Engineered Foot Protection

Walking Inside
Walking Outside
  • 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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Beyond Socks

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

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. .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: WMM

    Best socks for walking

    05/05/16 | By

    I feet feel better while I am walking and the cushions help my callouses on both feet.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WMX

    Only socks I want to wear!

    05/05/16 | By

    These socks have a refreshing feel. They also help with my plantar fasciitis. I would highly recommend!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WMM

    Love these walking socks!

    05/05/16 | By

    These socks have great cushioning and just enough compression to give your feet support. I have had several operations on my feet -- plus, have bad knees. Once you wear a Thorlo sock, ordinary socks just won't do.

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    Nothing like in Past

    05/05/16 | By

    These socks were made out of cheap fabric and very constricting.My feet felt smothered..Nothing like the previous Thorlos I've purchased. What a disappointment.. Thanks for the sample..

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    So comfortable!

    05/05/16 | By

    These socks are excellent. I plan to slowly replace all of mine with these.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LWXW

    Wonderful socks.

    05/04/16 | By

    I have been buying these socks for many years. Unfortunately, they are expensive and often the toe wears out leaving the rest of the sock in near pristine condition. Yes, I know that you should always keep your toe nails cut. Thus said, they are still the best socks that I have ever worn and even though they are pricey and I wish the toes would last longer, I will continue to buy these socks for many more years.

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: WX

    Not as pictured. Change in stable product without notice!

    04/30/16 | By

    They are tight on my ankle because they have a sewn in cuff. I have worn your socks for over 10 years and LOVED them. Not any more. There is NO cuff sewn on the top of the sock in this picture and what you sent has a cuff. I cannot return due to mobility issues and refuse to pay postage for your error. You have lost a long time, faithful customer! Barbara M

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    Best distance walking socks I have ever had.

    04/29/16 | By


  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    My "GoTo" Socks!

    04/28/16 | By

    They work great with my orthotics and are high enough for when my ankle brace is needed. I've worn Thorlos for years and was glad to find navy, since I mostly have white. I will undoubtably buy more, especially if my bone spurs persist.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LWXM

    Excellent design and appearance

    04/28/16 | By

    They fit very well and have an optimal amount of padding, not too much and not too little; and in the correct places. I'd bought them previously and compared them with Under Armour and several other top brands. My most recent purchase was 6 pairs of the LWXM and I threw away 6 pairs of other brands, most of them worn only a few times.