Engineered Foot Protection

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

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

  • Unique padding specifically designed for everyday activities, clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture for maximum protection.

  • Flat knit instep and cushioned arch for a better fit and support for more comfort.

  • Over-the-Calf length has supportive top with tighter elastic to help reduce “tired” feeling feet and legs.

  • Crew and min-crew lengths have relaxed fit at top for added stretch and more comfort.

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For Feet That Hurt

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Your Feet Will Feel Better Or Your Money Back®

Health & Wellness Arthritis socks

Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt

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*See Below for more information.

Padding Clinically Shown to Reduce Foot Pain for People with Arthritis 

Thorlos’ uniquely constructed padding has been clinically shown to provide pain relief and reduce pressures that plague feet affected by rheumatoid arthritis. If you are among the 50 million Americans with rheumatoid arthritis, you will appreciate the guaranteed benefits of clinically-tested Thorlos padded socks, with padding clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture. According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis—in all its forms—is a more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes, and one in three people with arthritis experiences work limitations. Countless more are in constant pain.

The structural changes to the foot that accompany the progression of arthritis — e.g., joint damage, foot deformity, hammer toes, bunions — make feet vulnerable to pain and further damage even with mild impact. Thorlos unique padding acts as a protective shield against jarring impacts, which can be painful, from walking on hard surfaces as well as up and down stairs. While the pain-reduction research results were based on rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, we have a large amount of anecdotal evidence that the padding reduces foot aches and pain generally.

Thorlos CTPS Will Help You Stay Active

Arthritis often causes foot pain and other problems that severely restrict mobility. Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) help you stay active and function to the best of your ability. With Thorlos, your walking/mobility program—a key to maintaining function and reducing arthritis foot pain and other symptoms—will be easier on your joints, and potentially more enjoyable.  

Satisfied Wearers Say It Best

Here are what some of our customers with arthritis are saying about Thorlos CTPS:

“I have terrible feet, with many problems such as arthritis, bunions, hammer toes, martin toes and neuropathy. I am prone to blisters, calluses and pressure points on my feet. Since wearing these  socks ,my problems have been alleviated considerably and generally just feel better. These  socks allow me to do more physical activity because my feet don’t poop out on me.” John S.

 “I bought these to wear with my CROW boot AFO which I wear for my for Charcot ankle/foot. They are perfect, fit to knee and great padding on the Achilles tendon. Help my poor old worn out arthritic foot also by providing padding and wicking away of moisture.” Terri M.

 “I purchased these for my daughter, an assistant store manager for large grocery chain, when she was diagnosed with reactive rheumatoid arthritis in her feet and hands. They helped immensely during her long recovery time, which confirmed my love of these  socks. She is sold on these  socks forever now.” Regina C.

“These socks are a major comfort for my feet which suffer from arthritis among other problems. The soft, springy construction provides buffering as well as support. They are comfortable in summer and winter and are so durable that the initial cost is easily justified.” Helen M.

Still Have Questions?

We invite you to call 704-902-1406 to discuss how Thorlos can make a difference in your life with Jeff Lawson, who has been managing his own rheumatoid arthritis for the past 30+ years.

Recommended Products

Every person’s arthritis manifests differently,  so it’s not possible to recommend an “arthritis sock” per se. What you can do is identify where your pain tends to be, and how your daily and recreational activities impact that pain. Then you can choose the right clinically-tested Thorlos for you.

If you need:

Ball – Heel Protection:  Clinically-tested Thorlos PADDS will protect and cushion the bottom of the foot.

Ball – Heel – Instep Protection:  Thorlos clinically-tested padded walking socks will protect and cushion the bottom of the foot, and provides extra padding protection for the top arch area of the foot.

Ball – Heel – Top-of-Toe Protection: Thorlos clinically-tested padded tennis socks will protect and cushion the bottom of the foot and the top of toes…provides extra toe protection for those with moderate/severe hammer toes.

Ball – Heel – Achilles Protection:  Thorlos clinically-tested padded basketball socks will protect and cushion the bottom of the foot…provides extra padding from the heel up through the lower Achilles tendon.

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.

If you have arthritis, your feet are at risk and you need the best foot protection possible. We recommend that you wear only our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), not our Lite Padded Socks (LPS).

Proper Fitting Is Critical

You will maximize the benefits of Thorlos padding by having your shoes properly fitted with your Thorlos padded socks at the shoe store. See instructions here: “How to Fit Thorlos with Footwear.”

30-Day Guarantee: Thorlos Brand Promise

Our promise to you: Your feet will feel better in Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks or your money back®!.

* THORLO donated padded socks for this seminal study, which was published in the International Journal of Clinical Foot Science Vol. 1, in 1992.

Reviews for Thorlos ARTHRITIS

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    walking comfort


    They are great.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Good for Diabetics!


    Meets basic needs for diabetics.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HXS

    Very comfortable socks


    I love these socks! They stopped my feet from hurting. I no longer had foot pain when I wore these socks all day with my tennis shoes.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRMX

    Best socks for standing all day!!!


    They cushion my flat feet so much that my feet don't hurt anywhere near what they used to at the end of a long day on my feet.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: HXS

    First Support Socks I've Ever Purchased !


    I purchased these socks (Padds Support Thorlon OTC) to try to better a situation of leg swelling during the day. I always wore Thorlos crew athletic socks with padding and in the evening when taking them off, I noticed for a long time swelling in my legs down to the top of the crew socks. Swelling is completely gone the next morning. I'm trying these knee high socks to see if they will help out. I am also working on other methods to eliminate swelling in my legs - walking, diet ,etc. The socks take a little getting used to but I've adapted well and they are comfortable now. The quality of the socks is excellent and the padding and cushioning is just like my Thorlos crew socks. Still a work in progress but I'm determined to find the resolution to my legs swelling naturally without meds.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Great for people with neuropathy


    I am on my feet at work, and have neuropathy. I used to come home, just wanted to get off of my feet. WIth these socks, the pain in minimized and makes being on my feet more bearable.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    For seniors with fat pad atrophy


    Got these for my dad who is 84 and has trouble walking due to plantar fat pad atrophy and callouses. While the latter can removed, the former is permanent and the HRX socks help in addition to orthotics. Great fit, material is top notch, and the padding just right that it won't interfere inside the show. Contacting Customer Support to see if there was a model with more padding, Becky suggested the TX model and a great suggestion it was! Shipping to Canada was quick and problem free.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX



    The socks are wonderful. Thanks so much for sending the one pair free as a trial. Is it possible to make the sock in navy blue? P.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX



    The socks are wonderful. Thanks so much for sending the one pair free as a trial. I had purchased so many socks and was not willing to shell out any more money for socks that didn't do the job or had so much soft padding that the padding wore off when the socks were washed. Your brand really does the job. P. Whitfield

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HXS

    Fantastic cushioning for bottom of foot


    HXS socks provide the cushioning I need so I can walk without experiencing pain in the bottom of my feet.