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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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Tucketts for Everyone Lifestyle - PEACE, UNITY, and SUSTAINABILITY

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All of us at Tucketts believe we are more than the grip socks we create, although we do love them fiercely. We believe deeply in creating a grip sock brand that has a clear balance between people, planet, and profit. With so much violence, isolation, and confusion going on in the world today, we stand firmly behind our mission to join people together all across the planet with a lifestyle focused on sustainability, peace, and unity.

From the inception of our grip socks, we have strived to create a brand that transcends the fitness, yoga, and pilates communities, and becomes a brand that speaks TO the world and FOR the world. Our factory, offices, and the faces that fill them, live and breathe the lifestyle we support. The members of our staff are from all over the United States and world. They come from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, and regions. We cherish our differences because we have all come together to create a grip sock brand that people can be proud to wear and share with those they love.

Peace

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We take peace very seriously in our Tucketts lifestyle. Every aspect of our company and every connection we make is centered around peace. We are always looking for non-profit organizations, studios, and fitness facilities we can work with to help share the message of peace with the world.

We have worked with organizations like Move This World who help support individuals in their emotional and creative needs. We are also working with Dunna to make a peaceful impact on the community where our factory is located by designing, applying, and evaluating Yoga models and the Body/dance/movement for individual and social recovery.

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Whether it’s in a fitness community, local community, or at an international level, our goal is to inspire everyone who buys a pair of Tucketts to support each other and grow together.

Unity

Growing together as a community means one thing...UNITY. We believe that unity is the only way our world can grow to be the absolute best version of itself. We know at Tucketts that each person in our company plays an equally important role in making it a success. Without each person’s individuality, diversity, and unique gifts, Tucketts would not be the growing brand we all love.

We feel just as strongly about each and every one of our customers. Every time we learn a customer story, meet a customer face-to-face, or see pictures, we see the unique gifts every person has to offer. We want to work in unity with our customers, workers, partners and suppliers to continue to bring people together, whether it’s only for an hour in a fitness class or for much longer.  

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Sustainability

Finally, making a positive impact on the environment and all humans through sustainability is an essential part of our lifestyle. We don’t just believe we should take care of our own backyards, but we believe we should have an environmentally and community-friendly impact wherever we go. After all, living a lifestyle of sustainability means having a constant understanding of how we impact the environment EVERY single day.

Finding a manufacturer who shares our values of protecting workers, helping communities, and paying attention to environmental impact was essential. Our factory works under strict ethical standards with a tight-knit web of suppliers. To us, the people who work for us are one of, if not THE, most important aspect. We believe in working with manufacturers who pair our workers fair wages and provide them with fair working conditions. Sustaining our people is just as important as sustaining our earth.

Also, our factory belongs to a local clean production agreement, signed by private entities, government organizations, and productive sectors that manage the country's sustainable development. It also has the ISO 14001 certification in environmental management and has implemented practices that aim to minimize the impact of processes and waste on the environment.  

We were also determined to have sustainable packaging for our Tucketts. Our packaging is 100% tree-free. This means we aim to use the minimum amount of paper to hold and display each pair of our socks. The packaging is also completely biodegradable, recyclable, and made from 100% sugar cane fiber. This fiber is the residue from the sugar cane refining process and it’s totally free of harmful dyes and chlorine bleach.

Above everything, we believe that it is each and every one of our responsibilities to bring the world together, not tear it apart. We welcome you to be a member of the Tucketts family and join us in living out our Tucketts for Everyone Lifestyle.

Do you have a peace, unity, or sustainability initiative? We want to know about it!

Leave a comment below to tell us how you live the Tucketts for All Lifestyle!  

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Tucketts and Feet

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Strong, aligned feet can do amazing things for your health, such as provide back pain relief, improve mobility, and so much more. Our feet are the foundation of a solid, healthy, and flexible body. Just like with so many things in life, having a sturdy foundation is essential to building a powerhouse structure that can grow beyond our wildest dreams.

When we exercise, having elements that impede our feet from gripping surfaces, moving properly, or supporting us can cause major damage to our bodies. Because of this, it is important to really understand our feet and the things that can help them.

Feet in Detail

Feet are complex structures that are meant to be strong, flexible, and resilient. If you look at an anatomical image of feet, you will see a world of connections, interactions, and perfectly placed pieces. The anatomy of feet includes an intricate combination of bones, tissue, tendons, ligaments, sweat glands, and muscles. In fact, with 26 bones in each foot, the feet make up 25% of the entire skeletal structure of the body.

These bones, along with the bones found in the ankle, are joined together by a series of 33 joints and are moved by 100 muscles. The muscles, joints, and tendons work together to perform plantar flexion and dorsiflexion, or the pointing and flexing of the foot needed for motion.

Our toes, also known as the phalanges and metatarsals, make up one end of the foot, and a solid heel, or calcaneus, is found on the other end. In between these two landmarks resides a delicate arch. This arch takes on the impact of our movements and supports us while we stand. Having proper support and flexibility in the arch is essential to preventing pain and injury throughout the entire body. Furthermore, the arches, along with our achilles tendon located at the back of the heel, aid running, jumping, and walking.

Finally, feet have over 250,000 closely concentrated sweat glands. These glands can excrete around half a pint of sweat per day to help eliminate waste, cool the feet, and protect and soften the skin. The amount of sweat produced by the feet can differ from body to body or situation to situation. However, factors such as diet, exercise, and certain medical conditions can affect sweat production.

In exercise, having access to full foot mobility helps us to maintain proper foot placement and avoid injury. Whether we’re doing group classes, weight lifting, or performing cardiovascular activities, we have to be mindful of what are feet are doing. Maintaining the proper alignment of each of the foot elements is essential to keeping the entire body aligned. If the feet are not properly cared for and supported, it could be detrimental to the rest of the body.

Tucketts Approach to Feet

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Every pair of Tucketts toeless socks are uniquely designed to optimize the natural structure of the foot. When Paola R. Shah invented Tucketts her whole idea sparked from the fact that our toes only have one natural big gap between the big toe and second toe. The rest of our toes aren’t really made to have something between them. She also noted that toes are not created equal on every foot, and people have unique needs like web toes, or toes of different lengths.

It seemed as though the best option was to create an exercise sock that could support feet, not hinder them. The toe-free design of Tucketts promotes full use of each and every muscle in the feet. Also, by removing the toes from the socks it mimics the sensation of being barefoot which aids in many intricate movements. This is a design feature that can not be found in socks that cover the toes.  

Lightweight knitting is another unique feature of Tucketts socks. Not only does it help with the barefoot sensation that customers love in yoga, barre, and pilates socks, but it also provides moisture wicking to prevent sweating from limiting stability during these same types of activities.

Furthermore, Tucketts socks do their part to support movement. The anklets have specific knitting in the arch to provide support during standing exercises. The knee high socks not only have the arch support similar to the anklets, but also have special knitting around the ankle to provide more compression.

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Learning more about our feet is the only way to make sure we’re using them to the best of their abilities. As we continue down our fitness journey together, we’ll keep taking a closer look at our feet and all they can accomplish.


What features of the Tucketts socks make your feet the happiest? Let us know in the comments or on one of our social media pages! Be sure to tag us and use one of our favorite hashtags.

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Tucketts Customer Spotlight: Grip Sock Love

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Nothing makes us happier than reading your reviews of our grip socks! Whether you use our grip socks for pilates, barre, yoga, or everyday life, your opinions mean the world to us. Most of all, we absolutely LOVE seeing Tucketts in action!

The Tucketts brand is all about inspiring customers to be happy, confident, and committed to becoming the absolute best versions of themselves. Not a day goes by that we aren’t in complete awe over the amazing things our loyal grip sock wearers accomplish, and the dedication they have to their health. We’re so moved that we want to spread the love with all of you by sharing some of the pictures and words that have lifted our hearts.

What Customers are Saying

Great Socks for Pilates!

By ilaria on June 26, 2017

Style: Allegro - Solid Grey Dot

I noticed Tucketts on a colleague of mine, they looked great and I decided to try them. They are great!
Functional, fun and elegant! I’m a real believer of the importance of the barefoot connections. As a Pilates Instructor I know that as you workout on the mat and mostly on the apparatuses the balance, the stability and the feedback that the feet give to your body is key. Tucketts are the BEST workout socks because of the freedom that they give to the toes! I love them and my clients love them too.
I highly recommend them to anybody who practices disciplines like Pilates, Yoga, Silks, Gymnastics, Gyrotonic… anything that requires bare feet.

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Wow!

By Devin H. on June 15, 2017

Style: Anklet - Classic Black

I’ve been doing yoga for a long time, and have many different styles of yoga socks, but I just bought these and wow! I love how there is no restriction on my toes! Very comfy. I haven’t seen any other styles like these. I’ll probably order another pair in the near future!

Great for barre and working on Pilates equipment

March 8, 2018

Style: Anklet - Cosmic Essential Black

I'm a size 8 and these fit great. These have the best grips too. These are my second pair of Tuckettes and I wear them at least 3x a week in Barre and workouts on Pilates equipment. I have had these for about 3 months and they still look pretty new. Will be purchasing more.

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Instagram: @jennyg2bfit

Perfect for pilates and my barre classes

By DM on June 26, 2017

Style: Allegro - Black Swan

I do a pilates based barre class and we do a lot of work that involves grip and stability and there is no other product that balances the need for me to have my feet covered yet still providing the grip of having no sock on. I love these the quality is second to none and I get so many compliments on them... I think this is going to be my go-to gift item for the holidays for my fitness loving friends

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Finding inspiration in the daily routine of life can be hard, but it can also be the spark that pushes us to accomplish our life-long dreams. We want our grip socks to be a small part in giving you a solid foundation for dream chasing...and we can’t thank you enough for all of the love and support you give right back to us!

If you’d like to be highlighted on our Instagram or in our blog, let us know! We want to hear your story and be a part of making your dreams come true. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and tag us in your posts!

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