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Traction or Non-Traction?

There is an Apolla Shock for everyone and we recommend having one of each in your bag to keep you protected on any dance floor, in and out of the studio, from cross-training, to travel, from stage to recovery and everything in between! All Shocks are available with or without our customizable & refreshable traction so you can enjoy support and protection on multiple dance surfaces...and your feet will look amazing too! Here are some guidelines to help you choose which option is best for YOU:

Can’t decide if you should get With traction or NON? Click HERE to take a short quiz that will help you determine YOUR perfect grip. Or keep reading, here are some guidelines to help you choose as well:

I may choose traction if:

  • I enjoy a wide variety of movement with technical elements, direction changes, etc.
  • My main dance surface tends to be slippery
  • I dance on multiple different dance surfaces
  • I prefer to be more grounded in my movement
  • We recommend if you are going to be using primarily on a dance floor that you always get WITH traction on all styles of Shocks, then wear it down to your preferred grip.
    • Apolla Shocks without traction are great for carpet at conventions

Please note: Due to the antimicrobial/moisture wicking properties in every pair, we recommend to treat your Shocks more as you would a shoe. They do not need to be washed daily or even weekly, as water will naturally break down the traction faster. Wash your Shocks only as necessary to possibly preserve the life of the traction. OR wash your Shocks if you want to wear the traction in faster.

IMPORTANT: Click Here to Learn How to Refresh Your Traction so you can keep "re-sticking" your grip over and over for the life of the Shock

I may choose Non-traction if:

  • My movement is more stationary (i.e. instruction, yoga, etc)
  • My main dance surface is always very sticky
  • I will be wearing my Shocks in shoes (i.e. tap shoes, sneakers, etc.)
    • Non-traction Shocks are for everyone from runners to nurses that need more support, less aches, and improved circulation in their day to day activities
  • I plan to wear my Shocks in a convention setting and will likely be dancing on carpet or a combination of hard/soft surfaces.
  • I like to just wear a sock on dance floors and enjoy that gliding ability
  • NOTE that our Shocks do NOT have cotton, so if you like that bit of grip, get WITH traction and wear the grip down to your preference.

Care: All of our Shocks can be washed and dried according to our recommended care instructions and always use your Apolla Mesh Bag when laundering. We also recommend washing the WITH traction Shocks inside out to help preserve the traction.

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Why Only Non-traction?

CURRENTLY THE AMP IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN NON-TRACTION! We debuted the AMP in non-traction only to give a no-show solution in shoes and on carpet. However, if you are someone that would be interested in purchasing the AMP WITH traction, please email us at info@apollaperformance.com so we can hear your feedback and hopefully add this to the collection in the future. We always work to deliver what you need based on popular demand.

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What is a Mesh Bag?

Apolla Mesh Bags are the perfect multi-purpose drawstring bags to compliment your Shocks. This stylish accessory is a carry all bag that helps keep your Apolla Shocks together so they don't get lost in your dance bag. In addition, they double as a laundry bag, preserving the life of your Shocks when you need to wash and dry.

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Why I need E6000 for my Traction Shocks?

The beloved E6000 company has created a non-toxic spray adhesive that is the favorite refresher of traction for all of our Apolla Shocks. Apolla Shocks unique traction has eliminated the bulk and seams underfoot. It starts out sticky then you wear it down to your preferred level of grip. Then you keep it there by using a traction refresher. Some will refresh right away, some may never refresh...it is completely personalized to your need and floors. This is our recommendation. It is a pump spray and when you apply 5-10 pumps to your traction, it dries instantly, and does not damage floors. It helps to "re-stick" the grip over and over for the life of the Shocks. Some dancers start refreshing in the first class, some never refresh, some refresh when needed. It is important you have a bottle in your dance bag or at your studio to use as needed...one bottle last a long time! Your traction will wear down to nothing if you don't use a refresher, so make sure to order a bottle with your traction Shocks today!

(See Customize Traction link in main menu for a short 1 minute video tutorial on how to use your traction spray)

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Size Chart

Please read tips below charts to ensure best fit. Sizes are in US Street Shoe.

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Tips for Sizing

      • The Alpha Shock is a snug toe fit and the Infinite Shock has a freedom toe fit.
        • If a dancer has a very wide foot and is on the top end of the size range listed, you may choose to go up a size in the Alpha Shock.
          • For example, if they are a size 7.5 – 8.0 with a very wide foot, you may be more comfortable in a size Large Alpha Shock instead of the size Medium. Your sizing in the Infinite Shock should not be affected with a wider foot.
          • OR if for example, if you range between a 7.5 to an 8 with an average to thin foot…you will most likely be a Medium. However, if you range between an 8 to an 8.5 average foot to thin…you will most likely be a Large Alpha.
      • The Performance Shock is a little more sleek and snug in the toes than the Infinite and more freedom fit than the Alpha. It is the “Goldilocks” Shock fit.
        • If you are at the top of the size range and like more room in your toes or have very wide feet you may be more comfortable in the next size up.
        • If you are at the bottom of the size range and have very thin feet and/or very petite bone structure, you may be more comfortable in the size down.
      • For the Infinite Shock sizing, foot size, narrowness and age may change the size. You may consider selecting one size smaller if:
        • You are at the low end of a size range and are younger than 13 years of age, are very petite for your age, and/or have a more narrow foot than average for your size.
        • For example: an 11-year-old who wears a size 6 shoe would choose a size Small Infinite instead of a Medium (based on the size chart).
        • A 16-year-old who wears size 6 shoes and has average leg and foot size would choose the recommended size Medium.
        • A 16-year-old size 6 with a very narrow foot will likely be more comfortable in a size Small.

Please watch our quick How To Wear tutorial videos to see how to put them on.

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All of your Apolla Shocks® can absolutely be washed…yes, even those with traction! In fact, the fit gets more comfortable with wear and washing. We hope you notice over time they start to form to your foot for a perfect, custom fit. It is important to take care of your Shocks and wash them properly in order to protect the compression, moisture-wicking, and anti-microbial properties, but also to maximize the lifespan of your Shocks.  It is okay to use rosin with your Shocks. Like dance shoes it is recommended you keep the toenails short to avoid puncturing the Shock. For the traction pairs, you do not need to wash your Shocks daily. This may prolong the traction of your Shocks. Please use the following guidelines to care for your Shocks:

  1. Wash with warm water in gentle cycle
  2. Low tumble dry
  3. Do NOT use fabric softener or dryer sheets
  4. You will get best results if you wash and dry your Shocks in the Apolla mesh bag (sold separately)
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The Joule Size Chart

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The K-Warmer Size Chart

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The Infinite Shock Size Chart

Tips for Sizing:

  • For the Infinite Shock sizing, foot size, narrowness and age may change the size
  • You may consider selecting one size smaller if:  
    • You are at the low end of a size range and are younger than 11 years of age, are very petite for your age, and/or have a narrower foot than average for your size
    • For example, an 11-year--old who wears a size 5.5-6 shoe would choose a size Small Infinite instead of a Medium (based on the size chart) 
    • A 16-year-old who typically ranges between sizes 6.0-6.5 street shoes and has average leg and foot size would choose the recommended size Medium.
    • A 16-year-old that ranges 5.5-6.0 with a narrower foot will likely be more comfortable in a size Small
  • Please watch our quick How To Wear tutorial videos to see how to put them on.
  • Lower profile: the top of the Shock should hit below the bottom of the calf.
  • Sleeker and fitted in the toes than the Infinite to accentuate the feet and create a more seamless look onstage.

Before placing a group order please feel free to email with any questions on any of your dancers that may be an exception to the sizing chart or are on the border line of sizes.

Apolla Shocks Support Scale:

Each of our Shocks come with our revolutionary support, what we call our 3 A’s.

  1. Arch support
  2. Ankle stability
  3. energy Absorption

Each has their own unique performance features that help to protect and support you for the many different preferences of dancers along with the different needs of style, class, performance and traction.

You will feel the benefits of all our Apolla Shocks. However, we recommend you knowing the different levels of support and features to decide what is best for you and your dancer’s individual needs. It is our mission to continue to innovate and deliver a Shock for every dancer’s needs, so you will always have what you need in your dance bag. They truly are the last and only dance sock or footwear you will ever want or need!

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The Alpha Shock Size Chart

Tips for Sizing:

  • The Alpha Shock is a snug toe fit and the Infinite Shock has a freedom fit toe
  • If a dancer has a very wide foot and is on the top end of the size range listed, you may choose to go up a size in the Alpha Shock
    • For example, if they are a size 7.5 with a very wide foot or you typically range between a 7.5-8.0 instead of a 7.0-7.5, you may be more comfortable in a size Large Alpha Shock instead of the size Medium. Your sizing in the Infinite Shock should not be affected with a wider foot
    • Please watch our quick How To Wear tutorial videos to see how to put them on.

Before placing a group order please feel free to email with any questions on any of your dancers that may be an exception to the sizing chart or are on the border line of sizes.

Apolla Shocks Support Scale:

Each of our Shocks come with our revolutionary support, what we call our 3 A’s.

  1. Arch support
  2. Ankle stability
  3. energy Absorption

Each has their own unique performance features that help to protect and support you for the many different preferences of dancers along with the different needs of style, class, performance and traction.

You will feel the benefits of all our Apolla Shocks. However, we recommend you knowing the different levels of support and features to decide what is best for you and your dancer’s individual needs. It is our mission to continue to innovate and deliver a Shock for every dancer’s needs, so you will always have what you need in your dance bag. They truly are the last and only dance sock or footwear you will ever want or need!

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The AMP & Performance Shock Size Chart

Tips for Sizing:

  • The Performance Shock fits like the Infinite but the size chart IS slightly different so please take note! The top of each size range is borderline, use the same rules of the Infinite to size.
    • Every dancer has a preference…some will love the lower profile of the Performance, some may miss the snug hug of the Infinite up the calf. Remember the purpose of the Performance is to create the perfect line on stage while providing Apolla support and the Infinite is to give maximum support and protection for long days and rehearsals.
  • Please watch our quick How To Wear tutorial videos to see how to put them on.

The Performance Shock fits just like the Infinite with a few differences:

  • Lower profile: the top of the Shock should hit below the bottom of the calf.
  • Sleeker and fitted in the toes than the Infinite to accentuate the feet and create a more seamless look onstage.

Before placing a group order please feel free to email with any questions on any of your dancers that may be an exception to the sizing chart or are on the border line of sizes.

Apolla Shocks Support Scale:

Each of our Shocks come with our revolutionary support, what we call our 3 A’s.

  1. Arch support
  2. Ankle stability
  3. energy Absorption

Each has their own unique performance features that help to protect and support you for the many different preferences of dancers along with the different needs of style, class, performance and traction.

You will feel the benefits of all our Apolla Shocks. However, we recommend you knowing the different levels of support and features to decide what is best for you and your dancer’s individual needs. It is our mission to continue to innovate and deliver a Shock for every dancer’s needs, so you will always have what you need in your dance bag. They truly are the last and only dance sock or footwear you will ever want or need!

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HOLIDAY PROMO: Purchase of gift card $50 or More & you will be emailed a Free Ship Code! This is limited to the following rules and regulations.

For US Billing Address: You will receive a code for FREE shipping anywhere in the US for any amount. (excluding Hawaii, Alaska, and PR. These locations will follow the international order values).

If you are an international billing address you will receive a code that will credit your order up to the following values.

  • $50 gift cards will receive a code valued at up to $5.95 USD credit
  • $75 gift cards will receive a code valued up to $6.95 USD credit
  • $100 gift cards will receive a code valued up to $8.95 USD credit

Limit one time use. Enter codes in promo box at checkout when Shocks are purchased and credit will be applied to the order. This Free Ship code will be valid for 90 days from purchase. The Free Ship code will be emailed to you separately from your purchase receipt.

The Free Ship email will be sent within 72 hours of purchase. If you have not received after 72 hours please email info@apollaperformance.com so we can resend. This offer is valid until 11:59 Pacific on December 25th, 2017.
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