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

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    Good Every Day Wear socks!

    06/15/18 | By

    Great for summertime wear, light weight but cushioned.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWL

    Great boot socks

    06/10/18 | By

    Comfortable, stay up all day

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD


    06/09/18 | By

    I bought these and the combat socks. I wanted to try both. These worked great with my riding boots. They don’t get hot and are just the right thickness and weight to be comfortable and supportive.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    Thorlo - the only name in socks you need to know

    06/08/18 | By

    I've been wearing Thorlo's of various kinds for going on 20 years now and have yet to find any brand that works for me as well. I get a very long life out of the socks - in some cases I have Thorlo's that are 7 years old and are still daily wear socks! I needed to get some better boot socks and on a whim I checked Thorlo right when they had a buy 3 get 1 free sale. These are a medium weight sock, not to thick and not too thin. I have very large calves and was absolutely delighted at how tall these socks are . They come up to just under the knee and do not slide down! Love these socks and highly recommend them. Keep up the good work Thorlo!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    My favorites for sure

    06/06/18 | By

    My favorite cowboy boot socks of all time, and over the years I've tried them all.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWL

    the answer for hand made boots

    06/06/18 | By

    I wear hand made & custom western boots. As my boot maker says " horse blanket" ie. thick shocks are made to fill the gaps. They are too thick for custom boots but these light and medium socks are perfect!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWW

    Great comfortable Western Boot Socks

    06/03/18 | By

    I love these socks. Extremely comfortable and help fit so there it no movement in the boot. The only down side is at the end of the day, they squeak in the boot. I guess they exceed their wicking capability or the boot sweats or absorbs sweat causing the squeak. Either way, I love these socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWW


    05/31/18 | By

    These are great socks for someone with bad feet.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    Best boot sock!

    05/30/18 | By

    My husband wears these socks, and I know he thinks they are the greatest. Main reason is that they never slide down in his boots. He came close to getting rid of one pair of boots because socks always slide down in them. Now he can wear the boots.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    Best boot socks I have worn

    05/25/18 | By

    These stay up and don’t squeeze the calf. Incredibly comfortable. I won’t buy anything else now.