Men's Industrial Socks

Working Hard Means Stressing Your Feet

Working a 10-,12- or even 24-hour shift on concrete floors in steel toe boots or safety toe boots can be torture on your feet. This kind of foot stress is true for a trade worker, construction worker or steel worker The same is true of a production worker, someone who works in a warehouse environment or operates heavy equipment or anyone else who spends extended periods of time on his or her feet at work. We know these jobs don’t just pound away at the feet; the repetitive impact has a ripple effect through the ankles, knees, hips and to the spinal cord and back. Over time, it all adds up to multiple problems. Thorlos will help.

“I bought these for my husband who works 24-hour shifts. He says that usually by dinner time his feet are hurting but he really noticed a difference wearing the Thorlos, Thanks!”  Teresa B.

Thorlos Clinically-Tested Padded Socks = Protection & Comfort

We make six different styles of Thorlos clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS) to help protect your feet from the pounding they receive during a hard day’s work. All are designed to address the foot aches and pains that surface during the day and help prevent foot conditions from occurring in the first place. Thorlos engineered padding has been clinically shown to reduce foot aches and pain. Its moisture-wicking properties move moisture away from your feet. Thorlos padding has also been shown in independent research to reduce blisters (excessive moisture is the catalyst for blister formation). Reducing blisters, pain, pressures and moisture means your feet will be more comfortable—and better protected— throughout a long day at work.

“Best uniform socks available. Period. Stop looking; you won't find anything better. These socks make the difference in comfort, and last for years. They wick away moisture from perspiration and give you all-day-long comfort. I literally just got home from a 14- hour tour of duty and my feet and calves felt like first thing in the morning. I even wore a pair of these 3 years ago with those god-awful rental tuxedo shoes for my daughter's wedding. No blisters, no pain, and danced the night away. I've been wearing Thorlos for years both on and off duty, and while they can be costly, you can find sales if you shop wisely. You get what you pay for, and with Thorlos, you actually get more.”  Timothy K.

“These socks are comfortable to wear, giving the soles of my feet the padding I need to get through the day. I recommend them!”  Margaret E.

Thorlos Protect Your Feet From the Steel Plates in Steel Toe Shoes 

It’s impossible for a regular tube sock to protect your foot from the steel plates and steel shanks in a steel toe or safety boot. Here, too, Thorlos do the job.

“I wear heavy, steel toe, leather boots to work for 12 hours. These socks are amazingly comfortable.”  Robert L.

“My husband wears steel toed work boots all day and LOVES these socks. More cushioning and awesome moisture wicking make his feet happier!”  Deanna G.

Thorlos places its clinically-tested engineered padding in precisely the right places for maximum protection and comfort.  Here is a brief review of the six styles:

            Uniform Steel Toe Mid-Calf (WLST)  Features:

  • padding over the toes to protect from abrasions otherwise common in steel toe boots
  • padding to protect the ball and heel from shearing and impact forces that cause blisters and foot fatigue
  • light padding at the instep to protect against lace pad pressure and arch area for better fit

            Uniform Support Over-the-Calf (WGXS)  Features:

  • padding to protect the ball and heel from shearing and impact forces that cause blisters and foot fatigue
  • light padding at the instep to protect against lace pad pressure and in the arch area for better fit
  • extra spandex throughout to provide support and reduce fatigue

            Uniform White Toe Over-the-Calf (WSXL) & Crew (WSX) Features:

  • white THORLON in the forefoot to help prevent skin irritation
  • padding to protect the ball and heel from shearing and impact forces that cause blisters and foot fatigue
  • light padding at the instep to protect against lace pad pressure and in the arch area for better fit

            Uniform Crew (WGX) & Mini-crew (WGMX)  Features:

  • padding to protect the ball and heel from shearing and impact forces that cause blisters and foot fatigue
  • light padding at the instep to protect against lace pad pressure and in the arch area for better fit

            Uniform Over-the-Calf (WDB)  Features:

  • padding to protect the ball and heel from shearing and impact forces that cause blisters and foot fatigue
  • extended heel pad for blister protection
  • light padding at the instep to protect against lace pad pressure and in the arch area for better  fit
  • spandex in top to keep the padded sock up all day

            Uniform Postal Over-the-Calf (WGXL), Crew (WGX) & Mini-crew (PGMX) Features:

  • padding to protect the ball and heel from shearing and impact forces that cause blisters and foot fatigue
  • light padding at the instep to protect against lace pad pressure and in the arch area for better  fit

“I am a machine mechanic in a manufacturing plant. I walk from machine to machine and then I may be stationary on my feet to repair a machine or its sub components. I have in the last 4-years purchased as many as 3 sets of boots per year thinking it was the boots. I was always trying to find a better fitting boot and that is costly. Now after just slipping on one pair of the Thorlos, my prayers are answered. I am 50 years old and I will be working until 65 years old and I no longer have to worry about how I am going to walk in those next 15 years. Thorlos socks will enable me to me to stand and walk with ease and comfort for the next 15 years of employment. :-) Thank you!” Terrence E.

Curious but not yet convinced whether Thorlos CTPS can help you address your foot pain? We invite you to try your first pair free…just paying shipping and handling.

Click this link to see our FIRST PAIR FREE OFFER.

Because of the demands the industrial work environment place on your feet  and the boots typically worn, we recommend that you wear only our clinically-tested padded socks (CTPS), not our Lite Padded Socks (LPS), at work.

Made in The USA

All Thorlos are made in the USA. The 275 families that make up the THORLO workforce take tremendous pride in making foot protection products that will help you do your best.

“I have been wearing these socks for years, after my son tried a pair of them he liked the so much that he won't wear anything else at work. They are very comfortable and will not fall down around your ankles like other socks. They are also American Made!”  Ross P.

Brand Promise Guarantee 

Try Thorlos padded industrial work boot socks / steel toe padded socks for 30 days. If you don’t agree that your feet feel better than when wearing regular socks, we’ll refund your money.

“No blisters and they wear like iron.”  Jean P.

Employee Favorite

“I am hooked on Thorlos Industrial Uniform Steel Toe WLST model. It’s designed to protect my feet from the steel shanks in my safety boots.  I tried them on…they felt so comfortable, so I bought 2 pairs.  Now, I wear nothing but the WLST model at work. I especially like the length and my feet feel great after long days.” Wayne Weston, Thorlos Carolina Brand Ambassador

Reviews for Thorlos INDUSTRIAL

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WBO

    Comfort and protection all 11 hours

    02/14/18 | By

    I figure out of 8 hrs on the clock and the extra 3 from the time I put them on in the morning till they come off these are a pleasure to wear. Good quality and hug the calves all day. I'm a long time fan of thorlo and wear their mini crew for running to ski socks, and work socks.

  • 1 out of 5

    Style: WGX

    Not the same moderate cushioning of your wonderful golf socks!

    02/11/18 | By

    I needed moderate cushioning like I get with my moderate cushioning Thorlo golf socks. These are much thicker and my feet are quite sore after playing golf in them. Is there another black crew style sock (for cooler season golf) with comparable cushioning to the perfect cushioning of the warmer weather Thorlo golf socks of which I have about 12 - 15 pair? I was told by customer support that these would be comparable but they certainly are not.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WBSO

    Super comfortable

    02/10/18 | By

    Very comfortable and nice enough to wear for dressy functions. Love'em !

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WBSO

    Super comfortable

    02/10/18 | By

    Very comfortable and nice enough to wear for dressy functions. Love'em !

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGXS

    Best Workout Socks

    02/10/18 | By

    My husband wears over the calf socks for working out and for daily wear. He tells me the padding in the heel and forefoot is great. His feet have never felt better. The socks never slide down like prior socks he's used. I follow the instructions to wash inside out and to use fabric softener and the padding stays great. If I need to get a stain out (usually because he's worn his work boots) I spot treat with Shout and soak them in OxiClean overnight. They come out really white. (I thought I'd share this as the washing instructions say you can't use chlorine bleach. I also shared this with the representative at Thorlos as she had never heard of OxiClean.)

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WBSO

    These socks stay up are extremely comfortable!

    02/09/18 | By

    Great!! I like that they have spots on the top of the foot that allow some room in my shoes.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WSX

    BEST FOR COMFORT.

    02/08/18 | By

    COMFORT AND PROTECTED!

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: TBX

    Golfing and casual wear comfort

    02/08/18 | By

    I love these socks is too strong an endorsement, but extra padding makes for walking comfort.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGXS

    Excellent work socks

    02/02/18 | By

    My feet feel very cozy and my calves feel supported all day long.

  • 5 out of 5

    Style: WGX

    Great work socks

    01/21/18 | By

    Like I can work 16 hrs.