Fitness Socks

Stay Fit with Thorlos

What do you do to stay fit? Whether it’s weight training, cross training, Zumba® or other group fitness or conditioning classes, the padding in Thorlos clinically-tested padded fitness socks will help protect your feet from blisters, pain and soreness, as well as the pressures and moisture that set the stage for other serious foot conditions.

“These socks are comfortable for all activities. They keep my feet from sweating, are easy to maintain, and worth the cost.” Dane L.

Available in men’s and women’s styles, these engineered padded socks are specially designed to accommodate the differences between men and women’s feet so that both are well protected and comfortable. Research has shown differences with respect to such characteristics as ankle circumference, circumference of the ball of the foot (greater in men) and circumference of the instep (greater in men). We take these and other differences into account when designing these activity-specific padded socks.

“I like the wonderful soft material and the cushiony feel of these socks while I work out at the gym.” Richard W.

When your feet feel better, your workouts will be better and you’ll reap more benefits from engaging regularly in the fitness activities you love.

Thorlos Fitness Socks—Like No Other Activity-Specific Socks

Spandex around the arch of the foot—that’s the defining difference between Thorlos foot protection for fitness and Thorlos other activity-specific padded socks. That band of spandex provides support and stability—extra protection during the twisting and lateral movements that are part of most aerobic dance and other group fitness classes. Add that to moderate cushioning in the heel and thick cushioning in the ball of the foot for maximum shear/friction, impact and shock absorption—and exclusive THORLON® fiber that rapidly wicks moisture—and you have a winning combination for all of your fitness activities. These padded socks are especially beneficial if you have narrow feet—they stay in place and don’t twist around during those “cool moves.”

Two Types of Foot Protection

Thorlos clinically-tested padded fitness socks are for you if you cross train by engaging in various sports and activities, but have experienced foot pain, discomfort or injury—or if you want to do all you can to avoid foot problems in the future. If you participate in high-intensity aerobics or other fitness activities that create high foot stress, you’ll want to wear these comfortable yet resilient and long-lasting Thorlos.

For maximum protection: Men’s XT and Women’s AX, ARX,AMX—all made with THORLON®, THORLO’s patented, moisture-wicking fabric.

“No other sock fits, wears and holds up as well as these do. Do not even try any other sock.” Polly 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.

Click this link to see our FIRST PAIR FREE OFFER.

If you don’t have any foot conditions and prefer padded socks with both maximum comfort and minimum weight, try our Experia® Lite padded socks. They are appropriate for lower impact workouts and other activities that don’t stress the feet, such as t’ai chi and yoga. Experia, with Engineered Padded Technology®, provide noticeably more protection and comfort than regular cushion-sole socks with less padding from heel to toe.

“Great balance in every movement.” Edwin T.

For more protection and comfort than regular socks: Experia, powered by Thorlos pads, Unisex XWCU, Unisex XCCU, XCMU with THOR•WICK®COOL


Our brand promise to you: Your feet will feel better or your money back®!

Reviews for Thorlos FITNESS

  • 2 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    No matter what size you get, these slide down your heel. Don't bother.

    10/14/18 | By

    Though I have had very good luck with a number of Thorlo socks, and I really appreciate the colors of these "XCCU" socks, they slide down my heels. I've tried multiple pairs in three different sizes, with four different running shoes, and ALL OF THEM slide down my heels! EVERY SINGLE PAIR! I don't know what's wrong with these socks. I don't know if it's an elasticity issue or what, but they just don't work. I wear about a size 10.5 running shoe. I have tried these in the sizes that are marked on the socks as 11, 12, and 13. With most other socks, I've used a slightly small size, so that's why I started with the size 11 ones. Admittedly, Thorlo lists that as a bit small, so I ordered the ones marked size 12, which are supposedly the correct size for my feet. But, no dice. They slid down my heels within minutes. So... I then ordered them in the size that has a 13 stitched into them, above the toes. They're just a bit better, but a bit bulky in my shoes, as they're really otherwise too big for my feet. I just can't win with these. So, now, I have about ten pairs of these and not one of them is really wearable. Maybe your feet/ankles aren't shaped like mine. I weigh 155 lbs am 5', 10" tall and have what I think look like pretty normal men's ankles, and run about 20 miles a week in size 10.5 Mizuno Wave Prophecy or various very squishy Nikes, also at size 10.5. Sadly, these are a complete failure for me. (I'm going to rate Thorlos, in general, higher that I would just for this particular sock, because many of their other socks are quite good. But, this sock would get a zero!)

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: ARX

    Love these

    10/06/18 | By

    So soft and comfortable. Just what I wanted. They have enough padding also.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Great socks for tennis!

    10/04/18 | By

    My feet have padding where I need it. Great socks from a great company.

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: ARX

    not the aerobic socks of my youth

    10/02/18 | By

    Years ago when the aerobics fad 1st began ,we put on our colored high top Reeboks for aerobics and with it we wore a high top sock by Thor-Lo...they came in different colors and they fit loosely over the hightop sneakers.We used to call them scrunchies.They felt very comfortable and when worn for long periods of time...they stayed feeling very comfortable.When taken off,they left NO MARKS a few inches above the high top sneakers.Recently,I went looking for the exact same style of Thor-Lo. Customer service directed me to the ARX model,so I purchased a threesome.They look the same,but the fit on top is not loose,in fact,it leaves elastic marks on my legs when I remove them! All I can say is I'm very disappointed,wish I had more pairs of the previous years ago style.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCMU

    Best socks for tingly feet and hands

    09/29/18 | By

    My feet feel normal

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks!

    09/29/18 | By

    I feel like I could walk and never stop.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: AMX

    Best for my fitness workout

    09/28/18 | By

    The bottom of my feet were aching after my strength / cardio workouts. I've purchased Thorlo's in the past so it made sense to check these out. And I have to say they have helped immensely. Won't wear anything but these going forward.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    My Husband Loves These!

    09/27/18 | By

    My husband needed some short socks so I ordered these for him. I notice that he chooses these a lot more often than his other brands. So there! : )

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Best socks for wearing spin/cycle shoes

    09/27/18 | By


  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Great for Pickleball!

    09/23/18 | By

    These are the best socks ever for the beating your feet take when playing Pickleball (or tennis). I have been wearing them for several years and will never buy anything else.