Thorlos are made in Statesville, North Carolina and will always be made in Statesville, North Carolina

Owner and inventor Jim Throneburg

An American Brand Story

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The Last American Sock Brand

Today it is increasingly difficult to find products that are made exclusively in the United States (USA). In a recent poll (National Journal, 2012), the most frequently identified barrier to stronger economic growth (79% of respondents) was American companies sending jobs overseas. We at THORLO believe that with each of these migrated jobs, we may well have lost a small piece of our collective national soul, our pride, and our way of life. That’s why we have made the commitment that Thorlos padded socks will always be made here in the USA—in North Carolina.

“Our charge is to make sure we hold the brand dear so that our company does not go off shore, does not have to go off shore, does not have to be manufactured anywhere else and that we are not only the very last, but the very best padded sock manufacturing company in America." 
Rick Mathena, Statesville Plant Manager

Do you know where the other socks you wear are made today?

Extended Family Business

THORLO is a third-generation family company, and considers its employees part of that family. Everyone is committed to craftsmanship, and with that craftsmanship comes quality, value and the benefit of better feeling feet.  We take pride in making the best products and we care about the people who wear them, as well as the people who make them. We believe this kind of culture and commitment cannot be reproduced in another country. The words “made with pride in the USA” are forever etched in our minds and in our hearts.

Tour Thorlos Knitting Mill

If you happen to be part of a bus tour headed to or through North Carolina, we invite your group to stop and take a tour of our knitting mill to see true American craftsmanship in action, up close and personal. It’s a stop that will engage your mind and let you learn about how Thorlos protective clinically-tested padding will enable you to get more out of life! All members of the tour will be given a terrific discount on already reduced prices at our Outlet that’s just minutes away. Watch “Thorlos Knitting Mill Tour” sneak peek tour-operator video.

All tours are by appointment only. We’d love to entertain and educate your tour groups so they, too, can get more out of life. To learn more or schedule a trip, please email Susan Smyth.