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Heavy Gear Means More Pressure on Your Feet
Trekking is tough on your feet. The weight of your pack and the rest of your gear doesn’t just change your center of gravity; it also increases the pressure on your feet by weighing you down from your shoulders to your hips, to your knees, to your ankles—all the way to the soles of your feet. Add to that the rough terrain and the often, cold, wet winter weather and you are likely on the way to foot pain, blisters and other foot conditions. That’s when you know you need Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS)—to help protect your feet, keep them warm and dry by wicking moisture, and comfortable in your shoes or boots.
“Love these. I put them on and immediately felt the extra cushioning all around, so much so it felt like my boots were not going to fit. But once on I felt as though my feet were being hugged with a super comfy/warm pillow. I felt like this all day and I had walked in the snow.” Jacqueline S.
How Thorlos Trekking / Treking / Trecking Work
Shoes and boots for this activity typically have stiff shanks (the part of the boot between the midsole and outer sole that supports the arch and helps give structure to the shoes/boot). Most heavy-duty footwear is made for winter weather, and has leather uppers that resist moisture and snow. Thorlos clinically-tested padded trekking socks, in combination with properly fitted shoes or boots, are designed to help buffer your feet from pain, shear/friction forces, pressures and moisture. Our exclusive THORLON®, blended with wool and other thermal fibers, provides maximum insulation and wicking—keeping your feet dry, keeping your feet warm, keeping your feet comfortable. Spandex is used to provide additional support and comfort.
“These socks have heavy cushioning and are durable. They keep my feet dry. Having tried many other types and brands, I have settled on Thorlo TKX.” Paul V.
Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks are recommended if your feet hurt during or after your activity to help prevent any foot conditions. The padding is placed precisely where your foot needs protection, and has been clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture:
Ball and heel padding: Extra thick cushioning in the ball and heel reduces shock, impact, shear and blisters while on extended hiking trips.
Instep padding: Moderate cushioning protects against boot pressure and allows for a better fit at the arch.
Ventilation panel: Brings wicking to a whole new level, helping to keep feet warm and dry.
“I hiked 45 miles in and out of the Grand Canyon, outlying areas and Sedona trails and vortexes. I have feet issues, wear orthotics, and these Thorlos were the only thing that saved my feet. Everyone else on the trip (eight others) including two experienced guides, had feet issues. I was the only one who walked away, literally with comfortable, pain-free feet. I will only buy Thorlos!” Elaine W.
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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Because of the demands the terrain and excursion length place on your feet during a typical trip, we recommend that you wear only our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), not our Lite Padded Socks (LPS), for this activity.
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“I bought two pairs and they are perfect for wearing with my Blunnies. However, I did not anticipate that my girlfriend would love them so much. They seem to keep disappearing so I will need to get some more - in her size so I can get mine back!” Richard W.
“Mostly I’m a week-end backpacker but if I have some buddies who want to do a longer trip and my schedule can accommodate it, I’m there. For those longer days and greater distances, I use the TKX. I usually pack a slightly heavier pack (extra food and clothing), and the padding in the TKX helps cushion my feet and seems to help offset the extra weight.” Rick Mende, Business Development / Product Performance
Reviews for Thorlos TREKKING
01/28/17 | By Glen M.
These are the best socks on the planet!!
01/19/17 | By Chanell D.
I purchased these super thick comfortable socks for my Dad. He loves them! Been wearing Thorlos for over 20 yrs. These are his faves and if U try em U will enjoy foot heaven as well! ;)
01/14/17 | By Catherine B.
My husband thinks these socks are great.
01/14/17 | By Catherine B.
My husband thinks these socks provide excellent comfort and warmth.
01/02/17 | By Russ P.
After trying a few pair of your socks these really get the job done. Lots of cushion for the ball and heel. Also didn't fall apart after washing. Now add a few more colors and you will have me as customer for life. Russ Perry
01/01/17 | By Roberta L.
love these socks great padding on sole of foot
11/06/16 | By Terrence B.
Excellent sock this TKX is. I wearing it on my 12 hr shifts in a manufacturing plant. I look forward to putting them on because I know my feet will be extremely comfortable! Never a worry with Thorlos socks, they are comfortable, long lasting, great quality and the cushion it always there month after month. Thorlos put their mind and heart into the designing of their socks! Thank you Thorlos! Best regards TERRE
10/31/16 | By Mike C.
Many of the socks made for drysuit diving are highly priced, and in my opinion, ill-fitting. I tried the TKX Hiking socks during drysuit diving in California, and found them to be more comfortable than the overpriced socks made for drysuit diving. Just because a sock is made for "hiking" doesn't mean that it won't work for other applications. This sock works well for wildlife surveys beneath hiking boots AND beneath a drysuit!
10/29/16 | By Bernard L.
comfortable. if you don't want to stock a collection of different socks, these probably will suffice for almost anything. they work for sandals, dress shoes, and a variety of hiking boots as well as athletic shoes of various types, assuming you can get the color/pattern you need.
10/19/16 | By James H.
For hiking or running, I use only Thorlos. They are the best for my feet!