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.

  • Cushioned instep and arch for a better fit, more support and less pressure on feet for a more comfortable hike.

  • Unique padding specifically engineered for hiking, clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture for maximum protection.

  • Ventilation panel extra moisture control and breathability.

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

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For Feet That Hurt

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For Feet That Do Not Hurt

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Your Feet Will Feel Better Or Your Money Back®

Outdoor Boy Scouts socks

Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt

Availability Direct From BSA

Thorlos Boy Scouts socks are only available by calling the official BSA catalog number at 1-800-323-0732; visiting BSA retail stores; or visiting

Big Trips = Big Foot Stress & Strain

To get the most out of the Annual Jamboree at The Summit, a week-end camping trip, or the backcountry trek of a lifetime at Philmont, your scout’s feet must be in tip-top shape. Thorlos Official Boy Scout padded socks are the answer. Foot pain, tenderness, and any foot conditions (e.g., blisters) that might occur along the way will detract from his experience. The last thing you’d want to happen is for your scout to cut short a long trek because his feet won’t let him finish! These excursions demand the most protective socks possible. They demand Thorlos.

“I was doing a lot of hiking with the Boy Scouts and the socks I was using just didn’t cut it. I found Thorlos incredibly comfortable and kept my feet dry. I was the only one on out of twenty-five on a 50 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail that didn’t have blisters. In addition to being more comfortable, the Thorlos socks, last much longer than other socks I have used.” David H.

Scouts' Feet at Vulnerable Age

Hiking, trekking, climbing and a host of other outdoor activities put a lot of demands and stress on young feet. Most scouts are at a time in their lives when their feet are growing and developing: the growth plates in the bones do not finish closing until about ages 15 to 17 in boys. This means their feet are more vulnerable to injury than an adult’s feet. So it’s critical to provide effective clinically-tested foot protection.

“My son, who is 14, has had several foot surgeries – he hikes with the Boy Scouts in the mountains – they are the ONLY sock he will wear. He has even said that none of the other socks are even half as good as the Thorlos.” Joan R.

Thorlos: Official Boy Scout Socks Provide Clinically-Tested Padding

Thorlos Boy Scout padded sock styles (KXBSA and LTHBSA) are made with padding that’s been clinically shown to protect the feet from the forces imposed on them by hiking, backpacking and other outdoor activities that can produce blisters, pressure and impact-related injuries. A foot problem while in the backcountry— or even on a simple greenway hike or cleanup project—can ruin the experience. Thorlos Official Boy Scout clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), enable your scout to get the very most from his scouting experience.

“Thorlos (KX Hiker) are by far the best pair of socks I have ever owned. You guys rock.” Jason K.

Two Styles of Protection

Thorlos makes two styles of its clinically-tested padded hiking socks for scouts:

Clinically-Tested Padded Hiking Socks (KXBSA): For feet that hurt during or after scouting activities. Mid-weight padding in the heel and ball protect the foot from shear and impact forces and prevent blistering. Lace padding protects the top of the foot against boot lace pressure. Recommended for year-round use and most demanding hikes/activities.

                        See (KX) for the same CTPS in other colors.

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Light Hiking Padded Performance Socks (LTHBSA): For feet that do not hurt during or after scouting activities. Primarily made with THOR•WICK® COOL yarn, utilizes mid-weight padding in in the heel and ball to protect the foot from the shear and impact forces that can cause blistering. Lace padding protects the top of the foot against boot lace pressure. Recommended for the summer season and less demanding hikes/activities.

                        See (LTH) for the same padded socks in other colors.

For moms and dads, we offer the very same protection in a variety of colors with our hiking and light hiking clinically-tested padded socks.

“I do tons of hiking and camping as a Boy Scout Scoutmaster. Your trekking socks are the best when it comes to long trail hikes and maintaining comfort. They wear and last very well through the years of punishing trail climbing, seating and many wash cycles.” Freddie D.

Money-Back Brand Promise Guarantee

All Thorlos come with our brand promise 30-day no-risk trial guarantee. If your scout’s feet don’t feel better, will give you your money back.

Reviews for Thorlos BOY SCOUTS

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHBSA

    Yeah, baby!

    04/10/14 | By

    These were my second pair of Thorlos and I loooove them!! No foot pain even after walking, running, being on my feet and lifting all day. Awesome for hiking, no rubbing, no hot sweaty feet. Now, my foot problem isn't pain, it's that my sneaky children love my socks, too and steal them! Guess I will have to get them some.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: KXBSA

    Who knew socks could be awesome?

    03/27/14 | By

    I just purchased these from the Boy Scout Store. At first I thought the price for socks was terrible. Now that I have worn them, I never want to wear anything else. Its actually a great price for socks that feel that great! I was able to go non-stop and had plenty of energy at the end of the day to keep going--and miraculously--no foot pain. I wear orthodics in my shoes for falling arches, and these socks made it so I can hike with Webelos, run errands all day long, and walk for exercise all in the same day and with no discomfort or swelling whatsoever.