Danskin footed tights, the Adult Beginner review

Danskin Women’s Footed Tights.
Yep.

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Packaging:
Same graphic design as the hipster tights, but much better color combination. The hipster tights packaging got two thumbs down and a swirl, but I give these a pass. The pale green, silver, and pink has lulled me into a complacent stupor.
Performance:
This here is a pretty solid pair of tights. Basic. Hardworking. Nothing fancy. The strong silent type.
At first I was like, “ew, footed tights? Shuh, as if” but then realized I don’t actually transish my transition tights all that often, so there’s no need to always wear convertible tights.
Good pink color, good opacity, not shiny.
I put these tights on and completely forgot about them. Which sounds terrible but is a High Compliment when we’re talking pink tights.
The “sewn-on no-roll comfort waistband” is a nice wide band of elastic, and, you know, elastic is never gonna be as comfortable as the woven-in waistband IMO, but this elastic is pretty darned soft and nice.
I wore these to a new studio and accidentally put myself in a spot at the barre where I couldn’t see myself in any mirror anywhere, so I’m not actually sure how awesome the waist looked, but the fact that I didn’t even think about it is Huge.
Huge, Gentle Reader!
Other Stuff:
These are “compression microfiber” tights, and the package says they help to relieve muscle fatigue, and if that is true I’m a little horrified to think how sore my calves would be today if I hadn’t worn these ’cause dayuum, thirty-two relevés with and then without plié.
Stats are 90% nylon, 10% Lycra

In conclusion:
Now that I’ve reviewed these tights I’m never going think about them again. And this is good. High-five to Danskin.

Post script: after I wrote this review, Danskin invited me to join their affiliate program. Neat! So here is a link to their catalog,
Womens UltraSoft Microfiber Footed Tight
where you can purchase these tights if you are so inclined. Just so you know, the ones in the catalog have a slightly different fiber content, probably the ones I bought were in the discount bin because they were discontinued. Anyway the new ones are 88% nylon, 12% Lycra, so probably even a little bit more soft and stretchy.

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Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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10 Responses to Danskin footed tights, the Adult Beginner review

  1. The Dancing Rider says:

    Ha HA! I loved this entry. I’m a VERY old lady, and unfortunately one’s waist starts disappearing, with age even if you are thin, like me. I’ve been using Natalie T099 in ballet pink, as the waistband is one of the few that does not dig in and make me look even more hippo (think THIN hippo, lol) than I am.

    Encouraged by your review though. I used full-footed tights when I took ballet at 25 – 27. Have always like them, because they sort of help save the slippers a bit. Just a bit though.

  2. Reece says:

    Are you also doing the relevés where you lower your heels slowly but never allow them to touch the ground, then pop back up to demi-pointe? They’re fun. Always bring a chorus of groans from the women in my classes. :-) Probably good for you if you’re going on to pointe work, or some such reason.

  3. Jamie says:

    I was advised by my doctor to wear support tights but I can’t afford $100 medical compresson tights. About 6 months ago I decided to give Danskin a try. They are so comfortable and supportive I can put them on in a morning forget I’m wearing them and get on with the day and take them off last thing at night knowing my legs have been supported all day long. Danskin tights have made a difference in how my legs feel through out the day.

  4. What did I read there – new studio? Are you cheating on Smirnoff? :D Want to hear more!

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