Beyond INDUSTRIAL SOCKS

Engineered Foot Protection

Industrial Inside
Industrial Outside
  • Low profile toe seam won’t rub or irritate feet.

  • Constructed with THORLON® fibers for superior softness, resilience, durability, and moisture-wicking for drier, better feeling feet.

  • Unique padding in the ball and heel specifically engineered for on-the-job activities, clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture.

  • Unique padding in the ball and heel specifically engineered for on-the-job activities, clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures and moisture.

  • Cushioned arch for a better fit and less pressure on the feet for more comfort.

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For Feet That Hurt

During or after your activity

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For Feet That Do Not Hurt

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Your Feet Will Feel Better Or Your Money Back®

At Work Industrial socks

Clinically-Tested Padded Socks For Feet That Hurt

Working Hard Means Stressing Your Feet

Working a 10-,12- or even 24-hour shift on concrete floors in steel toe boots or safety toe boots can be torture on your feet. This kind of foot stress is true for a trade worker, construction worker or steel worker The same is true of a production worker, someone who works in a warehouse environment or operates heavy equipment or anyone else who spends extended periods of time on his or her feet at work. We know these jobs don’t just pound away at the feet; the repetitive impact has a ripple effect through the ankles, knees, hips and to the spinal cord and back. Over time, it all adds up to multiple problems. Thorlos will help.

“I bought these for my husband who works 24-hour shifts. He says that usually by dinner time his feet are hurting but he really noticed a difference wearing the Thorlos, Thanks!”  Teresa B.

Thorlos Clinically-Tested Padded Socks = Protection & Comfort

We make six different styles of Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) to help protect your feet from the pounding they receive during a hard day’s work. All are designed to address the foot aches and pains that surface during the day and help prevent foot conditions from occurring in the first place. Thorlos engineered padding has been clinically shown to reduce foot aches and pain. Its moisture-wicking properties move moisture away from your feet. Thorlos padding has also been shown in independent research to reduce blisters (excessive moisture is the catalyst for blister formation). Reducing blisters, pain, pressures and moisture means your feet will be more comfortable—and better protected— throughout a long day at work.

“Best uniform socks available. Period. Stop looking; you won't find anything better. These socks make the difference in comfort, and last for years. They wick away moisture from perspiration and give you all-day-long comfort. I literally just got home from a 14- hour tour of duty and my feet and calves felt like first thing in the morning. I even wore a pair of these 3 years ago with those god-awful rental tuxedo shoes for my daughter's wedding. No blisters, no pain, and danced the night away. I've been wearing Thorlos for years both on and off duty, and while they can be costly, you can find sales if you shop wisely. You get what you pay for, and with Thorlos, you actually get more.”  Timothy K.

“These socks are comfortable to wear, giving the soles of my feet the padding I need to get through the day. I recommend them!”  Margaret E.

Thorlos Protect Your Feet From the Steel Plates in Steel Toe Shoes 

It’s impossible for a regular tube sock to protect your foot from the steel plates and steel shanks in a steel toe or safety boot. Here, too, Thorlos do the job.

“I wear heavy, steel toe, leather boots to work for 12 hours. These socks are amazingly comfortable.”  Robert L.

“My husband wears steel toed work boots all day and LOVES these socks. More cushioning and awesome moisture wicking make his feet happier!”  Deanna G.

Thorlos places its clinically-tested engineered padding in precisely the right places for maximum protection and comfort.  Here is a brief review of the six styles:

            Uniform Steel Toe Mid-Calf (WLST)  Features:

  • padding over the toes to protect from abrasions otherwise common in steel toe boots
  • padding to protect the ball and heel from shearing and impact forces that cause blisters and foot fatigue
  • light padding at the instep to protect against lace pad pressure and arch area for better fit

            Uniform Support Over-the-Calf (WGXS)  Features:

  • padding to protect the ball and heel from shearing and impact forces that cause blisters and foot fatigue
  • light padding at the instep to protect against lace pad pressure and in the arch area for better fit
  • extra spandex throughout to provide support and reduce fatigue

            Uniform White Toe Over-the-Calf (WSXL) & Crew (WSX) Features:

  • white THORLON in the forefoot to help prevent skin irritation
  • padding to protect the ball and heel from shearing and impact forces that cause blisters and foot fatigue
  • light padding at the instep to protect against lace pad pressure and in the arch area for better fit

            Uniform Crew (WGX) & Mini-crew (WGMX)  Features:

  • padding to protect the ball and heel from shearing and impact forces that cause blisters and foot fatigue
  • light padding at the instep to protect against lace pad pressure and in the arch area for better fit

            Uniform Over-the-Calf (WDB)  Features:

  • padding to protect the ball and heel from shearing and impact forces that cause blisters and foot fatigue
  • extended heel pad for blister protection
  • light padding at the instep to protect against lace pad pressure and in the arch area for better  fit
  • spandex in top to keep the padded sock up all day

            Uniform Postal Over-the-Calf (WGXL), Crew (WGX) & Mini-crew (PGMX) Features:

  • padding to protect the ball and heel from shearing and impact forces that cause blisters and foot fatigue
  • light padding at the instep to protect against lace pad pressure and in the arch area for better  fit

“I am a machine mechanic in a manufacturing plant. I walk from machine to machine and then I may be stationary on my feet to repair a machine or its sub components. I have in the last 4-years purchased as many as 3 sets of boots per year thinking it was the boots. I was always trying to find a better fitting boot and that is costly. Now after just slipping on one pair of the Thorlos, my prayers are answered. I am 50 years old and I will be working until 65 years old and I no longer have to worry about how I am going to walk in those next 15 years. Thorlos socks will enable me to me to stand and walk with ease and comfort for the next 15 years of employment. :-) Thank you!” Terrence E.

Curious but not yet convinced whether Thorlos CTPS can help you address your foot pain? We invite you to try your first pair free…just paying shipping and handling.

Click this link to see our FIRST PAIR FREE OFFER.

Because of the demands the industrial work environment place on your feet  and the boots typically worn, we recommend that you wear only our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), not our Lite Padded Socks (LPS), at work.

Made in The USA

All Thorlos are made in the USA. The 275 families that make up the THORLO workforce take tremendous pride in making foot protection products that will help you do your best.

“I have been wearing these socks for years, after my son tried a pair of them he liked the so much that he won't wear anything else at work. They are very comfortable and will not fall down around your ankles like other socks. They are also American Made!”  Ross P.

Brand Promise Guarantee 

Try Thorlos padded industrial work boot socks / steel toe padded socks for 30 days. If you don’t agree that your feet feel better than when wearing regular socks, we’ll refund your money.

“No blisters and they wear like iron.”  Jean P.

Employee Favorite

“I am hooked on Thorlos Industrial Uniform Steel Toe WLST model. It’s designed to protect my feet from the steel shanks in my safety boots.  I tried them on…they felt so comfortable, so I bought 2 pairs.  Now, I wear nothing but the WLST model at work. I especially like the length and my feet feel great after long days.” Wayne Weston, Thorlos Carolina Brand Ambassador

Reviews for Thorlos INDUSTRIAL

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: PGMX

    Best socks ever

    05/25/16 | By

    I feel great, don't feel my feet touching the floor.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGX

    Life changing!

    05/22/16 | By

    I stand on concrete floors for over 10 hours each day. These socks have made a world of difference in how my feet, legs, back, and hips feel at the end of the day. I can not say enough good things about these socks.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: WGX

    Compression knee socks

    05/22/16 | By

    I have a problem with the length of the knee socks. If you have short legs - ok but anyone at least sort of tall - these run short - I am disappointed and will look for another brand.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGX

    And they're off...

    05/22/16 | By

    Found these for my husband when I knew he'd been having 12 hour days working as a chef for a week before/during the Kentucky Derby. He LOVED them!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WLST

    Best steel toe boot socks!

    05/22/16 | By

    Legs and feet aren't fatigue! Toes aren't sore from steel toe!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGXS

    Excellent socks for strenuous activities.

    05/21/16 | By

    Comfortable. Good socks are just as important as good shoes.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGX

    I cheated my Husband

    05/19/16 | By

    My husband had these socks for long-term and long-hour duty when not deployed (he used other socks that also included Thorlos combat socks in combination in his combat boots). I took his socks. As a nurse, I needed them more than he needed them here. They have saved my feet 12 hours in ICU, ER, and OR.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGMX

    Most comfortable socks for work.

    05/18/16 | By

    These socks are the best I have ever worn! I work 12 hour shifts on cement floors. I never dreamed a pair of socks could make my work day so much better! I bought a couple of pairs of running socks and I LOVED them, so I took advantage of your free pair offer. The work socks are great also. Definitely worth every penny!

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: WSXL

    use only for lounging

    05/13/16 | By

    I feel like they will fall down any minute and they do! I do not like these socks because they just wont stay up!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGX

    Kicks the steel toes to the curb!

    05/13/16 | By

    They are very effective for relieving steel toe pain, comfortable and supportive