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:
06/08/14 | By Chuck B .
Best darn sock money can buy----pun intended. Buy them. You'll love them.
06/08/14 | By Kathy S .
They seem a bit pricy, but are worth every sent. They hold up after many washing, they stay up, and provide fabulous cushioning. I have used them for years and have never found a better sock especially in the warmer months.
06/08/14 | By Becky P .
The XJ running socks are the BEST! Running or walking. My husband want only THORLOS!. The are the only socks that will last 12 months plus. My husband used to run 32 miles a week, and walk an additional 25 miles a week with our dog. Needless to say, the socks get a real workout, and they have proven to be the ONLY socks he wants
06/08/14 | By Brenda H .
Ever since I discovered Thorlos in 1988 or thereabouts I have been buying them, first for myself then later for my children, who are now young adults aged 22 to 34. All of us agree that Thorlos are the most comfortable socks ever and that they last longer than other socks even in daily wear. When one of my sons went winter camping, he took along heavy duty Thorlos. When my daughter needed lightweight running socks, I bought her Thorlos. When my older son was working in a job where he had to wear heavy construction boots, his Thorlos kept his feet comfy. I could go on, but let's just say, I would not want to wear any socks other than my Thorlos. Other socks just don't feel as comfortable or fit as well.
06/08/14 | By Anthony K .
Thorlo's are the only socks I wear. They are super comfortable and last a decade or so. Well worth the money.
06/08/14 | By Margaret L .
I wear these when I do my daily walk. They cushion my feet in all the right areas and keep my feet dry. They look stylish too. Great investment. Wouldn't be without them.
06/07/14 | By Andrea B .
I am so happy that I had the opportunity to get these socks for just shipping on a trial basis. I cannot believe that a pair of socks could make that much difference in how my feet feel throughout the day. I have a Morton's neuroma in my left foot and just wearing these socks, I could go the day without aggravating the nerve in my foot and having to stop and rest. The construction of these socks is excellent, and they appear to have a strong fluffing that cushions my feet. I will definitely order more in the future. I wear my Thorlo sock all the time now and if they wear out, I want an immediate replacement on hand. Thank you for a wonderful product.
06/07/14 | By Russell B .
These socks are not just a nice little sock to wear for someone who has problems with their feet. I depend on Thorlo socks (Padds). They are about the only kind of socks I wear now. Yes, they are more expensive than your typical sock off the shelf but I have to do what is best for my feet. I heard a quote recently from Socrates who said, "If your feet hurt your whole body hurts." I have been living with foot pain for some years now but Thorlo socks help to minimize the pain. Thank you Thorlo!
06/07/14 | By Jacqueline M .
not only do I recommend your socks but I give them as gifts to let my friends feel better. I gave a pair to a fellow nursing friend who just went back to floor work. she texted me from work and said her feet were 100 % better. I am a nurse who started work in1999 doing 16 hr shifts. I had trouble walking when I got off of work. I went to SAS and bought my first pair of expensive shoes, They had thorlo socks to try their shoes. I saw the price and laughed. This was the first pair of shoes for which I had spent more than 20$.I went to work and thought, these felt better in the store. I went back the next day and bought your socks.. I swear by them. I have tried other styles but the running seem to protect my feet the best. They are worth the price and I love it when i can get a buy 3 get one free sale. Thank you very much, Jacqueline Musgrove
06/07/14 | By Steve H .
I've been wearing the Trekking socks for almost 15 years now. I won't wear any others! I started walking after being sent home to die (heart issues). Once I found Thorlo's I quit having to worry about my feet- no blisters, and lots of cushion. Last year for my 50th birthday I decided to walk 50 miles in under 24 hours. How did I prepare? I bought 3 new pairs of Thorlo Trekking socks, and changed socks every few hours! 16 hours later I had finished the 50 mile walk. I was tired, and my legs were sore. But my feet were blister free and in great shape! Thank you Thorlo!!!! Steve Hansen