Value comes in many forms. But we are keenly aware that it boils down to you get what you pay for when you pay $14.95 for a pair of Thorlos, we know you have to get a lot in order for you to consider it a bargain. And that’s the goal we set for ourselves giving you so much more than you expect in terms of protection, comfort and foot health.
Over the years, our new and long-time loyal customers have told us time and again in their testimonials why they experience Thorlos as the best socks to protect their feet. They have highlighted six different types of value you can count on from your Thorlos, and that’s why they consider Thorlos such a bargain. Here is what you can hold us to, and some recent unsolicited testimonials that capture what current wearers have shared regarding their personal experiences
Functional Effectiveness – Thorlos are designed to provide the best price/value proposition
"These are the first socks I've ever worn that both comfort my abused feet, stay up all day without slippage and yet do not constrict my calves. Love these socks!! Worth every penny.” Susan J.
"These socks keep my feet warm but also dry. They're like nothing else I've found, worth the money.” Robert F.
“I have worn these socks for years to work, at home and to bed. Love these socks, great fit, great support all day long, and wear forever wash after wash. Buy these socks and you will never buy any other sock.” Kathy S.
Durability – Thorlos are designed to last
“Since I bought my first pair of Thorlos socks, I have bought no other brand. The quality and comfort are unique. I buy a fraction of the socks I used to buy because Thorlos last so long. I am sure I am paying less for socks because of that. Even after months of use and washings, these look great and fit well.” Richard B.
"I wear these socks to work every day. I manage a large vineyard so in the course of my job I do a fair amount of walking each day and I have found these to be the most comfortable socks I have ever used. They may be a little more expensive than other brands but I will wear them three to four times longer and they still feel good after years of service.” Rand D.
"I have worn Thorlo for at least 20 years. Nothing out there will stand up to the punishment of these socks. I don't have to buy but every 5 to 6 years. I love your socks! " Brent S.
“This is only my second time ordering because these socks LAST. I have other socks that wear thin in a year and get pitched. Worth the money considering the quality.” Kendra L.
Evidenced-based Benefits – Thorlos have been clinically shown to reduce blisters, reduce foot pain, reduce pressures and wick moisture
"Cheap socks were giving my feet blisters if I walked even a mile. Thorlos socks have never given me a blister. Count me very satisfied. These are expensive socks, and worth every penny.” Michael C.
“I no longer have plantar fasciitis in using these Thor-Lo socks, nor pain in my calves. Amazing cushion while I run both long distance and conducting my interval trainings. Highly recommended!” Thomas B.
“Thorlos are the best socks on the market. Quality is top notch, they last a long time, the cushion is great and they are MADE IN THE USA! THORLON has wonderful wicking properties and completely prevents blisters. Doesn't matter how warm your feet are when you take Thorlos off because your feet are dry!!” Peg G.
Satisfaction/Enjoyment – Thorlos foot protection provides unsurpassed comfort
“Anybody who is active in sports or spends a lot of time on their feet should invest in Thorlos [padded] socks as their product isn't just another pair of socks. They're engineered for maximum comfort in whatever sport or use they're designed for. If you're into tennis or running, you have a lot invested in your feet and footwear and clothing .It makes sense not to skimp on your socks after you've tried on a pair of their socks as their socks are the only brand I'll wear because after I discovered them ,I'd never wear anything else-they're that good!!” Stephen M.
“I LOVE ALL my Thorlo [padded] socks. These socks fit perfectly. They NEVER slide down during the entire day, yet they do not cut off your circulation. I have no interest in buying any other brand of sock.” Dee Dee S.
“You cannot beat the performance and comfort of these socks. Buying them online is fast and easy. You won't be sorry you tried these socks if you like thick, comfortable, long lasting socks! And best of all they are made in the USA.” Gary B
Brand Promise Guarantee – Thorlos: Your feet will feel better or your money back®. Customers reinforce our promise in their feedback:
“Our whole family of five wears Thorlo socks, you won't get a better sock anywhere! Definitely worth the investment...I guarantee you that you will be in love with these [padded] socks and will never buy others ever again.” Shari M.
“I don't wear any other [padded] socks unless all of my Thorlos are dirty!! Until I tried Thorlos, I thought "socks" were "socks". NOT!! I have some Thorlos that I have been wearing....probably weekly or almost.....for over 10 years! No other socks compare as far as I am concerned. I wear them for hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, work, play...every day! Don't mess with my Thorlos! Buy some. I guarantee if you don't like them, you can give them to me!” Brent M.
“I bought these as a gift for a retired football player. He introduced me to Thorlos and guaranteed they were the best socks ever. He was right!” Rebecca T.
Service – Thorlos customer service matches our product performance
“I just wanted to send a quick note to say that Becky Bass is the most helpful customer service rep I've worked with, out of any business I've called or emailed! She was so nice, and an A+ example of terrific customer service. I'll definitely keep coming back to Thorlos. Thanks so much!” Sarah B.
“I rarely take time to do these kinds of things, but I want to bring to your attention the excellent (actually unbelievable) customer service that I received from Susan Graham. The details are available from her, but I had a small issue with placing a web order, and Susan went above and beyond to assist me. Her customer service, in short, was the best I have ever received from any company, period. This quality reflects well on both your leadership and the company.” Scott C.
“I am a Disney trained customer service "nut". I will not give my business to those that don't give OUTSTANDING customer service. Susan Graham just topped everyone that I have done business with in several years. Her caring and concern for her customer is very apparent. My business won't make or break your organization. However, if Susan's attitude is representative of your company's culture THORLO is in good hands.” Ronald P.
Overall Value Means More Activity, Resulting in More Life!
All of these values lead in one way or another to a better quality of life. We call it More Life! The ultimate value or end-benefit wearers of Thorlos realize is the ability to do more of what they love…the things that keep them vital in body, mind and spirit.
Here’s what we’ve heard most recently about the Thorlos price-value relationship:
10/17/13 | By Elizabeth G.
I purchased my first pair of Thorlos a few months ago for running. I was skeptical of the cost of the socks, but based on the internet reviews, I decided to give a pair a try. They are worth every penny and more. I wanted to visit the Thorlo site for more information about socks and other more pairs. I was excited to see the trial offer for another pair. I love these socks. I live in Hawaii where we don't wear socks, and I wear these socks all the time! My feet feel so cozy and supported. A friend came over and needed a pair of socks to wear with his shoes, so I let him borrow the Thorlos. He didn't want to give them back! I referred him to the site and he ordered a few pairs for himself. I never thought I would be so excited about socks, but I'm definitely a Thorlo's customer for life!
10/17/13 | By Maureen C.
I recently discovered and started wearing Thorlo socks. I have three different styles of walking socks & love them all. Some are thicker than others so will depend on how roomy the shoe is as to which sock will be most comfortable. My son works in a restaurant and is on his feet for long periods of time. I sent him the walking socks (the product review in question) to try out. He reports that his feet feel better after wearing these socks to work.
10/16/13 | By Carrie D.
I have been struggling with plantar fasciitis for over a year and could not find comfort anywhere! Pairing these socks with supportive shoes was THE best thing I could have done and now when I stand and teach all day, I am not focusing on my feet but on the lesson! I also love these socks for when I teach Jazzercise! Accompanying my workout shoes with Thorlo socks are like hugs for my feet. I was worried they would be too warm but they weren't any warmer for me than regular socks. Thank you Thorlo!
10/14/13 | By Laura E.
I speed walk about 5 miles several times a week and my heels were starting to blister constantly despite trying various new shoes. These socks are amazing and have completely solved the problem. My feet are so comfortable and I can walk again with no pain!
10/13/13 | By Robert C.
I bought Thorlos about 10 years ago, and they are just now getting worn out! You must make them TOO WELL!
10/12/13 | By Anita M.
I embarked on an ambitious walking program in June, and these socks have made a huge difference. I am now walking 6 miles a day, 6 days a week and I don't think there is any way I could have worked up to that without wearing these socks to walk in every day. I highly recommend them. Nini
10/11/13 | By Lorraine S.
Bought as a gift for someone with flat feet and other foot problems. She said she really likes the padding. Thorlos's great for extended sizes also! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! All those women size 10 and up, are finally not forgotten, thanks to Thorlos! Worth the price for what you pay. Top notch quality!
10/11/13 | By Bill C.
After years of wearing another brand of socks an old friend of mine turned me on to Thorlos. Boy am I glad he did. I took advantage of the free offer of the More Thorlo socks and after wearing them once IMMEDIATELY purchased 2 pairs of the Maxm. I just completed an 8 week blackjack dealer course and I was on my feet pretty much all day. What a difference it makes wearing the Thorlos. Not only do my feet not hurt but they are comfortable. Helps with back pain too. I plan on purchasing several more pairs of Thorlos so that is the only sock I will wear. I'm telling everyone in my dealer class to try out Thorlos.
10/11/13 | By Amanda K.
I love to walk. The only thing that ever slows me down is pain in my feet. These socks are incredibly comfortable & solve all my pains! They're squishy & soft (great for hard surface or trails). They don't allow for blisters, they work well w/regard to Northern MN weather (cold/hot swings). They wash & dry well after use. Even when I'm not exercising, I like to wear them around the house because they're so comfy. I love them so much, that I've had several friends try them on & walk them around my apartment. TOTALLY AWESOME SOCKS!
10/09/13 | By Virginia L.
I forgot my Thorlos once and picked up a pair of regular socks before class. What a mistake! My insteps ached for a week after the class! They are so well cushioned and last forever. It's worth buying a slightly larger pair of shoes in order to fit in a pair of Thorlos.