Activewear enthusiasts know the importance of a great pair of leggings and a well-fitting sports bra. But with the rise of reformer Pilates and ballet-inspired barre classes, socks are the new unsung hero of our routines. These six Aussie brands are making some of the best non-slip styles going.

Paire Grip ankle socks

$24 Paire Grip ankle socks Made with Paire’s signature Supreme Cool Blend merino wool, these grip socks promise to be soft but never sweaty. The words “look” on the left foot and “leap” on the right will keep you motivated all workout. The ankle style comes in small, medium, and large to fit foot sizes EU 34 to 43+, and you can choose from black and white or blue and cream designs.

Nimble Retro grippy socks

$24 Nimble Retro grippy socks Nimble’s foot-hugging Retro socks are finished with logo details and coloured grip dots. Made from a super soft blend of cotton, recycled polyester and spandex, this pair comes in a one-size-fits-most. You could also pick the Good Energy style for even more motivation.

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Leelo Active The Design Collection grip socks

$24.99 Leelo Active The Design Collection grip socks This pair of crew socks boasts superior functionality – the unique grip design features the brand’s moniker, as well as the names of Leelo staff members. Choose from a range of sizes (XS/S, S/M, and M/L) and either blue and white or red and white colour combos. Be bold and beautiful during your workout, just as the designers at Leelo intended.

Grippy Frill crew grippy socks

$19 Grippy Frill crew grippy socks Grippy’s lace-trimmed styles tap into the coquette aesthetic that’s taken over the rest of our wardrobes. Launched in 2020, the woman-owned business offers socks made from a cotton-spandex blend that offers comfortable stretch while you work out. They’re sized for AU 5 to 10 shoes and can be mix-and-matched in a bundle to save on shipping.

Aje Athletica Half Crew grip socks 026

$30 Aje Athletica Half Crew grip socks 026 Tap into Aje Athletica’s signature sporty minimalism with this half crew style. It comes in black and white striped variations and features a geometric grip design on the soles. A ribbed cuff helps to stop these socks sliding down your ankles, whether you’ve got feet in straps or your instructor has superset your glutes.

Move Active Crew non-slip grip socks

$22.95 Move Active Crew non-slip grip socks Move Active’s crew socks offer a dose of retro athletic flair thanks to a simple striped design. Made mostly from moisture-wicking cotton, this pair is finished with non-slip PVC grips on the sole to help with traction on a range of surfaces. The brand offers a range of colours and prints to match your favourite activewear – you can also choose ballet, low-rise, knee-high and toeless silhouettes.

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