Danskin Women’s Footed Tights.
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.
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!
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
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.