Beyond BASKETBALL SOCKS

Engineered Foot Protection

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

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

  • Extended heel padding protects Achilles tendon.

  • Cushioning over toes for additional protection and comfort.

  • Low profile toe seam won’t rub or irritate feet.

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For Feet That Hurt

During or after your activity

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For Feet That Do Not Hurt

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Your Feet Will Feel Better Or Your Money Back®

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Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt

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Lite Padded Socks For Feet That Do Not Hurt

Fewer Blisters, Less Pain

It’s no secret that basketball can be incredibly hard on your feet. You have to be quick as you dribble, twist and turn/pivot away from other players at all costs, and be ready to stop on a dime to pass or shoot the rock. So if you’re like most players, at some point you’ve had to endure the distraction of blisters on your feet and foot pain during and after a game. Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), made with our exclusive THORLON® yarn has superior moisture-wicking abilities…a key factor in protecting against blister formation. You also need protection against impact and shearing forces, and here, too, Thorlos CTPS come through: our customers tell us that our clinically-tested engineered padding is more protective than other elite basketball socks they’ve worn.

 ““These are the only socks I will wear to play hoops.”  Teresa J.

Thorlos Are About Being at Your Best

Our customers are hard-core basketball players for a good reason. They love the workout, camaraderie, being at their best and having the opportunity to compete against the best. If that sounds like you, you know that when your feet don’t feel right, you’re distracted, you don’t move as well and you’re likely to lose power and precision in your moves. Achy feet or blisters on your feet will slow you down and undermine your concentration. You won’t play as well as you’d like, and you certainly won’t enjoy the game as much as you’d like.

 “These are the most comfortable basketball socks I've used.”  Andrew P.

Of course, you don’t have to be a hard-core player to benefit from Thorlos CTPS. If you prefer playing with friends and family members, shooting baskets and perhaps engaging in some friendly rivalry, you still don’t want to let your feet stand in the way of your enjoyment. Thorlos CTPS give you the foot protection you need and the comfort you paid for.

How Thorlos Help 

Thorlos clinically-tested padding provides your feet with maximum protection. It dissipates the forces created by stops and starts and the lateral changes of direction you need to make to put yourself  in the right position to pass, steal the ball or drive to the hoop. Thorlos padding has been clinically shown to reduce blisters, foot pain, pressures and moisture. Its moisture-wicking properties not only help reduce blisters—it also helps protect against athlete’s foot and other fungal infections, providing a healthier, more comfortable foot environment.

“I play collegiate level basketball and these are great to have to give my feet some well needed cushioning from the foot pain of daily basketball… Absolutely worth every penny.”  Max K.

Clinically-Tested Padding

Clinically-tested Thorlos padded basketball socks (B, BX BMX) are recommended if you experience foot pain or want to prevent any foot conditions during or after playing. The padding is placed precisely where your foot needs the most protection on the ball, front of the toes and up the back of your heel:

Ball and heel padding: Protects the ball of the foot from the  shearing and impact forces that occurs during quick changes in direction; it also reduces pressure points that can cause pain and blisters on the feet.

Toe padding: Protects against banging of the toes in the front of the  basketball shoe during sudden stops.

“They have padding and support at all the spots you need for the ‘pounding’ your feet receive during basketball.”  Richard Y.

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.

Lite Padded Socks

If your feet don’t hurt during or after playing basketball, we recommend Experia®. It offers more ball and heel protection for your feet than any regular thin socks on the market. The pads feature COOLMAX® yarn, which very effectively wicks moisture away from your feet. Experia is available in 12 different colors and in mini and micro-mini styles.

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Employee Favorite 

“I personally only wear Thorlos clinically-tested BX basketball socks when I play or coach basketball. This has been my choice for basketball ever since I was introduced to Thorlos over 20 years ago, long before I became a part of the THORLO family. Then and now, I wore them primarily for the cushioning they provide while playing on both indoor and outdoor surfaces. Cushioning is of primary concern when playing basketball because the shoes are usually more focused on stability and ankle support than they are on cushioning. Secondly, I have never encountered a blister when I have played in my Thorlos. They wear like iron. While I have added pairs to my wardrobe, I still have my original Thorlos basketball socks I purchased over 20 years ago. They still fit great, and are ready to go should a quick game break out in the driveway.” —Eric Cody, SVP of Supply Chain

Reviews for Thorlos BASKETBALL

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: B

    THE NEW BASKETBALL SOCKS - THICK CUSHION SOCKS

    03/28/15 | By

    I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS MUCH PADDING /CUSHION IN SOCKS - ALWAYS BOUGHT THE THICK BOOT SOCKS - NOW MAY HAVE TO BUY THE NEW BASKETBALL SOCKS - TREMENDOUS PAD AROUND FOOT -VERY COMPFORTABLE MAKE ANY PAIR OF SHOES, SNEAKERS BOOTS FEEL GREAT. I HAVE HAD TOE SURGERY FOR REALLY BAD BLISTER AND CALLOUS -PAINFUL SITUATION, BUT WITH THESE SOCKS I MAY NEVER HAVE TO HAVE THAT AGAIN- GREAT PRODUCT - BEEN BUYING THOLO SOCKS FOR ABOUT 16 YEARS NOW - HAVE BOUGHT DIRECT LAST 5 YEARS -GREAT AMERICAN COMPANY!

  • 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: B

    Basketball socks

    03/11/15 | By

    Good

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: B

    my bad! i mis-ordered the basket ball sock instead of the crew sock

    03/06/15 | By

    mis ordered i prefer the crew sock, however with all my crew socks after a few months a problem arises in the spandex at the top. machine washing can cause a thread to pull and it tightens and closes the opening... any attempt to pull it open cause the top to loose all it's elasticity, droups and then shortly the sock becomes un-wareable!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BMX

    Best socks for basketball!

    03/04/15 | By

    I have played full court basketball 3 to 5 days per week for 25 years. I have always worn Thorlos using three pair and rotating them. Those three pair last me two to three years. They provide extraordinary cushioning, always maintain their their fit and wear forever.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BX

    Best socks for blister prone feet

    03/04/15 | By

    very comfortable

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: B

    My 14 year old basketball star LOVES these.

    02/25/15 | By

    My son's feet were covered in calluses despite using multiple pairs of expensive socks and new shoes. He would put on a new pair of athletic socks and by the end of the game there would be a hole. He loves these, he can feel the cushion on the bottom, and no holes!

  • 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