Designer Profile: AREBESK


Angie Omata

Angie Omata

Co-Founder / Creative Director at simplyWORKOUT
Angie Omata

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Grip socks are the hottest accessory for studio workouts.  Having a good grip can make or break your performance in class.  The added layer of protection and enhanced stability helps to take certain exercises to the next level.  Eager to stand out in class, the pilates and barre faithful are sporting these stylish and unique grips to accent their fit style.

We are excited to introduce a new grip sock line, Arebesk.  Classic toeless grips with fishnet paneling make these socks a stand out that you’ll want to rock.  Check out our interview with Leana Shayefar, the founder of Arebesk.

How did Arebesk get its start?

Arebesk ™ was founded in 2017 by Leana Shayefar, a Designer and Pilates enthusiast. Leana conceived the idea for Arebesk™ after being unable to find a design that offered her real style and trackage.

Arebesk ™ gripper socks were created to compliment upscale, street-smart athletic brands. After having 2 kids, Pilates saved my life mentally and physically. It gave me the inspiration to go back to my roots as a Designer and create something amazing for a workout that I cant live without.

Grip socks are the best accessory for studio workouts. What makes Arabesk socks stand out?

Arebesk ™  is the first grip sock company to put extra silicone tab inside the heel of the sock (to help prevent slipping and bunching), raised silicone grippers in lower case “a” (to last longer with washing) and half circle patches on the heel and ball of foot to help with better traction. There is also a white mesh bag that comes with each pair for hygiene and storage!

Where did you find inspiration for your fishnet design?

One day as I was getting my gripper socks on for Pilates I forgot that I had my fish netting socks on still and threw the gripper socks on over the fish netting by accident. When I looked down, I thought how sexy it looked and then realized that this style looks amazing with a lot of the activewear brands out there in the market using mesh and netting. After this I made some samples at home and started shopping it around to find a manufacturer to make them for me.

What’s your favorite way to style your socks?

I always like to complete my outfits and make sure everything flows together nicely and have a complete outfit from head to toe.  Arebesk ™ really pairs nicely with alot of the leggings that are out there but I especially like to pair the black color sock with a legging that has some mesh or netting material it just flows nicely. Strut-This has an amazing pink camo legging that looks great with our Light Pink Phish Net sock. Options are endless!

What is in store for Arebesk?

I would like to design gripper socks for a few seasons and definitely launch a few more of my innovative ideas for accessories. Maybe down the line clothes….

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