Men's Health Padds Socks

Protect Your Feet: Soft-Tissue Management of Diabetic Feet

If you are among the more than 25 million adults in the United States with diabetes, you will appreciate the benefits of Thorlos Health Padds clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), highly effective diabetic socks with unique padding clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture. Blisters and any other lesion or break in the skin can set the stage for diabetic ulcerations and amputation. Thorlos padding protects the feet’s skin/soft-tissue so these are less likely to occur.

“Since I started wearing Thorlos socks I don't get blisters on my feet. As a diabetic, this is very important!” Sherry M.

According to the US National Institutes of Health and National Library of Medicine, if you have diabetes you are more likely to have foot problems. Diabetes can damage your nerves (diabetic neuropathy), which may make you less able to feel an injury or pressure on the skin of your foot. Thus, you might not notice a foot injury (unrecognized trauma to the feet) until severe damage or infection develops. This is why skin/soft-tissue management of the feet is critical if you have diabetes.

Diabetes also changes your body's ability to fight infections—a cut or sore may take a long time to heal, if it heals at all. Damage to blood vessels because of diabetes results in less blood and oxygen getting to your feet. Because of this, small sores or breaks in the skin may become deeper skin ulcers; if skin ulcers do not improve, get larger or go deeper into the skin, your toes, foot or leg may have to be amputated. That’s why it’s vitally important to properly manage the skin/soft tissue of the feet and see your health care provider regularly, have regular foot exams and check and care for your feet every day (see's article on "Daily Foot Care for People with Diabetes/), especially if you already have nerve or blood vessel damage or current foot problems. Clearly, preventive foot care is critical for a person with diabetes.

“These are the best. Having diabetic foot issues, I value the safety and performance of these socks.” Herbert A.

How Health Padds Help with Soft-Tissue Management of the Feet

Thorlos have been clincially show to reduce pressure on your feet by 31%

Thorlos Health Padds have padding that is uniquely designed and engineered for people with diabetes and can help protect against the negative consequences of diabetes-related foot conditions. The padding of these diabetic socks, which our customers and health professionals tell us are highly effective in providing diabetic foot protection, has been clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, foot pressures and moisture.

Diabetic Foot Condtions and solutions Thorlos CTPS clinical padding provides

Taken together, these benefits provide unique, clinically shown comprehensive protection for the skin/soft tissues of the feet, thereby addressing the major foot-health risks associated with diabetes.

“Being diabetic, I must pamper my feet and these socks are perfect with my new exercise shoes. They are so comfortable I wear them often.” Mary M.

Thorlos Health Padds CTPS Will Help You Stay Active

Staying active is a key to managing your diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, regular activity can: improve your blood sugar, lower your blood pressure, help you lose weight, lower your risk of other health problems such as heart attack or stroke, give you more energy, reduce stress and improve your flexibility.

“I walk daily for my diabetes and I swear by these socks. It is common for diabetics to have feet problems but with these socks to cushion my feet, I've had none. I highly recommend them!” Judi H.

Health Padds can help you get or stay active by making your feet as comfortable as possible, reducing any pain and thereby making it easier to be on your feet for longer periods. You will also have peace of mind that your feet will be protected during activity, reducing the chances of blisters, pressures and moisture…the causes of ulceration.

“A sales person recommended these socks for my boyfriend who has diabetes and needs good socks/shoes, especially to work out. These are the first we purchased and he has been able to be active w/out foot problems. I am online buying more.” Wendy V.

Recommended Products

Thorlos offers two types of clinically-tested padded socks for the diabetic foot:

Thorlos Health Padds are for people with diabetes whose feet are not at immediate risk of ulceration or amputation. Note that if your doctor says your feet are at risk for ulceration or amputation, it is important to see your doctor regularly, get regular foot exams and check your feet at least daily.

Thorlos MEDDS® are available by prescription only for people with diagnosed diabetes whose feet are at risk of ulceration or amputation. Call us toll-free (888-846-7567) to discuss the process for obtaining this product.

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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If you have diabetes, your feet are at risk and you need the best foot protection possible. We recommend that you wear only our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), not our Lite Padded Socks (LPS).

Proper Fitting Is Critical

You will maximize the benefits of Thorlos clinically-tested padding by having your shoes properly fitted with your Thorlos padded socks at the shoe store. See instructions on how to get a professional fit here: “How to Fit Thorlos with Footwear.”

“I am a diabetic, so getting all three pieces to the foot care/protection puzzle right is a must...proper shoe fit, correct orthotics, and, most importantly, a great pair of cushioned Thorlo socks!” Tom O.

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Reviews for Thorlos HEALTH PADDS

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: HPXW

    Good cushioning but...

    05/22/17 | By

    These socks are soft & cushy but allow my feet to slide inside my work shoes. As I do a lot of walking on uneven surfaces @ my job, this is less than ideal.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    Wondering why?

    05/20/17 | By

    I only wear thorlos but two of my new socks immediatley got holes after a few wearings, not same pair This never happened before

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPMW

    Super soft

    05/17/17 | By

    I feel like these socks hug my feet. They are very comfortable.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPMW

    Best socks for Aching feet!

    05/15/17 | By

    I bought these for my mom who is a diabetic and has neuropathy in her feet. She cannot say enough great things about how much they have relieved her foot pain. Now she can go out walking without the pain!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    They are for my son who loves them

    05/07/17 | By


  • 4 out of 5

    Style: HPMW

    Lounging socks

    05/06/17 | By

    This are nice padded socks. They do not fit as loose as I like for sleeping.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXW

    Foot pain solved

    04/24/17 | By

    These are the most comfortable socks i have ever owned. For the first time in years my feet dont hurt! I can wear my shoes or boots all day and forget about my feet. The padding is just right and my feet are never too hot or cold. Do yourself a favor and get some today!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPMM


    04/15/17 | By


  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXW

    Black is back

    04/15/17 | By

    Like I do with my white ones-fine! I have been waiting for the black color to come back.

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    I have other socks that gives as much cushion

    04/09/17 | By

    your basketball socks offer a lot more cushion than the hpxm

Frequently Asked Questions

The content on this page has been reviewed by Dr. Kevin Soden MD, THORLO’s Chief Medical Officer, and Jerome Gallenstein, THORLO’s Staff Certified & Licensed Pedorthist