No compression in the toes but slim cut to show off the feet
Hits just below the ankle bone to provide ankle stability where the ligaments insert that are most vulnerable to rolls and sprains
Apolla's Patented Targeted Compression Provides:
Revolutionary Arch Support
Knit-In Energy Absorption
Moisture wicking (keep your feet dry)
Anti-microbial (they don’t stink easily)
You can choose NON or WITH our patent-pending, refreshable invisible traction
Comfortable seam stays out of the way
They are washable
Available in Black and White
Apolla Shocks® are anatomically correct.Click here to see how to wear them properly
DID YOU KNOW? Dancer injury rates are TWICE the amount as football players from the knee down? It’s true! Most of those dancer injuries are caused by overuse, repetitive strain & inflammation (65% from the knee down). This inflammation causes pain, aches & can lead to chronic injuries. We want to help you ache less & feel better. How do we do that?
Compression feels like your feet and ankles are receiving a nice, snug hug. It is not uncomfortable, but it will feel different. Apolla's patented targeted compression is what makes it special and cannot be duplicated in another compression sock. Apolla uses mmHg compression levels that are high enough to effectively lift the plantar fascia in targeted insertion points on the arches to help keep it lifted and supported. It also helps to stabilize the 26 bones in the foot and the ankle’s tendons and ligaments. This minimizes the amount of inflammation that takes place during class. This happens due to the repetitive nature of the movement that IS Dance. Regardless of technique dance creates repetition and overuse in your joints and muscles that cause inflammation. Wear your Apolla Shocks in class for support and reduce inflammation, then wear them AFTER class for recovery. Assisting circulation to remove the inflammation from the feet and ankles. Recovery and rest allow your feet and legs to be fresh the next day. They are also great for travel and everyday wear. If you are nursing an injury, wear your Shocks as much as you can. This is very similar to the support you will get from taping…except it allows for better movement and comfort. This compression helps remove the inflammation, which in turn helps you ache less and feel better…AKA Dance Longer & Dance Stronger!
Apolla has created a unique traction that gives grip you can feel when you need it and takes a backseat when you don’t. The grip also does not restrict you from feeling the floor like normal dance shoes. The bulk and seams you get under foot in your dance shoes has been removed and replaced with an adhesive that can be refreshed! Yes, it will start sticky and you wear the grip down (break it in) to the level of stick that is right for YOU, your floors and choreography. You KEEP it there by using the E6000 Spray Adhesive. This keeps “re-sticking” the grip over and over for the life of the Shocks. CLICK HERE to see our 1-minute video tutorial and for more information on how our traction works.
Apolla Shocks are incredibly durable but just like the arch of a good tennis shoe, the effectiveness will lessen with time, wear and tear. We guarantee they will last you 6-9 months, but we encourage you to replace them to keep your support effective…because they will still look and feel great after 6-9 months.
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:
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For years, dancers have worn dance shoes they think make dancing easier, what they are told is “right” to wear in class and what is “traditional”. In reality, the available footwear options are poorly made, uncomfortable, and provide zero support. Many dancers just refuse to wear dance shoes and wear regular socks that can be dangerous without traction, offer no support, are ill-fitting and do not last. Others just opt to go barefoot which creates sanitary concerns and does not help with supporting and protecting the dancer feet. We have dance teachers suffering from chronic injuries like plantar fasciitis that can only teach in tennis shoes…shouldn’t we be looking to stop this cycle? When dancers suffer from career ending injuries way too early in life and have TWICE the injuries from the knees down as football players, why aren’t we looking to advance dancers with sport science technology like all other sports have? Today, dancers ARE artists and athletes so we need to start acting like it! The technology available today enhances the output ability of an athlete…it can assist dancers and help them dance longer and dance stronger. Why are we forcing dancers to dance without support? What makes something acceptable footwear? Apolla Shocks don’t stop you from feeling the floor and even have styles that allow you to build calluses. Apolla Shocks have traction, show off the feet, come in colors that compliment any line, and are durable. They outperform “dance shoes” in every way…they are the answer. Think of all the traditions that have been changed with the advancement of education? Something new is here, so let’s let go of the old way of thinking and embrace the new! Let’s get dancers protected and supported and wearing Apolla Shocks!
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It is no longer just opinion...it is science! A recent independent study at Ohio University studied the force reduction of Apolla Shocks. This article in Dance Magazine summarizes the study.
What Dance Magazine failed to mention is the socks used in the study were Apolla Shocks...not just any padded dance sock.
Our patented technology exclusively found only in Apolla Shocks cannot be found in any other sock...while others may try...there is no substitute.
We are excited that this is just the start of many research studies we hope to share in the future showing the effectiveness of Apolla Shocks beyond our incredible testimonials.
Do Padded Dance Socks Work?: Not just padded dance socks, this study used Apolla Shocks!
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