Basketball Socks

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 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

    I won't run in any other socks!

    10/19/16 | By

    Fantastic socks for many, many miles of running. I have been wearing these socks for years and I will not wear anything else for working out. Now I have my daughter wearing them too!! (this is getting expensive!!)

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU


    10/16/16 | By


  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCXU

    Comfort plus!

    10/11/16 | By

    I have bought these for 4 members of my family and now bought my own. Cushioned in the right places. Very soft and comfortable.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCXU

    Energy all day long!

    10/10/16 | By

    I love the support! Very invigorating!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: B

    Best Socks all around

    10/09/16 | By

    I purchased these socks due to an achilles injury and have been using the socks for playing competitive tennis. Great protection all around. Highly recommend this product.

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: XCXU


    10/06/16 | By

    i like it, it's very different than other thorlo socks. Not too bad, pretty good socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BMX

    Obstacle course racing

    10/06/16 | By


  • 5 out of 5

    Style: B

    Thorlo over the calf basketball socks

    10/06/16 | By

    I like the socks BUT they changed the ribbing around the top of the sock. Liked the old style better because the new style begins to slide down.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Only socks I will run in.

    10/02/16 | By

    While not listed as running socks first on the website, I ordered 6 pair because I could not remember what running store I had found my original two pair in. The only socks I want to run in. So excited to have discovered color choices (my first pairs neon yellow).

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BMX

    Great socks

    10/01/16 | By

    These socks are very comfortable and feel great on my feet. They are the best and last a long time.