×

Best Pilates Shoes

While shoes aren’t required for Pilates, they’re great for keeping feet warm in class during colder months or providing an extra barrier against potentially grimy mats and floors. These types of shoes are made with stretchy, form-hugging materials so as not to inhibit your movement and typically hit below the ankle so your instructor can check your form. The best kinds offer great grip and feature cushioning underfoot to keep you comfortable through any routine. With all that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the best Pilates shoes you can buy.

For more than 75 years, Footwear News has been the shoe authority. Our coverage spans top industry news, retail trends, head-to-toe fashion, athletic and outdoor analysis and more. Footwear News’ global network of editors has carefully curated all product selections featured using our expansive brand knowledge and thorough research to find quality, long-lasting items. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.

1. Bloch Contour Athletic Shoe

Bloch’s Contour Pilates shoe is made with a durable fabric designed to mold to the shape of your foot and a suede front sole for superb grip on the floor. It also comes with graduated lines on either side of the foot to promote stretch as you work through movements.

Pros: The reinforced heel cup features the brand’s shock absorbing technology. This style comes in pink and black to suit different preferences.

Cons: Some may find the rubber heel pad at the rear of the shoe tends to overly stick to the floor.

bloch-pilates-shoes
CREDIT: Amazon

2. FitKicks Original Pilates Shoes

Fitkicks minimalist shoe is made to feel like a second skin. It features a spandex blend and FlexForm sole designed to naturally contour to your foot for free range of motion.

Pros: What’s more, these come with inner cushioning, a protective toe guard, convenient pull tabs for easy on and off access and a grip strap to help the shoes stay securely on your foot. The material is also engineered for breathability so the shoes dry fast, while the rubber bottom guards your feet against sharp objects if you decide to use them for water sports. They come in four colors.

Cons: These may not be suitable for wide feet.

FitKicks-original-pilates-shoes
CREDIT: Amazon

3. FitKicks Special Edition

Perfect for adding a fun twist to workout outfits, FitKicks updates its classic model with a standout geometric print.

Pros: This form-fitting style is made with a spandex blend and the brand’s signature FlexForm sole. These come with inner cushioning, a protective toe guard, convenient pull tabs for easy on and off access and a grip strap to help the shoes stay securely on your foot. Complete with a sturdy rubber sole and breathable fabrics, these can also be used as water shoes.

Cons: Some people may fund these run big.

FitKicks-pilates-shoes
CREDIT: Amazon
joor Sponsored By JOOR

JOOR Preps Digital Passport for the Hybrid Trade Show Era

JOOR Passport incorporates elements from the virtual trade show experience into returning in-person events.
Learn More

Access exclusive content