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:
04/07/14 | By Toni K.
These socks are absolutely worth every penny. I run between 6 and 7 miles several times a week. I used to have issues with tender feet, but no more. These socks add padding without adding any extra bulk to my feet. Plus, they are well ventilated to boot! I just haven't found a better running sock and now own 5 pairs of these babies. My shoe size is about an 8 (9 in running shoes, for comfort) and the small size fits perfectly.
04/06/14 | By Indre M.
I have been wearing Thorlo hiking socks for many years. I live in NYC, and I spend tons of time walking. These socks have changed my life: they protect my feet and give excellent support. My feet immediately got stronger and healthier as a result of wearing these socks. I can't recommend them enough!
04/06/14 | By Gary W.
Fits well...great padding....reduced friction to feet
04/05/14 | By Liz B.
At first I thought these socks were a little pricey, but then I received my first pair and got the opportunity to truly examine the craftsman ship up close. They are expensive because they are obviously handknit by ANGELS out of finest angelic materials. I have bunions and hammer toes and all sorts of horrible things wrong with my feet. I get horrendous blisters, etc etc. These socks were a GOD SEND!!! My feet feel amazing!
04/05/14 | By Julie G.
Cushioned bottoms and no seams help my plantar fasciitis. I love Thorlo socks.
04/05/14 | By Joseph C.
Without a doubt, Thorlo has captured the art of sock making. These are the absolute best fitting, best feeling , best protective socks made for my feet . No doubt you will feel the same, once you have put on a pair, being it for walking, running, playing tennis, hiking , whatever, just try a pair , just one pair . You will look me up to thank me . Thanks Thorlo , you are the BEST ! Joseph Campochiaro
04/03/14 | By Joe T.
I use the running version, tennis version for gym wear and black long cut while working. I notice that I sweat less with each version. Also, I notice less wear and tear on my feet while running with the socks for which I am specifically writing this review. I have less blisters and calluses. Next, I had purchased plenty of run of the mill socks that come in the typical packs of 10; however, these socks never lasted as long as the Thorlo socks last. Lastly; due to the protective features of these socks, I have never had an outbreak of tinea pedis since utilizing these socks versus the 10 packs from Walmart I had used in the past. v/r Joe Talarico PA-C
04/03/14 | By Elizabeth D.
I am so impressed with these socks, I can't say enough good things. First and foremost, I got one pair of these free last year with the Thorlos offer. I wore them every week and washed them for the entire year. I am out every morning walking my dogs no matter what the weather, so the socks got a lot of miles on them. More than a year later (13 months I think), I finally got around to buying more of the same. I bought 3 more pairs and fully thought that they would look completely different than the pair I had worn every week for a full year. I was wrong. I truly cannot tell which pair is the old pair and which are the new pairs. Thank you for the quality and great socks!! My feet are very happy!
04/03/14 | By David H.
If you play or teach tennis then you must buy these sock. I have been a tennis instructor for 24 years and have tried many different socks. These are by far the best socks I have ever tried. The price had kept me from buying them in the past but I have already bought 5 more pairs. My heel pain and lower back discomfort from being on my feet for hours at a time is gone. Thank you for making such a great product.
04/03/14 | By Jamey P.
I love Thorlo socks. They have made a huge difference in my running. My feet and legs aren't sore anymore. I personally prefer the lower ankle height on my socks but the comfort of the socks makes up for it.