These half socks are better than footthongs in my opinion because because they cover your toes and and saves you from blisters and abrasions while turning. You also get good grip as your heels are exposed. I think the socks also come in white-saw that in another dance store.
These are great for me. I use them for pointe, lyrical and other stuff just dancing around my room. I have gel pads and personally I don't like to wear tights cause my pointe shoes fall off. The gel gets stuck when I put them on and they don't fit. With these, I put them on over my pads and they slide right in. Plus give an extra bit of padding.