Men's Experia Sport Socks

Experia Lite Padded Socks—Stay Active and Comfortable

A high-performance padded sock that is designed for people whose feet don’t hurt during or after activity and who love to stay on the move, whether it’s running, biking, light hiking, fitness training, distance walking, recreational golf—just about any sport you can think of that puts low-to-moderate stress on your feet.

“These socks have padding in all the right places. However they don't add bulk to the entire foot to make your shoes tight. Love them!” Monique F.

The special frame of the sock stays with you as you push yourself and push the competition, keeping your feet comfortable, cool, and protected as you jog to the gym, fitness walk, run on the treadmill, weight train, cross train or interval train.

“Wore these socks for my first marathon and loved them!” Maria L.


Experia Socks: Lite Padding with Aerodynamic Fit

We use a thinner sculpted version of our engineered padding in the ball and heel to protect against shear and impact forces, providing more protection and comfort than regular thin cushion socks. Experia features an ultra-lightweight mesh polyester frame to provide maximum breathability and an aerodynamic fit for less weight than Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks. It also provides a lightweight Achilles tendon pad that protects against rubbing and chafing while also functioning as a heel lock. The result is the ultimate padded performance sock…beyond all other performance socks.

Two Different Styles: Featuring THOR•WICK®COOL and Merino Wool/Silk


Features include sculpted thinner padding, made primarily with THOR•WICK®COOL to wick moisture away from your feet to the outside of the padded socks, where it can evaporate quickly, keeping your feet cool and comfortable.

Colors: white, black, royal blue, pink,turquoise, navy, berry, electric/neon, yellow, and green.

“I bought these because I love the Experia white low-cut socks that I wear for walking in the summer. I bought these to take to Europe this fall. I have tested them out while doing day long chores that required me to be on my feet. They are just what I hoped for! They are in the suitcase ready to go.” Linda R.

Merino Wool/Silk Design (XWCU)

Features a unique blend of merino wool/silk that adds a bit of warmth (especially for your toes!) during cold weather activities.

Colors: charcoal, chestnut brown, forest green, celery, khaki, pink and blue.

“I wondered about the design and the use of wool and silk in the same socks but after wearing the first three pairs, I ordered three more. They are the most comfortable socks I have. The wool pads the contact points and the silk wicks away moisture.” Gary W.

Why High Design Socks?

Experia multi-sport, performance-engineered LPS are the perfect choice for active people without foot pain or other foot problems and are engineered for activities where less weight and an aerodynamic fit are important. They provide just the right amount of padding in the feet’s strike zones, giving you a competitive edge and, at the same time, the most protection possible without a change in shoe size.

“Best socks I have ever used when distance running. Able to run more often and for longer distances without my feet hurting!” Jeffrey C.

If your feet hurt during or after running/jogging, we strongly recommend our clinically-tested padded running socks. To learn more click here.

Employee Favorite

“I was introduced to them at a marathon expo and initially purchased them for running.  But I discovered this is the perfect sock for everything, from golf to tennis to a walk in the park with my dog. I no longer get blisters when wearing the Experia with THOR•WICK®COOL and my feet don’t feel as wet” Wendy Hogan, Account Service Representative

Brand Promise Guarantee

Try Thorlos padded socks for 30 days. If you don’t agree your feet feel better than when wearing regular socks, we’ll refund your money.

Reviews for Thorlos EXPERIA® MULTI-SPORT

  • 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: XEOU

    Best compression for calf tightness

    10/05/18 | By

    Great! I love them on my long runs of 10+ miles!

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCCU

    Right balance of cushion and thinness

    09/20/18 | By

    Great- love them!