Tennis Socks

Faster Game Means More Demands on Your Feet

If you’re like many tennis players, at some point you’ve complained about blisters and achy feet—and no wonder. The way tennis is played today clearly can punish your feet. New racquet technologies are making the game faster. There used to be four seconds between hits; now there can be as few as two. The increased speed of the game increases the shearing forces placed on your feet. This means your feet are landing with the force of 3-Gs (or three times your body weight), leading to impact stresses and a condition called “tennis toe” or black toe. The result: foot protection is more important today than ever before. Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) can help.

“No more blisters on my toes. These socks are great.” Glenn B.

Power Starts with Your Feet

Your feet are critically important when you play tennis. The tennis stroke is a series of linked movements. Whatever goes through the racquet during a serve actually starts with your feet. Your power or energy transfer comes from having your feet firmly planted before and during your moves. This means the energy that eventually goes into the racquet depends upon your feet being at their best.

When your feet are uncomfortable, you won’t move as well and you’re likely to lose power. Achy feet or the twinges of a blister 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. Thorlos CTPS can help.

“Tennis is all about footwork, and this is the most comfortable and high-performing sock on the market. No chafing, blisters, and quick-wicking.” Frances T.

How Thorlos Help

Thorlos clinically-tested padding provides your feet with maximum protection. It dissipates the forces created by the sudden stops and starts and the lateral changes of direction that are repeated hundreds of times during a good tennis match. Thorlos padding has been clinically shown to reduce reduce blisters, foot pain and pressures, and wick moisture. With these damaging shearing forces in check, you can play in comfort, enjoy the game more and win more.

“They are comfortable and provide great cushioning.”  Theresa P.

Thorlos Clinically-Tested Padded Tennis Socks

Clinically-tested Thorlos padded tennis socks 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 protection:

Ball and heel padding: Protects the ball of the foot from the severe shearing and impact forces that occur during quick changes in direction and pivoting/spinning 

Toe padding: Protects against “tennis toe”—that is,  banging of the toes in the front of the shoe during sudden stops.

“I don't limp around after tennis anymore since I have been wearing Thorlos!”  Joan D.

Tennis Camp Favorite

Nowhere is the protection provided by Thorlos tennis socks more vital and beneficial than at a tennis camp. These camps are intensive. Participants are involved and on their feet for 12 hours a day or more. The cost of attending is significant. Much of the focus is on speed, agility and overall movement; therefore, sore, achy or blistered feet are not an option. The last thing you want is to be sidelined or playing less than your best. Get the most out of tennis camp by wearing Thorlos CTPS, which have been clinically shown to reduce blisters,  foot pain and pressures, and wick moisture away from the feet. For extra small feet, we recommend our kids’ sport socks.

“My 13-year-old son wore these to a 2-week tennis camp and did not get any blisters!! Most of the other kids were complaining of blisters on their feet and how they hurt when they played tennis that day.  My son totally agrees these were a life saver.”  Beth 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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Thorlos Lite Padded Performance Socks

If your feet don’t hurt during or after playing tennis, we recommend Thorlos Lite padded socks. Our Lite padding provides more protection and comfort than other thin socks on the market. They come in two styles:

            Thorlos Lite Padded Tennis Socks: Provide additional protection in the toe area

            Experia®: Lightweight protection with an aerodynamic fit; comes in 12 colors

30-Day Brand Promise Guarantee

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

“Would recommend these socks anytime. They are well worth the investment!” Herschel R.

Employee Favorite

“I grew up playing a lot of sports. As a teenager, I never thought about the type of socks or shoes I wore. By the time I was in my mid 20s and started playing competitive tennis with USTA, my feet were already giving me problems because of the cheap cotton socks I had worn all those years playing sports. While at a Davis Cup event in Georgia, I ran across Thorlos padded socks and decided to give them a try. I could not believe the difference. I could play without my feet hurting. I could play longer. Now, in my 40s, I can still play just as long as I did in my 20s… not play as good… but play just as long, with Thorlos TMM - Tennis CTPS.”—Cori Peters, Social Media

Reviews for Thorlos TENNIS

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Socks for all purposes

    02/14/18 | By

    I have loved Thorlo socks ever since I bought my first pair in 1998. I have been a fan ever since as well as a lifelong customer. I I love my new socks that I purchased. I will continue to wear Thorlo socks for as long as your company continues to operate. Looking forward to ordering more in the future.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TX

    I never leave home without 'em!

    02/12/18 | By

    An actual shoe salesperson (remember them?) sold me a pair when I was in college in the late 80's and told me I'd never wear another kind of sock and he was right. I spend all day walking on concrete in addition to long walks to and from work so foot comfort is very important to me and Thorlo's are by far the best socks made. They're soft on the bottom, cool on the top, and are the most durable socks ever. I've never had the upper elastic wear out and have recommended Thorlos to many coworkers, even letting at least one try a pair when I got some delivered to the shop.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: T

    Wifey's footies!

    02/11/18 | By

    I got 5 of these for the Mrs. She uses them for footies when she goes to bed. She loves the pink color and they keep her toesies toasty.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks for walking, crossfit and zumba.

    02/11/18 | By

    I LOVE the extra cushion right where you need it most. I feels great to have the padding under the balls of my feet and my heels. I have worn these socks for years and wouldn't have it any other way!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TX

    Thorlos Tennis Socks are AWESOME

    02/10/18 | By

    My husband was always buying cheap socks at WalMart until I surprised him one Christmas with these special tennis socks. Did he notice a difference? You bet!! Since then, he has been begging for more, which I gave him on his recent birthday. All the old, thin, worn out socks that never held up under active wear were thrown out and his entire draw is now replaced with thick-cushion Thorlos crew tennis socks, which he not only wears for tennis but casual daily wear as well. No more tired feet, sore toes, or blisters! The thick cushion & maximum protection is great and really, really works!! These socks do exactly what they are supposed to & hubby now plays in relaxed comfort!! Great product and highly recommended!!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TX

    Great socks for baseline

    02/10/18 | By

    I run a lot of balls down and am tough on my feet. I like the cushioning of these socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TMM

    Thorlo tennis socks

    02/09/18 | By

    I have other Thorlo sports socks that I've been wearing for tennis for years. I thought they were just fine until I saw that Thorlo has an actual "tennis" sock. They are so much better for the sport; great cushioning and super-soft, given this high impact sport. THANKS!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TX

    Great socks for bad feet!

    02/09/18 | By

    Cushy!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TX

    my son loves them for playing tennis

    02/08/18 | By

    My son told me the socks have changed his game!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TX

    PADDING! PADDING!

    02/08/18 | By

    The padding on these socks is especially good for feet that need the extra comfort it provides. The only problem I had was in size 9-1/2 the color on the toe was gold and in women's size smaller the color on the toe was grey. Wasn't sure if I was getting the correct sock or not. Very comfortable sock and the new band around the top holds up the socks without sagging.