Beyond TRAIL RUNNING SOCKS

Engineered Foot Protection

  • Constructed with THORLON® blended with COOLMAX® fibers for superior softness, resilience, durability and extra moisture-wicking for drier, cooler, better feeling feet.

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

  • Unique padding specifically engineered for trail running, clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture.

  • 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 Trail Running socks

Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt

Lite Padded Socks For Feet That Do Not Hurt

A Sport that’s Tough on Your Feet

Trail running’s popularity is exploding—it’s a great form of exercise and an opportunity to meet personal challenges and surpass personal “bests.” But running up and down trails, pounding the rocks, slogging through dirt and mud, kicking up dust and dealing with the whims of the weather all take a toll on your feet. In fact, the Institute for Preventive Foot Health/NPD 2012 National Foot Health Assessment has shown that after marathoners, trail runners are more likely than any other sport enthusiast to experience foot conditions, especially blisters

“I walk/run on a dirt/gravel road and was looking for a way not to feel all the rocks in the road. These socks are so good at cushioning that I want to wear them all the time on our farm.” Phileta R.

The Right Gear is Key

Staying on your feet and on the trail requires more than good conditioning. It takes gear that’s comfortable, protects your feet and won’t let you down. Painful feet or a blister will slow you down and take a lot of the joy out of your excursion. The right shoes are important, and many manufacturers now offer a variety of all-terrain shoes to choose from. But shoes are only part of the story for off-road running. The right padded socks are also critical—and here you have only one choice if you want the best possible foot protection and comfort: Thorlos clinically-tested (CTPS) trail running socks. They will protect your feet inside your running shoe and out—the top of the padded sock has a special, one and a half -inch, snug-fit ribbed top to keep dirt and debris from entering the padded sock as you run.

“I've run thousands of miles with these trail running socks, and have tried numerous other types of socks made for trail running; these are hands down the best. The moderate cushion (medium thickness) is perfect for all conditions.” Todd S.

How Thorlos Help

Thorlos clinically-tested padding provides your feet with maximum protection. It helps reduce impact from rocks, dirt and other trail debris, and the shear forces that can lead to blisters and other injuries to the skin and soft tissues of your feet during a trail run. Made of made with our exclusive THORLON yarn and COOLMAX® fiber, Thorlos also wicks moisture away better, further protecting against blisters and other foot conditions that could interfere with your comfort and enjoyment.

“Used these with new hiking boots in August. No blisters!” Linda J.

Clinically-Tested Padding

Thorlos clinically-tested padded trail running socks are recommended if you experience foot pain or want to help prevent any foot conditions during or after running. The padding is placed precisely where your foot needs protection, and has been clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture:

Ball and heel padding: Protects the ball of the foot from the shearing and impact forces that occur while running on rough terrain. 

Toe padding: Protects against banging of the toes in the front of your trail running shoe when you’re going downhill.

“They are extremely comfortable and provide the necessary support in all of the right spots of your feet. Amazing is all I can say and is the reason I bought more and will continue to buy more as long as Thorlo continues to offer them.” Eric P.

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.

Thorlos Lite Padded Socks

If your feet don’t hurt during or after trail running, we recommend our Experia® brand, which provides more protection and comfort than other thin socks on the market. Experia comes in 12 colors and offers lightweight protection with an aerodynamic fit.

30-Day Guarantee Brand Promise

Our promise to you: Your feet will feel better or your money back®!

“The cushion is great for trail running. Cheaper socks just do not protect the feet on rough dirt trails like Thorlo socks do.”  Ken O.

Reviews for Thorlos TRAIL RUNNING

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    So far so good

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    I ordered these (5 pairs) when we were at our place in New Zealand. I've just returned to Canada and have worn them 3 times for golf. I do like how light they feel whilst still providing the padding on the balls and heels of the feet. I'm concerned that they may not stand up to the wear and tear of golfing or hiking on a daily basis. Time will tell. Cheers.

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    I love Thorlos, but hate the Experia

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    I am a huge Thorlo fan. I love the products, I love the company, I love the made in USA quality thorlo delivers. But I can not stand the experia socks: There is zero padding between the ball of your foot and the heel. There is thick padding on your heel and the ball of your feet. To me, it feels like I'm walking on something all day. I can feel where the padding stops right at the arch of my foot. It's a little bit annoying and a little but painful. After hours of research and contemplation, I have narrowed down exactly what I want. I want a mid-weight padded walking sock made with coolmax. The difference between a walking sock and a running sock is in a walking sock there is padding across the top thorlo calls " shoelace protection". Unfortunately Thorlo does not make a walking sock made with Coolmax.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Multi use

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    Was having soreness at the ball of my foot. No more problem. When workout shoes go on so do these. Great socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XWCU

    Multi use

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    I was having soreness at the ball of my foot. No more problem. Great sock that ended the problem.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks for very long walks

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    These are the best socks for super long walks of 12-17 miles. We don't step out the door without these on our feet.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Mother of 2 children

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    The socks feel great. Good ventilation in the middle, extra padding in the front and back.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Can't say just yet

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    I ordered these socks whilst in New Zealand. Your delivery process works great as I return to Canada tomorrow and the socks are already at my North Vancouver home. I will write a note about the socks when I actually wear them.. Cheers.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    great socks

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    These socks are great. I am running my first 50 mile endurance run and these are the most comfortable socks I have ran.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    My blue trim blends well and the sock is comfortable

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    I had never worn the Experia before and really think this could become my favorite goto sock. Nicely designed with a bit of extra padding at heel. Thanks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCMU

    XCMU Experia multi activity-socks

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    I'm a long time Thorlo customer and fan! My recent purchase of the XCMU multi activity-sock Powered by Thorlo Pads is the most comfortable yet..