Industrial Socks

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

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: WGXS

    wgxs socks

    09/24/16 | By

    I wear these socks daily in my laced work boots with a hard toe for doing farm/ranch work during warm season weather. The over the calf socks stay up over the calf when active with out pulling up socks at any time during the day and compression tightness is just right to stay on the calf of the leg. However, at the end of long work day when I take my boots and socks off the sock material at the bottom of the foot is full of dry sweat and acts like glue that sticks to my skin on the bottom of foot.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGX

    Just so darn comfortable

    09/18/16 | By

    I feel great when wearing these socks. I recently sprained my ankle and I can wear these socks under my ace bandages and not worry about bunching or slipping. I just wish they weren't so darn expensive.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGX

    Best work socks I have ever felt

    09/17/16 | By

    My feet feel dry, cushioned, and comfortable. Such a premium quality sock that functions extremely well. I will be buying more at the Navy Exchange store.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WLST

    best socks for steeltoe boots

    09/17/16 | By

    great!!!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGMX

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: WGXS

    Do Not Like Product Re-Design

    09/15/16 | By

    I ordered four pair without realizing that the socks had been re-designed. Not happy. The top is now folded over and sewn down--is there elastic inside? They are much harder to pull on than the previous design, which slid on smoothly.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGX

    Great

    09/14/16 | By

    These socks last for years. I have been using them since 1978.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGXS

    Best socks I've ever put on.

    09/07/16 | By

    Comfortable

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGXS

    Best work socks I've ever owned

    09/05/16 | By

    With my husband having a size 15 shoe I had a hard time finding good equality and fit that holds up to his heavy work boot job load. Thorlo socks keep their shape, cushion, & integrity. No more darning socks!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WSXL

    LOVE THESE, BUT ONE SMALL GOTCHA....JUST BE AWARE

    09/04/16 | By

    I've been wearing Thorlo socks for years, in particular the uniform socks. I found the over the calf uniform socks I've had for years are no longer available. They had a firm upper area that kept the socks up for years. These new ones are perfect, for padding, for being two different colors to make sorting easier, and even for softness in the material. The bad part is that they don't stay up very well. They don't go back into the shoe, but they do fall alot. So, while nearly perfect, they don't stay up. But, the foot comfort is great, and the softness of the material is good. I will never go back to other socks, as they hurt my very flat feet. I've also got potential neuropathy, so a good comfy sock is necessary to minimize the discomfort. I bought several versions to try, this is what I bought 7 more pairs of as they are the best!