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thorlos Wx Max Cushion Walking Crew Socks
thorlos Wx Max Cushion Walking Crew Socks
  • 82% Acrylic, 13% Nylon, 5% Elastic
  • Made in the USA
  • No Closure closure
  • Turn Inside Out-Machine Wash-Liquid Fabric Softner is Recommended
  • Designed for the walker who demands excellent cushion, support, and moisture wicking
  • Features Thorlo padding in the heel, forefoot, and on top of the arch
  • Padding is clinically shown to reduce blisters, moisture, pain, and pressure

Enjoying active walks on the track, around the neighborhood or out in the countryside resulting in low to moderate stress on the feet. Specifically engineered to deliver protection and comfort for any walker prone to blisters, foot pain, or discomfort.

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 4 x 1 inches
  • Item model number: WX
  • Date First Available: April 22, 2011
  • ASIN: B0051VAQS4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #363,517 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
    • #111935 in Men's Shops
    • #1512 in Men's Athletic Socks

    I have purchased several pairs of this sock in various colors (same review on each color). It is perfect for me because it has a medium amount of padding and supportive elasticized bands around the mid foot. I have atrophy of the fat pad along the bottom of my foot and walking was becoming painful. First, I followed the advice of podiatry websites and tried to add more cushioned shoes and socks. The more padding I added the worse it got! The location of my pain is not directly in the heel but on the outside bony edge of the foot - but I've learned that pain location does not always indicate the source of the problem. When I got rid of my orthotics that worked for years (maybe they caused the atrophy?) and started walking barefoot at home, my pain diminished. Outside, I started trying the barefoot style walking shoes against the advice of my chiropractor and podiatrists who want to sell me orthotics. My pain was less than with padded shoes but I still felt I needed some cushioning for the hard surfaces we walk on in the city.

    These socks do the trick for me - just enough padding and support without constricting the movement or binding my feet too strongly. I did try the same brand in tennis style for running (cushioning was in the toe and I do not run, so no good for me) and in a thicker pink and white woman's style for walking (too much cushioning in a shoe, but okay when shoeless indoors) but they did not really help me as much as this style. Now I just have to figure out winter walking!

    These are my favorite athletic socks for hiking and walking of all time. The socks feel so soft, and they absorb moisture so well that you rarely get blisters. And they have just the right amount of thickness. I have looked high and low for these socks for 10+ years. REI used to sell them as one of their main hiking socks. I still have a couple of pairs that are on their last leg that are at least 10 years old. Then REI brought in thicker models of Thorlo socks that were too hot and not as comfortable or smart wool socks none of which I will wear. I am so jazzed that I have found my favorite socks again. New is not always better. And they beat smart wool hands down,which is about all you can find at REI anymore.

    Wonderful for my mid-foot pain! Not excessive padding but just enough. Has no padding at mid-foot but a nice supportive special weave there that gives a feeling of support. I apparently have a worn out fat pad in that part of my foot and online recommendations are to add padding. When I've done a lot of padding, my pain is actually worse. The orthotics I wore for years no longer seem to help. I do better with light support and lots of foot flexibility and no stiffness on the outside of the shoe.

    I wear these in my barefoot style walking shoes, which I am finding are the only type of shoe I can tolerate these days. The more stiffness and padding to the shoe, the worse my pain is. But these lend some feeling of support without being too constrictive and reduce foot pain in a shoe with wide toe box and flexible bottoms so my feet don't feel too constrained. I just ordered these in some more colors.

    I have purchased several pairs of this sock in various colors. It is perfect for me because it has a medium amount of padding and supportive elasticized bands around the mid foot. I have atrophy of the fat pad along the bottom of my foot and walking was becoming painful. First, I followed the advice of podiatry websites and tried to add more cushioned shoes and socks. The more padding I added the worse it got! The location of my pain is not directly in the heel but on the outside bony edge of the foot - but I've learned that pain location does not always indicate the source of the problem. When I got rid of my orthotics that worked for years (maybe they caused the atrophy?) and started walking barefoot at home, my pain diminished. Outside, I started trying the barefoot style walking shoes against the advice of my chiropractor and podiatrists who want to sell me orthotics. My pain was less than with padded shoes but I still felt I needed some cushioning for the hard surfaces we walk on in the city.

    These socks do the trick for me - just enough padding and support without constricting the movement or binding my feet too strongly. I did try the same brand in tennis style for running (cushioning was in the toe and I do not run, so no good for me) and in a thicker pink and white woman's style for walking (too much cushioning in a shoe, but okay when shoeless indoors) but they did not really help me as much as this style. Now I just have to figure out winter walking!

    I have worn Thorlo socks before and found them comfortable. I had bought a pair of black walking shoes, so I bought these black Thorlo socks to go with them. I had been wearing the new walking shoes with white Thorlo socks, and while not a fashion statement, they were comfortable. After wearing the black Thorlo socks with the same shoes, however, a blister developed on my small right toe. After investigating, there seemed to be some thick threads on the seam which appeared to be causing the problem. Reluctant to cut the short excess thread for fear of causing a hole in such expensive socks, I covered the threads with moleskin. I'm not sure if it will take care if the problem or not, plus I will have to remember to remove the moleskin before washing. I am definitely NOT happy with this purchase. I will stick to the thicker Thorlo socks from now on...or maybe a different brand!

    Feel absolutely wonderful all day.