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: 84NRCW

    Best socks for cardio workout


    My feet hurts after cardio workouts and after wearing these socks, the pain gradually went away. Also, it hugs your feet well compared to ordinary socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: KX

    So far the best hiking socks I have worn


    Got these in blue and took them for a week in the smokies. Constantly got them wet, would ring them out and they would dry on the back of my pack in a few hours. All synthetic construction aides in faster drying. Reduced rub and blister points even though I still applied moleskin due to the massive amount of uphill/downhill. Very comfy, my feet love sliding into these socks. I also wear thorlos combat socks for work and they are great too!!!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHW

    Saved our feet on an extensive walking vacation!


    Spent 10 days walking in Italy, one day with a competitors sock which did ok, one day with a basic sock where we thought we would never be able to walk again and 8 days with our Thorlo's socks. Never would have thought it possible what a difference a sock can make. We are penny pinchers and thought paying 18.00 for a pair of socks crazy but now we consider it some of the best money we ever spent buying two pair each of these socks. Will never travel without them again and need to buy more so we don't have to wash these so much. We plan to try them at work now as we both stand long hours at our jobs.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    Best socks for walking/running


    These were my very first pair of Thorlo socks. I had a half marathon coming up and I have a heel spur so I need extra cushioning. These worked great. My feet didn't hurt at all the whole time and with other socks they usually do. I must admit they are a bit expensive for my budget but I will be surging on another pair or two for my birthday. :-)

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: 84NRCM

    Best walking socks I've every owned


    I walk about 35 miles a week and a very fast pace on an asphalt pavement. Since I began wearing these socks, my shin splints have gone way and my feet are not tired following my 7 mile stroll. In the past, I tried wearing double socks and walking socks from The Walking Company, but neither compares in comfort, foot and leg protection my Thorlo's.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: DWMXW

    Great for long walks


    A friend recommended Thorlos socks as she has used them when she walks. I started walking 5+ miles a day and I was getting some pretty severe blisters all over the balls of my feet. I tried several types of socks that seemed to have pretty good padding. Still lots of blisters, and even more pain. So, I went on the website and tried a free pair that was offered. They arrived very quickly and the next day I tried them out and while these tend to be a little on the thicker side than I prefer, my feet were cushioned and I wasn't limping by the time I got home. After I took off my shoes, they didn't ache like normal. Plus, they didn't feel hot and sweaty. It's true they wick the moisture away. Since getting this sample, I've bought about 5 more pairs of walking socks at the store. I'm hooked and can't see walking without a pair of Thorlos socks now. Try them and you'll feel the same.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: XCMU

    The best socks for running


    After hearing all the horror stories on others feet problems. I feel these socks are excellent investment in foot longevity. After getting them for the summer months I know that it will be an excellent investment in my feet longevity over the winter months.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: LTHW

    Great padding


    These socks are great. My feet hurt. The padding on the bottom really makes my feet so much happier than a thinner sock. It's true the extra padding may make your shoes fit more snug so they might not work in a shoe that's already a bit tight. They work great in my hiking boots.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WX

    Very comfortable, durable.


    Excellent value, soft, comfortable socks.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: HRX

    Padded Sock


    Love, love, love these socks. I have had several different diabetic socks, but these socks are the best. I could wear them all day comfortably. The other brands, I will be ready to take them off as soon as I start walking.