Tennis Socks

Faster Game Means More Demands on Your Feet

If you’re like many tennis players, at some point you’ve complained about blisters and achy feet—and no wonder. The way tennis is played today clearly can punish your feet. New racquet technologies are making the game faster. There used to be four seconds between hits; now there can be as few as two. The increased speed of the game increases the shearing forces placed on your feet. This means your feet are landing with the force of 3-Gs (or three times your body weight), leading to impact stresses and a condition called “tennis toe” or black toe. The result: foot protection is more important today than ever before. Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) can help.

“No more blisters on my toes. These socks are great.” Glenn B.

Power Starts with Your Feet

Your feet are critically important when you play tennis. The tennis stroke is a series of linked movements. Whatever goes through the racquet during a serve actually starts with your feet. Your power or energy transfer comes from having your feet firmly planted before and during your moves. This means the energy that eventually goes into the racquet depends upon your feet being at their best.

When your feet are uncomfortable, you won’t move as well and you’re likely to lose power. Achy feet or the twinges of a blister 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. Thorlos CTPS can help.

“Tennis is all about footwork, and this is the most comfortable and high-performing sock on the market. No chafing, blisters, and quick-wicking.” Frances T.

How Thorlos Help

Thorlos clinically-tested padding provides your feet with maximum protection. It dissipates the forces created by the sudden stops and starts and the lateral changes of direction that are repeated hundreds of times during a good tennis match. Thorlos padding has been clinically shown to reduce reduce blisters, foot pain and pressures, and wick moisture. With these damaging shearing forces in check, you can play in comfort, enjoy the game more and win more.

“They are comfortable and provide great cushioning.”  Theresa P.

Thorlos Clinically-Tested Padded Tennis Socks

Clinically-tested Thorlos padded tennis socks 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 protection:

Ball and heel padding: Protects the ball of the foot from the severe shearing and impact forces that occur during quick changes in direction and pivoting/spinning 

Toe padding: Protects against “tennis toe”—that is,  banging of the toes in the front of the shoe during sudden stops.

“I don't limp around after tennis anymore since I have been wearing Thorlos!”  Joan D.

Tennis Camp Favorite

Nowhere is the protection provided by Thorlos tennis socks more vital and beneficial than at a tennis camp. These camps are intensive. Participants are involved and on their feet for 12 hours a day or more. The cost of attending is significant. Much of the focus is on speed, agility and overall movement; therefore, sore, achy or blistered feet are not an option. The last thing you want is to be sidelined or playing less than your best. Get the most out of tennis camp by wearing Thorlos CTPS, which have been clinically shown to reduce blisters,  foot pain and pressures, and wick moisture away from the feet. For extra small feet, we recommend our kids’ sport socks.

“My 13-year-old son wore these to a 2-week tennis camp and did not get any blisters!! Most of the other kids were complaining of blisters on their feet and how they hurt when they played tennis that day.  My son totally agrees these were a life saver.”  Beth W.

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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Thorlos Lite Padded Performance Socks

If your feet don’t hurt during or after playing tennis, we recommend Thorlos Lite padded socks. Our Lite padding provides more protection and comfort than other thin socks on the market. They come in two styles:

            Thorlos Lite Padded Tennis Socks: Provide additional protection in the toe area

            Experia®: Lightweight protection with an aerodynamic fit; comes in 12 colors

30-Day Brand Promise Guarantee

Our brand promise: Your feet will feel better or your money back®!

“Would recommend these socks anytime. They are well worth the investment!” Herschel R.

Employee Favorite

“I grew up playing a lot of sports. As a teenager, I never thought about the type of socks or shoes I wore. By the time I was in my mid 20s and started playing competitive tennis with USTA, my feet were already giving me problems because of the cheap cotton socks I had worn all those years playing sports. While at a Davis Cup event in Georgia, I ran across Thorlos padded socks and decided to give them a try. I could not believe the difference. I could play without my feet hurting. I could play longer. Now, in my 40s, I can still play just as long as I did in my 20s… not play as good… but play just as long, with Thorlos TMM - Tennis CTPS.”—Cori Peters, Social Media

Reviews for Thorlos TENNIS

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TX

    Comfy cushioning

    10/26/16 | By

    I have a pair of sneakers that were hard on my feet. I was going to give them away - until I received these socks. They cushion everywhere, and I am keeping the sneakers.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TX

    Great tennis socks

    10/26/16 | By

    I've been playing tennis for 60 years, and these are the best tennis socks I've ever had. I won't play now unless I have these Thorlo socks on.

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: T1CCU


    10/26/16 | By

    They keep slipping down the back of my heel in my sneakers! I have never had this problem with thorlo socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TX

    Best socks for tennis

    10/26/16 | By

    Very good on my feet. Unfortunately about 1 month before this order, I ordered 4 pair of tennis socks which I did NOT like. The top of the socks were too thin. I complained and was told that the style was changed. Afterwards I found these( apparently style was not changed!). I have worn this style for years and I like them. I was surprised that Thorlo never offered me a credit for the first purchase.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TMX

    Great socks for walking

    10/26/16 | By

    I walk from 2-4 miles a day and these socks are great for my feet. I have many foot problems, including sweaty feet and a stride that causes my foot to twist when I walk. The padding in these socks completely cushions the sole of my foot and prevents callouses from forming. Also, the fabric is great for wicking away sweat and keeping my feet dry.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TMM

    Love these socks!

    10/21/16 | By

    I love the padding I get wearing these socks. I dance every day so I really need the comfort on the balls of my feet.

  • 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: T1CCU

    Treat your feet!

    10/11/16 | By

    These are so soft and cushy, with the extra padding where it needs to be. If you have to be on your feet this is the only way to go!