ROCKWELL - A local textile company is seeing a lot of success these days, one foot at a time. The company is called Thorlo, they have locations in Statesville and Rockwell.
What makes these socks special?
It's a padded, activity specific sock made by a company celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Using its own designs and even proprietary yarns, Thorlos have built quite a following.
"This product makes such an impression on people that they talk about it. It's probably the only sock in the world that people talk about," owner James L. Throneburg told WBTV. "They can always explain their first experience with Thorlo."
People talk about the comfort, Throneburg says there's more to it.
"I've turned it into a health issue," the Statesville native said. "All of your activities, your mobility, your ability to be mobile starts with your feet. No foot, no mobility, no health, period, end of report."