Beyond BASKETBALL SOCKS

Engineered Foot Protection

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Basketball outside
  • 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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Beyond Socks

For Feet That Do Not Hurt

During or after your activity

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Your Feet Will Feel Better Or Your Money Back®

Sport Basketball socks

Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt

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.

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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 THOR•WICK®COOL 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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Your feet will feel better or your money back®.

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: XCCU

    Great for everything

    02/07/16 | By

    These are probably my favorite socks and I have tried smart wool, darn tough, and several other $15/sock brands. They stay put and are snug. A little extra padding but not thick.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: B

    My Fav Winter Socks to Wear with Slacks

    02/06/16 | By

    I live in Canada and wear these to work in the winter to keep my legs warm when I wear dress pants to work - nice to have that coziness between the top of my boots and my coat. I got hooked on Thorlos years ago for golf, tennis, and dog-walking. The long black basketball sox are great for winter warmth and comfort.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BX

    If there is a better sock I haven't found one.

    02/05/16 | By

    Feel great with or without shoe's, I have played sports AL my life and my feet hurt all the time but Thorlo socks help make everything better.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: B

    Great Sox

    02/05/16 | By

    I have been buying these sox for many years, and this is the first time that they are all the same size! Thanks Thorlo. 2 dozen at a time was a good way to go. Hope the new design lasts as long as the last order.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks for walking and working out at the gym!

    02/01/16 | By

    I don't exercise or walk my usual 3-5 miles without my Thorlo socks! I have them in all colors and have also given them to friends as gifts. Thank you!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks for gym or home

    02/01/16 | By

    I wear these with MY NB Minimus training shoes and they are a great fit. Would recommend them to everyone. Have over 2 dozen Thorlos.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BX

    I've purchased these socks each year for 12 years

    01/31/16

    I walk about 15 miles a day delivering mail door to door for the USPS. These socks are the best for your feet. Good socks, good shoes, help tremendously!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Very comfortable for running and walking

    01/30/16 | By

    These socks have a great fit, great look and feel.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: B

    Great for men who wear boots

    01/28/16 | By

    My feet feel good as they are cushioned nicely

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: B

    I love these socks

    01/28/16 | By

    About 10 years ago I bought my first pair of Thorlo socks ans since then I wear them exclusively. Some people balk at the price but I assure them that there is no better investment than these socks. I now buy 8 pairs at once which last me about 2 years. That's over 700 days of happy feet.