Women'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 IPFH.org'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

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXW

    I buy ONLY Thorlo Socks

    02/11/18 | By

    My diabetic feet feel as if they are wrapped in a cloud. No more swollen ankles. Also, Thorlo has best Customer Service ever. One rep gave me her home phone number. I purchased my first pair at Macdill AFB store in either 1980’s or 1990’s.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXW

    Better that the original

    02/03/18 | By

    I have idiopathic edema in both legs/ankles. While I liked the original Padds, they still leave a deep mark on my legs where the top of the socks are. These do not. The top has been re-designed with a wider strip of elastic at the top that is much more comfortable. I've already recommended them to friends. They are so much more comfortable than before.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    Thanks, Thorlo for your great advice

    01/28/18 | By

    The PADDS socks are terrific and I really appreciated one of your helpful service "counselors" advise me that my swollen feet would probably do well with these men's socks. instead of women's socks. It never occurred to me to try them. She said they wouldn't leave a mark on my leg because the tops are wider and the foot wouldn't feel so tight either. All true I ordered several more and gave a pair to my mother, who has the same foot issue, and she loved them as well, so I'll be ordering more of the same soon. I've been wearing your walking sock for well over 15 years, but they began feeling too tight after a medical issue. The PADDS sock solved a problem and I'm back to comfort, thanks to a great company that cares.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXW


    01/26/18 | By

    Very comfy, warm, and soft.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    Quality & comfort

    01/18/18 | By

    These socks are extremely comfortable. Yes, they are a bit pricey but the quality is the best I've found.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    For comfort and warmth

    01/18/18 | By

    I bought these for my husband, he loves them. He has arthritis and these are so comfortable for him during the work day. He also likes that they are not too tight around the top but still stay up. We ordered some to begin with and they ordered more and I'm sure we will keep ordering them. He also has a real tendency towards cold feet and these socks fix that problem.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXM

    Very comfortable for walking

    01/17/18 | By

    Enjoy using these socks as well as the walking socks for extended walks.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: HPOM

    Pretty Good Sock

    01/14/18 | By

    I have been buying only Thorlos socks for many years... mostly walking socks but with neuropathy in my feet I bought 4 pair of the HPOM to give them a try. They are like most Thorlos better than any socks I have been able to find. I have been happy with the fit and quality of these socks but like the walking socks I don't love the changes made to the tops of them because of that I can only give them a 4 that being said I still only buy Thorlos because being made in the U.S.A. by a very responsive ethical company means a lot to me.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPXW

    Best socks

    01/14/18 | By

    They are very comfortable & these are the only socks that keep my feet warm in the winter.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HPMW

    Great Diabetic Socks

    01/14/18 | By

    They are so comfortable. I would like to see you carry them in a slightly heavier padding not just medium. I enjoy the new top you have on the sock it doesn’t cut into my ankles.

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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