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:
09/30/14 | By Leah P.
I bought these at the request of my niece who works 12 hour shifts, and she was hurting. These are like heaven for her. If she continues with this particular job, I will be purchasing some for Christmas.
09/29/14 | By Diane S.
I love my Thorlo socks. I tried some others for a bit because Thorlos can be pricey, but I always go back to Thorlos. They last forever, have great padding, and don't stretch out. The other socks I tried didn't have the padding and they got all stretched out and loose after several washings. I love the padding on my Thorlos and they're very comfy. Very pleased with them.
09/28/14 | By Mary jo F.
Thorlo's have really made a difference for me. I am an older person with some of the typical problems of older feet.....bunions, corns, arthritis. I really didn't think a pair of socks could make a difference in alleviating some of my aches and pains. I always blamed the shoes and probably in most cases it is the wrong fit of shoes. But when I started wearing Thorlos I found an immediate comfort and was able to move better and last longer in my shoes whether I was walking or playing tennis. Movement is essential to a healthy life. I've since purchased other pairs of Thorlos and would suggest anyone give them a try.
09/28/14 | By Carolyn B.
I love these socks!! Not only are they comfortable but stylish too. I am so happy they also come in my size since I have smaller feet and most other running socks bunch on the heel area because they are too big! Thank you Thoro!!
09/27/14 | By Cathi V.
I wear these once a week. I'm a walker with about 50K per week. I've had Plantar Fasciitis in one foot for nearly a year. I tied nearly everything. Added these socks to one day has completely removed the pain after only 3 wearings! Will be replacing all my other socks with these and/or the mini-crew. Thanks Thorlos!
09/26/14 | By Larry R.
The quality of these socks are great. The fit well and are extremely comfortable. GREAT!
09/26/14 | By Alice S.
I have been wearing various models of Thorlo socks for many years for walking, running, hiking. I have not found any brand to be better or longer lasting.
09/26/14 | By Joan F.
These socks are padded in all the right places and feel like they are giving your feet a hug! For me, they fill out the extra space in the sneaker I wear. It feels like the tension in my foot when I walk just drifts away. I can actually keep the sneaker on my feet longer than I have ever been able to keep a pair on in over 10 years. They are a great sock. True they are extra thick and maybe too hot for some people, but for me they are perfect. I have already ordered and received 5 more pairs. Great socks! Thank you Thorlo for providing the opportunity to try a pair for free. I probably wouldn't have ever tried them, if not for that.
09/26/14 | By Jim R.
I'mIm 6 ft, 170 and have average feet, size 10 hiking boot. I've tried cheaper brands, more expensive brands, some with wool, alpaca, syththetic blends etc. and I now will only use my Thorlos if I'm going for a longer hike or backpacking. I wore through my last pair, but they lasted approximately 8 years and over 450 miles on rugged Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico, Montana, Maine, New Hampshire and Wisconsin terrain. That was my first pair and I found them next to a trail with other gear left behind by another backpacker. Doing thr right thing I carried the dirty, nasrty looking gear back to the front country to throw away, but noticed thst the socks were in decent condition. I washed them.... a couplr times and have loved them from then on. It took my only a few weeks to figure out what brand and style they were. Thanks for making a great product
09/25/14 | By Clyde S.
In my quest to hike the Appalachian Trail, I have tried 3 or 4 different socks this year but none compare to the Thorlos KX. I'm hiking the trail in sections and I wore the KX on the last section. I'm 66 years old and need all the help I can get and taking care of my feet is number 1. I had completed 242 miles before my last hike where I wore the KX. I have been blessed as I have not encounter any blisters and the only foot problem was the lost of one toenail. So while the socks I have been wearing were doing a good job, I decided to try the Thorlos. The KX socks by far gave me the best comfort and the cushion feel were noticeable from the beginning. I plan to wear only Thorlos KX for the rest of the trail and hope to complete it by 2016. Mickey "Meekness" on the trail.