Beyond Diabetic Socks
Engineered Foot Protection
Foot protection for the diabetic foot
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.
For Feet That Hurt
During or after your activity
For Feet That Do Not Hurt
During or after your activity
Your Feet Will Feel Better Or Your Money Back®
Health & Wellness Padds® socks
If you are among the more than 25 million adults in the United States with diabetes, you will appreciate the benefits of Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), highly effective diabetic socks with unique padding clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture. Blisters and any other lesion or break in the skin can set the stage for diabetic ulcerations and amputation. Thorlos padding protects the feet’s skin/soft-tissue so these are less likely to occur.
“Since I started wearing Thorlos socks I don't get blisters on my feet. As a diabetic, this is very important!” Sherry M.
According to the US National Institutes of Health and National Library of Medicine, if you have diabetes you are more likely to have foot problems. Diabetes can damage your nerves (diabetic neuropathy), which may make you less able to feel an injury or pressure on the skin of your foot. Thus, you might not notice a foot injury (unrecognized trauma to the feet) until severe damage or infection develops. This is why skin/soft-tissue management of the feet is critical if you have diabetes.
Diabetes also changes your body's ability to fight infections—a cut or sore may take a long time to heal, if it heals at all. Damage to blood vessels because of diabetes results in less blood and oxygen getting to your feet. Because of this, small sores or breaks in the skin may become deeper skin ulcers; if skin ulcers do not improve, get larger or go deeper into the skin, your toes, foot or leg may have to be amputated. That’s why it’s vitally important to properly manage the skin/soft tissue of the feet and see your health care provider regularly, have regular foot exams and check and care for your feet every day (see IPFH.org's article on "Daily Foot Care for People with Diabetes/), especially if you already have nerve or blood vessel damage or current foot problems. Clearly, preventive foot care is critical for a person with diabetes.
“These are the best. Having diabetic foot issues, I value the safety and performance of these socks.” Herbert A.
How Thorlos Help with Soft-Tissue Management of the Feet
Thorlos PADDS have padding that is uniquely designed and engineered for people with diabetes and can help protect against the negative consequences of diabetes-related foot conditions. The padding of these diabetic socks, which our customers and health professionals tell us are highly effective in providing diabetic foot protection, has been clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, foot pressures and moisture.
Taken together, these benefits provide unique, clinically shown comprehensive protection for the skin/soft tissues of the feet, thereby addressing the major foot-health risks associated with diabetes.
“Being diabetic, I must pamper my feet and these socks are perfect with my new exercise shoes. They are so comfortable I wear them often.” Mary M.
Thorlos CTPS Will Help You Stay Active
Staying active is a key to managing your diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, regular activity can: improve your blood sugar, lower your blood pressure, help you lose weight, lower your risk of other health problems such as heart attack or stroke, give you more energy, reduce stress and improve your flexibility.
“I walk daily for my diabetes and I swear by these socks. It is common for diabetics to have feet problems but with these socks to cushion my feet, I've had none. I highly recommend them!” Judi H.
Thorlos can help you get or stay active by making your feet as comfortable as possible, reducing any pain and thereby making it easier to be on your feet for longer periods. You will also have peace of mind that your feet will be protected during activity, reducing the chances of blisters, pressures and moisture…the causes of ulceration.
“A sales person recommended these socks for my boyfriend who has diabetes and needs good socks/shoes, especially to work out. These are the first we purchased and he has been able to be active w/out foot problems. I am online buying more.” Wendy V.
Thorlos offers two types of clinically-tested padded socks for the diabetic foot:
Thorlos PADDS are for people with diabetes whose feet are not at immediate risk of ulceration or amputation. Note that if your doctor says your feet are at risk for ulceration or amputation, it is important to see your doctor regularly, get regular foot exams and check your feet at least daily.
Thorlos MEDDS® are available by prescription only for people with diagnosed diabetes whose feet are at risk of ulceration or amputation. Call us toll-free (888-846-7567) to discuss the process for obtaining this product.
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.
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Proper Fitting Is Critical
You will maximize the benefits of Thorlos clinically-tested padding by having your shoes properly fitted with your Thorlos padded socks at the shoe store. See instructions on how to get a professional fit here: “How to Fit Thorlos with Footwear.”
“I am a diabetic, so getting all three pieces to the foot care/protection puzzle right is a must...proper shoe fit, correct orthotics, and, most importantly, a great pair of cushioned Thorlo socks!” Tom O.
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Reviews for Thorlos PADDS®
02/13/16 | By Brandon S.
I bought these expecting high quality and comfort given the premium price of these socks. They were comfortable but a hole appeared after just a month of use. These were exclusively worn in my home. It's not like I was out hiking in them. When I complained to customer service they required a picture of the socks. Then they refused to refund my money unless I paid to have them shipped back to their headquarters. Very disappointing. Would not purchase again.
02/09/16 | By Rashida Z.
My feet don't feel constrained, as if I 'm not wearing socks at all. I've even enjoyed sleeping in them to keep my feet warm due to nerve damage, as recommended by my doctor.
02/08/16 | By Walda V.
I have arthritis in my right foot and have been searching for a sock with a thick sole. I have finally found one. This is the most comfortable sock I have ever worn. Kudos to Thorlo!
02/06/16 | By William M.
I am not big on the cotton dress socks, but I did like these over the WX socks because they do not have elastic at the top of sock which can cinch your skin regularly. These do not do that. There is a bit of change that is required, in that once you adjust to the new sock rather than traditional dress sock (which has less cotton), you will find these are so comfortable and as the moisture is wicked away, you look forward to putting these socks on every time you get ready to use them. Now that's a comfortable sock!
02/04/16 | By Janel F.
I bought these for my husband and father and they love them. The extra cushion is great and they wash well.
02/04/16 | By Janel F.
I bought these for my Dad and husband they felt the extra cushion worked well and they held up nicely in the wash.
02/04/16 | By R B.
The socks come off too easily; not made as well as previous make/models.
02/03/16 | By Joan B.
They are really comfortable socks. I have severe rheumatoid arthritis and diabitas and have extremely wide feet. I didn't think the sock would stretch to fit my wide feet but they did and they are so comfortable I hate to take them off.
01/30/16 | By Elaine N.
Along with diabetes came neuropathy in my feet. So I am always looking for ways to help reduce the pain in my toes. These socks, worn with sneakers with a nice large toe box, really help reduce the pain. I turn them inside out in the dryer so they get nice and fluffy! These socks really make a difference - and that's saying a lot when you are talking about the pain of neuropathy.
01/29/16 | By Peggy T.
I've been wearing Thorlos for more than 30 years. They are the most comfortable socks, underfoot, that I've ever owned. Only downside is the tops, which are tight enough to bind. Didn't used to be a problem, but now, more than halfway through my eighth decade and having developed Type II diabetes, I find them constrictive enough that I can't wear them all day long.
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The content on this page has been reviewed by Dr. Kevin Soden MD, THORLO’s Chief Medical Officer, and Jerome Gallenstein, THORLO’s Staff Certified & Licensed Pedorthist