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:
05/30/14 | By Brendan W.
love the extra padding. Great for a long day on your feet. Seem to last much longer than most socks.
05/30/14 | By Melodie F.
If you use these you know how great they aren. if you don't I recommend giving them a try. I have problem feet - they hurt sometimes and my arch is flat and my sensitive feet hate feeling any bumps that might be in a shoe. these socks make all of that better and last a long time. I also can't wear wool so these are a godsend. Been wearing them for decades.
05/29/14 | By John H.
I just did a 12 mile hike yesterday, 5-28-14, to T-Lake Falls in the Adirondack mountains, which was the longest and most difficult hike I have been on while wearing these Thorlos Hiking socks. About 3/4 of the way to the falls I had to cross a swampy area that, if I hadn't sunk down in the mud about 6 inches, I would have made it through without my feet getting wet. Water quickly went over the top of my boots and my socks were soaked. I was a little worried about the long hike back since I didn't bring a change of socks. Much to my surprise my feet were pretty much the only part of my body that wasn't feeling the effects of the strenuous bushwhacking and vertical climbing we had to do to get to and from the falls. They remained comfortable even wet. The socks I used to wear while hiking were made by a company that took their name from the lumberjacks that clear the TIMBER off the LAND but these Thorlos will continue to be my sock of choice.
05/29/14 | By Vito R.
I threw away my Everlast socks---something I should have done long ago because I know the comfort of Thorlos :) I mean yeah they were free but dang these things are just sooo nice on my feet. I even slept with the socks still on after wearing them all day. (I sleep alone). Thanks Thorlos!
05/29/14 | By Gregory K.
I've run in thorlos for the last 30ish years. I wouldn't run in anything else. They are the most comfortable and the most durable socks I have found. They are expensive, but they easily last 4 or five times as long as other socks and in the end, they will not only save you money, but all the blisters in between as well!
05/29/14 | By Stephen R.
I bought these socks about a month ago because of the special offer with Thorlo. VERY impressed. I generally suffer with plantar fasciitis, which running exacerbates. The design and the padding on the Thorlos have greatly reduced my pain after running. Great socks!
05/29/14 | By Ann W.
I have worn these socks for decades. They fit perfectly and so do not bunch up at the toes or above the heel as other socks do after a day of walking. My husband always scoffed at the price, and was never willing to try them. Then, I accidentally ordered a size too big and offered them to him. You can guess the rest. He's thrown out all of his white crew socks and ordered these! Sometimes it's really worth it to pay more.
05/29/14 | By Patricia G.
I call them my "Miracle Socks"! I can walk again without pain! I wear them with boots and with shoes. The slight support in the calves seems to keep my legs from feeling so tired. They seem expensive but they are cheaper than pain meds and also cheaper than buying multiple pairs of shoes trying to find a pair that doesn't hurt my feet. Be sure to wear these socks when trying on shoes to buy because you may need about 1/2 size larger shoe because of the thickness of the socks. I've only had them about a month so I don't know how well they will last. So far they look good after washing except for a few fuzzies on the fabric. . I found out about the socks from a promotion. Otherwise I might never have known about them. I'm grateful that I found them.
05/29/14 | By Becky M.
I have been experiencing heel pain for a few years, but refuse to let it stop me from working out etc....I use orthotic inserts in my shoes, but still have occasional pain. These socks along with new sneakers and inserts have helped ALOT. I was amazed at the quality of these socks. No more cheap, thin, poor quality socks for me! Thanks Thorlos!
05/29/14 | By Jennifer B.
Thorlos are expensive, but these are wonderful quality running socks. They've held up well (minimal, if any, shrinkage) through several washings. These are my husband's first choice (of several in his drawer) when he goes on a run.