6 Coziest Yoga Leg Warmers for Warmth + Movement

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Chilly studios and morning yoga flows can leave your legs feeling too frigid to flow through sun salutations and relax in Savasana.

Fortunately, leg warmers aren’t just for autumn fashion anymore. Yoga leg warmers can be paired with workout shorts or worn over the top of your leggings for extra warmth, style, and relaxation.

Here are our top 6 favorite yoga leg warmers to make your wardrobe more versatile and cozy, no matter the studio or season.

Quick Picks

  1. Best Overall: Goddess Leg Warmer by Alo Yoga
  2. Best Winter Leg Warmers: Women’s Wool Thigh High Ribbed Knit Leg Warmers by ToeSox
  3. Best Non-Slip Grip: High Thigh Leg Warmers for Women from Pole Tribe 
  4. Best Cozy Pick: Foot Traffic Women’s Cable Knit Leg Warmers
  5. Best for Cold Feet: Women Thigh High Socks Extra Long by Moon Wood
  6. Budget Pick: Fashion Yoga Socks for Women by Guajanfon 

Why wear yoga leg warmers?

Sometimes you’re headed to the studio on a summer morning in your favorite yoga shorts and get hit with unexpected goosebumps on the mat. On the flip side, ultra cold winter days can leave you feeling stiff and frigid as you try to warm up with your morning sun salutations.

Trying to focus on your breath and movement while you’re freezing cold is arguably harder than any balancing pose. Muscles naturally want to contract and stay tight in cold weather, meaning more soreness and less freedom to de-stress and stretch out.

When a hoodie and leggings aren’t enough, leg warmers warm you up right where you need it: from the foot to the knee.

Yoga leg warmers are our favorite trend for warming up without having to change outfits altogether. Obviously they warm your legs, but they also:

  • Aid in floor or mat traction (thanks to the common “stirrup” design)
  • Create more seasonal versatility in your yoga wardrobe
  • Keep you cozy en route to winter studio classes
  • Help with flexibility
  • Warm and loosen stiff hamstrings
  • Create a cute outfit with yoga shorts or a leotard
  • Help you warm up without changing bottoms
  • Can be slipped on just for Savasana and resting poses
  • Create extra sweat in heated studios or Bikram classes

Whether you wear leg warmers specifically for your yoga practice or you use them to transition athleisure gear into stylish autumn outfits, these ultra soft leg warmers are our absolute favorite picks for staying comfy and free to move.

6 Best Yoga Leg Warmers

 Product's NameHeightMaterialMore Info
Best Overall
Goddess Leg Warmer by Alo Yoga
Thigh-highSweat-wicking airbrush Goddess fabric See Latest Price
Toesox Women’s Wool Thigh High Ribbed Knit Open Heel Leg Warmer for Dance, Yoga, and Fashion, One Size, Charcoal GreyBest Winter Leg Warmers
Toesox Women’s Wool Thigh High Ribbed Knit Open Heel Leg Warmer for...
40” (thigh-high)Acrylic, polyester and wool blendSee latest price
High Thigh Leg Warmers for Women. Warm Up High Socks- Yoga, Pole Dance. Non-Slip Black (High Thigh Medium)Best Non-Slip Grip
High Thigh Leg Warmers for Women. Warm Up High Socks- Yoga, Pole Dance....
Ultra thigh-highAcrylic and spandex blendSee latest price
Foot Traffic Cable Knit Legwarmers (Super Long, Oatmeal)Best Cozy Pick
Foot Traffic Cable Knit Legwarmers (Super Long, Oatmeal)
39” (thigh-high)Nylon and polyester blendSee latest price
Women Thigh High Socks Black Over the Knee Leg Warmer Girls Tall Long Stockings, 1 PackBest for Cold Feet
Women Thigh High Socks Black Over the Knee Leg Warmer Girls Tall Long...
Thigh-high or foldover Yarn and cotton blendSee latest price
1 Pair Fashion Yoga Socks for Women Girls Workout Socks Toeless Training Dance Leg Warmers (Black)Budget Pick
1 Pair Fashion Yoga Socks for Women Girls Workout Socks Toeless Training...
Calf-highCotton and nylon blendSee latest price

At first thought, leg warmers sounds like a weird hand-warmer-heat-packets or footless socks thrown over your pants. But the best yoga leg warmers are actually engineered specifically for traction, stretch, sweat-wicking, compression, and style.

These are our top-rated favs that check all the boxes for wearing on or off the mat:

When you want a leg warmer that feels as smooth and lightweight as your yoga leggings, Alo has you covered. These Goddess Leg Warmers are made of a crazy soft ribbed Airbrush fabric the moves with you in every asana. They hit right above the knee and look amazing with a leotard, yoga shorts, or biker shorts. The bottom stirrups fit comfortably under your heel or tucked up over your ankle for adjustments throughout your practice.

We love that they are warm yet sweat-wicking and help you keep traction while staing cozy. Available in 8 trendy colors to match your favorite Alo set or compliment other gear, this pair also looks amazing with a winter dress and boots.

Pros

  • Trendy enough to wear off the mat
  • Sweat-wicking technology
  • Performance airbrush fabric
  • Ultra soft ribbed material
  • Stirrup design can be worn under the heel or bunched at the ankle
  • Thigh-high design

Cons

  • Thinner fabric (not as warm as winter leg warmers)
  • Higher price point
  • Need to be specially washed

Best Winter Leg Warmers:

Toesox Women’s Wool Thigh High Ribbed Knit Open Heel Leg Warmer for Dance, Yoga, and Fashion, One...

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Perfect for yoga, pilates, barre, or fashion, these soft knit leg warmers have a ribbed texture and come in two colors. They are 40″ tall with an open heel and flattering band that gently grips your thighs. They keep your muscles warm while you flow and look adorable with skirts or dresses. Our favorite thing about the ToeSox is how easy they are to scrunch down or pull up without feeling tight, restrictive, or annoying.

Pros

  • Acrylic, polyester, and wool blend
  • Super cozy and warm
  • 40″ long
  • One size fits most
  • Open heel and toes
  • Easy to pull up or scrunch down
  • Machine washable

Cons

  • Mid-high price point
  • Need to be line dried

Best Non-Slip Grip:

High Thigh Leg Warmers for Women. Warm Up High Socks- Yoga, Pole Dance. Non-Slip Black (High Thigh...

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Ok, so these are technically made for pole dancing, but they’re also incredible for yoga, barre, or pilates. This leg warmer has an anti-slip silicon dot design gives you superior traction and cushion. The top section perfectly grips your thigh so the socks never slide down.

We also love that the stirrup foot design is lightly padded and grippy with a heel opening to prevent slipping on the mat. You can scrunch the socks down or up depending on your yoga bottoms. The only downside is that this leg warmer is not actually the warmest. The 90% acrylic and 10% spandex blend is stretchy and soft, but not necessarily insulating.

Pros

  • Superior grip from anti-slip silicon dots
  • Stretchy acrylic, elastane, and spandex material
  • Stirrup design with open heel
  • Easily fit in your shoes for wearing out
  • Thigh section is highly elastic so it never rolls down, yet doesn’t feel restrictive or dig into your skin

Cons

  • Designed for pole dancing
  • Not as warm as other selections

Best Cozy Pick:

Foot Traffic Cable Knit Legwarmers (Super Long, Oatmeal)

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If you really just love leg warmers for the cozy vibes, this pair is perfect for lounging around or light Yin yoga stretching. They’re 39 inches long and super warm. The nylon and polyester blend gives a wool-like feel with plenty of breathability.

Because they are designed more like footless tights, this is a great option for those who don’t like the stirrup heel design. We also absolutely love how this cable knit style looks over leggings or tights while running errands.

Pros

  • Ultra cozy
  • 39″ long and stretchy
  • Looks stylish and trendy off the mat
  • Nylon and polyester blend cable knit
  • Breathable and soft
  • 14 color options

Cons

  • No stirrup heel
  • May be too warm for some practices
  • May roll or fall down in some poses

Best for Cold Feet:

Women Thigh High Socks Black Over the Knee Leg Warmer Girls Tall Long Stockings, 1 Pack

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When your feet are constantly cold in yoga, it can be hard to focus on your practice. These thigh high socks warm your legs and feet simultaneously, while still allowing full range of motion and traction as you flow. Though they’re not technically designed for intense yoga sessions, we’ve found that they’re perfect for morning stretches, yin yoga, or Savasana relaxation at the end of a practice. They also look adorable with winter boots.

Pros

  • Very affordable
  • Keep feet cozy
  • Sock/leg warmer crossover
  • 30% stretchy yarn and 80% cotton
  • Can scrunch down, fold over, or pull up for different thigh heights
  • Trendy and fashion-forward

Cons

  • Not as much traction

Budget Pick:

1 Pair Fashion Yoga Socks for Women Girls Workout Socks Toeless Training Dance Leg Warmers (Black)

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Budget Pick: Fashion Yoga Socks for Women by Guajanfon

For those of us who prefer to keep leg warmers below the knee, these toeless training leg warmers cover your calves at their max length (pulled all the way up). While they aren’t as elastic or great at staying put like our other picks, they do look cute and feel super soft against your legs. We like the ribbed fabric (85% cotton and 15% nylon) and array of color options. And you can’t beat the price!

Pros

  • Budget price
  • Stay below the knee
  • Super cozy cotton and nylon blend
  • Toeless and heel-less
  • Several color and stripe options

Cons

  • Not thigh-high
  • May scrunch down (not the best elastic)

Closing Thoughts

Yoga leg warmers are the perfect seasonal crossover for yoga shorts, capris, or yoga pants. We love how easy they are to get on and off so we can slip them on just for the colder beginning and ending of our practice. Plus, they look so cute with fall and winter outfits.

Whether you prefer to exercise with a barefoot feel or cover up cold feet, leg warmers help heat stiff calf muscles for more flexibility and less soreness.

Namaste!

About Logan Hailey

Logan Hailey is a writer, entrepreneur, and vagabond yogi who lives in an school bus tiny home. She's a regular contributor on The Yoga Nomads. She travels the U.S. teaching about natural living, organic farming & gardening, and wilderness adventure. Keep up with her adventures on Instagram @ramblinfarmers.

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