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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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

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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®

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    I do not have a title

    03/26/15 | By

    They are warm but they do not provide the cushioning I need on the bottom of my feet, The muscle pads have deteriorated and I am walking on bone. I don't know which of your products can provide some comfort for me and ones that I can get shoes on. I cannot tolerate the pain just from standing so walking is brutal. I've been told there is nothing that can be done for me. I am using a thin cusion that covers the area where the muscles were and this fits on my second toe with a loop. I think your products are great and I can see where people can find help. If there is something else you have that might work, please let me know. Thanks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    comfort

    03/25/15 | By

    I have diabetes. They are very soft and protect my feet

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Not for Cold Weather

    03/23/15 | By

    Thorlos similar to these that I have purchased before have been really warm. I confess I buy them for every day use not running. My previous socks have had a higher thread count and been warmer. My guess is that the thread count is not as high. I love Thorlos but not this type.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: HRMX

    Great Padding but . . .

    03/23/15 | By

    I think these socks are great, but really wish they had even more padding in them. Thorlos, please try to make socks with even more padding for those of us with fat pad atrophy!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    great sock for elerly

    03/22/15 | By

    I bought these socks for my 88 year old dad in memory care. I specifically bought them because they have a gentle crew top elastic. Other socks left impressions in his skin, PADDs do not.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HXS

    Perfect socks for peripheral neuropathy sufferers

    03/22/15 | By

    I have been suffering from peripheral neuropathy for about 10 yrs (both of my feet are numb, with occasional tingling and pain), and these socks have been a lifesaver. When I have them on, I don't have that horrible "walking on sharp rocks" sensation that I experience when I am barefoot or wearing thin socks. I also love the nice compression these high socks provide for my calves -- it definitely helps with the circulation in my lower legs. I highly recommend these socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HXS

    Great socks!

    03/21/15 | By

    Over the calf, great support, stay up all day, helps keep swelling down in legs and ankles. Padding on heel and bottom of feet area in these socks greatly help reduce foot pain. Pricey, but worth the cost if they hold up well.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Great socks for my barn boots

    03/20/15 | By

    These are replacing the ones I had that have wornout. Love these socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRMX

    Best Socks for Diabetics

    03/20/15 | By

    No pressure or tightness

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HXS

    Nice socks to do everything in

    03/15/15 | By

    There's just enough compression, Perfect fit!