Engineered Foot Protection

Military Inside
Military Outside
  • Constructed with THOR•LON® fibers for superior softness, resilience, durability and moisture-wicking for drier, better feeling feet.

  • Spandex top holds in place all day.

  • Low profile toe seam won’t rub or irritate feet.

  • Unique padding in the ball and heel specifically engineered for on-the-job activities, clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture.

  • Cushioning in the shin, instep and arch protects against abrasion and boot pressure and for a better fit and more comfort.

  • Cushioning in the shin, instep and arch protects against abrasion and boot pressure and for a better fit and more comfort.

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For Feet That Hurt

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Your Feet Will Feel Better Or Your Money Back®

At Work Military socks

Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt

Thank you and Godspeed

First, we deeply thank you for your patriotic commitment to keeping our country free. The sacrifices that you and your family make for our families assures the USA will remain the freest country in the world. Thank you!  Donate to the troops with 45% off!

Thorlos® CTPS: Protective Gear For Your Feet

When your job is protecting your country, the last thing you need to be thinking about is your feet. Nevertheless, foot issues follow ground, air and combat service support elements throughout all encounters.  In the field, feet are prone to getting and staying wet from sweating, crossing canals and streams.  The skin will get soft and easily blister if not properly cared for. In winter, you might be patrolling in the frigid mountains where your feet can get cold or even frostbitten. Experience has taught us you can’t afford go barefoot or get blisters or infections on your feet in the field. Combat troops should not have to carry someone who could have taken better care of his or her feet. That’s the job of Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) for military boots.

“My Marine son says these are the best boot socks ever! Whether wearing his jungle boots or combat boots, he loves these socks for the comfort, length, durability and elasticity to roll up skivvies. The Marine Corps has taught my son the best thing you can do every day is take care of your feet with clean socks. They may wear the same clothes for 7-10 days straight in the field, but are always told to air out their feet and change their socks. If my Marine is happy, Mom is happy!”  Patty M.

Our mission is to provide unprecedented foot protection and foot comfort in support of the critical role combat infantry and special operations forces play in military operations. As such, we designed Thorlos clinically-tested military boot socks to be protective gear for your feet.

Thorlos core technology is engineered padding that has been clinically-tested and shown in independent studies to reduce:

  • Blisters
  • Pain
  • Pressures
  • Moisture

These benefits make Thorlos part of your protective gear for your feet.

“I'm currently going through basic training and I recommend these to anyone who needs to wear a heavy boot all day. I've never had a problem with them staying up and after 9 weeks I still have healthy, un-damaged feet (no blisters, ever!) Great buy!”  Barrett F.

“These socks are super warm, fabulous, and cushiony!!! Love the extra coverage and protection against the spots that usually get blisters. My other boot socks do not compare!”  Jeffrey C.

Thorlos Trusted by The Best of The Best

Thorlos clinically-tested padded military boot socks have been put to the ultimate test by Recon, SEAL teams and Special Forces Units. The ST (Mountaineering boot sock) was the sock of choice of the Special Forces units of the U.S. military for cold weather operations in Afghanistan, and it is the official sock of the Indian Defense Forces. They chose Thorlos because these CTPS provided added protection and comfort while they were deployed, especially in mountainous areas where the terrain features rock faces so sharp they can cut through boots. Your buddies have your back; let Thorlos have your feet.

“Sent these to my stepson, a Navy Seal, stationed overseas. He wrote us ““Those socks are seriously amazing, if it weren't for the color of them I'd wear them with my civilian clothes lol... they're like floating on air in your boots...”  Joy R.

Foot Protection for All Conditions and Branches of the Military

They say an army moves on its stomach. But we know that an army moves on its feet.

So we make five different military socks; all utilize clinically- tested engineered padding to protect those feet in all conditions:

  • .Combat Boot Sock (MCB) For extended field operations in varied terrains and climates.Over-calf length. Available in 5 colors: desert sand, coyote brown, olive, foliage green and black.
  • Military Boot Sock (MB) For extended field operations in varied terrains and climates.  Mid-calf length. Available in 4 colors: desert sand, coyote  brown, foliage green and black.
  • Desert Boot Sock (MLH) For hot weather climates. Available in 3 colors: desert sand,coyote brown and sage.
  • Anti-Fatigue Boot Sock (MS) Leg support for extended field operations in varied terrains  and climates. Over-calf length. Available in 4 colors: desert sand, coyote brown, foliage green and black.
  • Physical Training Sock (MT) Crew-length PT socks.

Thorlos Customers Committed to Active American Forces

We have developed a program whereby our customers are invited to donate Thorlos CTPS combat boot socks to troops in the active theater. They can purchase our Thorlos clinically-tested padded military boot socks at our manufacturing cost. We then work with other supporting organizations to get the donated socks to our troops. It is truly the cause we are most proud of supporting.

Curious but not yet convinced whether Thorlos CTPS can help you address your foot pain? We invite you to try your first pair free…just paying shipping and handling.

Click this link to see our FIRST PAIR FREE OFFER.

Because of the demands placed on your feet during military duty we do not make Lite Padded Socks (LPS) for this purpose. You need the foot protection provided by our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS).

Brand Promise Guarantee

For a job this serious, we know there is no such thing as a trial period…there are no rehearsals in military services once you cross the forward edge of the battle area. On the other hand, we know money is tight and company supply socks are free. So we stand behind our product. If you don’t agree that with Thorlos, your feet feel better than when wearing general issue socks from the company supply, we’ll refund your money. No questions asked.

Reviews for Thorlos MILITARY

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: MS

    Love them

    06/24/16 | By

    I've been wearing these socks for years, because they have good support and are very tall. I recently ordered a few more pairs to replace pairs that were looking like they have seen better days. The new ones have a sewn cuff on the top that the old ones didn't, and I think that was a wonderful improvement, because some of my older pairs had started to lose elasticity as the top was damaged.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: MS

    Best socks for prolonged standing

    06/16/16 | By

    These socks are the panacea I've been looking for. My feet are doing very well standing in them for extended periods of time throughout the week, another problem solved in the game of aging.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: MCB

    Best socks for all activities

    06/15/16 | By

    Quality socks are very comfortable and long lasting.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: MS

    Feel great when wearing - but legs itch after...what the heck?

    06/15/16 | By

    So while I'm wearing these socks they feel GREAT, no discomfort at all especially under motorcycle boots. I'm just trying to figure out if it is the weave pattern or the material of the sock itself that causes me to have SEVERE ITCHING after wearing to work and back (12 hrs minimum that I wear them). I wonder if these particular socks use a different stretch fabric than others I've bought and worn from Thorlos.....tried to ask support about this and only got an initial response that said they sent it to someone else who never got back to me which was quite disappointing as I now have 8 or 12 pairs (can't recall how many I got during the buy3 get 1 free sale)

  • 2 out of 5

    Style: MS

    Love the support. Unfortunately, they don't last.

    06/14/16 | By

    I did enjoy how these socks felt with the extra support. Unfortunately, the footpads do not stand up. I purchased four pair of these socks along with four pairs of the WX walking socks at the beginning of the year. I have diligently alternated all eight pairs. I followed the Thorlo directions for washing, turning inside out, used a fabric softener, also used a laundry bag. The MS socks now all have holes in the foot pad area after only four months of wear. The WX socks show no signs of wear on the foot pad area. I have not even done any major hiking, running or gym work during this time. I have worn and enjoyed Thorlos socks for many years. I was hopeful for these socks, but am definitely disappointed.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: MCB

    Best for work

    06/13/16 | By

    Feet feel padded! Great for my boots. My feet still feel good after a 12 hour day. Been buying these since 2003 in the PX.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: MLH


    06/12/16 | By


  • 5 out of 5

    Style: MCB

    The only sock to go to WAR with!

    06/11/16 | By

    The sock most of the Special Ops guys wear, "nuff said".

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: MS

    tops rolling

    06/06/16 | By

    my third batch of these socks are not quite as good as the previous. The top of the sock rolls more frequently, about a quarter inch and is therefore more constricting.this problem rarely occurred before. Still great hose and great support. Wear them almost every day.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: MS

    Best socks for everyday wear

    06/05/16 | By

    i have had trouble with varicose veins for many years an thought i had to wear what the doctor told me to wear.. my late husband had to wear steel toed shoes to work (he was a master electrician an worked for IBEW electrial union hall here in parkersburg, wv). a friend of his gave him a pair to try. once he wore them they were the only socks he ever wore again. he gave me a pair to try an i also loved them. To me they help me more than the tight ones my doctor recommended . I have been a regular costumer every since. I have given several pairs away to my friends an family to try because they are so great.