Beyond MOUNTAINEERING SOCKS

Engineered Foot Protection

  • Constructed with THOR•LON® blended with thermal fibers for extra insulation , and superior softness, resilience, durability and moisture-wicking for drier, warmer, better feeling feet.

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

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

  • Ventilation panel for 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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Your Feet Will Feel Better Or Your Money Back®

Outdoor Mountaineering socks

Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt

Clear the Summit with Thorlos

If you’re a mountaineer, the challenge of summiting a peak, whether it’s a 14,000 footer in the Sierras or the “big daddies”—e.g., Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga—gets your adrenaline rushing like nothing else. Even if your goal is a “mere” 6,000 footer in the Appalachians, getting to your self-proclaimed  “top of the world” is possible only if your feet can take you there.

Here’s what world-class climber Marty Schmidt says about Thorlos mountaineering socks:

“My actions speak louder than words.  I wear Thorlos socks for the best reason: they keep my feet from freezing at and above 8,000 meters [24,000+ feet] when I am guiding my clients.  I need this security and so do my clients.”

That’s why Thorlos clinically-tested padded mountaineering socks are a critical component of your climbing equipment. The knee-high length, variable density anatomical design and padding protect your feet from the pressure and shear forces that occur inside your boots, causing pain and irritation—and their wicking action helps evacuate moisture, which is a catalyst for blisters.

“I bought the mountaineering socks for a winter trip to Yellowstone...These are a joy to wear!”  Tracy H.

Must-Have Foot Protection: Wool Thermal Padded Socks

Mountaineering puts heavy demands on your feet. If you’re negotiating a scree or traversing a snow or ice field with crampons, your boots have to provide substantial protection. But even the sturdiest and best made boots cannot provide sufficient insulation and protection on their own, especially in sub-zero weather. With worsted wool in the toes to provide extra warmth and help protect against frostbite, Thorlos will keep your feet warm, dry and safe from the elements.

“I have just returned from my trip to Antarctica and can now report that my feet were never cold and all I was wearing were the liner socks and the mountaineering socks with the Wellington boots. We got into the ice cold water getting in and out of the Zodiacs, walked on ice and in snow and often had to ford streams. And still my feet never got cold. I was also impressed at how fast they dried when hand washed.”  Tona B.

Thorlos Mountaineering Socks—Like No Other Activity-Specific Sock We Make

Beyond the engineered ball and heel padding that is the hallmark of the Thorlos design, our mountaineering sock has moderate cushioning at the ankle, shin and instep to protect against pressures and provide a better fit for your boots. The body of the over-the calf padded Thorlos is made from an exclusive wool/THORLON® blend that wicks moisture better than regular socks, while the extensive toe protection is made of 100% wool for maximum warmth-- all quality assured for on-mountain protection and comfort.

“The Thorlo Mountaineering Socks are much better than any other competitive brands I've tried, many of which are $2-$4/pair more. My last 2 pair of these socks lasted 7 years and now I've purchased 3 more during the Xmas sales and got a 4th pair free from Thorlo. These are A+++ in every respect.”  Leonard A.

An Award Winner!

For dedicated mountaineers, there is nothing as exhilarating as reaching your summit of choice, and Thorlos clinically-tested padded mountaineering socks—winner of a “Guide’s Choice” award from the American Alpine Institute--will help get you there. You’ll climb higher and longer—and enjoy mountaineering for a lifetime.

“I use these around the Aspen, Colorado area climbing, backpacking, hiking, fly fishing and every day with hiking boots at work….”  Kelly P.

For maximum foot protection while mountaineering: Unisex ST—knee-high/over-the-calf style made with an exclusive wool/THORLON® blend.

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.

Click this link to see our FIRST PAIR FREE OFFER.

Because of the demands placed on the foot needs during a typical expedition, we recommend that you wear only our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), not our Lite Padded Socks (LPS), for your climb.

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Reviews for Thorlos MOUNTAINEERING

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: ST

    Too Short!

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    I sat down to request an improvement by Thorlos, but before that I decided to read the reviews and see if anyone else had the same complaint. Danged if David D. didn't have the exact suggestion that I have: Increase the length of the sock about 1.5 inches. They are not true "over-the-calf" socks, so the fit, comfort and stay-up-on-your-leg-all-dayability is compromised. And don't think David's height is the problem -- I'm 2 inches shorter (5'-11") with 2 inches less inseam (34") than David, and the socks are too short for me, too. Hopefully the folks at Thorlos read these reviews and correct this one flaw in the product. I've been wearing the Thorlos Trekker socks for many years -- all day, every day. Weddings, funerals and church are about the only events that keep the Trekkers in the drawer. Even though the yarn mix in the Mountaineering socks is a bit different than the Trekkers (more wool in the long socks), they're pretty close. Just wish the Mountaineer was longer.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: ST

    Best socks for work

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    My son says these are the best. I buy them for him. He is on his feet all day and outdoors as well. He always complained about extreme pain in his feet. I bought him every brand sold. He tried them all. He only wants Thorlo's.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: ST

    best for working.

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    i love the feel of these socks,i have been wearing them for over fifteen years.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: ST

    Warm and comfortable

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    Best winter socks I've worn. Thorlo's buy 3 get 1 free is just icing on the cake. If you do a lot of outdoor activities in colder climates, these socks will fit the bill.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: ST

    Exceptional!

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    I use these socks for evenings at home - they provide relief to tired aching feet and ankles that I never imagined possible. I recomended them to a friend who is a profesional Chef and on his feet all day, and they are a new lease on life for him. Highly recomended, and not just for hiking ! !

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: ST

    make bad boots fit well and help my mother with her leg spasms

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    I love these socks for their cushioning properties. They make my leather boots feel broken in. I put a pair of silk socks underneath them to totally remove all friction as I walk. My mother is 80 and she has frequent leg spasms. The warmth of these socks helps her greatly. Their cushioning helps her as well. I love your socks and have given them to my friends already as gifts.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: ST

    Great product

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    The mountaineering socks (same as hunting socks) are warm, comfortable, and they do stay up in place all day.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: ST

    Socks mania

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    Will continue to use these for my busy days where I work on my feet and walk a lot. Flexible, cushioned and plenty of support while keeping feet dry despite their thickness and cushion in points of stress.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: ST

    Backpack mountain goat hunt in British Columbia.

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    I bought these socks for a backpack mountain goat hunt in British Columbia. I am testing them with my Kenetrek Mountain Guide 400 boots. I am delighted with these socks except for one thing: they are too short. They need to be at least 1 inch to 1.5 inches taller to be real "over-the-calf" socks. For example, Under Armour Capture OTC socks go right up under my knee. I am 6-1 with 34 inch inseams. I need to add that the customer service at Thorlo is incredible! Everyone I talked to was respectful, and polite. This is very rare in today's world! Big D, Morton, Illinois 6/11/13

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: ST

    Well made

    I have worn Thorlos for about 10 years. Great socks for all kinds of activities. I highly recommend Thorlos and they are US made