Arch and ankle support for dancers that want bare toes and heels for:
What does Joule mean?
- The amount of energy used to accelerate the body
- The foundational force or base element for movement
A stripped-down shock designed to harness this energy and support your body while maximizing contact with the floor
Now you don’t have to choose between being in pain and dancing barefoot
- 3 shades of nude give you a clean line when you are bare-legged
- Black offers the look of a stirrup and optimizes long lines when worn with leggings
- Pink allows you to wear them in ballet, under or over your tights
This new, scaled-down style of Shock is a sleeve that provides arch and ankle support whiles allowing the ball of the foot and heel to be exposed
Paired with the K-warmer to create a fashionable look of a stirrup or legging
Open heel & ball of the foot
Available in ballet pink, black and 3 shades of nude
- For bare legs or leggings to complete your line
- Incognito under ballet tights and hidden under pointe shoe ribbons
- Can also be worn with any dance shoe to provide much-needed support
Apolla 3 A’s Standard Support:
- Revolutionary Arch Support
- Ankle Stability
Moisture wicking (keep your feet dry)
Anti-microbial (they don’t stink easily)
- They are washable
- You don’t have to wash them as often as a typical sock but unlike your dance shoes, you can wash them!
Comfort fit on Achilles Tendon makes it comfortable on the back of your heel and does not interfere with the heel of the shoe
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?
- Targeted compression to assist circulation & recovery by reducing inflammation
- Arch support & ankle stability offer similar support provided by taping
- Knit-in energy absorption provides metatarsal (and heel comfort for full-coverage Shocks)
Compression feels like your feet and ankles are receiving a nice, snug hug. It is not uncomfortable, but it will feel different. Apolla uses 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 ankle’s tendons and ligaments. Wear your Apolla Shocks in class for support and reduce inflammation, then wear them AFTER class for recovery. 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 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:
- Wash with warm water in gentle cycle
- Low tumble dry
- Do NOT use fabric softener or dryer sheets
- You will get best results if you wash and dry your Shocks in the Apolla mesh bag (sold separately)
NOT SURE IF THE JOULE SHOCK IS YOUR BEST FIT? CLICK HERE TO TAKE YOUR PERFECT FIT SURVEY AND DISCOVER YOUR APOLLA SHOCK STYLE
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!
Since this style just debuted on September 4th, we don’t yet have reviews. BUT we do hope you will leave one once you get a chance to try them!
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