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: DWMXW

    very comfortable


    These socks are very comfortable no matter you are doing.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WMX

    Best socks for problem feet


    My husband has chronic foot pain from being overweight. His feet really take a beating. Decades ago when he was slender and playing a lot of tennis, he wore Thorlos. He mentioned them again after he recently bought slip-on canvas walking shoes. A few days later, we bought Thorlos online. He slipped them on and walked around the room, and started smiling. He was thrilled with the comfort and extra padding in the toe and heel. The manufacturer of his walking shoes brags about the high-tech comfort of their insoles, but it was the Thorlos that made the real difference in comfort for my husband. He's hooked, so he will certainly be a repeat customer.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    My very favorite socks!


    They are light and cushy, with good support. Perfect!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    Best for hurting feet


    My feet have never felt as good for a long time...going to get some for my new dress shoes

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    Soft, but supportive


    They're wonderful, I feel pampered. Especially now that I've (re)learned how to take care of them!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    In Love with my thoroughly socks


    They are soft and feel very good with them on. I want to buy 2 more pairs.

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: WX

    walking socks


    The first day my husband wore them he said they were wonderful but after a couple washes they are just okay. Very disappointed.

  • 2 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    Too constricting across toes


    I have never had this problem with socks, even though I have wide feet. When wearing them, even without shoes, the top third of my foot feels like the sock is too constricting. They are also too thick for my liking, barely fitting in my walking shoes. I have worn plenty of other Thorlos, but these don't work for me.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks ever made


    Great Very Comfortable

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    Walking Socks are Wonderful


    I go for a 1 hour walk every day in the morning. I love the extra cushioning in the heel and toe--makes walking even more comfortable (I walk because it's the only truly comfortable exercise I've found and if I don't like it, I won't keep doing it). There's a feeling of wrapping tight around the middle of my foot. This was somewhat challenging to get used to (it took me a few hours of wearing them in the house) but I really like it now because during walking, it adds to the arch support I need (I have special arch support shoe inserts as well). These are perfect socks for walking!