Women's Hiking Socks For Feet That Hurt


Hiking Puts Your Feet at Risk

Whether you’re a “weekend warrior” or long-distance hiker, no matter how acclimated your feet are to the trail, something always can happen that puts your feet at risk for a blister or other injury. Don’t just cover your feet; protect them with Thorlos clinically-tested padded hiking socks. Thorlos padding has been shown in independent research studies to reduce not only blisters, but also foot pain, pressures that can lead to skin abrasions, and moisture (which promotes blister formation and creates an environment for fungal infections). To further reduce moisture, Thorlos are made with THORLON®, a proprietary synthetic fiber that is superior at both moving moisture away from your feet and staying resilient throughout the day, and THOR•WICK®COOL, also known for its excellent moisture-wicking properties.

For Every Terrain

When you hike, your feet are subjected to a repetitive heel-to-toe motion, and that motion often is interrupted by steep ascents, scrambling across rocks and boulders, downhill stretches, and even off-trail excursions (planned or not!) that can involve dramatic changes in terrain. And, of course, depending on the time of year and geographic location, the temperature can range from 100+ degrees to sub-zero.

“After trying a lot of other socks, the only ones that I will buy are Thor-Lon hikers. Wool irritates my feet, and only the Thorlo cushioning keeps me cruising the woods.” Paul S.

Made Specifically for Hiking

To enjoy hiking more and to be able to do it day after day, trip after trip, you need to protect your feet from its rigors with the most protective hiking socks available. The variable-density padding of Thorlos engineered padded socks (thicker in the ball and heel areas and less dense in the arch) follows the anatomical design of your feet. It protects the weight-bearing areas and reduces the chances of chafing, blistering and skin injuries caused by the pressure, impact and shear forces that constantly act on your feet when you’re hiking.

Our padded hiking socks are available in a range of styles that work on all terrains, in all climates and for all intensities—wool blends for warmth and synthetic blends (THORLON, THOR•WICK®COOL) for maximum wicking in summer--as well as multiple weights of padding so you can get just what you need for the specific terrain, weather, and level of hiking you prefer. Our women’s clinically-tested hiking socks also feature elastic around the ankle for added support, a smaller heel pocket and a custom toe box to provide a better fit for a woman’s foot.

"I love to be in the outdoors, so my wife and I have a standing date every Saturday morning to go on a different hike each week. The problem is I'm 59 years old and overweight. So my boots and socks take all the abuse. I always got blisters when I wore cotton athletic socks. Now that I bought a few pairs of Thorlos hiking socks I don't get blisters, so we've been able to go father and on more difficult hikes and really enjoying the outdoors again." Tom S.

“These socks cushion my feet in all the right places. They provide warmth without suffocation. The Thorlon-wool blend eliminates "wool rash" on my ankles. I bought my first hikers in 2007 and in 2010 I ordered more. I won't hike or camp without them. All my Thorlos are still wearing well and they always outlast me on the trail. Great company, great socks!” Mary G.

When properly fitted with your hiking boots or trail shoes, Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks for hiking will protect your feet on any terrain, in any climate.

If you don’t experience pain while hiking or after hiking, and prefer maximum protection and lighter weight, try Thorlos Lite padded socks. They’re available in men’s, women’s and unisex styles in a variety of blended fabrics.

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From the Street to the Summit

The Thorlos outdoor line offers everything you need from the “street to the summit”…from styles that are great for greenway walking to styles that have been used to summit Everest – and everything in between.

For the Street: Our Street products are designed for feet that don’t hurt on pavement to hard-pack trails, for use with performance running or trail running footwear: Experia®, UHLX featuring THOR•WICK®COOL

Our products for the Trail, Approach and Summit all use clinically-tested padding, which is recommended if you experience foot pain during or after participating or if you want to prevent any foot conditions.

For the Trail: Relatively flat to rolling terrain, carrying day pack, for use with mid- or light-duty boots, trail runners or low-cut hikers: LTH, WLTH, TRMX, TRHXM and TRHXW padded hiking socks featuring THORLON, THOR•WICK®COOL and Merino wool

For the Approach: Challenging terrain, carrying pack with 20 pounds or more, for use with mid-duty boots: KX, KXW, KLT padded hiking socks featuring Thorlon and wool blend

For the Summit: Extreme climates (sub-zero weather), difficult terrain, heavy packs, for use with mid-duty or heavy-duty boots: TKX, ST trekking and mountaineering padded socks featuring THORLON and wool blend.

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“I was a dyed-in-the-wool fan of pure wool socks till I found these.” Jesse S.


With Thorlos, we promise: Your feet will feel better or your money back®!

Employee Favorite

“I started backpacking nearly 40 years ago. After a long layoff, I hit the trails again and have been hiking and backpacking for more than seven years now. The KLT gives me the versatility I need for whatever I encounter. It’s protective enough for me to carry up to a 30-pound pack, and warm enough for most weather I encounter 9 or 10 months of the year. The wool content provides excellent insulation, and if I use it with a liner, it’s perfect even for warmer weather. I have experimented with a lot of different styles and combinations with and without liners, and will continue to do so. But so far I have always come back to the KLT.” Rick Mende, Business Development / Product Performance

Reviews for Thorlos HIKING

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Wear them everyday!!

    09/17/18 | By

    I work in the medical field and these socks go well with every pair of sneakers I own.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Great for tennis!

    09/17/18 | By

    These socks give me the cushion I need for a long tennis match. Love the colors!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    New joy!!!

    09/16/18 | By

    These socks are padded in the right spots and allow for airflow and moisture control...looking forward to my next purchase!!!!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTH

    Best socks ever!

    09/16/18 | By

    I discovered these while shopping for boots in 1974. I’ve worn these exclusively ever since in various colors. Great for everyday. Very durable. I wear them for hiking, mowing, even at office ... for everything. I’ve tried numerous other brands/styles ... always come back to these.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHMX

    Best all-time socks!

    09/16/18 | By

    I’ve worn Thorlo socks virtually exclusively since 1974 when I discovered them in a boot shop. I wear the ankle-highs with shorts all summer long. I would acquire other colors if they be ame available.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best workout socks..period!!

    09/15/18 | By

    These socks feel great and energize my feet for heavy workouts of Combat, boxing and kickboxing. The “pad” gives extra cushion to my feet during workouts and also aid the arch of my foot. Love these socks!!!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: KLT

    Best all round socks, period.

    09/14/18 | By

    Good. I have used these socks for years for backpacking, hiking, trail walking and work but which to another brand because they became a bit expensive. Got a chance at a cheaper price and am back. They are comfortable, wear well, the elastic never goes, and provide good support for older feet and legs. Highly recommended.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Padded just right

    09/14/18 | By

    I love these socks, they pad in the right place, fit snug but not tight. This sock does everything right.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TRHXM

    Super durable, super comfortable

    09/09/18 | By

    The Thorlos TRHXM socks have a great look for sandals, and provide great foot protection and support for work and hiking boots as well. My feet stay dry, nicely cushioned without slippage and friction, so never any blisters or discomfort walking for miles. A great value because of the quality and durability. They will outlast cheaper, less comfortable socks by far, keeping their fit, look, and functionality for a long time.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Great walking socks

    09/06/18 | By

    These are great socks I like padding in the heel and the ball of my feet.