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Experia ProLite Running Socks

The best high performance socks for marathons, ultra marathons and endurance running.



Experia ProLite Experience

Why Experia® ProLite can help you run faster times and not distract you from achieving your next big goal and that state of “inner bliss” on your next run…



The Inventor's Story

Inventor reveals the amazing 10X friction reduction ability of New Nano Glide Technology® and how it virtually eliminates the chances of getting a blister…

New Nano Glide Technology in each sock

Ultra-Thin & Ultra-Lightweight Padding

Up to 30% lighter than leading ultra-light running socks, yet virtually eliminates painful chafing, hot spots, and blisters. Guaranteed! The padding density in Experia® ProLite varies throughout the sock depending on function. For example, the padding under the ball and heel is the thinnest padding we’ve ever been able to construct for a runner’s foot protection. Each section of the sock frame uses a different yarn configuration and fabric density to optimize performance requirements for serious runners who are focused on meeting the next goal they’ve set for themselves.

Is Experia ProLite Right for Me?

ProLite was specially designed for the bio-mechanics of long distance running like marathons, ultra runs and endurance running. In those situations, the foot needs enhanced cooling and the wicking of sweat becomes incredibly important. Experia® ProLite is exceptional at both. The friction-free nature of NanoGLIDE® in conjunction with its cooling and wicking properties create the best “bio-environment” for the distance runner’s feet. If you are a “heavy sweater” (hyperhidrosis) you will really appreciate the hydrophobic properties of NanoGLIDE® to move the moisture away from your foot at incredible speed and out of the sock to the shoe and on to the external environment.

New Nano Glide Technology 10X LESS FRICTION

Benefits Magnified During Closing Miles…

New Nano Glide Technology

New Nano Glide Technology®’s coefficient of FRICTION is 0.1 or less, which is the second lowest of any solid material known to mankind; meaning Experia® ProLite offers maximum abrasion control virtually eliminating the chance for blisters. It’s the friction from the sock on the skin that produces heat; your body reacts by producing sweat to help cool the skin. If that sweat is not quickly wicked away, blister causing conditions increase amazingly fast.


= Keep your Fet dry, cool, comfortable, and fast moving with less friction CHAFING > HOT SPOTS > BLISTERS



Extremely hydrophobic; wicking occurs very, very quickly so Experia® will not “wet out” like other socks. Nothing dries faster!

= COOL, DRY FEET


Maintains its loft (resilience) and softness throughout the race!

= COMFORT

New Experia Product line

5 reasons you’ll love Experia® ProLite whether you are training or finishing on race day…

New Nano Glide Technology

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POST-RACE REACTION TO EXPERIA PROLITE BY 2018 BOSTON MARATHON PARTICIPANTS

Glenda A | Post Race

These socks are magic. Back in the hotel after the race and I don't have a single blister or hot spot. And I was completely soaked through my shoes by mile 2.

Terri H.

I wore my Expedia ProLites in the rainy conditions of Boston today and didn't even buff up a toenail. If only my legs were in as good a shape as my feet!! I'm sold on them ...

Karin G.

No blisters, no slipping, and perfect! Well, if they included radiant heating then truly perfect. Ha, Ha! In all seriousness, these are now my go to socks. Best my feet have fared and this was my 12th Boston Marathon and my 63rd overall. Thank you!

Vanessa D.

These socks got quite the trial run today! Treated my feet well 100% saturated for 4 cold hours.

Jeff C.

In horrible conditions the new Experia ProLite socks held up like a champ. I had no blisters or wear issues after hours in wet shoes, very impressive. Most times you don’t get wet shoe great socks unless they are heavy wool, but these light weight socks are my new go to. Also great meeting Tracy at the Expo.

Becky P.

Thanks for the awesome socks! No blisters and they were very comfy! Highly recommend!

Gary O.

Could not have said it better. Around six hours in soaked shoes and multiple miles before and after the marathon - I was able to change and get them off my feet. Unbelievable no issues at all. I could not have chose better sock for the race.

Hiromi N.

Ran with the new Experia ProLite as I slogged through all the streams and puddles and ditches of today’s Boston Marathon and NOT ONE SINGLE BLISTER. My shoes were a sodden mess and squishing at every step but my feet are fine. Thanks guys for the early try out of the socks - I’ll definitely be buying more in the future!

Timothy B.

No blisters today means you guys have a pretty awesome product on your hands. Kudos and thanks again!

Rozanne M.

Thank you Thorlos! NO BLISTERS. Plenty of other issues, but I’m relieved to say my feet are not one of them. This is a world class sock

Kate N.

Worst weather, BEST socks. Zero blisters. Thanks Thorlos!



PRE-RACE TRAINING REACTION TO EXPERIA PROLITE BY 2018 BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFIERS

Stephanie A. V. | April 4, 2018

I'm an Injinji girl through and through, but tried these socks on my 5 miler tonight! Admittedly, I really liked them! They didn't slip or move at all. They felt thin on my feet, but not thin in my shoe, if that makes any sense - breathable, but not too thin. I was impressed by the wicking. One of my menopausal weird things is super sweaty feet - causing blisters sometimes when I never used to get them at all. Although this was a short run, I felt like the moisture was nicely wicked away. They are a super comfortable sock! I shared a pair with a running friend of mine whose husband only wears Thorlos. She LOVED these!!

Karin L. G. | April 3, 2018

I've been wearing these for almost every run (as laundry pacing permits!). They feel great and my feet aren't as cranky. Some of that is due to tapering, but not all of it. I'll definitely wear them on April 16th (Boston Marathon) and well beyond.

Kelly F. P. | April 3, 2018

These socks have moved to my top picks in the sock drawer. Such an upgrade from my older Experia socks. I’ll be running Boston (Marathon) in these!

Johnny L. | April 3, 2018

Big fan. No hot spots, no movement, soft and supportive, cushioning in the right places. Really appreciate how soft they feel - hope that holds up with time. Definitely wearing them for the (Boston) marathon.

Stefanie B. | April 2, 2018

I love these socks. They felt good on all my runs from my short run of 4 miles to my long run of 20 miles. They also worked great during workouts and races. No slipping off my feet and they felt comfortable.

Carolyn M. | April 2, 2018

Wore the ProLites on a couple runs and they felt different but great. I’ve used the thicker Thorlo pads for many years but find I didn’t miss that extra cushioning. I like the new higher tab and the lighter fabric feels very comfortable.

Lynnette N. | April 2, 2018

I love the Thorlo pads because my feet are very bony. I wore these socks on my 16 miles last weekend and a few under 10 miles runs. They felt great but I am not sure I will run this at Boston as I prefer the thicker pads, those made me feel more secured.

Amy M. | March 28, 2018

Wore them today for a short training session. Really like them.

Karen H. | March 28, 2018

I really like the socks and I went in to my local running store and told them they needed to carry these! I have been having all kinds of foot issues and I have none with these socks and my Launch 4 shoes. Thank you!

Hiromi N. | March 28, 2018

Just ran my last long run (20 miles Framingham to Copley Sq) before Boston in the ProLites and they worked well! I was a little concerned when I got them since the regular Experia are more cushioned than these but they worked out fine. I had to slightly adjust my lacing to account for less bulk but no blisters, no chafing. Looks like these will be my race day socks!

Matt M. | March 27, 2018

Love them so far. I think they are better than the thicker Experia socks which I have worn for several years.

Bre-anne H. | March 27, 2018

I too love these so far. For my long runs, I’ve always defaulted to by double walled socks. I did 12.5 on Sunday without even noticing my feet (other issues were a diff story). I’m a flat foot striker and I’ve had everything from feet getting hot, literally to the touch, to the usual blisters. I’ve run marathons in the sleet/rain and my double walled socks have been my go to as hey always lead to no issues. Not that I want to do that weather again, but I’m interested in putting these through the wringer too.

John F. | March 27, 2018

So far so good! Normally I run with Injinji.

Dana L. | March 27, 2018

I too am loving these socks. They feel light and cushy and I look forward to trying them out on a longer run -- it'll be great not to have to worry about blisters on race day.

Patrice M. L. | March 27, 2018

Wore these for 21miles on Saturday - LOVED them. Great colors, too!

Michael S. | March 27, 2018

I like them a lot especially the subtle color nuances. One thing though it would be nice to have L & R specific sock so you get better arch support for each foot. Otherwise, no bunching, no movement, overall great socks.

Kate N. | March 27, 2018

I'll be wearing them for the BAA 5k and (Boston) Marathon Monday, for sure! Thanks so much for the opportunity to try them!

Timothy B. | March 27, 2018

I wore my new ProLites for a 20 miler on Saturday and they worked great! I’m normally wary of changing my gear going into races, but I feel really comfortable switching to ProLites for the remainder of my training as well as (Boston) Marathon Monday. I’m a midfoot striker and tend to underpronate- until now, I almost exclusively wore Thorlos thin cushion Experia socks.

Dean G. | March 27, 2018

Absolutely love the socks and will be wearing them on (Boston) Marathon Monday and the BAA 5k on Saturday. Thank you for the opportunity to test them, I now have a new favorite mate for my shoes!

Ashley C. | March 27, 2018

These socks worked great! I have a few pairs of your thicker, more padded socks and I do like them but they're not good with my racing shoes. These pro lites will be perfect for race day!!

Karin L. G. |March 27, 2018

Love these socks and will definitely wear them on (Boston) Marathon Monday!

Shawna W. | March 27, 2018

I love your socks! I have been wearing them on every run since they came in the mail. No blisters, no problems, and they stay in place. I am so thankful for the opportunity to try them. THANK YOU! They are Boston (Marathon) bound with me.

Glenda A. | March 26, 2018

I have to say, WOW, I'm loving these socks. I wore them for a couple short runs last week, then took the plunge and used them on my 22 miler on Sunday (last long run till Boston!). Not a single hotspot or blister/chafe, and I'd been having a lot of toenail and blister problems previously as I ramped up my mileage. I'm totally in with these socks for Boston (Marathon), and going to give them another real world test at the Bluegrass half marathon in Lexington this weekend.

Stefanie B | 18 hrs · Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

I loved these socks. They felt good on all my runs from my short run of 4 miles to my long run of 20 miles. They also worked great during workouts and races. No slipping off my feet and they felt comfortable. No issues for me :)

Carolyn M | 19hrs

Wore the ProLites on a couple runs and they felt different but great. I’ve used the thicker Thorlo pads for many years but find I didn’t miss that extra cushioning. I like the new higher tab and the lighter fabric feels very comfortable.

Tim H | 21hrs

I am not getting a good feeling when I am running. The socks seem to be slipping as I walk and run in both trading and other activities. I could be because I use to a higher sock but will keep training with them for now.

Matt Mc | Dallas, TX

Love them so far. I think they are better than the thicker Experia socks which I have worn for several years.

Karen H | March 28

I really like the socks and I went in to my local running store and told them they needed to carry these! I have been having all kinds of foot issues and I have none with these socks and my Launch 4 shoes. Thank you!

Dana L | March 27

I too am loving these socks. They feel light and cushy and I look forward to trying them out on a longer run. Thanks for sending them and sharing the new technology -- it'll be great not to have to worry about blisters on race day.

Bre-anne H | March 27

I too love these so far. For my long runs, I’ve always defaulted to by double walled socks. I did 12.5 on Sunday without even noticing my feet (other issues were a diff story). I’m a flat foot striker and I’ve had everything from feet getting hot, literally to the touch, to the usual blisters. I’ve run marathons in the sleet/rain and my double walled socks have been my go to as hey always lead to no issues. Not that I want to do that weather again, but I’m interested in putting these through the wringer too.

Hiromi N | March 28

Just ran my last long run (20 miles Framingham to Copley Sq) before Boston in the ProLites and they worked well!
I was a little concerned when I got them since the regular Experia are more cushioned than these but they worked out fine. I had to slightly adjust my lacing to account for less bulk but no blisters, no chafing. Looks like these will be my race day socks!
Thanks for the try out - it's so helpful to be able to use a product early on and give them a real test! See you at the Expo. No automatic alt text available.

Amy M | March 28

Wore them today for a short training session. Really like them. Will try them next time for a little bit longer.

Patrice L | March 27

Wore these for 21miles on Saturday - LOVED them. I'm hoping they last, my others seem to get holes in the big toe, or wear out too much at the instep (under the shoe's tongue). Great colors, too!

Michael S | March 27

I like them a lot especially the subtle color nuances. One thing though it would be nice to have L & R specific sock so you get better arch support for each foot. Otherwise, no bunching, no movement, overall great socks.

Kate N | March 27

I'll be wearing them for the BAA 5k and Marathon Monday, for sure! Thanks so much for the opportunity to try them!

Kristin H | March 27

Love them!

Timothy B | March 27

I wore my new ProLites for a 20 miler on Saturday and they worked great! I’m normally wary of changing my gear going into races, but I feel really comfortable switching to ProLites for the remainder of my training as well as Marathon Monday. I’m a midfoot striker and tend to underpronate- until now, I almost exclusively wore Thorlos thin cushion Experia socks. The Experias would develop holes in the thin mid-foot section of the sock pretty quickly for me (would be curious to ...

Dean G | March 27

Absolutely love the socks and will be wearing them on Marathon Monday and the BAA 5k on Saturday. Thank you for the opportunity to test them, I now have a new favorite mate for my shoes!

Ashley C | March 27

These socks worked great! I have a few pairs of your thicker, more padded socks and I do like them but they're not good with my racing shoes. These pro lites will be perfect for race day!!

Karin Lee G | March 27

Love these socks and will definitely wear them on Marathon Monday!

Shawna W | March 27

I love your socks! I have been wearing them on every run since they came in the mail. No blisters, no problems, and they stay in place. I am so thankful for the opportunity to try them. THANK YOU! They are Boston bound with me.

Glenda A | March 26

I have to say, WOW, I'm loving these socks. I wore them for a couple short runs last week, then took the plunge and used them on my 22 miler on Sunday (last long run till Boston!). Not a single hotspot or blister/chafe, and I'd been having a lot of toenail and blister problems previously as I ramped up my mileage. I'm totally in with these socks for Boston, and going to give them another real world test at the Bluegrass half marathon in Lexington this weekend.

Gary O

Thank you for the Experia Lite socks. In short - very impressed. I have had them for 20 days and put about a 180 miles on them from 7 to 24 mile runs. I was a little skeptical at first because I normally wear heavier weight versions. However, it did not take long to make them my go to socks for running.

Christopher G

First off I just want to say Thank You! I was so excited when I received the new ProLites in the mail I couldn’t wait to get out for a few miles! Also, you can be assured that you have gained a customer for life, any company that puts out such a great product and has so much support for its customers will always have my business!
I almost wrote after my first run but wanted to get several runs in to provide the feedback this product deserves....in the last 2 weeks I’ve done tempo, track and long runs, with my last long run of 22 today. I have nothing but good to say about the ProLites, they perform as a running sock should, they fit well, and they look great too! I do have a few pairs of the original Experia and although I really do like those I would without a doubt choose the ProLite version every time, the new model is so much thinner and lighter but more importantly during my runs I am focusing on my run, not worrying about the blister I feel might be forming, hot spots or bunching in the toes. In the past, before any long runs I have always used a lubricating product on my feet to avoid blisters, I can say that on my long runs I did not use any and am blister free!
I will certainly be wearing Thorlo at Boston, Pittsburgh, and a few Ironman races in 2018. See you soon at booth 751!
Thanks Again!

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