Beyond WALKING SOCKS

Engineered Foot Protection

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

  • Cushioned instep and spandex in the arch for a better fit, more support and less pressure on the foot for a more comfortable long distance walk.

  • Engineered for women’s feet with extra stretch yarn in the ankle, a smaller heel pocket and a comfort toe box for a better fit

  • Unique padding specifically engineered for distance walking, clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture.

  • Ventilation panel for extra moisture control and breathability.

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

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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 Walking socks

Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt

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Lite Padded Socks For Feet That Do Not Hurt

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. .
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: XCCU

    Temporal pair-a-socks

    06/01/15

    I bought a pair of these at the Rock and Roll marathon expo Saturday in San Diego. I first thought 15 bucks for a pair of socks? BEST 15 DOLLARS I EVER SPENT. The following day I ran the marathon; I come to find out I had no blisters. Thanks!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XWCU

    Merino

    05/24/15

    I surely miss the merino wool/silk in crew length. I'm thrilled that you now offer it in micro, but I wish for both. I'm sure it's hard for you to satisfy all the requests!

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: XCMU

    Wore them one time and returned all 3 pair I bought

    05/23/15

    Very little padding for a Thorlo product. Were so thin in some parts I thought the socks were going to rip apart. Can't compare the the Thorlo golf socks. I am a diabetic with sensitive feet. They were really sore after wearing these socks for a round of golf. Not what I would expect from a Thorlo product. Probably OK for those with normal feet.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    Comfort & style

    05/16/15

    These socks are very comfortable and fit well. If I get to the point where I need more socks in this style, I will definitely check out more Thorlos.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    so comfortable

    05/16/15

    very cushy. i will definitely purchase more.

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: LWXM

    Disappointed when I saw the logo...

    05/14/15

    I have not had these long enough to know how they will work out, but I try not to wear visible logos. If Micael Jordan gets millions to wear Jockey Underwear, I figure Thorlo should pay me about seventy eight cents to wear their name on my heels! Don't get me wrong! I am a big fan of Thorlo, except they keep discontinuing my favorites. Then I have to experiment again to fin the just right sock.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    Snug hug!

    05/06/15

    I am an acknowledged "sock freak." I love to hike and walk, and absolutely baby my feet so I will be able to do that for years to come. I am always on the lookout for the perfect sock. A friend had recommended Thorlo and I tried the DWMXW. This really IS the perfect sock. I like a thick sock with some substance to it, but it also has to fit snug and stay in place without bunches, wrinkles or creases. This sock does it all. Plus it's pretty. :-)

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks EVER!

    04/28/15

    Though the initial price per pair may seem high, these socks are absolutely worth it. I had four pairs that lasted for a year! Following the washing/drying instructions helped them survive through high mileage running and multiple races. I now use my "old" running socks as every day socks since purchasing my new pairs. I rarely ever, if ever, have any foot discomfort when running in these socks and I previously suffered from bad plantar fasciitis. BEST SOCKS EVER!!!!! :)

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    Distance Walking Socks

    04/28/15

    They are good socks no doubt although I found them to be hot (I walk for about 2 hours). I liked the other walking socks better. It is very true regarding shoe size with this sock - you definitely need 1/2 shoe size bigger. Thorlo makes a high quality product if you want to spend the money.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    Crazy comfortable

    04/27/15

    The WX socks are amazingly comfortable. I recently wore them for an extended period of time during which I would usually have comfort issues and experienced no such issues. A truly amazing sock.