Men's 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: XCCU

    the best for summer gym class

    06/23/17 | By


  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best Socks for Running

    06/22/17 | By

    I feel great. They're comfortable, wick away the moisture and dry quickly.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU


    06/18/17 | By

    I bought these socks for my husband. He had never worn Thorlo socks, until. I introduced them to him. He absolutely loves them and won't wear anything else now. He loves how like they are for running and how they make his feet feel energized after a 10 mile run. Thank you.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: B

    Max Support, Warmth, and Comfort

    06/17/17 | By

    These are the best socks I have ever worn. I wore them reading meters for a local public utility for 30 years. My feet were always healthy and problem free through those years, and still are. They are very comfortable and supportive. I only wish the price was a little lower, but it is what it is!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XWCU

    everyday socks

    06/16/17 | By

    My feet enjoy these, the Merino wool is a must have for me. I do have to patch up the occasional hole in the material between the heel and ball, but still well worth it.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCMU

    Great sock

    06/11/17 | By

    I find this sock is a scale back from the walk 10 which I wear during colder weather. I am a walker and this version is great for summer.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: B

    best socks for basketball officiating

    06/11/17 | By

    feet aren't as tired after doing several games in a row

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCMU

    Multi-tasking socks--my personal favorites

    06/11/17 | By

    These socks are perfect for my needs. They are comfortable in running shoes, walking shoes, work boots and even casual pull-ons if they have enough space for a sock. The added padding is exactly where I need it, and the stretch and support surrounding the foot is amazing. They are a 3-season sock in California, a bit too warm for summer but absorbent if you do sweat. They stay in place and keep their stretch. I have socks that are over 3 years old and going strong. They have not lost any of their elasticity. The ankle is on the high side so if you prefer the lower profile, you can get the equally-comfortable lower profile version of this sock. I have in both black and white.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Worth every penny!

    06/10/17 | By

    I bought my 1st pair 6yrs ago and they still look and feel like new. I've bought several other brands of running socks and always go back to XCCU socks. I can tell when I'm wearing them there is so much more cushion where I need it. All the other brands eventually get holes and I have to throw away but these socks seems to have 9 lives. Love my socks

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: BX


    06/09/17 | By

    I wear them to play handball. Nice socks.