Engineered Foot Protection

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  • 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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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 socks for work

    08/24/16 | By

    My husband wears your socks year-round in South Carolina. Has worn them for years. Have tried others, but none compare to the quality of the thorlo socks. A really good friend of his that has a construction company turned him on to your socks. That's all he wears.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU


    08/21/16 | By

    My feet feel so good when I have on these socks. They are the must comfortable socks ever.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks anywhere!

    08/18/16 | By

    I bought these socks for my three grandsons long ago - and now Thorlos are the only ones they will wear! One grandson is 21, one 18, and one 16! They love them. I wear Thorlos for my aerobic classes.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: B

    Lots of Cushioning

    08/17/16 | By

    I ordered several types of socks, and this is my favorite for the gym. Good cushioning in the sole and comfortable compression in the leg.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Low Cut Sport Socks

    08/17/16 | By

    They are a lot thicker and bulkier than what I am used to.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    For walking and every day use

    08/04/16 | By

    Very comfortable, good support for toe & heal.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks for everything.

    07/31/16 | By

    Great, love the colors.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Walking and every day use!

    07/30/16 | By

    Great, you can feel the comfort under your heel and toe.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCXU

    An answer to a prayer

    07/30/16 | By

    I was on a trip this summer, and there was lots of walking. My feet were very sore. After the first day, I wandered into the hotel store, and there were these wonderful socks! The second day, I noticed an immediate difference in the way my feet felt - and I was able to keep walking, over hill and dale. And they are super cute!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BX

    I have been wearing this style sock for over 20 years, working on my feet all day

    07/28/16 | By

    They feel great & wick moisture away very well in high temperatures. Also a long lasting sock.