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Thorlos: The Original Western Boot Sock

Thorlos got its start creating a padded sock to be worn in western boots or cowboy boots. Jim Throneburg, the founder and owner of THORLO, met a gentleman who operated several western product stores in Tennessee. After Jim told the store operator that he designed padded socks as functional solutions for specific problems, the store owner asked Jim if he could solve a problem his customers were having. The problem was that in a western boot, in order for the person’s foot to make the “turn” at the heel, he had to give them a size or two larger than their dress shoes. When they stood up and walked around, their heels slipped around in the boots, which was very uncomfortable. People may have loved the way the boots looked, but they didn’t fit properly and weren’t comfortable. The result: lost sales.

After lots of discussion, Jim came up with the idea of an engineered padded sock with an extra- thick heel pocket that would allow the foot to make the turn, but would then fill up the space, making the foot feel both secure and comfortable. This became the first padded sock designed specifically to be worn with a western or cowboy boot, and THORLO was awarded two US patents for them. Justin Boot Company first marketed the padded sock and together both became “standards” in western boot wear.

“I would recommend these socks to anyone looking for comfortable dress socks to wear with cowboy boots.”  John L.

“I’ve tried all brands of boot socks but none of the others compare to the Thorlos. They are awesome!!!!” William T.

Protect Your Feet With Thorlos Clinically-Tested Padding

Thorlos western boot socks will help protect your feet during Western events, equestrian events, everyday casual wear and on the ranch (for cowboys)--and they work in both traditional and fashion boots. While originally designed for fit and comfort, the clinically-tested padding used in the heel and in the ball of the forefoot has been clinically shown to reduce foot pain and pressures. The padding is knitted with proprietary THORLON yarn that has superior moisture- wicking properties (moisture/perspiration is a catalyst for blisters). The padding also has been clinically shown to reduce blisters. Wearing Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) for western boots is an excellent way to help prevent foot conditions; they are exactly the padded socks you need if you currently experience foot discomfort or pain when wearing boots.

“For months my boots were killing my feet. I blamed it all on the boots. Tried these Thorlos Western Socks and no more sore feet even after being on them 12-14 hours! I love these socks and just bought several pair to give to my friends! Thank you Thorlos!” Maureen M.

“I used these socks along with Thorogood Boots and it solved my foot problems. These high quality boot socks along with proper fitting boots eliminated all the issues. I now wear these socks every day.” Roderick. M.

“These are without a doubt the best socks I have ever worn. They are so comfortable and do not fall down into your boot.” Judy L.

“These have the best cushion in the right spots. These are the only boot socks I'll ever buy.” Dawna S.

Thorlos Stay Up – All Day Long

Thorlos CTPS are also designed to stay up all day long and not wrinkle at the ankle. Being boot lovers ourselves, we know there is nothing more aggravating than having to constantly pull up your socks. This is never an issue because our western socks are made with spandex in the top portion.

“Wearing boots for over 30 years and pulling up my socks was a pain. I found these socks in a western store and bought 1 pair then went again and got 2 more then I ordered 5 more. These are the only ones I will wear in my western boots, have never had to pull these up because they stay up.” Norman B.

They are available in two styles:

            Style TWD The original designed for Western boots.

            Style TWW Designed to be worn with Lacers and Roopers.

“I only wear Thorlos socks. I just bought some Justin Ropers and needed boot socks terribly. So, I bought 2 pair of western dress socks. Yep, they really do stay up all day long. I love them and they are not too tight at the top.” Kathy L.

The Bottom Line

When it’s all said and done, there are no less than six great reasons to give Thorlos clinically-tested padded western boot socks a try. Thorlos:

  • Protect your feet so you’ll experience profound comfort.
  • Wick moisture away from your skin to help reduce blisters and other foot conditions.
  • Will not wrinkle around the ankle.
  • Will stay up all day long.
  • Last a long, long time.
  • Are proudly made in USA.

“Two years ago I bought a new pair of cowboy boots and the saleswoman introduced me to these Thorlos socks and convinced me to buy three pairs. I am so happy I bought them. These are great socks! Comfortable and durable! Made in USA!” Gary K.

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 placed on your feet and the unique design of a western/cowboy boot, we do not make a Lite Padded Socks (LPS) for riding. You need the foot protection provided by our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS).

30-Day Brand Promise Guarantee

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

“Just a great sock for my work boots…stay up all day , nice padding under my feet , now my feet are smiling again. May be a little pricey but you do get what you pay for. If you have baby feet like mine you will be glad you have Thorlos !” Robert N.

Reviews for Thorlos WESTERN BOOT

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWW

    Great Socks for my Western Boots

    10/15/16 | By

    Feel like a million bucks. They are so comfortable and fill the gaps in my boots. The boots used to slip ever so slightly in the heel. Frye, the manufacturer said this is normal. I was wearing a different style of Thorlos socks for work boots. These are thicker in different places and WOW I love these socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD


    09/23/16 | By


  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWW

    Purchased For Wearing On Long Motorcycle Trips

    09/23/16 | By

    Great! Actually got these Western Boot socks for when I'm wearing my motorcycle boots on long motorcycle trips. Very comfortable on the long day rides. Got two pairs, plan to order more.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWW

    Best socks ever

    09/17/16 | By

    I love wearing these socks while I am at work. They make my boots feel and fit so much better. Do yourself a favor, buy enough for every work day!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    Best Knee high socks

    09/15/16 | By

    These are great for staying put and staying up. I do a lot of farm work, and I want my socks to stay above my boots so my calf's don't chap - these do the trick. Also, very durable, yet soft, and very long wearing - the last 6 pairs or so, it took me a year to even start showing wear, sometimes I wear another pair of cotton socks underneath if needed for padding and sweat wicking. Think they are expensive? Worth every penny!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWW

    Wonderful socks

    09/04/16 | By

    Best socks ever!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    Great for motorcycle riding too

    09/01/16 | By

    I love the feel of these socks, not too much bulk inside my boots, and yet makes walking around a pleasure. I ride motorcycles and these high top socks help protect my legs from the hot pipes too, I recommend them to everyone who rides iron horses :-)

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: TWD


    08/04/16 | By

    I did a lot of research on the web and ordered three pair. I only wear my boots occasionally. My main area of pain was just below the ankle joint. The socks have improved my comfort and further wearing will tell the test of time. Just a suggestion?, bring the horizontal line of the ankle weave another 1/2" higher. This would provide greater protection from below to above the ankle. Maybe I am the only one who suffers this particular area of discomfort? Thank you

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWW

    Western socks

    07/14/16 | By

    These are the only socks my husband wears!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    Wear them everyday!

    07/09/16 | By

    My feet feel fine. I usually will not pay a lot for clothing but I feel strongly about keeping my feet comfortable and don't mind the price of Thorlos. Expensive but worth it!