Walking Socks

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

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: XCXU

    XCXU UNISEX EXERIA

    03/24/17 | By

    Not as soft as the white Thorlos socks

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    Great everyday socks.

    03/24/17 | By

    I feel good when I wear these socks. I feel good like I knew I would. I feel nice, sugar and spice. So good, so good; I got on Thorlos! Hey! ( with apologies to James Brown.)

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: WX

    loved these socks before you changed them

    03/23/17 | By

    mixed feelings. At size 10.5-11, my feet are at the upper end of women's sizes, so the sock heel slips under my foot heel and the cushion is not in the right place. When I went up a size they were way too big. I should send them back, but I love the fiber. So I have nice soft socks that wick moisture away, but are too big for my feet. The excess forms wrinkles that are uncomfortable. I have worn these for years, and they used to be my favorite socks. They were sturdy and lasted a long time so well worth the money. I liked them better before the "improvements", seemed to fit better before. If your feet fit thorlo sizes, these are the best socks in the world, but for me, not so much and I am very disappointed.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks

    03/22/17 | By

    Thank you,for excellent sock !! AAA++++

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: XCMU

    good feel but I am not convinced they will last long..

    03/21/17 | By

    The socks feel great, however, of the several pair I bought, so far two that I have worn are not properly finished at the heal seam. There are all kinds of little threads protruding making them look like old socks instead of only having been worn once. It remains to be seen if this will impact how long they last.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    Great Socks for Walking

    03/20/17 | By

    The walking socks are very soft and soothing!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    Best for walking

    03/19/17 | By

    I never have to think about my feet because they are so comfortable

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    great socks just too low cut for me

    03/19/17 | By

    I love Thorlos socks, but now that I've run in these a few times I'm regreting getting the low cut ones. I wish you made ones that are a little higher in fun colors.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    BEST EVER SOCKS FOR RUNNING

    03/19/17 | By

    These socks are cushiony and makes you feel like you're running on clouds!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    BEST EVER SOCKS FOR RUNNING

    03/19/17 | By

    These socks are cushiony and makes you ffel like you're running on clouds!