Walking Socks

A Great Way to Get & Stay in Shape

There’s no doubt about it: walking is the safest, simplest form of exercise that can help you trim your waistline and improve your health. The problem is, sore, tired, achy feet can keep you on the couch. That’s where Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) for walking can help. They’re specially designed for walking, with padding clinically shown to help protect your feet from blisters, pain and soreness, as well as the pressures and moisture that can cause other serious foot conditions. The result: feet that are protected, profoundly comfortable and ready to go walking tomorrow.  

“I wear orthotics and my feet need to be cushioned. These socks don't bunch up and keep the sock smooth so the bottom of my feet don't get sore.”  Kathy G.

So it becomes easy to take a brisk half-hour walk five days a week, which is all you need to meet US national physical activity guidelines. Do more—more time, more distance, more intensity—and the benefits to your heart, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, weight and mood increase exponentially.

“Love my new magic socks! Like walking on air and they stay put, too. No sliding down into my shoes.”  Gaye P.

Thorlos CTPS—Activity-Specific, Uniquely Designed

While incorporating Thorlos hallmark ball-and-heel padding, Thorlos clinically-tested padded walking socks are lighter in weight to make your walks effortless. These incredibly comfortable socks also have a unique feature:  added spandex in the arch for support and a lace pad on the top of the sock to protect against “lace bite”—the pain and irritation caused by laces cutting into your foot. .Pink heel
We donate $1 per pair to a cause of your choice Women who are into distance walking will want to try our most protective walking sock, the  DWMXW, made with our proprietary THORLON yarn. These socks have a compelling story behind them. Originally, they were designed specifically to meet the needs of women committed to participating in the Breast Cancer 3-Day, a 60-mile walk benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust (the event is now known as Susan G. Komen 3-Day). Learn more about our Breast Cancer Donation Program.

Our design philosophy is all about protection from the shearing forces that cause blisters and from the pounding and impact that cause general soreness and foot fatigue, If 3-Day walkers wore Thorlos, we reasoned, they would enjoy their training more and, as a result, they would be more prepared to enjoy the special experience of walking with thousands of new friends. So the THORLO Company not only became an official sponsor of the event, we designed a new padded sock for distance walking and named it HEROs®in honor of the women who have battled and are battling breast cancer and the women who will wear them while they walk for the cause.

We also offer high-protection, moderate-cushion unisex styles made with THORLON: WX, WMX, WMM.

“I just finished walking in my third 3-day, 60-mile walk for breast cancer. This is also my third year wearing Thorlos WMM socks. They are like heaven on my feet! I couldn't have made it without these socks.”  Tonya M.

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.

Thorlos Lite Padded Performance Socks

If you don’t experience pain during or after walking and prefer padded socks with both maximum comfort and an even lighter weight, try our Lite padded socks. Choose from four different styles, all made with THOR•WICK®COOL.

  • Men’s Thorlos Thin Padded Walking (LWXM, LWMXM): Features Lite engineered padding in the ball and heel as well as lace pad to protect against shear and impact forces common in walking.
     
  • Women’s Thorlos Thin Padded Walking (LWXW, LWMXW): Features Lite engineered padding in the ball and heel as well as lace pad with a smaller heel cup and toe box to accommodate the anatomical differences in a women’s foot for an optimum fit.
  • Everyday Walker (EWH): Just like our LWMXW but with pink ball and heel pads to signal your support for the fight against breast cancer.
     
  • Experia®: Features a lighter, more sculpted version of our engineered padding in the ball and heel to protect against shear and impact forces. Experia provides more protection and comfort than regular thin cushion socks. 

Longer Walks, More Enjoyment

The benefits of walking go beyond physical health. Regular walks at a more leisurely pace allow you to decompress and contemplate, especially if you’re walking in nature. Walking is also a terrific social activity—easy to do with family, friends and pets! Thorlos padded walking socks will keep your feet off your mind, allowing you to walk longer while enjoying the environment and the camaraderie.

“These socks are unbelievable. I no longer have friction in areas that used to make me sore or create blisters.”George L.

Our Brand Promise to You

Try Thorlos walking socks today. Your feet will feel better or your money back®!

“Purchased them specifically because I was going to spend three consecutive days in Disneyworld with my daughter and granddaughter. My feet say ‘thank you.’"   Eileen L.

Employee Favorite

”My feet used to hurt or get hot after a long walk when I wore ordinary socks. Since I’ve been wearing Thorlos clinically-tested walking mini crew socks, my feet no longer hurt! Thorlos provide sufficient padding, comfort and protection, but not too much bulk. They also keep my feet dryer and cool, which I like.” David McBride, Marketing

Reviews for Thorlos WALKING

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    Awesome socks!!

    09/28/16 | By

    These socks help me get through a full day on my feet. I am recovering from a second foot surgery & I couldn't do an all day shift on my feet without them!! I tell anyone that will listen about these socks!!!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    walking sock

    09/26/16 | By

    Great my fill great when I walk any where

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LWMXM

    I only wear these now

    09/26/16 | By

    It's not how I feel when I put them on, it's how I feel after a day of walking and on my feet. It's the lace guard cushion and the full padding on the bottom. All of it really helps. Need to go up a shoe size for these.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LWMXW

    The only athletic socks I wear

    09/24/16 | By

    My feet are very comfortable wearing these socks even for extended periods of time.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WMX

    best socks EVER!!!

    09/24/16 | By

    It's amazing how much better my feet feel when I put on the new socks. I wear them every day, and yes, they do wear out. But, oh sooo good!

  • 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: LWXM

    Great socks for senior feet.

    09/23/16 | By

    Comfy socks for walking, shopping, work, and just hanging out at home.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    15 years of thorlos...still going

    09/23/16 | By

    No longer suffering from plantar fascitis, still wearing the sox that helped me get through it!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    Great Socks

    09/23/16 | By

    I love how these socks cushion my feet. They are a help for my neuropathy. I will wear mo others.