Basketball Socks

Fewer Blisters, Less Pain

It’s no secret that basketball can be incredibly hard on your feet. You have to be quick as you dribble, twist and turn/pivot away from other players at all costs, and be ready to stop on a dime to pass or shoot the rock. So if you’re like most players, at some point you’ve had to endure the distraction of blisters on your feet and foot pain during and after a game. Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), made with our exclusive THORLON® yarn has superior moisture-wicking abilities…a key factor in protecting against blister formation. You also need protection against impact and shearing forces, and here, too, Thorlos CTPS come through: our customers tell us that our clinically-tested engineered padding is more protective than other elite basketball socks they’ve worn.

 ““These are the only socks I will wear to play hoops.”  Teresa J.

Thorlos Are About Being at Your Best

Our customers are hard-core basketball players for a good reason. They love the workout, camaraderie, being at their best and having the opportunity to compete against the best. If that sounds like you, you know that when your feet don’t feel right, you’re distracted, you don’t move as well and you’re likely to lose power and precision in your moves. Achy feet or blisters on your feet will slow you down and undermine your concentration. You won’t play as well as you’d like, and you certainly won’t enjoy the game as much as you’d like.

 “These are the most comfortable basketball socks I've used.”  Andrew P.

Of course, you don’t have to be a hard-core player to benefit from Thorlos CTPS. If you prefer playing with friends and family members, shooting baskets and perhaps engaging in some friendly rivalry, you still don’t want to let your feet stand in the way of your enjoyment. Thorlos CTPS give you the foot protection you need and the comfort you paid for.

How Thorlos Help 

Thorlos clinically-tested padding provides your feet with maximum protection. It dissipates the forces created by stops and starts and the lateral changes of direction you need to make to put yourself  in the right position to pass, steal the ball or drive to the hoop. Thorlos padding has been clinically shown to reduce blisters, foot pain, pressures and moisture. Its moisture-wicking properties not only help reduce blisters—it also helps protect against athlete’s foot and other fungal infections, providing a healthier, more comfortable foot environment.

“I play collegiate level basketball and these are great to have to give my feet some well needed cushioning from the foot pain of daily basketball… Absolutely worth every penny.”  Max K.

Clinically-Tested Padding

Clinically-tested Thorlos padded basketball socks (B, BX BMX) are recommended if you experience foot pain or want to prevent any foot conditions during or after playing. The padding is placed precisely where your foot needs the most protection on the ball, front of the toes and up the back of your heel:

Ball and heel padding: Protects the ball of the foot from the  shearing and impact forces that occurs during quick changes in direction; it also reduces pressure points that can cause pain and blisters on the feet.

Toe padding: Protects against banging of the toes in the front of the  basketball shoe during sudden stops.

“They have padding and support at all the spots you need for the ‘pounding’ your feet receive during basketball.”  Richard Y.

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.

Lite Padded Socks

If your feet don’t hurt during or after playing basketball, we recommend Experia®. It offers more ball and heel protection for your feet than any regular thin socks on the market. The pads feature THOR•WICK®COOL yarn, which very effectively wicks moisture away from your feet. Experia is available in 12 different colors and in mini and micro-mini styles.

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Your feet will feel better or your money back®.

Employee Favorite 

“I personally only wear Thorlos clinically-tested BX basketball socks when I play or coach basketball. This has been my choice for basketball ever since I was introduced to Thorlos over 20 years ago, long before I became a part of the THORLO family. Then and now, I wore them primarily for the cushioning they provide while playing on both indoor and outdoor surfaces. Cushioning is of primary concern when playing basketball because the shoes are usually more focused on stability and ankle support than they are on cushioning. Secondly, I have never encountered a blister when I have played in my Thorlos. They wear like iron. While I have added pairs to my wardrobe, I still have my original Thorlos basketball socks I purchased over 20 years ago. They still fit great, and are ready to go should a quick game break out in the driveway.” —Eric Cody, SVP of Supply Chain

Reviews for Thorlos BASKETBALL

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BX

    Very well padded

    07/22/17 | By


  • 3 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    quality fine - size not

    07/22/17 | By

    thorlo needs to size the socks correctly. the recent order only covers my heel with more effort than I would like, and the ankle coverage is so low that it barely covers the heel on my shoes, and I am getting sun burns in these locations

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    excellent fit

    07/21/17 | By

    thank you for great quality!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCXU

    Best socks for skatboarding

    07/18/17 | By

    Great fit and just the right amount of cushion to soften impact yet keep good board feel.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BMX

    Excellent socks

    07/17/17 | By

    These socks have excellent cushioning and are excellent for officiating Bkball in.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Walking long distance

    07/17/17 | By

    My feet feel like they are in a soft bed. Very comfortable and cushions in just the right places.

  • 2 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    wrong style for walking!

    07/16/17 | By

    I love thorlo socks, but I made a big mistake when I ordered these. I chose the "low cut" instead of the "athlete's quarter" or above ankle sock. As a result, whenever I walk, the back slides down to the bottom of my heel, making it very uncomfortable. In future, I will be sure to choose the correct model. However, right now I'm stuck with four pairs of socks that slide instead of staying in place.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Bought for golf

    07/15/17 | By

    Padding is good.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks for walking

    07/15/17 | By

    One word - comfortable!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCMU

    I use these for everyday walking

    07/14/17 | By

    Love these socks. Only ones I wear for everyday use!