Engineered Foot Protection

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

  • Unique padding specifically designed for everyday activities, clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture for maximum protection.

  • Flat knit instep and cushioned arch for a better fit and support for more comfort.

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

  • Over-the-Calf length has supportive top with tighter elastic to help reduce “tired” feeling feet and legs.

  • Crew and min-crew lengths have relaxed fit at top for added stretch and more comfort.

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Health & Wellness Diabetic socks

Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt


Protect Your Feet: Soft-Tissue Management of Diabetic Feet 

If you are among the more than 25 million adults in the United States with diabetes,  you will appreciate the  benefits of  Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), highly effective diabetic socks with unique padding clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture.  Blisters and any other lesion or break in the skin can set the stage for diabetic ulcerations and amputation. Thorlos padding protects the feet’s skin/soft-tissue so these are less likely to occur.

“Since I started wearing Thorlos socks I don't get blisters on my feet. As a diabetic, this is very important!” Sherry M.

According to the US National Institutes of Health and National Library of Medicine, if you have diabetes you are more likely to have foot problems. Diabetes can damage your nerves (diabetic neuropathy), which may make you less able to feel an injury or pressure on the skin of your foot. Thus, you might not notice a foot injury (unrecognized trauma to the feet) until severe damage or infection develops. This is why skin/soft-tissue management of the feet is critical if you have diabetes.

Diabetes also changes your body's ability to fight infections—a cut or sore may take a long time to heal, if it heals at all. Damage to blood vessels because of diabetes results in less blood and oxygen getting to your feet. Because of this, small sores or breaks in the skin may become deeper skin ulcers; if skin ulcers do not improve, get larger or go deeper into the skin, your toes, foot or leg may have to be amputated. That’s why it’s vitally important to properly manage the skin/soft tissue of the feet and see your health care provider regularly, have regular foot exams and check and care for your feet every day (see, especially if you already have nerve or blood vessel damage or current foot problems. Clearly, preventive foot care is critical for a person with diabetes.

“These are the best. Having diabetic foot issues, I value the safety and performance of these socks.” Herbert A.

How Thorlos Help with Soft-Tissue Management of the Feet

Thorlos PADDS  have padding that is uniquely designed and engineered for people with diabetes and can help protect against the negative consequences of diabetes-related foot conditions. The padding of these diabetic socks, which our customers and health professionals tell us are highly effective in providing diabetic foot protection, has been clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, foot pressures and moisture.


Taken together, these benefits provide unique, clinically shown comprehensive protection for the skin/soft tissues of the feet, thereby addressing the major foot-health risks associated with diabetes.

“Being diabetic, I must pamper my feet and these socks are perfect with my new exercise shoes. They are so comfortable I wear them often.” Mary M.

Thorlos CTPS Will Help You Stay Active

Staying active is a key to managing your diabetes.  According to the American Diabetes Association, regular activity can: improve your blood sugar, lower your blood pressure, help you lose weight, lower your risk of other health problems such as heart attack or stroke, give you more energy, reduce stress and improve your flexibility.

“I walk daily for my diabetes and I swear by these socks. It is common for diabetics to have feet problems but with these socks to cushion my feet, I've had none. I highly recommend them!”  Judi H.

Thorlos can help you get or stay active by making your feet as comfortable as possible, reducing any pain and thereby making it easier to be on your feet for longer periods. You will also have peace of mind that your feet will be protected during activity, reducing the chances of blisters, pressures and moisture…the causes of ulceration.

“A sales person recommended these socks for my boyfriend who has diabetes and needs good socks/shoes, especially to work out. These are the first we purchased and he has been able to be active w/out foot problems. I am online buying more.”  Wendy V.

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Thorlos offers two types of clinically-tested padded socks for the diabetic foot:

Thorlos PADDS are for people with diabetes whose feet are not at immediate risk of ulceration or amputation. Note that if your doctor says your feet are at risk for ulceration or amputation, it is important to see your doctor regularly, get regular foot exams and check your feet at least daily.

Thorlos MEDDS® are available by prescription only for people with diagnosed diabetes whose feet are at risk of ulceration or amputation. Call us toll-free (888-846-7567) to discuss the process for obtaining this product.

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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If you have diabetes, your feet are at risk and you need the best foot protection possible. We recommend that you wear only our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), not our Lite Padded Socks (LPS).

Proper Fitting Is Critical

You will maximize the benefits of Thorlos clinically-tested padding by having your shoes properly fitted with your Thorlos padded socks at the shoe store. See instructions on how to get a professional fit here: “How to Fit Thorlos with Footwear.”

“I am a diabetic, so getting all three pieces to the foot care/protection puzzle right is a must...proper shoe fit, correct orthotics, and, most importantly, a great pair of cushioned Thorlo socks!”  Tom O.

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Reviews for Thorlos DIABETIC

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Great Socks, But Wrong Size


    Getting than on was a struggle, and wearing them for several hours a numbing experience. If they don't loosen up after several wash cycles, I intend either to exchange them or to reorder in a larger size.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    I've never felt anything like it


    I feel like I'm walking on cotton!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRMX

    Most comfortable socks ever!



  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Great socks for people with neuropathy.


    My feet do not burn as much. The cushioned socks really help.

  • 2 out of 5

    Style: HRMX

    Not the best socks for exercise


    I felt that the padding wasn't thick enough.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Best sock for sensitive feet


    Thorlo socks are wonderful. Thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to try them free of charge. That's the best promotion ever! I've tried so many different brands. But HRX is soft and the socks don't lose their shape. I'll be ording more.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Best socks ever!


    I feel like I'm loving my feet. They are so comfortable.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Thorlos Padds: who says socks don't matter.


    Thorlos Padds give you back your mobility. For sufferers of neuropathy you can forget sometimes that you have it. The socks must be treated right: fabric softener when they're washed or the padding will bristle. It's just take a little care for a luxurious reward. They bring you what few things in this world do: relief.

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    I tried


    I very much wanted to like these socks and was delighted that Thorlo offered to let me try them for $5. I was also very pleased to see they were made in the US. Alas, they did not seem to me much superior than other socks that cost a third of the price.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRMX

    Work socks that help you make it through the day!


    My mom has severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. Working 6 hours a day has become incredibly painful for her. The amount of relief just wearing these socks has brought her is absolutely amazing!