Walking Socks For Feet That Hurt

A Great Way to Get & Stay in Shape

There’s no doubt about it: walking is the safest, simplest form of exercise that can help you trim your waistline and improve your health. The problem is, sore, tired, achy feet can keep you on the couch. That’s where Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) for walking can help. They’re specially designed for walking, with padding clinically shown to help protect your feet from blisters, pain and soreness, as well as the pressures and moisture that can cause other serious foot conditions. The result: feet that are protected, profoundly comfortable and ready to go walking tomorrow.  

“I wear orthotics and my feet need to be cushioned. These socks don't bunch up and keep the sock smooth so the bottom of my feet don't get sore.”  Kathy G.

So it becomes easy to take a brisk half-hour walk five days a week, which is all you need to meet US national physical activity guidelines. Do more—more time, more distance, more intensity—and the benefits to your heart, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, weight and mood increase exponentially.

“Love my new magic socks! Like walking on air and they stay put, too. No sliding down into my shoes.”  Gaye P.

Thorlos CTPS—Activity-Specific, Uniquely Designed

While incorporating Thorlos hallmark ball-and-heel padding, Thorlos clinically-tested padded walking socks are lighter in weight to make your walks effortless. These incredibly comfortable socks also have a unique feature:  added spandex in the arch for support and a lace pad on the top of the sock to protect against “lace bite”—the pain and irritation caused by laces cutting into your foot. .Pink heel
We donate $1 per pair to a cause of your choice Women who are into distance walking will want to try our most protective walking sock, the  DWMXW, made with our proprietary THORLON yarn. These socks have a compelling story behind them. Originally, they were designed specifically to meet the needs of women committed to participating in the Breast Cancer 3-Day, a 60-mile walk benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust (the event is now known as Susan G. Komen 3-Day). Learn more about our Breast Cancer Donation Program.

Our design philosophy is all about protection from the shearing forces that cause blisters and from the pounding and impact that cause general soreness and foot fatigue, If 3-Day walkers wore Thorlos, we reasoned, they would enjoy their training more and, as a result, they would be more prepared to enjoy the special experience of walking with thousands of new friends. So the THORLO Company not only became an official sponsor of the event, we designed a new padded sock for distance walking and named it HEROs®in honor of the women who have battled and are battling breast cancer and the women who will wear them while they walk for the cause.

We also offer high-protection, moderate-cushion unisex styles made with THORLON: WX, WMX, WMM.

“I just finished walking in my third 3-day, 60-mile walk for breast cancer. This is also my third year wearing Thorlos WMM socks. They are like heaven on my feet! I couldn't have made it without these socks.”  Tonya M.

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 you don’t experience pain during or after walking and prefer padded socks with both maximum comfort and an even lighter weight, try our Lite padded socks. Choose from four different styles, all made with THOR•WICK®COOL.

  • Men’s Thorlos Thin Padded Walking (LWXM, LWMXM): Features Lite engineered padding in the ball and heel as well as lace pad to protect against shear and impact forces common in walking.
  • Women’s Thorlos Thin Padded Walking (LWXW, LWMXW): Features Lite engineered padding in the ball and heel as well as lace pad with a smaller heel cup and toe box to accommodate the anatomical differences in a women’s foot for an optimum fit.
  • Everyday Walker (EWH): Just like our LWMXW but with pink ball and heel pads to signal your support for the fight against breast cancer.
  • Experia®: Features a lighter, more sculpted version of our engineered padding in the ball and heel to protect against shear and impact forces. Experia provides more protection and comfort than regular thin cushion socks. 

Longer Walks, More Enjoyment

The benefits of walking go beyond physical health. Regular walks at a more leisurely pace allow you to decompress and contemplate, especially if you’re walking in nature. Walking is also a terrific social activity—easy to do with family, friends and pets! Thorlos padded walking socks will keep your feet off your mind, allowing you to walk longer while enjoying the environment and the camaraderie.

“These socks are unbelievable. I no longer have friction in areas that used to make me sore or create blisters.”George L.

Our Brand Promise to You

Try Thorlos walking socks today. Your feet will feel better or your money back®!

“Purchased them specifically because I was going to spend three consecutive days in Disneyworld with my daughter and granddaughter. My feet say ‘thank you.’"   Eileen L.

Employee Favorite

”My feet used to hurt or get hot after a long walk when I wore ordinary socks. Since I’ve been wearing Thorlos clinically-tested walking mini crew socks, my feet no longer hurt! Thorlos provide sufficient padding, comfort and protection, but not too much bulk. They also keep my feet dryer and cool, which I like.” David McBride, Marketing

Reviews for Thorlos WALKING

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    Perfect padding and breathability

    02/24/18 | By

    Good, able to leap tall buildings

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: WX

    product has changed from several years ago

    02/24/18 | By

    hot (temperature-wise). I feel like the addition of more synthetic to the walking sock (since my old batch from several years ago) makes the sock "run hot"... I've thrown out most of my older models because of holes in the bottom, but I am consistently seeking the remaining few in my sock drawer over the more recently purchased ones...

  • 2 out of 5

    Style: WX

    Not the Best Thorlo Sock

    02/23/18 | By

    Loose weave of sock makes this Thorlo not my favorite sock. Band on top of sock is not as good as my other Tholo socks, since it doesn’t hold the sock up on your foot very well. Socks shred, so you have blue fragments of sock between your toes when you take them off at night...a real disappointment.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    Best socks for hardwood floors

    02/22/18 | By

    These socks are great and although this may not be the kind of reaction that you want, they are perfect for solving the problem of what to wear in the winter to keep your feet warm and protect your hardwood floors at the same time.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    sore feet

    02/21/18 | By

    For years I have been having trouble with my feet burning and my toes rubbing on the soles of my shoes. These socks SAVED my feet. I am hiking again and walking miles with my dog. When I practice yoga I can now do it pain free as well. Although the price is a bit high, I would recommend these socks 100%. Linda, TheLadyPetSketcher.com!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    Great walking socks!

    02/17/18 | By

    These are the best socks for walking. They compliment my orthotics. I walk over 6 Miles a day and my feet feel great. I would strongly recommend them for anyone who puts on the Miles each day.

  • 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: DWMXW

    Great socks for long walks

    02/14/18 | By

    These are awesome socks. I have bunions and my feet are frequently sore, but these socks definitely help when I'm walking. Highly recommend them.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX


    02/12/18 | By

    Thorlos are the Best

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: WX

    Like the sox

    02/11/18 | By

    They are so comfy...the only drawback is that I have to put fabric softener in the rinse