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: T1CXU

    You don't have to play tennis

    09/30/16 | By

    I don't play tennis any more, but I wear these socks with my tennis shoes when I go to the gym. They have just the right amount of padding for me, and the knit and quality is much better than the typical tube socks made off-shore. Sure they're expensive, but you gotta pay for quality. And I prefer to buy products made in the USA like these are.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: T

    Great for tennis

    09/29/16 | By

    Hopeful that these socks will stop calloused foot from getting worse.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TMM

    Great for tennis

    09/29/16 | By

    Hopeful that these socks will stop calloused foot from getting worse.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TX

    Pure Comfort..

    09/27/16 | By

    They are very comfortable...Feels like your feet can breath...and they last awhile..

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: T

    best socks for tennis

    09/26/16 | By

    I play tennis times a week, and I love these socks. I suffer from foot neuropath and these really help

  • 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: TX

    Can't play tennis without my Thorlos.

    09/23/16 | By

    They feel wonderful. Have had no problems with sore feet nor blisters with wearing my Thorlos.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TX

    The Best!

    09/23/16 | By

    I REALLY like all three dozen (+/-) of my Thorlos, and the most recent TX's are the best yet. Of course, they're the newest so they should be the softest. My 73 year old feet certainly appreciate my extravagance in Thorlos.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TMX

    Great Socks

    09/23/16 | By

    Thorlo socks keep my feet from burning and from being wet. They cushion the bottom of my feet which tend to twist when I walk and give me relief from blisters caused by other socks or wearing no socks. They are also great for wicking away moisture and since my feet perspire a lot - this is important to me. They are just the right amount of cushioning without being too thick.