Beyond HIKING SOCKS

Engineered Foot Protection

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

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

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

  • Ventilation panel for extra moisture control and breathability

  • 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.

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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 Hiking socks

Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt

Lite Padded Socks For Feet That Do Not Hurt

Hiking Puts Your Feet at Risk

Whether you’re a “weekend warrior” or long-distance hiker, no matter how acclimated your feet are to the trail, something always can happen that puts your feet at risk for a blister or other injury. Don’t just cover your feet; protect them with Thorlos clinically-tested padded hiking socks. Thorlos padding has been shown in independent research studies to reduce not only blisters, but also foot pain, pressures that can lead to skin abrasions, and moisture (which promotes blister formation and creates an environment for fungal infections). To further reduce moisture, Thorlos are made with THORLON®, a proprietary synthetic fiber that is superior at both moving moisture away from your feet and staying resilient throughout the day, and COOLMAX®, also known for its excellent moisture-wicking properties.

For Every Terrain

When you hike, your feet are subjected to a repetitive heel-to-toe motion, and that motion often is interrupted by steep ascents, scrambling across rocks and boulders, downhill stretches, and even off-trail excursions (planned or not!) that can involve dramatic changes in terrain. And, of course, depending on the time of year and geographic location, the temperature can range from 100+ degrees to sub-zero.

“After trying a lot of other socks, the only ones that I will buy are Thor-Lon hikers. Wool irritates my feet, and only the Thorlo cushioning keeps me cruising the woods.”  Paul S.

Made Specifically for Hiking

To enjoy hiking more and to be able to do it day after day, trip after trip, you need to protect your feet from its rigors with the most protective hiking socks available. The variable-density padding of Thorlos engineered padded socks (thicker in the ball and heel areas and less dense in the arch) follows the anatomical design of your feet. It protects the weight-bearing areas and reduces the chances of chafing, blistering and skin injuries caused by the pressure, impact and shear forces that constantly act on your feet when you’re hiking.

Our padded hiking socks are available in a range of styles that work on all terrains, in all climates and for all intensities—wool blends for warmth and synthetic blends (THORLON, COOLMAX®) for maximum wicking in summer--as well as multiple weights of padding so you can get just what you need for the specific terrain, weather, and level of hiking you prefer. Our women’s clinically-tested hiking socks also feature elastic around the ankle for added support, a smaller heel pocket and a custom toe box to provide a better fit for a woman’s foot.

"I love to be in the outdoors, so my wife and I have a standing date every Saturday morning to go on a different hike each week. The problem is I'm 59 years old and overweight. So my boots and socks take all the abuse. I always got blisters when I wore cotton athletic socks. Now that I bought a few pairs of Thorlos hiking socks I don't get blisters, so we've been able to go father and on more difficult hikes and really enjoying the outdoors again."   Tom S.

“These socks cushion my feet in all the right places. They provide warmth without suffocation. The Thorlon-wool blend eliminates "wool rash" on my ankles. I bought my first hikers in 2007 and in 2010 I ordered more. I won't hike or camp without them. All my Thorlos are still wearing well and they always outlast me on the trail. Great company, great socks!”  Mary G.

When properly fitted with your hiking boots or trail shoes, Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks for hiking will protect your feet on any terrain, in any climate.

If you don’t experience pain while hiking or after hiking, and prefer maximum protection and lighter weight, try Thorlos Lite padded socks. They’re available in men’s, women’s and unisex styles in a variety of blended fabrics.

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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From the Street to the Summit

The Thorlos outdoor line offers everything you need from the “street to the summit”…from styles that are great for greenway walking to styles that have been used to summit Everest – and everything in between.

For the Street: Our Street products are designed for feet that don’t hurt on pavement to hard-pack trails, for use with performance running or trail running footwear: Experia®, UHLX featuring COOLMAX®

Our products for the Trail, Approach and Summit all use clinically-tested padding, which is recommended if you experience foot pain during or after participating or if you want to prevent any foot conditions.

For the Trail: Relatively flat to rolling terrain, carrying day pack, for use with mid- or light-duty boots, trail runners or low-cut hikers: LTH, WLTH, TRMX, TRHXM and TRHXW padded hiking socks featuring THORLON, COOLMAX and Merino wool

For the Approach:  Challenging terrain, carrying pack with 20 pounds or more, for use with mid-duty boots: KX, KXW, KLT padded hiking socks featuring Thorlon and wool blend

For the Summit: Extreme climates (sub-zero weather), difficult terrain, heavy packs, for use with mid-duty or heavy-duty boots: TKX, ST trekking and mountaineering padded socks featuring THORLON and wool blend.

“I was a dyed-in-the-wool fan of pure wool socks till I found these.”  Jesse S.

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With Thorlos, we promise: Your feet will feel better or your money back®!

Employee Favorite

 “I started backpacking nearly 40 years ago. After a long layoff, I hit the trails again and have been hiking and backpacking for more than seven years now. The KLT gives me the versatility I need for whatever I encounter. It’s protective enough for me to carry up to a 30-pound pack, and warm enough for most weather I encounter 9 or 10 months of the year. The wool content provides excellent insulation, and if I use it with a liner, it’s perfect even for warmer weather. I have experimented with a lot of different styles and combinations with and without liners, and will continue to do so. But so far I have always come back to the KLT.”  Rick Mende, Business Development / Product Performance

Reviews for Thorlos HIKING

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Slide down at the heel

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    Slightly smaller than size indicated, with insufficient pad at the back, resulting in a slip down the back of the heel. The version I just purchased differs in this regard from what I bought at a runners store a few years ago. I loved those socks! I am disappointed in these, for the high price I paid.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHW

    great socks for hiking!

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    I have used Thorlo socks for years and I love them. They wear well and have wonderful cushioning. I highly recommend them!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHW

    Massage for the feet

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    I have now wore these on three day hikes........so very soft and comfortable, my feet feel like they are on a bed of the softest cotton. Moisture is wicked away from my feet also. Excellent product!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Warning. Experia are highly addictive and habit forming.

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    There is a reason I have a dedicated drawer. The Experia have allowed me to run in comfort and blister free since I started wearing them in 2009. I have a "sockerstition" where I wear a brand new pair each race. The fact that they come in cool colors is a bonus and adds to the addiction. I just flat love these socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHMXW

    great padding!

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    I love these socks! The low cut allows for cooler wear with great padding.

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: LTHMX

    A bit disappointing

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    They are comfortable, but my feet got sweaty in them, despite claims made that this shouldn't happen (and my feet don't tend to get particularly sweaty usually)...

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHW

    No more blisters!

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    The most comfortable socks I have ever put on my feet! I will definitely continue to buy these for all my family members!

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: LTH

    Good Quality

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    These are high quality sock with a good amount of cushion. That being said I am a hot natured person and these socks paired with keen hiking boots (non-waterproof with good breathability) are just too thick for even the warm spring days in Texas (80 degree fahrenheit highs) where I field tested them. I may appreciate them more in winter months, however I can't imagine how sweaty my feet would get if I used them in the summer down here. Not bad socks but not light enough for warm to hot conditions in my honest opinion. Other than that, comfort and build quality seem to be above average.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHMXW

    all-around comfort and support

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    I really like these socks for everyday wearing. There are well-cushioned, so my feet feel cradled in them. And although they're lightweight, they would be warm in the fall, too. Thorlo's are the best out there.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHW

    Great for hiking!

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    Comfortable and long lasting.