For feet that hurt
Heavy Gear Means More Pressure on Your Feet
Trekking is tough on your feet. The weight of your pack and the rest of your gear doesn’t just change your center of gravity; it also increases the pressure on your feet by weighing you down from your shoulders to your hips, to your knees, to your ankles—all the way to the soles of your feet. Add to that the rough terrain and the often, cold, wet winter weather and you are likely on the way to foot pain, blisters and other foot conditions. That’s when you know you need Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS)—to help protect your feet, keep them warm and dry by wicking moisture, and comfortable in your shoes or boots.
“Love these. I put them on and immediately felt the extra cushioning all around, so much so it felt like my boots were not going to fit. But once on I felt as though my feet were being hugged with a super comfy/warm pillow. I felt like this all day and I had walked in the snow.” Jacqueline S.
How Thorlos Trekking / Treking / Trecking Work
Shoes and boots for this activity typically have stiff shanks (the part of the boot between the midsole and outer sole that supports the arch and helps give structure to the shoes/boot). Most heavy-duty footwear is made for winter weather, and has leather uppers that resist moisture and snow. Thorlos clinically-tested padded trekking socks, in combination with properly fitted shoes or boots, are designed to help buffer your feet from pain, shear/friction forces, pressures and moisture. Our exclusive THORLON®, blended with wool and other thermal fibers, provides maximum insulation and wicking—keeping your feet dry, keeping your feet warm, keeping your feet comfortable. Spandex is used to provide additional support and comfort.
“These socks have heavy cushioning and are durable. They keep my feet dry. Having tried many other types and brands, I have settled on Thorlo TKX.” Paul V.
Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks are recommended if your feet hurt during or after your activity to help prevent any foot conditions. The padding is placed precisely where your foot needs protection, and has been clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture:
Ball and heel padding: Extra thick cushioning in the ball and heel reduces shock, impact, shear and blisters while on extended hiking trips.
Instep padding: Moderate cushioning protects against boot pressure and allows for a better fit at the arch.
Ventilation panel: Brings wicking to a whole new level, helping to keep feet warm and dry.
“I hiked 45 miles in and out of the Grand Canyon, outlying areas and Sedona trails and vortexes. I have feet issues, wear orthotics, and these Thorlos were the only thing that saved my feet. Everyone else on the trip (eight others) including two experienced guides, had feet issues. I was the only one who walked away, literally with comfortable, pain-free feet. I will only buy Thorlos!” Elaine W.
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Because of the demands the terrain and excursion length place on your feet during a typical trip, we recommend that you wear only our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), not our Lite Padded Socks (LPS), for this activity.
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“I bought two pairs and they are perfect for wearing with my Blunnies. However, I did not anticipate that my girlfriend would love them so much. They seem to keep disappearing so I will need to get some more - in her size so I can get mine back!” Richard W.
“Mostly I’m a week-end backpacker but if I have some buddies who want to do a longer trip and my schedule can accommodate it, I’m there. For those longer days and greater distances, I use the TKX. I usually pack a slightly heavier pack (extra food and clothing), and the padding in the TKX helps cushion my feet and seems to help offset the extra weight.” Rick Mende, Business Development / Product Performance
Reviews for Thorlos TREKKING
06/23/18 | By George C.
Bottom is perfect, the top is loose, jut the opposite of the OEUX. Tighter weave on top be a really good sock.
06/16/18 | By Diana P.
My husband has been wearing these socks for over 20 years. He states they cushion his feet and wear well. Worth every penny.
06/01/18 | By Debra B.
I love these socks. The bottoms are so thick my feet float in my work shoes. I can walk 6-8 hours a day in them.
06/01/18 | By Terrence B.
No more hurting/fatigue feet. These TKX have excellent padding/cushion that allow me to work in work boots 12 hrs shifts with no problem now. Comfort, comfort. They provided great comfort for years they way you have designed them with your own material. Excellent job there Thorlos! Excellent research! You have designed, then made socks in variety for all the different feet condition's/problems the public can supply you with. Thank you designing socks for our feet condintions!
05/11/18 | By Lee P.
They are extremely comfortable once i get them on. Just a tad tight on the calves.
05/07/18 | By Ive S.
I have tried Smart Wool and Darn Tough Vermont, but Thorlos are the best for comfort and I own several pair
05/03/18 | By Diane S.
Great cushioning for the balls and toes of my feet and pretty good wicking for any perspiration, but not as good as the wool blend. The top portion of the sock (which rides higher on the calf than others) seemed a bit tight when I first put it on, but it loosens fairly quickly. The design and look is the best of the hiking Thorlos I've purchased, but one only sees the design with shoes off.
03/18/18 | By Ronald G.
Very comfortable. Like them very much
03/08/18 | By Jeffrey C.
Even though I do not like wool socks, or how they feel, I cannot deny what wool socks can do. However, the fact remains, almost like an allergic reaction, I hate how wool feels against my skin. I have concluded in wearing liners under wool socks. Thorlo wool socks blends just enough comfort in to tell my skin not to react to the wool (39% I think is how much wool is in these socks). I can still feel the wool, but do not mind. I no longer need to wear liners under my wool socks. Thank you Thorlo.
02/25/18 | By David H.
As I prefer Thorlos made with Thor-Wick Cool (as opposed to Thor-Lon), but needing socks for walking/hiking, and not seeing any with Thor-Wick Cool, it was suggested I try these, as the Thor-Lon content is only 38%, so I did. Wearing them for a full day, I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable they are. The upper part of the sock has a snug fit, but is fine, just tighter than other Thorlos I own. Overall, I found these socks be be comfortable, with good flow-thru ventilation.