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:
Thorlo running socks with thick padding make my dog walking a joy. It's like wearing slippers, the socks pad and warm my feet on the coldest days and make my long dog walks on pavement a joy. Thorlos are so protective of my 52 year old feet the socks last forever, I have worn Thorlo running socks most of my adult life--through marathons, 10Ks, bike rides, hikes . . . if running is 99 percent mental, these socks contributed to my exhilaration and endurance and sheer joy of being outdoors. Worth every penny.
Thorlo's flamingo colored light hiking socks empower me, I love the color as it's the quintessential girl color and it's springy and cheerful. I'm so happy to have an alternative color besides Earth tones as I wear Thorlos daily. I live outdoors, always dog walking, biking, going sailing in Berkeley, learning to windsurf . . . these socks protect my feet perfectly and help me get my money's worth out of athletic shoes daily, making the shoes even more comfortable and better fitting. I am 52 and need more padding on my feet in general, but they have taken quite a pounding throughout my life as I ran long distance, 10Ks and a few marathons and on track teams when younger. The socks keep me warm and comfy now that I am a bicycle commuter and dog walker. Absolutely worth the money. How about a lavender color or pale yellow for spring?
I have been wearing Throlo socks for years. I use them for walking and hiking of course, but I also wear them for every day, since my work involves stacking feed, caring for horses and delivering hay. They last several times longer than any other sock I have ever purchased and feel great, too!
As a former letter carrier for the U.S.P.S. I enjoyed my Thorlo socks both on and off the job. A great walking sock with an extended lifetime. Great value, great product.
I have won these socks for years and years and they are my go to choice. I work in retail, which is absolutely brutal on the feet and thus the rest of the body; unless you know to choose excellent socks and shoes. I have recommended Thorlo socks to friends and family over the years, many of them have to have them as their faves now. They are expensive, but last for years, I have some that are over a decade old, and still are worn for everyday socks. I do need to replace my work socks every few years, just to be extra comfortable.
02/03/12 | By Susan D .
I have woren Thorlo socks since 1991 and had my first pair for over 10 years before they wore out. I order annually for myself at least 8 to 12 pairs. I give as a gift and long after the gift-giving I receive 'thank yous' for giving the best gift ever ~~ walking socks. Recently, I order these SKX-NEW Sk8i Socks and now wear them every day in the winter with my boots. My feet are never cold and the warmth is maintained for hours on end ~ all day long! I used to wear 2 to 3 pairs of knee hights in the winter just to keep my feet warm. The SKX socks not only keep my feet warm, my feet do not slide in the boot it is like walking on a cloud ~ even through the snow drifts and uneven side walks, and thru the cruncy snow. You have had a life-long cutomer since 1991. Well worth the money. Respecfully, Susan Dowhan
I love to play tennis and used to wear Thorlos with my tennis shoes. Tried to save some money with a cheaper brand, but did not get the same type of comfort and support. I'm back with the Thorlos and I'm loving them!
Well, I walk a lot,...really, more than I can explain. I discovered these socks in 1986, and have never worn any other kind of socks since. In the home, I wear these instead of slippers. Comfort and durability is unmatched by any other brand.
Yes, my work shoes are a size bigger in order to accomodate the thick padding. It's worth it as my feet are both comfortable and warm. I wouldn't wear any other socks.
For twenty years plus I have used Thorlos exclusively for skiing; walking and running because they are the very best. I recently had occasion to purchase directly on line. It was a great experience: good price, on time delivery, as ordered. It does not get any better. Kevin K