Foot Health

Padded Socks for Athlete's Foot


Athlete's foot (aka tinea pedis, foot fungus) can be eliminated. A key component of a successful treatment plan includes protective Thorlos padded socks.

The content on this page has been reviewed by Dr. Kevin Soden MD, THORLO’s Chief Medical Officer, and Jerome Gallenstein, THORLO’s Staff Certified & Licensed Pedorthist

  • THOR-LON® acrylic yarn provides optimal moisture-wicking properties. When used in Thorlos Engineered padding, it's been clinically shown to wick moisture away from the foot, creating a healthier foot environment and making it more difficult for the athlete’s foot fungus to grow.
  • Thorlos clinically-tested protective padding also buffers the foot from pressures, impact and friction forces that can inflame or irritate your foot condition.
  • Available in over 30 activity-specific foot designs.
  • Brand Promise Guarantee: Your feet will feel better or Thorlos will give you your money back*
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These are just a few who have used Thorlos to control/eliminate their Athlete's Foot

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Thorlos CTPS Minimize Conditions That Foster Athlete's Foot

How Thorlos Help

Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) are a key component in the fight against athlete’s foot. The fungus that causes the condition requires moisture to grow and Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) provide optimal moisture management. They wick moisture away from the foot, creating a healthier foot environment and making it difficult for the athlete’s foot fungus to grow. Thorlos engineered padding also helps keep the skin from being further damaged, which helps minimize the growth of athlete’s foot fungus.

The clinical research on Thorlos stated "acrylic fiber socks were associated with a significantly drier sock and drier foot when compared to cotton fiber socks."

THOR-LON® acrylic yarns provide moisture—wicking properties that help maintain an optimal environment for the skin of the feet (not too wet, not too dry). Thorlos protective padding buffers the foot from pressures, impact and friction forces that can inflame or irritate your athlete’s foot condition.

Thorlo makes socks for Athlete's Foot (as known as foot fungus or tinea pedis), with padding to minimize conditions that exacerbate this condition


Socks For Athletes Foot + Additional Practices

If you already have athlete’s foot, the place to start is with an over-the-counter topical medication. Avoid going barefoot, especially in public places. Wash feet well and be sure to dry them off, especially between the toes. By taking these measures and wearing Thorlos CTPS, your foot has the best environment in which to heal.

If your condition does not respond to topical treatment, see your physician or a foot health professional.


Mycology Professor – Dr. Theodore J. Lampidis, Ph.D. - Eliminates His Own Athlete’s Foot with Thorlos CTPS

"I was one among millions who have suffered with chronic Athlete’s foot, treating it with Desenex or the other foot crèmes in order to keep it in check. After buying Thorlos outdoor socks hoping to get better shock absorbent protection than from normal socks, I was pleasantly surprised that my Athlete's foot problem disappeared. I have now been Athlete's foot-free for over 8 years without any need for supplemental treatment. More importantly to me than the money saved in not having to buy these crèmes is the excellent normal foot health I have, simply by wearing these moisture wicking Thorlos socks. A couple of years ago I sent several pairs of your socks to my in-laws in China, who had also been suffering with Athlete's foot, and they described the socks as "Miracle Socks," as their symptoms disappeared too.

Besides doing research on cancer, I've taught Mycology, and it appears that the fungus requires moisture to survive on human skin. Thorlos, but not other sweat socks, seem to have perfected the moisture wicking-properties required to deter fungal growth. I believe your product could benefit millions of Athlete’s foot suffers that are destined to be trying to treat this annoying infection with crèmes that become increasingly ineffective with prolonged usage. Moreover, with your product, there are no side effects that invariably can occur with any medication."

Theodore J. Lampidis, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Miami, School of Medicine & Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, FL


Thorlos Padded Socks are Clinically-Tested

The padding in Thorlos CTPS is shown in independent clinical research to reduce:

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The Cause of Athlete’s Foot

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection (called tinea pedis) of the skin that develops in the moist areas between the toes and in other areas of the foot. The fungus that causes it is a mold-like strain that is very contagious, and is most often picked up from going barefoot in places where people with the fungus have walked or stood (swimming pools, showers, bathrooms, saunas, fitness centers, etc.). It can also be harbored in mats, rugs, clothes, linens, and footwear.

The fungus is very resistant and can live on surfaces for up to 6 months. It thrives in dark, moist environments such as those created by thick, tight shoes that squeeze the toes together, creating warm, moist areas between them. Damp socks and shoes and warm, humid conditions promote fungal growth. Plastic shoes, in particular, provide a favorable environment for fungal growth and infection. People with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible to athlete’s foot and other fungal infections.

Common symptoms include itching, stinging and burning between the toes and/or on the soles of the feet, itchy blisters, cracking and peeling skin, especially between the toes and on the soles of the feet, and excessive dryness of the skin of the feet.


The Role of the Shoe & Benefit of Proper Fitting

Properly designed and fitted shoes or boots play an important preventive role, too. Appropriate shoes have uppers that assist in evacuating moisture, limiting the wet environment that harbors the fungus. Well-designed footwear also has few seams or raised areas that can cause pressure points, rub the skin or irritate feet that have already been affected by athlete’s foot. Inserts that help wick moisture can help diminish the likelihood of developing the condition.

For easy to follow fitting instructions, read our fitting protocol here and/or watch our fitting video.


Made in the USA

Thorlos are proudly made in the USA. To learn more about our craft and commitment to retaining our manufacturing in the USA, we invite you to watch our video entitled “An American Brand Story.”


Medical & Technical Content Review

The content on this page has been reviewed by:

  • Dr. Kevin Soden MD, THORLO’s Chief Medical Officer
  • Jerome Gallenstein, THORLO’s Staff Certified & Licensed Pedorthist

Remember; ALWAYS consult your physician if you have pain, redness soreness, itching, or other indications of problems in any area of your feet that persist for more than a few days.