Yoga is a shoe-free activity, but that doesn't mean you can't take your love of yoga with you off the mat.
Even non-yogis are realizing the comfort of yoga mats, and they're incorporated into a variety of styles of shoes.
Slip your feet into some of the best yoga shoes for women and you'll feel like you're on your mat wherever you go.
The Sanuk Company
This company definitely holds the top spot when it comes to the yoga-inspired shoe industry. The majority of their yoga shoes are made with recycled yoga mats for the ultimate in comfortable footwear.
Sanuk Yoga Slings
Consider these the Manduka of the yoga shoe world. These boho shoes are the perfect mixture of comfort and kitschy style. The sole is made from recycled yoga mats, and you'll finally have that squishy feeling beneath your feet all day long.
The fabric that goes over the top of your foot is a soft, comfy knit fabric that stretches as you move without feeling like you're about to lose your shoe.
Choose from dozens of colors and fun prints to suit your personal style or wardrobe. These look great with your favorite skinny jeans, sundress, or cut-offs whenever the weather permits.
If you live in an area where you can't wear flip flops year round, then try Sanuk's super adorable Bianca shoe.
It's reminiscent of old-timey dancing shoes and casual enough to slip into on your way to yoga class. The suede also makes them suitable to wear with some tailored slacks or your favorite leggings.
The sole features a Yoga Pod so it feels like you're walking on yoga mats everywhere you go.
Those who like the look of Toms but want the comfort of yoga mats should look no farther than the Isabel shoes.
The linen outer is durable enough that you can make these your go-to shoe without trashing them.
The Yoga Pod sole provides the perfect amount of arch support, and the canvas covering keeps your shoes from developing that sockless odor.
Stick to classic colors like black and slate blue, or exercise your creativity with a happy fuschia or stately red.
Sanuk Yoga Ballet
Take your mat to the office, dance floor, or a Friday night date with Sanuk's ballet flat.
Yogis will especially appreciate the vegan leather outer, and fashionistas will love the cute scrunch detail of the shoe and its sparkling colors (gold, rose gold, and silver).
Forget those long nights where you're torturing your feet in heels; you can still look cute and classy with these sweet little shoes.
The Ahnu Company
Ahnu's YogaSport collection is perfect for the active yogi, especially students who do hybrid workouts requiring shoes with thinner, flexible soles. The company strives to be eco- and athlete-friendly with every shoe they make.
These lightweight shoes are made for practicing or working out on your mat to give you support without impacting your practice.
The toe of the shoe is made with Lyra, allowing your toes maximum spread for balance in all of your poses.
The shoe's sole is made with silicone for the all-important grip while allowing your feet to slide across the floor when necessary.
The Studi-Oms' soles are fantastic for barre classes where you go back and forth between the mat and the hard floor. For hard-floor workouts, the shoe has a PU foam arch and heel support built in.
Consider these a step up from the In Studi-Oms in terms of support and sturdiness. These are ideal for classes like Zumba where you need a supportive shoe that's still lightweight, flexible, and breathable.
The memory foam footbed and contoured heel give you the best in terms of support regardless of how high-impact your workout is.
The outsole is made with specialized SpiderRubber to keep you from slipping on any surface.
Started by Anne Kalso's passion for yoga and proper foot care, the company ensures their shoes are still carefully rooted in her philosophies.
The company started in Copenhagen and swiftly made its way to the United States in the 1970s.
Kalso Earth "Mirage"
The Kalso style of sole is really unique because of how it's rooted in yoga. The negative sole design is actually inspired by how your feet are aligned in mountain pose (a traditional standing posture from yoga).
Most yoga-inspired shoes are made for warmer weather, so the Mirage boot is a welcome respite from the typical spring and summer oriented brands/styles.
The lining is soft and fuzzy, making these the perfect boots to toss on for a quick trip to the store on a chilly day.
Constructed with non-toxic glues, partially recycled materials, and packaged in glue-free boxes, you can't get much more Earth-friendly than these boots.
Yoga is far more than the 60 minutes you're on your mat. While you're living your yogic lifestyle, why not let your feet enjoy some of the bliss with some yoga-inspired shoes?
So, do you wear shoes to your yoga classes or when you are doing yoga outside? Let us know in the comments!