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:
06/07/14 | 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
06/06/14 | By Glen E.
Expensive but hey, we are talking feet here.
06/06/14 | By Edward S.
Unlike other brands which have cheapened their quality and thread count, you can count on Thorlo to maintain its world-class construction, first-rate material and attention to detail.
06/06/14 | By Glenn M.
I really enjoy these socks. They are very comfortable both as every day socks and for walking/hiking. The best thing about them though is that they seem to last forever. Truthfully, I first bought these socks 5 years ago and am still wearing those pairs. Recently I had to buy more because my wife "borrowed" several pairs from me. I'm not expecting to ever get them back!
06/06/14 | By Peter F.
Friends have gasped when I tell them what I pay for Thorlos. Then, however, I tell them how long Thorlos last (compared to cheap socks) and how great Thorlos feel on my feet. I haven't worn anything else since I first tried Thorlos. They are superb!
06/02/14 | By Elizabeth C.
I have high arches and tend to have foot problems. Thorlos really make my life so much better. I run, hike, and generally try to stay active, and before I discovered Thorlos, my feet used to ache. Now I don't even think about my feet. These socks are a godsend!
06/02/14 | By Lisa Y.
I bought these, because I wanted to try them out before buying more. I had been planning a through hike (Santiago de Compostela) and had been reading the blogs and forum where they tell you to buy one size larger hiking boots, and then wear really thick socks. Well, I sort of regret that, because I did buy a half-size too big boots, and these socks help them fit correctly, but I also went ahead and bought a normal sized pair for every day--I haven't tried to put them on over these socks, yet. I was worried these would be too hot for me--I have MS and a neuropathy on the top of my foot that is agravated whenever my feet overheat--it feels as though a burning charcoal bricquette is on top of my foot, just behind the toes, and it varies in intensity. The cooler my feet, the better I feel, so I am glad to report that so far, on short hikes (breaking in the boots) these do not heat my feet up. In all, they seem like they'll last a long time with proper care, so I'm glad I tried these.
06/02/14 | By James R.
I've been running in Thorlos for over 2 1/2 year now. It is the only sock I use. I've tried some other brands, Nike, Under Amour, Adidas, etc, but none have come close to the comfort and durability of Thorlos. I haven't had any blisters and I have 5 half marathons and all the training that goes with them under my belt.
06/01/14 | By Steven B.
The sock cushioned in the right places and also let your feet breath. I highly recommned these socks. I know the prices seem kind of high but they are worth it!