Maya Socks was born from a chance meeting in April 2022.

Although Steffi and Claire’s paths had crossed in Hong Kong when they were both living there, they reconnected after bumping into one another in a hotel elevator in Kuala Lumpur.

Back in Hong Kong, Steffi and Claire would regularly go hiking, along with Maya, Steffi’s dog, to share experiences, decompress and clear their minds. Through exercising together and authentically sharing their truths, they found strength, motivation and empowerment.

During one such hike, Steffi and Claire realised they could combine their strengths to bring something that was really missing from the Pilates and sports market in Hong Kong; stylish, good quality and fun grip socks that could be used for the Pilates Reformer. 

Maya is a Tibetan Lhasa Apso, who may have been an enlightened monk in a past life!

She was born The Netherlands, and traveled all around Europe before her walk finally brought her to Hong Kong, where she has lived for the past 8 years. 

She loves to hike, paddle board and even wake surf, but mostly she loves being Steffi's companion in almost everything she does and everywhere she goes. 

Maya reminds us of unconditional love, loyalty and connection. To keep walking the walk together, on our own unique paths!

Maya means embracing that which is ever changing. Always moving mindfully; and being present to any situation on any particular day.

We are so happy she is the inspiration for Maya Socks.