The Thorlo TX was designed with maximum cushion for the demands placed on any tennis players feet. Whether you are playing competitive tennis singles, or doubles on the badminton court, it is important to protect your feet from the pounding endured while going for each shot. It is the fast starts & stops, as well as the lateral movement that causes the most stress on your feet. These socks are designed to protect from the damage crated by these movements unique to court sports.
Image might be misleading, the socks i got were "grey" (med cushion) vs "brown/gold" (max cushion) -as ThorLo's colour rating states- otherwise they are nicely cushioned.
*wish they weren't so expensive but they are the only ones this cushioned, no?*