The Best Studio Shoes for Barre and Beyond

Now that we're all doing our best to stay active at home, setting yourself up for success with supportive shoes is a must. Whether you're a yogi, barre babe, or a kickboxing badass, these shoes are bound to keep up with every workout routine.

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Split Flex sneakers from Reebok photo

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Step Up

Missing those high-intensity studio workouts that got your heart pumping and adrenaline racing? You can still break a sweat in your own home wearing these Split Flex shoes by Reebok. Made specifically with studio movement in mind, you can crush your virtual kickboxing or Zumba classes with ease. The split sole allows your foot to move more freely than other sneakers, plus the removable strap adds arch support without making you feel restricted. Start your online hip-hop class in style with the shoes that move to your grove. ($90, usually $110;

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Athletic shoes from Nordstrom Rack photo

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Treat Your Feet

Lace up a pair of shoes that will power you through your next workout. The Asics Gel-Fit Training Sneaker offers lightweight support and mesh fabric for maximum breathability. Providing great stability for low-impact workouts, this shoe is perfect for Pilates or general training exercises . From planks to round kicks, these shoes will help you stay comfortable and locked into your next class. ($70, usually $90;

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Grip socks from Free People photo

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Barefoot Feel

When you step up to your mat or barre, you shouldn't have to worry about sliding to distract you from your workout. The Bella Merci Ruffle Grip Socks give you the barefoot feel you desire while offering support and traction. Whether you prefer dance, yoga, or barre, these grip socks allow you to get the most out of exercises intended to be performed in bare feet. In addition to the slip-free grip, these socks feature a sweet ruffle at the ankle for extra style points. ($20;

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Bloch boost mesh sneaker from Zappos photo

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Studio Sneakers

Calling all dancers and instructors: Fouettés and grand jetés have never been easier thanks to these mesh sneakers by Bloch. Created specifically for dancers of any form, these split sole sneakers make dance class—from warm-up to cool-down—much more comfortable. If you're participating in online barre or ballet classes, these shoes are a great pointe shoe alternative when you can't make it to the studio. The added arch support and shock absorption also makes turning and jumping feel smoother, even if you don't have a springboard floor. ($58, usually $72;

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Studio Skin from New Balance photo

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Second Skin for Studio

Transition from yoga, to Pilates, to dance class with these go-to studio wraps made for any floor workout. The New Balance Studio Skin is made with proprietary technology that provides support in all the right places, and the antimicrobial treatment keeps this shoe odor-free. Extra cushioning on the ball of the foot increases comfort and the silicon bottom has plenty of traction to keep you stable. Show off the chic cutouts at your next studio class for a stylish addition to any athletic outfit. ($40, usually $55;

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Pivot barre sock from Alo Yoga photo

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Fresh Feet

For budget-friendly footwear that allows you to get more enjoyment out of yoga or Pilates, try this affordable sock by Alo Yoga. This sock helps keep you steady and balanced throughout your dance routine or while mastering tough yoga poses. Designed with a slip-free grip, extra cushioned soles, and structured elastic straps, these socks will certainly enhance your next studio workout. ($24;

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Toe shoes from Zappos photo

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Free the Toes

Let your toes move freely with the Vibram Five Fingers V-Soul. Featuring a three millimeter trek outsole, this durable shoe is built to help you get the most out of your barefoot fitness classes. Total coverage keeps your skin protected, but the five-toe design allows your feet full freedom of movement, so you can spread out and get a deeper stretch in downward dog or warrior pose. Bonus: They're machine washable to banish stubborn, stinky odors for good. ($90;

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