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

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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

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: KX

    Love, Love , Love

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    Great socks! Make my feets feel cozy and free. Slowly changing all my socks over to Thorlo. Less painful that way because they are expensive. But worth it!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHW

    Very comfy!

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    These socks are so comfortable. I recommend these!

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: KX

    Embarrassed

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    Ordered three pairs and although they feel alright while wearing them they are beyond a dought the ugliest socks I own. They look great out of the package, but after only a few hours of wearing them they seem to grow hair and collect lint like a magnet. The material is such that it frays from normal use/wearing. After a very short time the entire sock looks like it was put on inside out. I thought there was a defect on the first pair so decided to reserve judgment until I tried all three pairs since the sock itself did seem to hold a decent shape. By the time I realized I made a not so good choice in buying these, I procrastinated about complaining or returning them so it's my own fault I'll just live with. The company has been very polite and courteous in our transaction and likely would have been good about returns had I not waited too long. I can't speak for their other socks, but this sock is one you will want to wear in a boot where nobody can see it.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: KXW

    Great Hiking/Walking Socks

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    This pair of Thorlos were lighter weight than the other two pairs that I've had for the last five years. They seemed to work quite well with my new snugger fitting hiking boots and were quite comfortable. My feet didn't sweat and the socks didn't stink after wearing them for three consecutive days! That may sound horrible but there was no opportunity to wash out the socks in the initial days of the trip.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: KX

    Great for everything

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    As a very active person, I'm on my feet and moving almost constantly. These socks give me plenty of cushion and let me keep going all day long, whether it's hiking, biking, running, or climbing.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: KXW

    Best for keeping warm and snuggly in my boots!

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    My feet say "ahhhh" when I wear my Thor-lo hiking socks. I gave a friend several pair and he feels like he's wearing pillows on his feet!

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: KX

    Great padding, not for insulation

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    I have continued my love of hiking since returning from my first serious hike last October. I walked the Camino de Santiago across Spain last September. I live in Minnesota and was very curious if I could continue walking through the winter. I was excited to try your "made in America" socks out. When they arrived I was very pleased with the thickness and softness of the pad. They ARE great for walking in moderate temperatures but on the first day out in sub-zero temperatures I had to turn around and go back and change into my wool blend hiking socks. The Polyester added plenty of cushion but not the warmth of wool.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTH

    Great hiking and construction sock!

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    Being involved in the construction industry I spend alot of time on my feet. More time working than enjoying the trails. Either way, I am covered with this sock. The comfort and support provided is felt from the moment I put them on and slip on my boots till I take my boots off 12 hours later. Great sock!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHMXW

    Great for running!

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    They are soft and cushiony, yet still stay firmly in place. My feet feel like they are in a cozy cocoon!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHW

    Warm and Comfy!

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    Bought these socks for hiking - they keep my feet warm, and they're comfy, too!