014 / 11:51 AM

    Friend, how is pure barre? I am super, SUPER un-athletic and have yet to try it out because I’m intimidated….can someone with no athletic/dance background do this??

  26. March 31, 2014 / 1:35 PM

    You look amazing in your workout clothes, darling!! I wish they made hot yoga gloves like this…I’ve yet to find something that keeps me from slipping.

    XO, Gina

  27. May 3, 2014 / 2:21 PM

    That is cute! I love flats or doll shoes because it is comfortable to wear.I’ve always wanted to try barre.Nice shoes! Visit our site

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