Women'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

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    the best for summer gym class

    06/23/17 | By

    great

  • 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: OAQU

    Really nice new entry

    06/22/17 | By

    I really like these socks and would wear them every day if they were available in a low version. I know they are based on the Experian but the construction and slightly extra weight make them a much better choice for me.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Light

    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: TRMX

    Great socks for an amputee!!

    06/16/17 | By

    I am an amputee so don't actually do much running!! But these socks are GREAT for my "foot" for walking!!

  • 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: TRMX

    So Comfortable!

    06/12/17 | By

    These socks have a lot of cushion which makes trail running/ hiking so much easier and comfortable.

  • 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: 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