STATESVILLE, N.C., Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Socks, cushion sole, O.D. green. Try and keep your feet dry. I want you boys to remember to change your socks wherever we stop." Gary Sinise's iconic portrayal of Lieutenant Dan in award winning film " Forrest Gump" could not more accurately describe the emphasis that should be placed on soldier's foot care. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161122/442242 Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161122/442241LOGO Imagine not only wearing the same pair of boots and socks for days, even weeks, but also walking miles to save the lives of others or even that of your best friend. Couple that with fatigue, blisters and foot pain, the discomfort is debilitating. Now Imagine NOT having those foot issues because you are wearing Thorlos ® the only clinically tested padded (CTP) foot protection (sock) brand. As we begin the season of holiday gift giving, Thorlos, hand-crafted in Statesville, North Carolina, invites you to consider participating in its Troops Donations Program. What a simple way to show your appreciation to those who give of themselves selflessly so that we may experience one of the greatest gifts of all: Freedom. You can donate by purchasing one or three pairs of our Thorlos clinically-tested padded military socks at our manufacturing costs to honor and support our members of the armed services at https://checkout.thorlo.com/troops/. We will make sure your donation gets to our troops, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have done something extraordinary. The ideal scenario would be to provide three pairs of Thorlos for each service member —one pair to wash, one pair to dry and one pair to wear. We send the product with "handy-wipes" so the troops can clean their feet in the field before they put the socks you donate on their feet. "Our goal is to send 5,000 pairs to forward troops in active conflict zones," said Chuck Harris (retired Sargent Major) who heads the effort at THORLO. Thorlos clinically-tested padded military boot socks have been put to the ultimate test by Recon, SEAL teams and Special Forces Units. The ST (Mountaineering boot sock) was the sock of choice of the Special Forces units of the U.S. military for cold weather operations in Afghanistan, and it is the official sock of the Indian Defense Forces. Thorlos was selected because these CTPS provided added protection and comfort while they were deployed, particularly in mountainous areas where the terrain features rock faces so sharp they can cut through boots. " My Marine son says these are the best boot socks ever!" exclaims Patty M. "Whether wearing his jungle boots or combat boots, he loves these socks for the comfort, length, durability and elasticity to roll up skivvies. The Marine Corps has taught my son the best thing you can do every day is take care of your feet with clean socks. They may wear the same clothes for 7-10 days straight in the field, but are always told to air out their feet and change their socks. If my Marine is happy, Mom is happy!" Here's how we can work together to help give our troops some peace of mind regarding their foot care needs.