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Nov 25, 2013

Experia "Crew" by Thor-Lo sock review

A couple months ago I received a pair of Thor-Lo's new Experia Crew socks, powered by THORLO Pads for review.  Here's what I received:

A few things about these Experia by Thor-Lo socks:
  • They are lite padded socks - for feet that do not hurt during or after your activity
  • They have "Thorlo pads" at the ball and heel of the feet to provide extra protection
  • Everywhere else around the foot they are lightweight material and have a glove like fit
  • They are crew length socks made with Coolmax to help with moisture
  • The sock is made with 73% Coolmax, 10% Nylon, 15% polyester and 2% elastic
  • Unisex fit
First I want to preface this with the fact that I love Experia by Thorlo.  I wear the thin cushion Experia with merino wool/silk blend socks(Review HERE) during winter.  These are the only socks that keep my feel warm when the temperatures go below 30 degrees.  Under 30 degrees, I wear them exclusively.

The "Crew" socks have a very similar feel.  If you have not worn their brand before, they do take a little getting used to since they have the Thorlo pads on the ball and heel.  Initially, it feels like you have so much more material in those areas, and you do.  I will say, however, that the extra material is great for running.  After a few runs in the socks, they feel very comfortable and you don't notice the extra material in those areas.  What you do feel is a comfortable ride while running.
Crew length, padding only where needed
The remaining portion of the socks is ultra lightweight so they put the padding where it's needed most for runners.  These particular socks do not have merino wool in them so they are not as warm as the socks I typically wear for winter but they are very comfortable for temperatures above 30 degrees.  They keep your feel cool with the Coolmax material.

I'm not a huge fan of crew length socks.  I only have a few pairs of any socks that I wear in that length so I'm not sure that I would personally run in these frequently.  I do believe these are great socks to use while hiking or other activities, even in the winter, since the crew length becomes more of a necessity and it's not necessary to always wear wool for other activities.
Excellent quality and fit
Overall, the socks do what is promised which is to keep your feel cool, keep them comfortable and help give you the protection your feet need during activities.  They are made with Thor-Lo excellent quality, made in the USA, and are very durable and will last for many years.  My other Thor-Lo socks I've used for all of last winter and part of this winter and they still look like new.

Thor-Lo is currently offering a sale on all of their socks through January 4th.  Buy three, get one free.  That's a great deal for these high quality socks.  Retail price is $16.99 for these reviewed.

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Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

Note:  I received a pair of complimentary Experia socks in exchange for this review.  All opinions on this blog are my own and I was not required to give a particular opinion on this product.


  1. My dad recently purchased a pair of the cool max mirco mini-crew socks for me and I love them!!! I definitely plan on purchasing more of these socks. Not only do I love how they feel but the socks are hot pink. :-)

    1. Yes, the mini-crew is more my style. They are nice but I prefer short socks for running.