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2 Factors in the Relationship Between Yoga and Feet

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Here at Tucketts, we pride ourselves on truly understanding our toeless socks and the oh-so-important feet they cover. In a previous post, Tucketts and Feet, we shared the significance of this pair of body parts and how our brand helps to support them…and YOU!

But how do our uniquely designed socks help with specific types of movement? Well, in order to understand that, we need to understand the movements associated with different types of popular Tucketts use.

It has become apparently clear through customer reviews and Instagram highlights that yogis LOVE including our Tucketts toeless socks in their daily yoga practice. This isn’t a huge surprise given that as of 2016, over 37 million people in the United States alone regularly practice yoga. And since yoga is practiced all over the world, it only makes sense that one of our largest customer groups are yoga-lovers.

Yoga places a large emphasis on using feet in many of its asanas. Having the ability to move the feet freely and accurately while practicing ensures that the movements are being performed to their fullest and injury can be avoided.

So, let’s take a closer look at two factors in the relationship between yoga and feet.

Feet Support Yoga Movement

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According to yoga experts, the feet help support a variety of yoga poses. Some of these include standing poses, such as Trikasana (Tree), Garudasana (eagle), and Natarajasana (Dancer). In these poses, the feet work as the solid foundation for the body.

Steady feet also help to stabilize other poses such as backbends (Wheel and Bridges) and forward bends. When moving the spine in these ways, finding foundation in both the feet and the hands is vital to maintaining the pose. Having the ability to grip the ground is essential.

Feet with grip are especially important for often used Adho Mukha Svanasana(Downward Dog), 3-legged Dog, lunges, and triangle poses, where slippage can cause injury if your feet are not stable. Injuries such as sprains or pulled ligaments can be avoided.

Yoga Supports the Feet

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Yoga also provides valuable assistance to proper foot functionality. Nimble bending and strengthening of the foot and toe muscles is required for walking, running, and jumping. However, in order to achieve optimal foot movement, the tendons and fascia need to be lubricated, pliable, and strong. This is where yoga can help, and Tucketts only make it better. The support Tucketts provides in critical locations specifically designed into the sock supports foot and yogi movement exactly where it is needed.  

Finally, poses like Downward-Facing Dog and Dolphin also help with stretching the Achilles Tendon. Staying flexible through the Achilles Tendon could help avoid a devastating and long-term injury to this critical Tendon.

There are many other factors in the relationship between yoga and feet, but the points mentioned above demonstrate just how the two can rely on each other. Tucketts toeless socks can help your yoga practice safely thrive.

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3 Ways Tucketts Supports Barre Lovers

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Tucketts toe free socks are super unique in the grip sock industry because they offer freedom to the toes and some of the designs are specifically designed to support the arch of the foot. (For more details on our design, check out our blog post on Tucketts and Feet.) It’s no wonder that many of our customers love to wear our socks when they step up to the ballet bar. Our well-crafted features make Tucketts toe free socks an excellent addition to any Barre workout.

Participation in Barre classes has grown by almost 1 million people between 2013 and 2017. This surge in popularity can be attributed to a number of different factors. First, Barre exercises combine movements from many different workouts, but specifically dance. Second, the movements are small and precise, so they target small muscle groups to optimize muscle activation. Finally, barre exercises require little to no equipment, so they can be performed anywhere and by anyone!

Because of the close relationship between dance and barre workouts, the feet are an essential component in executing them to the fullest. In fact, one of the greatest benefits to practicing dance and barre exercises is an improvement in overall balance and flexibility, not to mention leaner muscles. Without proper foot placement, and a good deal of grip and support, finding this centering in the body would not be possible.

So, let’s look at three ways Tucketts toeless socks can help you with your Barre exercises.

Tucketts Grips so You Won’t Slip

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The BPA-Free grippers on the bottom of our toe free socks are designed to hold you solidly in place with each step. This key feature is beyond important in barre exercises. In barre exercises like Arabesque, Rond de Jambe, and Arabesque Fly, the body needs a strong foundation starting with the feet. Our grips will prevent your supporting leg from slipping while your action leg works to the music.

Also, the toeless structure of our socks enables barre lovers to grip the ground with each toe. The freedom to open and spread your toes increases your support and guarantees better alignment in each standing exercise a barre class has to offer.

Tucketts Supports Your Arch

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Barre exercises place a large emphasis on stretching and extending the foot through the arch. In exercises like Releve, Plie, and Passe, movers lift up through the feet and raise their heels from the floor. In these movements, having a solid arch support prevents the tendons and muscles located on the arch of the foot from pulling. This is where Tucketts can help.

As mentioned before, the weave of our Anklet and Knee High Tucketts hug and support around the arch and over the top of the foot. This compression keeps the fascia connected and prevents strain. In our taller socks, the design also includes strong ankle support. The ability to keep the ankle from folding and buckling during these types of barre exercises also prevents sprains and other injuries.

Tucketts Protects Your Feet

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People often turn to exercises like those found in Barre to improve weak or painful feet. The impact of daily life, from shoes to regular movements, can weaken and restructure the tendons and bones in the feet. Exercises like those mentioned above in barre can help to change that and having strong material around the foot only makes the movement more effective.

Wearing Tucketts socks also helps protect the feet from sensitivity. This can eliminate injury from impact and prevent blisters that may form during different barre exercises.

Barre exercises put the feet front and center, and Tucketts toeless socks are the perfect addition to these movements!

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The best of 2018 (and a hint of what’s to come)

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Another year comes to an end and like so many others we can not help but reflect on Tucketts’ 2018 journey. Looking back on previous years and making promises for the year to come, a practice commonly known as making New Year’s resolutions, is something that dates back further than ancient Roman times. It’s a practice that has given major civilizations like the Romans, Babylonians, and early Christians, a chance to examine mistakes and celebrate accomplishments. New Year’s resolutions give people an opportunity to stop and deeply look at how far they’ve come and exactly where they want to head. This is no different for the Tucketts family.

If 2017 was a good year for Tucketts, 2018 was amazing! Our women-owned and operated business is so grateful and proud for everything we’ve accomplished in 2018 that we wanted to take a moment to share some of our favorite highlights.

We Nurtured Our Company

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In 2018 we focused time, energy, and intention on making sure the framework of Tucketts became more solid. First and foremost, we made increasing the quality of our toeless socks a top priority. As a result, 2018 led to the best quality socks we have ever made. It also led to us creating a “one-size-fits-most” design that covers more sizes (women sizes 5.5-10).

Next, we went further in making Tucketts toeless socks more sustainable and environmentally friendly and worked on building our relationship with our manufacturer. By focusing on these things, our relationship with our manufacturer flourished as the factory had its best year. Finally, the very impact of our business grew, and continues to grow, in ways we never expected. All of these very intentional practices just make us want to work harder to be the best business we absolutely can be.  

We Grew in More Ways than One

This past year was also a time of major growth for Tucketts toeless socks! The Tucketts team also grew, adding 2 new businesswomen to the roster of talented Tucketts women...and they’re rocking it!

We also launched more collections this year than ever before, and because of this we were thrilled to welcome more loyal customers. Also, we received more 5-star reviews on our collections than years passed, which means we’re making thousands of feet happy!

Finally, our growth has resulted in more sales and more inventory selling out quicker than ever before. Also, Tucketts toeless socks are popping up in activities we never expected, like pole dancing, aqua gyms, and cozy sleeping! Our customer relationships mean the world to us, and seeing our product on people all over the world is a dream come true.

We Reached Philanthropic (and Personal) New Heights

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As all of our loyal customers know, giving back is an essential part of the Tucketts way of life. This year, our donations to Dunna and the peace program increased. Their program has also grown stronger and stronger in helping women and men recover from the violence and struggles of war. We are proud that the purchases made by our customers can help people use yoga and other forms of movement as a tool for reconciliation.

Our CEO, Paola Shah, also modeled the company’s beliefs in making dreams come true by accomplishing a lifelong dream of her own...being a part of an amazing trip to the Everest Base Camp!

Looking to 2019

We are so grateful for the past year, and each and everyone of YOU, that we can’t wait to start a new year! In the coming year, we plan to continue to focus on increasing the quality of our products to be the best at what we do. We also plan to continue to give back to causes we believe in, research to become even more sustainable and environmentally conscious, and bring you more unique collections. We hope our toeless socks will be a motivation for you to give the best of yourself in your favorite barefoot activities.

We wish all of you a very happy New Year!

What are some of your New Year’s resolutions? Tell us in the comments below and tag us in your pics!!

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The Women Behind Tucketts - Cecilia Pulido

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Tucketts is proud to be a woman-owned and operated company that is supported and run by women empowering women. So far, all employees have a passion for wellness, are mothers and career professionals, and strive to positively impact their communities and environment. We love finding women who live the Tucketts Lifestyle and represent our brand to the fullest.

This month we interviewed Cecilia Pulido, a Sales Ambassador for Tucketts, the original high-performance, toeless grip socks. Cecilia has shared the things that inspire her, challenge her, and make her thankful for being a part of the Tucketts family. Read on to learn all about one of the energetic forces behind Tucketts.


Cecilia Pulido

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Hi Cecilia! Can you tell our readers a little about yourself and what you do for a living?

My name is Cecilia Pulido and I am a fitness and Pilates educator and instructor, and a student of life. I’ve been in fitness for the last 25 years. I currently reside in San Jose, California but have lived and traveled to many places around the world. I specialize in working with many people who have special conditions. These people re-educate me regularly on the importance of humility, compassion, kindness, and perseverance. I look at my profession as a small way to change the world for the better.


How did you find Tucketts?

I originally found Tucketts at a small studio in Florida and that’s where my love affair with these toeless socks began. As a pilates instructor, I regularly received grip socks as gifts or samples by various companies to try out, but I noticed that I kept going back to my pair of Tucketts. I eventually ended up at a Pilates conference where there was also a Tucketts booth and I told my story to the owner, Paola. I purchased a dozen socks for myself and from that moment on I ditched all my other grip socks and became loyal to Tucketts.

In what way do you currently work with Tucketts?

I work for Tucketts as a sales Ambassador and influencer for the brand. This is so important to me because I could never represent something I don’t believe in...and I believe in Tucketts!

What do you love most about working for, and with, Tucketts high performance toeless grip socks?

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For me, Tucketts represents who I am. It’s not just about a grip sock, but rather a lifestyle choice, a commitment to excellence at what I do professionally, and a representation of what I stand for on a personal level. Tucketts also improve movement for me and my clients. Recently an incident happened in one of my classes that made me laugh. A client kept trying to do footwork on the Pilates Reformer and was having difficulty. Finally, I asked what was wrong. The client replied, “Sorry, my feet keep slipping off the bar.” Before I could say anything, the girl next to her said, “It’s probably because she doesn’t have on Tucketts!” I just laughed and gave her a pair of Tucketts to put on and we all continued. Honestly, I couldn’t have said it better myself!  

As a Pilates instructor, why do you believe Tucketts is an exceptional brand for Pilates and barefoot training enthusiasts?

As a Pilates professional, and Master Mentor to the Elder Lolita San Miguel, I find Tucketts high performance, toeless grip socks to be extremely effective for my practice. The grips are tacky and do not slip. The knit construction of the sock itself is lightweight, mimicking the barefoot sensation, but also gives adequate compression support. I’m motivated by the vibrant colors and designs with the stories behind each collection.  I also love the open toe entry of the socks because I am not a fan of toe-wedgies, and I prefer not to waste time getting two toes stuck in one hole. I also like how all of my clients, especially seniors, can get the Tucketts’ socks on and off quickly.

What do you personally love MOST about the Tucketts brand?

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I love that Tucketts shares my passion for “kindness,” and you can see this from the production of the socks all the way to the interactions between the women who represent the company.  Paola Shah, the owner, treats and respects her employees as women and mothers first, and employees second. Tucketts has strict factory standards and strives in every way possible to produce a high quality product with a soft carbon footprint.  In addition, the grips are BPA free, and the company gives back to “at risk” communities through the Tucketts for Peace Initiative.  Most of all, I love that the socks are meant to inspire freedom, creativity, and confidence.

On a personal level, what inspires and motivates you to do your work?

I find it extremely inspiring to work with a person who clearly has mobility challenges and watch the changes that take place as they evolve in their practice. This is so inspiring to me because better movement means a better quality of life, and better quality of life means a happier existence for that individual and everyone they touch. “Happy” people make good and conscious decisions that perpetuate good things in our world and for our planet.

The Tucketts Lifestyle is one of PEACE, UNITY, and SUSTAINABILITY. How do you practice this type of lifestyle on a daily basis?

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I feel like my Tucketted feet are a reminder daily, of my own personal commitments to living a life of humility, compassion, kindness, and perseverance.  I feel that these practices flow into the Tucketts pursuits of Peace, Unity, and Sustainability.

I encourage everyone to create a daily routine of prayer/meditation for themselves with their higher power, no matter how big or small, just something that you can commit to acting upon.  My own practice has made me more conscious and aware of the importance of kindness. Every morning I give thanks for the blessing of the day, and for a multitude of things by listing them out.

Finally, I think everyone can cultivate consciousness of our planet and environment, and live a more environment-conscious lifestyle.  My personal commitment to living this lifestyle is to regularly shop at second hand and thrift stores, to recycle, compost, and never waste food.  I maintain a small garden and I make my own Kombucha and fruit preserves. I’m always looking at where I’ve come from and where I’m going. I have come to realize that life is challenging. It brings many things we consider “unfair” and there are plenty of situations that cause us great strife and grief… (I have had my share!)  However, we can “choose” what we want for ourselves. We can face our difficulties and choose to suffer, or find the lessons in the moments and choose to evolve. Of course this is not easy! But life is all about perspective, and one can choose to forgive and move on or not. Life is short, our time precious, and I want all my moments to count for something “good”, so I strive for that.

What message would you like to leave our readers with heading into the new year?

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I just want people to know how important it is to embrace diversity, TAKE CARE OF OUR PLANET!, and be kind.  I feel like Tucketts really “gets it” and promotes that message too! Every time I look down at my feet, I smile because not only do I know I can count on high performance and ethical representation of myself and standards, but my feet look super cool! Thank you Tucketts!

Cecilia is a true inspiration and we are so lucky to have her as part of the Tucketts team! What do you find the most inspiring about Cecilia? Share your comments in the messages below!

Deck the Halls with Tucketts

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This holiday season Tucketts is so thrilled to present you with our toeless sock 2018 Holiday Collection! As the weather gets colder, we wanted to bring our customers a collection that would warm the feet, and hearts, of anyone who wears them. The 2018 Holiday Collection is a unique collection that nods at traditional holiday motifs, while being chic enough to be worn all year long.

Tucketts toeless socks are a universal gift to help any person, from any religion or background, share the holiday spirit from November all the way into the New Year. No matter who is on your holiday shopping list this year, there is a pair of Tucketts that would be an absolute perfect gift! Let’s take a closer look at the collection and who may love to receive each design.

Allegro - Red Gala

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The classy, and cheery, Allegro Red Gala toeless socks are the perfect gift for the person in your life who loves traditional beauty with a playful vibe. These toeless socks are a new take on traditional polka dots, with a hint of sparkle in each dot, and the bright red fabric reminds us of old Hollywood glam.

The ankle cut and opening at the top of the foot give the socks a chic look. They would be perfect for a pilates lover who wants to show some flair while doing footwork, or a barre student who can rock them while doing some plies.

Ballerina - Merry Pixels

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Our patented Ballerina in Merry Pixels toeless socks bring holiday happiness to a whole new level! These socks take a classic look and combine it with a lot of fun. The design brings in so many holiday colors that you can’t help but smile when you look at them.

So who would love a pair of Merry Pixels? These would be great gifts for barre students who love a little funky fun on their feet. Also, the pixel print would be great for any tech-lovers or photographers in your life. Why not share them with all three?

Anklet - Cherry Fizz

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The innovative Tuckets Anklet in Cherry Fizz are a fashonista’s dream come true! These socks take traditional holiday colors and turn them glam with a speckled gradation design. They add texture, sparkle, and fun to every workout, and can be worn all year long.

The Cherry Fizz toeless socks would be the perfect gift for a yogi who wants to be balanced and fashionable all at the same time. They would also add some gorgeous flair to a pilates flow. Who wouldn’t get giddy looking at these toeless socks with your feet in straps?


Knee High - Geometric Nights

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The Knee High in Geometric Nights takes holiday spirit to a whole new level...all the way up to the knee! The design nods at traditional holiday plaid, but does so in a creative new way and with a holiday color that is just so cool. The blue and white design is reminiscent of snowy days, Hanukkah fun, or New Years cheer. They are truly the socks that keep on giving.

Anyone who loves to be creative, fun, and inventive would love a pair of the Geometric Nights toeless socks. They would make a statement in a barre class, add extra warmth during pilates, or be the perfect addition to a yoga outfit. You really can’t go wrong with these as a gift!

Tucketts wants everyone to find their holiday love in a pair of our toeless socks. So no matter who you’re shopping for, tell us how you can see your friends and family in Tucketts!

Which design is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below and tag us in your pics!!

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