Engineered Foot Protection

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

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

  • Padding in the ball and heel absorbs moisture and is specifically engineered for protection and comfort while running.

  • Cushioned arch for a better fit, more support and more comfort.

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For Feet That Hurt

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For Feet That Do Not Hurt

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Your Feet Will Feel Better Or Your Money Back®

Sport Running socks

Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt


Lite Padded Socks For Feet That Do Not Hurt

Run Harder, Run Longer 

We created Thorlos clinically-tested padded running socks (CTPS) over 30 years ago—in fact, they were our very first activity-specific padded socks, designed specifically for runners, based on their feedback about what sock characteristics could help them most. These Thorlos are for active runners whose feet hurt during or after a run or who want to help prevent foot conditions in the future. With maximum protection in the ball and heel, and lightweight cushioning in the arch for a better fit, these Thorlos are incredibly comfortable and provide added heel protection in your running shoe.

Made of a proprietary blend of fibers and padding uniquely designed for runners, Thorlos padding:

What’s more, Thorlos maintain their fit, shape and protective function over time, even after repeated washings.

“I finished my first half marathon with zero pain in my toes, no blisters. I was very sore in a lot of areas, but after 13.1 miles, my feet were happy!”  Maggie H.

Right for Every Type of Runner

Why do you run? At Thorlos, we hear great answers to this question. Many of our customers tell us they run simply because they love the sport, or the challenge of completing a marathon, no matter what the distance. Others run because of the health benefits—or because running gives them an opportunity to commune with nature and achieve a feeling of spiritual wellbeing. Still others tell us they enjoy the sense of community among runners, and value the opportunity to participate in an activity that is accessible to their friends and family.

“I have several issues with my feet--flat feet, bunions, sweat (to the point where my regular socks feel wet and I have to change them. These socks allow my feet to feel normal. Thanks for a great product.”

Regardless of why you run, Thorlos are designed to keep running for as long as you like by protecting your feet from blisters and other foot conditions.

Thorlos Clinically-Tested Padded Running Socks

Even if you do not currently have a foot condition or feet that hurt during or after running, Thorlos uniquely designed engineered padding is recommended whenever running creates high foot stress, such as running on difficult terrain, and for frequent or intense participation. Thorlos CTPS increase your running comfort and reduce the chances of many foot problems, so you can run harder, longer and safer--and enjoy running for a lifetime.                              

“Best  socks I have ever put on. Sixty miles a week and the feet feel great.” Charles S.

The Classic XJ: Comprehensive foot protection; maximum protection in ball and heel; lightweight cushioning in the arch with padding for a better fit.

84N Runner – a New Hybrid: Maximum foot protection on a lightweight sock frame. Men’s and women’s style; women’s style has a smaller heel pocket and a custom toe box for optimal fit. Also a great choice if you experience foot pain or discomfort during or after running.

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 High Performance Running Socks by Thorlos

Thorlos Lite Padded Running socks and the ultra lightweight Experia® are designed for active people without foot pain or other foot problems. Experia is excellent for competetive marathon running and triathalons where less weight and an aerodynamic fit are important.  It features THOR•WICK®COOL extreme performance fiber.

Both Experia and Thorlos Lite Padded Running socks provide more protection and comfort than regular cushion-sole socks.

“I love these running socks! My feet stay cool and comfortable and no blisters!”  Robert C.

Brand Promise Guarantee

Try Now at No Risk to You

THORLO stands behind all its foot-protection products. Our brand promise: Your feet will feel better or your money back®!

“My daughter said the socks were the best gift ever. No more running problems!!”  Cindy M.

Employee Favorite

“I have plantar fasciitis, meniscus problems, and no cartilage in my left knee, but I run in spite of all that. I have to find solutions for my issues that allow me to continue running. It all starts with Thorlos padded socks, plus the right shoes and inserts. My personal favorite is the 84N Runner. It’s the best of both worlds: maximum padding on a lightweight frame.” James Jesserer, Vice President, Sales

Reviews for Thorlos RUNNING

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XJ

    use in soccer cleats


    the socks provide the cushioning I need without slipping around in my cleat

  • 2 out of 5

    Style: 84NRCW

    Returned them


    Returned them - far too thin for me. I was looking for a sock with more protection

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: 84NRCM

    Excellent long distance socks.


    These provide the extra cushion I need when I put in 15-20 mile runs.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    best socks for summertime


    the socks are light weight and cool, which is what i wanted for a summer sock. My only concern is that they seem to run smaller than the other socks I have ordered, as such I would probably order a larger size. As a diabetic I need less constraint. Other than the stated concern the socks are great, love the color. Once again, I love Thorlo socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XJ

    No blisters


    I don't do any distance run in anything but a Thorlo sock

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: XJ

    Price is too high


    The socks are comfortable , but other socks half the price are just as good.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: XJ

    The price I paid was too much.


    My wife loves the socks, me I can think of several other brands I like better. I just paid shipping, so it did not break the bank. You may ior may not like them. I've wore the pair 5 times and each time was not awesome. Don't like the way they fit.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: 84NRCM

    Best Socks for Ultimate Frisbee!


    I participate in Ultimate Frisbee 2-3 times per week, and my soccer cleats I use do not have enough padding causing my heels to be very sore. These socks work great, and my feet are much less sore than before. Highly recommended!

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: 84NRCM

    Better in the morning...


    The 84NRCM was not what I expected it to be. This could be due to the activities I engaged in while wearing them. I got them as a sock to train in. They were fine for about a hour of training, however, my feet got real tiresome...very tiresome. My feet started to feel very tight and hurting. But there was an upside, the next morning, my feet felt as if I had a message or something and I did nothing to warrant that. No soaking or anything. Just a quick shower and about 4 and a half hours of sleep...woke up to refreshed feet. If that's what they're supposed to do, I'm getting three pair for everyday of the week.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    I only run in Thorlos