Men's Trail Running Socks

A Sport that’s Tough on Your Feet

Trail running’s popularity is exploding—it’s a great form of exercise and an opportunity to meet personal challenges and surpass personal “bests.” But running up and down trails, pounding the rocks, slogging through dirt and mud, kicking up dust and dealing with the whims of the weather all take a toll on your feet. In fact, the Institute for Preventive Foot Health/NPD 2012 National Foot Health Assessment has shown that after marathoners, trail runners are more likely than any other sport enthusiast to experience foot conditions, especially blisters

“I walk/run on a dirt/gravel road and was looking for a way not to feel all the rocks in the road. These socks are so good at cushioning that I want to wear them all the time on our farm.” Phileta R.

The Right Gear is Key

Staying on your feet and on the trail requires more than good conditioning. It takes gear that’s comfortable, protects your feet and won’t let you down. Painful feet or a blister will slow you down and take a lot of the joy out of your excursion. The right shoes are important, and many manufacturers now offer a variety of all-terrain shoes to choose from. But shoes are only part of the story for off-road running. The right padded socks are also critical—and here you have only one choice if you want the best possible foot protection and comfort: Thorlos clinically-tested (CTPS) trail running socks. They will protect your feet inside your running shoe and out—the top of the padded sock has a special, one and a half -inch, snug-fit ribbed top to keep dirt and debris from entering the padded sock as you run.

“I've run thousands of miles with these trail running socks, and have tried numerous other types of socks made for trail running; these are hands down the best. The moderate cushion (medium thickness) is perfect for all conditions.” Todd S.

How Thorlos Help

Thorlos clinically-tested padding provides your feet with maximum protection. It helps reduce impact from rocks, dirt and other trail debris, and the shear forces that can lead to blisters and other injuries to the skin and soft tissues of your feet during a trail run. Made of made with our exclusive THORLON yarn and THOR•WICK® COOL fiber, Thorlos also wicks moisture away better, further protecting against blisters and other foot conditions that could interfere with your comfort and enjoyment.

“Used these with new hiking boots in August. No blisters!” Linda J.

Clinically-Tested Padding

Thorlos clinically-tested padded trail running socks are recommended if you experience foot pain or want to help prevent any foot conditions during or after running. 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: Protects the ball of the foot from the shearing and impact forces that occur while running on rough terrain. 

Toe padding: Protects against banging of the toes in the front of your trail running shoe when you’re going downhill.

“They are extremely comfortable and provide the necessary support in all of the right spots of your feet. Amazing is all I can say and is the reason I bought more and will continue to buy more as long as Thorlo continues to offer them.” Eric P.

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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Thorlos Lite Padded Socks

If your feet don’t hurt during or after trail running, we recommend our Experia® brand, which provides more protection and comfort than other thin socks on the market. Experia comes in 12 colors and offers lightweight protection with an aerodynamic fit.

30-Day Guarantee Brand Promise

Our promise to you: Your feet will feel better or your money back®!

“The cushion is great for trail running. Cheaper socks just do not protect the feet on rough dirt trails like Thorlo socks do.”  Ken O.

Reviews for Thorlos TRAIL RUNNING

  • 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: TRMX

    TRMX TRAIL AND RUNNING

    07/22/17 | By

    Nicely padded and extremely comfortable. Best running and hiking socks I own.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: OAQU

    I'm wearing them now

    07/22/17 | By

    Like walking on air

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: OAQU

    A little to heavy for summer hiking.

    07/21/17 | By

    There are a little heavy for what I was hoping for. My feet get too hot in these during hot weather. I was looking for a lighter material but these are pretty comfortable.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    excellent fit

    07/21/17 | By

    thank you for great quality!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: OAQU

    Cush plus Ventilation

    07/21/17 | By

    What's not to like?! These sox offer cushioning, they breathe and they look great, too. Easy and a joy to wear--walking, running, anytime you need sox.

  • 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: 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.