Beyond Diabetic Socks

Engineered Foot Protection

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

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

  • 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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For Feet That Hurt

During or after your activity

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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®

Health & Wellness Padds® socks

Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt


Protect Your Feet With Clinically-Tested Thorlos PADDS

Thorlos PADDS provide foot protection and comfort to people with diabetes whose feet are not at immediate risk of ulceration or amputation (If your feet are ulcerated or at immediate risk of ulceration or amputation, talk with your healthcare or foot health professional immediately regarding appropriate sockwear and footwear). They’re also recommended for people with arthritis or low-to-moderate foot pain and/or foot conditions such as blisters.

"I am a diabetic and your new PADDS socks are what I have been looking for for years. I love all lengths of the PADDS but I am partial to the Mini-Crews. They are so comfortable and protective. Thank you for developing them." Ann J.

In ground-breaking studies, Thorlos padding was clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture that could set the stage for serious diabetes-related foot conditions such as ulcers that can lead to foot amputation. It does this by absorbing the impact of every step you take, lessening the effects of the friction forces that are generated with more vigorous activity and keeping moisture at the proper level for optimal foot health. PADDS are part of our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) product line.

"For those with neuropathy in the feet, these are the most comfortable socks I have found." Terry J.

Thorlos unique padding provides dense cushioned support to cushion and protect the bottom of feet that have lost soft tissue—particularly fat pads—something that occurs naturally with time and activity. Our padding is positioned in exactly the right anatomical places to provide protection for the ball and heel so your feet feel profoundly comfortable.

Watch our Thorlos PADDS design video to see how we engineer comfort, resilience and moisture-wicking properties into every pair of Thorlos PADDS.

"These socks are heaven. They help me stay on my feet longer and get more done." Joy B.

Fitting is Critically Important to Your Foot Health

Be sure to wear your Thorlos PADDS casual socks when you shop for new shoes, and bring any orthotic recommended by your doctor or a foot health professional with you to ensure an integrated fit. See our fitting video to learn more.

…my feet feel great all day. I wouldn't ever think of having any other brand of sock in my sock drawer! Well worth a little extra cash, especially since they last almost forever! Craig P.

American Made Craftsmanship

All Thorlos are made in the USA.

"I will never own another pair of socks other than Thorlo. They are comfortable, supportive, and durable."  Aimee B.

Thorlos MEDDS® for Feet At Risk of Ulceration

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.

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).

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.

30-Day No-Risk Brand Promise Guarantee

Wear Thorlos PADDS for 30 days. If your feet don’t feel better than in regular socks, return them to THORLO for a full refund.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help choosing the best PADDS for you or with any other other questions. Our knowledgeable on-site customer service team will be happy to help you. Call us at 888-846-7567.

Reviews for Thorlos PADDS®

  • 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!

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: HXS

    Type 1 Diabetics


    uncomfortable-very tight in the toe box area-not enough cushion

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HXS

    comportable socks to wear


    My friend show me the black color socks that he bought from you and i liked it.when I compare the black from the white that you send it to me.The black got more thicker padding but the white socks is also comportable to wear.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    My feet do not hurt at the end of the day!


    I have been wearing these socks to work as soon as they come out of the laundry cycle. I have tender feet and now that I have diabetes little sores on my feet are dangerous. These socks are super padded in all the RIGHT places and fit comfortable in my shoe.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Excellent socks


    My husband has 2 pairs of these socks and he said they are perfect. We just ordered 3 more pairs.