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: BX

    Best for my feet!

    09/26/16 | By

    I have been a customer of Thorlo for many years and have been very pleased with the BX socks that I use for basketball and everyday use. My feet feel so much better when wearing Thorlo that I would not wear other socks. Thank you for making my feet feel great!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    best socks - for walking / workouts & golf

    09/24/16 | By

    I have been a fan of Thorlo socks for many years......recently I stumbled upon the XCCU after having purchased a couple of new pairs of walking shoes (New Balance). What initially attracted me to the XCCU's was the amazing assortment of color choices / combinations. They left no stone unturned and covered the entire gamut of color matching both my walking and golf shoes. After an initial misstep in receiving the wrong size (which customer service resolved within 2 days to my door), I received my order which was 17 pairs (2 for the wife). As you can see I have many different shoe options to choose from.......a perfect marriage when picking out a color match of shoe / sock. They look great, feel great, and are exactly what I expected, and more. Kudos to Thorlo for offering an out of this world assortment. I will no doubt be back for more.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    The XCCU provides an extra layer of cushioning for "bad knees"!

    09/23/16 | By

    I never realized that socks could make such a difference when working out, but a friend insisted that I try one pair and see the if I noticed any difference....needless to say. I am writing this review telling you that I love these socks!!!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BX

    these socks RULE

    09/23/16 | By

    They are the only socks I wear. Everyone I turn on to these socks becomes a convert. Seriously.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BX

    BX Socks

    09/23/16 | By

    These socks are the best. I used to wear 2 pairs of socks for cushioning and comfort. With the BX socks, I only wear one pair and they feel great. I ruptured my Achilles tendon a year ago and with the BX socks, I don't worry about re-injury. I'm in the process of getting rid of all my old basketball socks and replace them with Thorlos. A very satisfied customer.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XWCU

    Great for backpacking trips!

    09/22/16 | By

    My feet felt fabulous. No hot spots or blisters...and they don't slip down at all. I would definitely buy them again.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BX

    xxxx

    09/22/16 | By

    Comfortable and protected.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Excellent socks.

    09/22/16 | By

    Great!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks I've run in

    09/21/16 | By

    I like the cushioning in certain parts of the sock. They're light and well ventilated. They also dry quickly after getting soaked from streams or rain and even a wet snow marathon.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: B

    Mrs

    09/21/16 | By

    Bought these for my husband several years ago and he has worn no other brand of socks since. He recommends them to everyone he knows. The service is great also. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Thorlo is a southern company either!