Beyond TRAIL RUNNING SOCKS

Engineered Foot Protection

  • Constructed with THORLON® blended with THOR•WICK®COOL 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

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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.

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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

    Love these

    04/01/15 | By

    So comfortable

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    It's super comfortable and breathable

    03/29/15 | By

    It has cushion where needed and is very breathable

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Could be a bit cheaper

    03/29/15 | By

    It is not thick in areas that it doesn't need to be. At the same time has cushion and thickness where needed.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCMU

    I have mild neuorophathy in my feet and these fit so well.

    03/25/15 | By

    Very comfortable planning on ordering more :)

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    customer service is terrible!

    03/24/15 | By

    I don't enjoy them because it reminds me of the terrible customer service I received.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Awesome socks

    02/22/15 | By

    My feet feel cradled in comfort when I wear these socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    i love my thorlos!

    02/22/15 | By

    These socks are by far the best. I am training for my first marathon and they have provided protection and cushion in all of the right places! Could not imagine life without them

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Great workout socks

    02/19/15 | By

    They are very comfortable

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    soft and comfy

    02/13/15 | By

    They fit well and feel great on.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: XWCU

    Thorlo PLEASE bring back the XWXU Experia Wool Silk Crew & XCXU Experia Crew!

    02/05/15 | By

    My feet are a U.S. Men’s Size: 10, medium to narrow with and I need good arch support and cushioning for comfort and to take up some volume for a good snug proper fit, I am an ex-Soccer player so I love a glove like fit regarding my footwear. I where Nikes sneakers, Asolo Hiking Boots, SIDI Cycling Shoes & Motorcycle Boots, and Atomic Ski Boots. I Like the XWCU Experia Micro Mini-Crew they are great for all spring and late summer activities and are great technical casual wear as well, love the Color: Charcoal. But I LOVE the Discontinued :( XWXU Experia Wool Silk Crew, Color: Charcoal = Hiking, Fall/Winter Trail Running and Casual Awesomeness! even more because you can use them for more seasons. I where these socks in Men’s Thorlos Sock Size: 12 = USA Shoe Size: 10.5 to 11.5 and they fit perfect. I have owned and worn Thorlo’s SLW Ski Wool/Silk Socks for years they last and last. I also sold tons of them when I worked at a Ski, Snowboard & Boat Shop, that is the most important piece of gear when going skiing - a great pair of Thorlo’s, again another one of my classic favorites the SLW Ski Wool/Silk Socks have been discontinued :( I am so bummed out that Thorlo just discontinued my other favorite adventure socks :( listed below. Thorlo PLEASE bring them back!!! XSKI Extreme Ski, Color: Charcoal/Black = Skiing, Shoveling Snow & Winter Motorcycling Awesomeness! Discontinued :( XCXU-12-073 - Experia Crew, Color: Black/White = Spring/Fall Hiking, Spring/Fall/Winter Trail Running and Casual Awesomeness! Discontinued :(