The Apolla Performance Shock
This highly engineered design includes antimicrobial, breathable, moisture-wicking Sorbtek Technology. It also has the following performance features:
Low profile Sock height (approximately 5cm above ankle) creates perfect seamless line on stage, moderate compression aids in circulation, recovery, and stays comfortably in place, Incorporates areas of high compression for enhanced ankle stability and support, Has 3 anatomically targeted compression zones for revolutionary arch support that lifts and stabilizes the arch, Knit-in energy absorption in the heel for maximum comfort, Slim fit toe accentuates the foot on stage.
Support Scale: Level 2 Support
How to wear: This is a tight compression garment. Put your socks on as you would tights. All Apolla Shock socks are anatomically correct (has left & right). Before wearing for the first time, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=41oxOdmMlmw
Fit Tips: If a dancer is at the bottom of the size range and has either short toes or narrow feet; or if he/she perfers a snugger fit; or is very petite boned, a smaller size would probably be a better fit. "Performance" fits like the "Infinite" except it has a lower profile (the top of the Shock should hit between the calf and the ankle as it is sleeker and fitted in the toes to accentuate the feet and create a more seamless look onstage.
Traction or Non-traction?:
Choose traction if you enjoy a wide variety of movement with technical elements, direction changes, etc., Dance surface tends to be slippery or you dance on a variety of different dance surfaces (except carpet), You prefer to be more grounded in your movement.
Choose non-traction if you will likely be dancing on carpet or a combination of hard and soft surfaces, Your movements are more stationary, Your main dance surface tends to be sticky, I enjoy the support of my Shock socks in my shoes (i.e. tape shoes, sneakers, etc.)
Washing instructions: Wash with warm water in gentle cycle. Low tumble dry. Do NOT use fabric softener or dryer sheets. For best results, wash and dry your Shocks in the Apolla Mesh Bag (sold separately). For Shocks with traction, socks do not need to be washed daily or even weekly. They are antimicrobial and moisture wicking so they do not need to be washed too often. Water will naturally break down the traction faster. Wash your Shocks minimally to possibly preserve the life of the traction.