Engineered Foot Protection

Make dress shoes comfortable!

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  • Flat knit for a better fit and more comfort.

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

  • Padding in the ball and heel specifically engineered for protection and comfort when there is low stress on feet.

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

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For Feet That Hurt

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For Feet That Do Not Hurt

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Your Feet Will Feel Better Or Your Money Back®

Lifestyle Dress socks

Lite Padded Socks For Feet That Do Not Hurt

Dress Shoes Designed for Fashion, Not Comfort Equal Best Dress Socks

Most tight-fitting dress shoes will torture your feet, especially if you are unlucky enough to be a “pavement pounder” or spend hours making presentations on concrete business convention floors. Thorlos promises to make your feet more comfortable in any dress shoes…that's our brand promise guarantee.

“These are the best dress socks I've owned in 60 years of wearing suits.”  S. Li

Unfortunately, most dress shoes are designed to look good, but not necessarily to be comfortable. Traditional designs use leather uppers, leather outer soles and a minimal amount of padding in the shoe. And if you need to spend lots of time on your feet in dress shoes, it’s a good bet that your feet will hurt because most dress shoes are not designed for extended periods of standing or for walking long distances. Thorlos engineered padded socks can help.

 “Out of all the expensive ... socks I've purchased for my husband, these Thorlos are his absolute favorite!”  K. Randall

Thorlos Engineered Padded Socks Make Dress Shoes Comfortable

Thorlos incorporates its foot protection technology into its thin padded socks, designed for feet that don’t hurt during the day (If your feet do hurt, we recommend our MORE Casual Comfort). Thorlos have Lite padding in the ball and heel to protect the foot in hard-soled and less flexible shoes. This protection will make a world of difference in the way your feet feel, but won’t change your shoe size. A little bit of padding goes a long way in a pair of dress shoes.

“This sock is perfect for wearing in dress shoes- the padding at the ball of the foot is really a plus for "older feet". The quality and fit is good and we have yet to see a pair wear out.”   J. Mares

Best Mens Dress Socks Assured with Proprietary Yarns

The Lite padding in the ball and heel will reduce the shearing and impact forces that cause foot pain and aches (foot fatigue) as well as blisters. The arch is designed with a special flat knit for a better fit and added comfort. THORLON yarn wicks moisture away to further assure a healthy environment for your feet.

“The cushion helps his feet stay comfortable and the socks don't slide down-don't bind either and are American made! We buy them 8 pairs at a time!”  G. Kilgore

“I love these black dress socks because of the longer length and the extra cushion the socks have.”  J. Watson

With Thorlos padded socks, there is no need to resign yourself to the idea that dress shoes are  not comfortable. With Thorlos, your feet can look good and feel good at the same time. What Pantherella* socks are to style, Thorlos is to comfort. So if comfort is what you seek, look no further than Thorlos padded socks.

Thorlos Over-the-Calf Dress Socks Stay Up 

Thorlos padded socks come in two lengths: DLT over-the-calf (also called knee-high) and DLTX crew length. Both are designed to stay up all day long because nothing is more aggravating than socks that slip down.

“I really like the support of over-the-calf foot wear. These socks are also beautifully woven.”  W. Lally

“The socks feel great and I'm glad I bought them. I must admit, I was apprehensive at first due to price so I first bought a trial pair and then came back for more :). They are my favorite dress socks. Also, they stay up better than average socks but not the best I've seen.”  J. Davila

If your feet hurt during or after wearing dress shoes, we strongly recommend our More Casual Comfort socks that feature our clinically-tested padding.

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.

Made in the USA

We hear all the time how hard it is to find socks that are made in the USA, especially socks. All Thorlos socks are made in the USA and we are absolutely committed to its staying that way!

“I spent two hours on the internet to actually find a dress sock made in the USA not sold buy a company that used to make socks in the USA. So far these socks seem more form fitting with extra padding and reinforcement that any other socks I have ever purchased.”  J. Thrall

Brand Promise Guarantee

Try Thorlos padded socks for 30 days. If you don’t agree your feet feel better than when wearing regular socks, we’ll refund your money.

“These socks are comfortable and wear like iron. Haven't seen the footwear to beat them.”  A. Limberg

“These socks are great! Comfortable and long lasting.”  N. Allender

*Pantherella is a registered trademark of HJ Sock Group LTD.

Reviews for Thorlos DRESS

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DLTX

    I think he will love them!

    02/06/16 | By

    Actually, I bought these as a birthday present for my husband - his birthday is next month. I bought them early to take advantage of the buy 3 get one free sale. They look to me as if they will be very comfortable and vbecause they are dark, he can wear them to work and for dress. I have given him the sports crew socks and I notice that he wears them every chance he gets so I think these will be a hit.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DLT

    Best dress socks I've owned

    01/27/16 | By

    Hands down the best dress socks I've ever owned. These stay up and are even almost too tall, but easily dealt with. I waited too long to find a dress Thorlo to go with my micro-crews.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DLT

    Super comfortable socks!

    01/21/16 | By

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and the ball of my feet hurt constantly. I tried these socks, and my feet feel almost normal now! I only thing I don't like about them is that they need to come in a bigger variety of colors.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DLT

    My Go-To Winter Sock

    01/15/16 | By

    I love the light support and the foot comfort provided by the padding. These socks have allowed me to walk for miles through foreign cities when some previous vacations were compromised by my sore, blistered feet. At home during the fall and winter seasons I also wear them daily. During the summer months I'm never as comfortable going sockless and am always glad when cooler weather sets in and I can go back to my Thorlos. They are great!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DLTX

    Dress socks

    01/10/16 | By

    They are great socks. The brown is a little dark, almost black; but they feel great.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: DLTX

    Nice casual sock

    01/09/16 | By

    The socks, particularly the sole, are very comfortable, but they don't stay up.

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: DLT

    Very disappointed

    01/06/16 | By

    I have worn Thorlos for years. Got this pair of socks in my size and discovered my foot would not even fit through the opening. I can barely wedge my fist through the opening. They look like normally well constructed Thorlo socks but are unwearable. I have recommended Thorlos and purchased Thorlos as gifts for friends and family for years. Everyone has been delighted. I have a drawer full of Thorlos but I would not recommend this particular sock to anyone unless they wanted to dress a stick.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DLTX

    Best socks because they last and provide daily comfort!

    01/01/16 | By

    My husband loves these socks as they are perfect for daily wear with his dress pants or with his jeans. I only buy Thorlos!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DLTX

    Great socks.........from lounging to hiking.

    12/31/15 | By


  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DLT

    Will made Socks 1

    12/25/15 | By

    Feels great on my feet.