Meet Sara Mearns

The extraordinary Sara Mearns needs no introduction. She is not just a luminary in the ballet world but also a beacon of resilience and mental wellness.

A star with the New York City Ballet, Sara commands the stage with her mesmerizing roles like the Swan Queen in "Swan Lake." But her advocacy shines even brighter off stage.

Sara has bravely shared her journey through depression and burnout, empowering countless women to prioritize mental health. Now, she's taking another step forward by teaming up with Apolla Socks—where wellness meets artistry.

The Spark:
When Sara Met Apolla

Sara's advocacy for mental health resonates deeply with Apolla's mission of total body wellness. After her transformative year confronting depression and embarking on a path of healing, Sara knows the power of support—and that includes your feet!

So how did she feel when she experienced the science-backed, comfort-driven magic of our "Shocks"?

Let's just say Sara found another invaluable ally in her journey toward holistic wellness, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome her to the Apolla family.

Sara’s always been an advocate for wellness, but she took it up a notch after a debilitating back injury forced her off the stage for 8 months.

That's when she dove into the world of injury prevention— making her the perfect match for Apolla's wellness-driven ethos.

But how did she react when she first slipped her feet into our "Shocks"?

Let's be real:

Dancers are athletes, and not just any athletes —they're superhuman artists who execute flawless pirouettes and jetés while making it look as effortless as a stroll in the park. For performers like Sara, the mantra is clear: your feet are your foundation.

"For me, proper support isn't a luxury; it's a necessity. Each movement, each step, requires precision, and any form of discomfort can throw off an entire performance."

That's why our patented compression technology is a game-changer. It offers arch support and ankle stability, which can significantly minimize the risk of injuries.

The blend of support and flexibility allows dancers like Sara to achieve peak performance without compromise.

Plus, it’s a seal of approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association—need we say more?

Picture this:
The curtain closes, the applause fades, but the work isn't over.

Performers like Sara understand that the moments after the curtain falls are just as critical for their long-term success and wellness.

"After a rigorous performance, I need to care for my feet—they're my tools, my lifeline in this art form. Recovery isn’t just physical; it’s a mental reset that prepares me for the next challenge."

Apolla Shocks aren't just for dancing; they're engineered for recovery too.

The graduated compression helps improve blood circulation, reducing muscle soreness and speeding up recovery time.

You're not just slipping into a sock; you're stepping into a next-level wellness routine that prepares you for the next standing ovation.

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With the right support and proper recovery, the sky's the limit for dancers.

And who better to help you reach those skies than Apolla?

If it's good enough for a ballet superstar like Sara Mearns, just think about what it could do for you!

Jump in and feel the Apolla difference—
your feet will thank you!

You can follow and learn more about Sara's journey on Instagram @saramearns