San Francisco Ballet soloist Koto Ishihara stretches in her warm-up boots. Photo by Quinn Wharton for Dance Magazine.

5 Booties to Add to Your Winter Warm-Up Wear

With cooler weather finally here, it's time to talk warm-ups. And while your dancewear drawer is probably overflowing with oversized sweaters, leggings and enough leg warmers to outfit the whole class, warm-up boots are often forgotten. To keep your feet and ankles cozy in between rehearsals, we rounded up dance warm-up boots that suit every style.

Gaynor Minden Cozy Paws

via Gaynor Minden

Okay, technically, these are more like fleece socks, but we're still obsessed. Gaynor Minden's warm-ups include non-slip soles and fun animal print designs like Pink Panther, Tiger and Zebra (and a classic black option, too).
dancer.com, $5.97

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