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:
07/10/14 | By Robert H.
All the socks (walking and running) have provided great foot comfort. I walk at least 2 miles every day possible and plan to buy only Thorlo brand from now on. My feet deserve more than cheap socks.
07/09/14 | By Sylvia M.
These socks are wonderful! I am a long-time runner and have worn many brands of socks, including Thorlo. These are the very best Thorlo socks I have ever worn. I have narrow feet, but due to a chronic condition that affects my feet and hands I have to buy running shoes slightly wide to account for possible swelling. I like to wear socks that are thicker than the very thin running socks, and they are usually hard to find. These socks are the perfect weight: not too thick for running but thicker than the skin-thin socks. They also feel supportive which is perfect for my condition. They don't hug like a compression sock, but they do fit snugly.
07/05/14 | By Dennis D.
It doesn't matter what I'm reviewing, everything they make is 5 stars. Their socks last for many years wear and are incredibly comfortable. Their customer service is A-1. Why would anyone buy any other kind of sock? Don't.
07/04/14 | By Susan F.
The padding in these socks has made a tremendous difference in my foot comfort and ability to walk long distances.
07/01/14 | By Michael H.
Follow up on my recent review: I forgot to mention that price is just not an issue. If you think they're too expensive, try finding another pair of socks that routinely last 3 to 4 years or more with relativley frequent use. You can easily find them cheaper, but you'll be buying the inferior socks much more often and spending way more in the long run.
07/01/14 | By Denise K.
I love these socks so much because they was had wear so well it takes years between the times I need to replace them. They keep blisters at bay and are the most comfortable socks I have ever worn I have been loyal customer to this style Thornlo sock since 2001.
06/29/14 | By Anna S.
I have painful neuromas in both feet and find that the cushioning in Thorlos provides a degree of comfort that is unparalleled in any other socks I have tried. The price may seem a bit high, but they are most definitely worth it - even after numerous washings, they remain soft and cushiony. I will never wear any other brand.
06/29/14 | By Janice G.
I've worn Thorlos for decades. I learned to mark pairs of new sox so I could keep similar aged pairs together. Have a system of using the old ones for low key activities, i.e. padding around in them indoors during cold weather. Then, keeping the newer ones (without worn spots) for more active wear. After decades of gym and outdoor workouts, I've worn out my joints like I've worn thin my Thorlos. Now, I have mid foot arthritis. When I saw the Padds model, I knew they were for me. So, I ordered several pairs recently. They delivered on the promise. Feel wonderful on my feet and cushion them for the low impact activity I can still do. Thanks for continuing to make wonderful products. I recommend them all the time.
06/29/14 | By Paul H.
I love these socks! They have just the right amount of padding for those of us who need it but not so much as to be cumbersome. In comparison to Thurlo Walking Socks, which I've used for years, these offer protection for my feet that I need as I walk long distances each day. They are worth every penny.
06/29/14 | By Anne B.
Great performance, quality (last for years) & service!