Half Sole Dance Shoes – Alpha Sock – Apolla Performance Wear

The Alpha

Half Sole Dance Shoes

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Apolla Performance Compression Socks Beyond a Sock Technology
Apolla Performance Compression Socks & Cheer Socks Beyond a Sock Technology

Do More, with Less Pain, Guaranteed.

All-in-One Powerful Footwear

The Alpha Shock is the perfect sock for dancers who want a more durable and supportive alternative to lyrical shoes, jazz half-sole shoes, dance paws, foot undeez, pedinis, pirouettes, or turners. It provides essential support and stability, while its patented traction and open-heel natural grip allow you to feel the floor and build strength in your feet. Each style of Apolla Socks fits your needs differently, but they all share our holistic patented support system.

  • Targeted arch support *
  • Graduated compression
  • Ankle Support
  • Cushioning* shown in multiple studies to reduce force by 7-8%
  • Moisture Wicking
  • Antimicrobial
  • Breathable
  • Compression zones of 20-30 mmHg
  • APMA Seal of Acceptance

All of this helps reduce swelling and pain like achy legs, or edema, and increasing blood circulation helping your entire body feel incrementally better with every step!

Want to dive deeper into the Science? Geek out with us here!

Why We Made
The Alpha

Dance Shoes Redefined

Unlike traditional turners or any half-sole dance shoes, the Alpha Shock provides dancers with essential support and stability. 

Its patented design features a snug, glove-like fit in the toes with our patented arch support to not only battle plantar fasciitis or any inflammation-related pain, but also amplify your arch and envelop your ankle in stability, while still feeling feather-light. 

This style is fantastic for gymnastics too; gymnasts love how much stronger their warm-ups on the beam feel after wearing the Alpha.

LEARN MORE HERE about the science of Apolla Socks.

Outlasts and Outperforms Traditional Dance Shoes

A must-have in the dance bag, the Alpha Shock is more durable than any foot thong, leather, or canvas lyrical shoe, lasting 5 times longer. Plus, unlike traditional jazz shoes, it is also washable. 

This patented open-heel design also features a unique traction and natural grip that allows you to feel the floor better than bulky suede soles in the forefoot pad like pirouette shoes. Another bonus versus other brands that use silicone grippers, our traction can be refreshed for the life of the Shock. Learn More HERE.

Unlike canvas ballet shoes or neoprene half soles, the Alpha Shock also helps build strength in your feet while reducing the risk of overuse and repetitive strain injuries.

 It can replace jazz, lyrical, or contemporary dance shoes, or be worn in jazz or character shoes. It pairs well with any dancewear or genre, like stirrup tights and leggings, and some ballerinas even like to wear them in their ballet shoes or pointe shoes.

Benefits of compression socks being shown on Shark Tank by Kaycee and Bri

Science & American-Made Quality You Can Trust:

It took 2 Years, 1000’s of testers, studies, and countless medical professionals to do what no one else could. 

Apolla Compression Socks are engineered to last. 

Rest easy in your purchase knowing not only are Apolla Socks 100% Made in the USA with certified sustainable Repreve© yarns, but we also guarantee your satisfaction with free returns and exchanges.

However, you don’t have to just take our word for it, dive into our testimonials below from real customers to purchase with confidence, or watch our Shark Tank Episode (last pitch of Season 13 Ep. 18) on Hulu/ABC to see why the Sharks fell in love with Apolla.

*Always consult with your doctor if you have any contraindications in wearing compression garments.

Bonus Features

  • 20-30 mmHg 
  • Quick Drying
  • Anti-Stink
  • Targeted Ankle Stability Strap
  • Light Compression in Toes
  • Achilles Comfort Tab
  • Shows Off Feet, Glove-like Fit
  • High Quality Durability

All US orders of 3+ pairs ship free. We stand behind our products. We are so confident you will fall in love that we offer FREE returns/exchanges.

Apolla socks can also be purchased using your FSA/HSA card for eligible plans. Click here to Learn More.

Size Chart

Apolla Socks are unisex and anatomically correct.

Follow the Size guide below by street shoe size to find your best fit.

We also recommend clicking the chat in the right bottom corner to
chat with a fit specialist if you have any questions on your size.


We also have more details on how to determine your size here: Sizing Tips for The Alpha