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: TWW

    Works great as a lightly padded dress. I'll gladly buy more if the navy color returns.

    12/09/18 | By

    Good blend of padding/ comfort and dress height.

  • 4 out of 5

    Style: TWL

    Need cushion of thicker socks.

    12/02/18 | By

    I have been buying Thorlos for several years. I usually buy the medium cushion white western boot socks. I bought these not paying attention to the description. I will keep them, but for everyday use they are too thin.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWW

    Thorlo socks

    11/24/18 | By

    The socks are very comfortable

  • 3 out of 5

    Style: TWW

    Not sock of the past.

    11/22/18 | By

    As an avid user when I was a postal employee I ordered several styles of ThorLo socks. They are nice but I learned they are not what they used to be. Padding is nothing as it was and quality has slipped a lot. As with most things these days I guess its just par for the course. I’m probably doing my shopping for sox at Costco from now on.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWD

    great boot sock

    07/14/18 | By

    I wish they were still available in blue. i color code black for military and blue for western . that way i don't have to try and figure with black belongs to each style.. I know white is available but I hate white as they never look clean

  • 2 out of 5

    Style: TWL

    Actually bottom of my waste basket.

    07/12/18 | By

    Look, I had a lower back injury that caused my left ankle area to be intolerant of any compression. I tried snipping off the top vertical ribbed area and I still couldn't make these socks work for me. So I discovered Cottonique and got 100% cotton socks that do work for me. I couldn't even wear so called diabetic socks either. So this probably isn't a valid review for most people.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWL

    The others fall short

    06/22/18 | By

    I can’t believe the difference in socks. It took some gettin used to a sock that went ove all my calf. It just so happens that I had to wear an old pair of socks today ( laundry issues ) and my first thought was “these have no padding. That and not even an hour into the day and there fallin down. I guess more thorlos are on my shopping list — there are worth the money. Wish I would have found them sooner.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TWW


    06/22/18 | By

    Best pair of socks I’ve ever owned! Great boot socks, they STAY UP unlike other boot socks that I was constantly pulling up. You put these socks on and actually forget you are wearing them they are that comfortable!!

  • 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