Western Socks

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.

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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

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    I can't seem to find the right sock.

    07/22/17 | By

    I have been a Thorlos sock wearer for decades, but now that I am not able to shop on the military bases where I used to get my socks, I can not find the sock I love so much. I thought I was buying the pair I like so much, but it turns out to be very different. These sock I purchased do not go over my over developed calves and tend to fall down all day long, which bugs me to no end. I would love to find my tried and true Thorlos again.

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: TWW

    so so

    07/21/17 | By

    good but were supposed to be over the calf so there too tight will give to charity other socks when I get right size are fantastic

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    best boot sock I have EVER owned

    07/19/17 | By

    stands up well on the leg.I wear out big toe fast is only "complaint" Otherwise they feel great in my boots i wear every day. Absolutely the best sock yearround for fit, durability minus big toe issue, perspiration and feel.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    Best socks, period!

    06/17/17 | By

    They feel like I'm walking on a cloud. These are the only socks I've worn for over thirty years. I can't imagine life without them.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD


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  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    Best boot socks ever

    06/04/17 | By

    My favorite boot socks...have worn them for years...

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    Most Comfortable Socks That DO Stay Up

    06/02/17 | By

    I wear these socks every day. I no longer worry about them slipping down, as with other "boot socks". At present, all of mine are WHITE; I intend to order some BLUE socks in the near future. If offered, I would also purchase these socks in TAN/KHAKI, as I also wear these as mild-support socks when wearing shorts.

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: TWW

    Western boots sock mid calf

    05/31/17 | By

    Comfortable, but don't stay up like the over the calf socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    Last a long time.

    05/26/17 | By

    Good, very comfortable. Stays up in place. Last a long time.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWW

    Comfortable and Good Quality

    05/25/17 | By

    I wear these socks on a daily basis. They are comfortable and made well. I bought 3 pairs of the blue (my first time for the color) and I like that they blend better with my jeans when I'm wearing non-boots. Good value.