Thorlos Value

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:

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: JMX

    Best running/walking socks ever!


    I have been wearing these socks since the early 1980's. I trained for and ran a marathon in these socks. The quality has remained the same for decades. Highly recommend for any activity.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LWXW

    Great socks for my job.


    I have a job where I have to wear steel toed shoes and I'm on my feet lifting, bending, pulling and twisting for 8 hours at a time. My Thorlos make the difference between my feet being OK at the end of a shift or hurting. Every now and then I forget to bring my Thorlos and have to use a back up pair of socks. The difference is amazing. (I wear sandals without socks on my commute.) These socks are worth every penny.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: KX

    I'm sold!!


    The first thing one would think of is- "these socks cost how much"? Consider how much time we spend on our feet in a life time and the way Thorlos are constructed (they feel like they are 'hugging' my feet, and they feel that way all day long! If one would would spend $200 on a pair of boots, why scrimp on socks. That's like buying a luxury car with $40 tires!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LWMXW

    Cushy and they Last Forever


    Why would you spend so much on a pair of socks? Well, I keep doing it because I've bought them before and I want to have more of them. I threw away all my ordinary socks when I first got Thorlos. Even if you don't have arthritis on top of your foot, like me, the padding under your shoelaces and on the toes and heels is just cushy. And these socks just don't wear out. I wear them every day, and I had to burn down my house to get rid of them. I've been wearing the replacements for three years now and not a sign of a hole.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TX

    Best socks I ever wore to play tennis.


    Thorlos are the best socks I have ever worn to play tennis. Over the years I have tried several brands and these are head and shoulders above the competition (just remember to wear a shoe a half size bigger for a comfortable fit).

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGX

    Hard Labor.


    I use these jobs at my workplace. I take place in a faclility that recycles old liquids into concrete & it requires me to wear work boots, & i always take into consideration a nice pair of socks to keep my feet in good condition. Honestly, these are the best socks i've ever worn for such a situation. They're extremely durable, keep my feet dry, & top of all, very comfortable. I couldn't think of a bad thing about these socks. I love them! Thank you so much for them!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: JMX

    The best for running.


    They are the best socks I have found for running. They provide unparelled heel and forefoot cushioning and they are also durable. I recommend them.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTH

    Compassion for the feet


    I have some pain from time to time from plantar fasciaitis. Socks help.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: KX

    Took the advice of an old guy (who knew a thing or two about hiking)


    A friend of mine who has been up many mountains in Europe and the Pacific NW, told me these were on sale. He said he only wears Thorlo and that they have never worn out. Though they have a "Mountain" weight sock, he said the Hiker model was good enough for him. I agree. I have worn my pair a few times and think they are great. It seems that the bottom, cushion part, is thicker than the part above the ankle. That works well with me because I've found most socks too tight in that area. I have a few left of another (SW) brand that has gone "flat" over time (not a very long time). So I hope these live up to my friend's praises on longevity. For now, they are my main hiking/climbing sock.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TMX

    Fantastic tennis socks!


    I didn't know tennis socks existed; I always simply wore athletic socks. However, the cushioning on these socks has been amazing for both my chronic toe injuries and my flat feet. Despite being thick and cushioned, I do not experience my feet being any warmer or sweatier than usual. Truly incredible socks.