|These barre shoes are The Best.|
Yesterday, I took a barre class at my favorite studio for the first time in weeks. (In other words, my thighs are sorrrre today.) And because it had been so long, I was totally out of the habit of throwing my barre shoes into my bag, so I forgot them. That meant I was stuck wearing grippy socks. And as I planked and plied my way through class--slip-sliding around the whole time--I was reminded that I had never raved about my beloved Blake Brodys here on the blog. So here we go!
For those who have never taken a barre class, just trust me that proper footwear is a must. Most studios sell some version of grippy socks (socks with little treads on the bottom that work to keep you from slipping), but they've never really worked for me. I can wear them in a pinch, but I don't feel super secure in them.
But these shoes by Blake Brody are a barre-class gamechanger. They make you feel so much more grounded. I notice the biggest difference when planking; I can hold the position much, much longer, which means I (and my poor abs!) get a much better workout. Plus, they're totally cute, right? Mine are the "Olivia" style--I just love that touch of silver sparkle. (Obvs!)
Do you do barre classes? If so, are you a socks girl or a shoe fan? Do tell!
* Disclaimer: Blake Brody sent me a pair of shoes to try out last year, but I received no compensation for this post. I have been using the shoes regularly for a year and am a true (major!) fan. All opinions are my own.