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 Health Padds 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. Health Padds 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.

Health Padds 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 Health Padds:

“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 Health 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

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: HRMX


    07/23/16 | By

    Feel like I was ripped off.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Great for peripheral neuropathy

    07/18/16 | By

    These socks are soft and durable. They don't bunch or bind. They are very comfortable and I'm ordering more.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HXS

    Great socks for all day wear!!!

    07/18/16 | By

    I love Thorlos and have worn them for 25 years. My recent diagnosis called for a diabetic sock and these do the trick. I am on my feet all day in steel-toed boots and find that I can go longer with these sock, in greater comfort.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    My husband loves them I will order more for him soon

    07/14/16 | By

    He says he loves them

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HXS

    Bad feet, great socks

    07/13/16 | By

    The socks are for my husband who has very bad feet and legs. The socks make a huge positive difference in his everyday mobility. He is able to walk more comfortably and the circulation in his feet and legs seem to be improved.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRMX

    Awesome socks

    07/10/16 | By

    Walking on clouds

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    walking socks

    07/10/16 | By

    no differance than regular socks

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    great socks for diabetics

    07/07/16 | By

    I forget that I have socks on. I originally went to the Thurlo web site because for many years I've bought my Thurlo socks from Sports Authority, but now that they are going out of business, knew I had to find another source for them. Didn't know until I went on the web site that Padds for diabetics existed, so ordered a free one, loved it and so ordered 8 more pair - 4 in white and 4 in black. Love 'em!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Best socks for business attire!

    07/07/16 | By

    Why just be comfortable in running shoes. The black version of the Padds were wonderful to wear and my feet felt better than wearing thin business socks. These are now my daily work socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRMX

    Enough padding to allow me to walk in "stocking feet"

    07/06/16 | By

    I do Shambala meditation and shoes are removed before entering the meditation room. Part of the practice is to walk slowly (with no shoes) around the room. It made my feet hurt. The lovely, soft padding in these socks provides enough cushion that I am able to comfortably participate in the walking on a hard, concrete floor.