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 THOR•WICK®COOL, 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, THOR•WICK®COOL) 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 THOR•WICK®COOL

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, THOR•WICK®COOL 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: XWCU

    Merino

    05/24/15

    I surely miss the merino wool/silk in crew length. I'm thrilled that you now offer it in micro, but I wish for both. I'm sure it's hard for you to satisfy all the requests!

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: XCMU

    Wore them one time and returned all 3 pair I bought

    05/23/15

    Very little padding for a Thorlo product. Were so thin in some parts I thought the socks were going to rip apart. Can't compare the the Thorlo golf socks. I am a diabetic with sensitive feet. They were really sore after wearing these socks for a round of golf. Not what I would expect from a Thorlo product. Probably OK for those with normal feet.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: KX

    My new favorite socks

    05/21/15

    I'm in the Army and recently purchased 3 pair of the KX socks in anticipation of doing a 25 mile rucksack march with a 35 pound pack and assorted combat kit. I wore these socks during the train up marches with no problems at all. As a matter of fact, these socks made my feet feel like they were wrapped in pillows. Last night I completed the 25 mile ruck, rotating through the 3 pair of KX socks every 7 miles, and I had no problems with my feet at all. I normally will get hot spots and blisters after 8-10 miles. These are the best socks I've ever worn and I won't ever go back to standard Army issue socks. Thank you for making this great product.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: KX

    Great socks for mountain's and work

    05/15/15

    These are some of the best outdoors sock I have worn to date for hiking in the desert mountains. I do about 2 to 3 mile hike in to the mountains and back down again wich I hade no trouble with hot spots on my feet and with great support keeps you from getting your feet tired. I also used these for work with some great results, standing in my feet all day giving you the same benefits and also keep your feet from sweating to much.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHMXW

    Hiking

    05/07/15

    I went on a short hike just to try these out and they were great. So comfortable and my feet felt snug in then. I tend to have high arches so I really need that support and they really helped!

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: ULHX

    Poor quality and not as advertised

    05/06/15

    I returned this product after several communications with Customer Service. I was told that the product was a liner designed to be worn under a sock and that this is why it is so thin and fragility made and so short. It had none of the quality that I have experienced in all my many years of wearing Thorlo socks, It was not described as a sock liner in the on line description. My credit card was credited for the return but I was required to pay the $7+ postage for the return. At Costco I found packages of 4 wool socks, soft and well made for $12 so I stocked up and with my many old Thorlo comfort, walking and light hiking socks from the past 20 years that were quality made, I am probably set for life.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTH

    The only socks I'll wear

    05/05/15

    They cushion and support my feet. They feel great! And some of mine have lasted for more than 15 years. Not quite as comfy or fluffy, but still serviceable after 15 years of hard living. These are the best socks on the market. As long as I can find them, they're the only ones I'll wear.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks EVER!

    04/28/15

    Though the initial price per pair may seem high, these socks are absolutely worth it. I had four pairs that lasted for a year! Following the washing/drying instructions helped them survive through high mileage running and multiple races. I now use my "old" running socks as every day socks since purchasing my new pairs. I rarely ever, if ever, have any foot discomfort when running in these socks and I previously suffered from bad plantar fasciitis. BEST SOCKS EVER!!!!! :)

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: KXW

    Great Hiking Socks

    04/28/15

    I am allergic to wool and have had a difficult time finding a quality hiking sock that didn't contain any, these were perfect! I took them on a 3-week trip down the Grand Canyon and they were comfortable and supportive and not too hot.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: LTHW

    comfortable hiking sock

    04/28/15

    good cushion, embraces the foot nicely. I would prefer not so tight around the upper part of sock.