In a world where socks were too soft...
In 2012, we fell deeply in love with Obstacle Course Racing. It ripped us off the treadmill, out of our comfort zone, and unleashed us into the wild outdoors. Events like Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, BattleFrog, and Savage Race tested us and our gear to the limits. We learned that gym socks got soggy in the mud, and that most running socks were made for roads.
We set out to make a tougher trail running sock.
MudGear was born to do what nobody else could do; make a performance sock resilient enough to withstand outdoor race conditions and tough enough to help protect racers from the course itself.
They Said It Couldn't Be Done - They Forgot About American Muscle
The American sock industry has a long history of quality engineering, but cheap labor gave rise to importing. While others cut costs and cut corners, we knew the world's toughest and best socks should be designed and made in the USA. Leveraging decades of experience with top brands, our designers are experts in the technology of performance sock construction.
Using Premium Yarns and Strong Construction
The difference comes from starting with American yarn blends that are chosen for their durability and comfort. Next, we engineered our socks to achieve specific performance results for their ventilation, moisture management, and abrasion resistance. We built in a medium level ankle compression to keep out dirt from the trail. In layman's terms, our trail socks make your feet feel great.
And Tested In The Worst Conditions Possible
Normal testing of running socks involves a simple abrasion test to see how quickly they show wear. Our testing involves putting them on the world's top obstacle racers and trail runners for trips up and down mountains all day in all types of weather. We test for wicking by fully submerging them in muddy water, and we test durability by ultra distance marathons.
Through It All, We Were Made Tougher
Nobody said it was going to be easy. We heard a lot of "it's not done that way" and "it's not practical". But all the trials and trails made us tougher, and we're now proud to offer the toughest (and most comfortable) trail running sock on the planet. It also happens to be our go-to sock for training, Spartan Stadium Races, and everyday wear.
High Ankle Shield Keeps out dirt and rocks
The first thing you'll notice about these socks is the relatively high ankle that is tight enough to keep out dirt and rocks, but it's not a tight compression fit. The footbed is soft and cushioned but not thick in a way that will soak up and hold water or mud.
Socks are hugely impactful in the comfort of athletic events. Until trying MUDGEAR, I typically wore Bombas. I didn’t think I’d find another sock with better compression or “just right” cushion. I’ve now converted— MUDGEAR socks are the BEST! I like them for running, hiking, cycling, and trail running.
No more blisters!
Love these running socks! They are comfortable, love the higher length. Best of all, I no longer get blisters when I run! Not to mention, the color and pattern are so fun!
No hot spots
I love the compression. I hate when socks are loose and fall down. I also love that the seam isnt very noticeable. Most socks leave my pinky toe burning from the seam rubbing on it.
Best Running socks
Love these for trail running and racing. Slight compression, comfortable fit and they do not hold on to moisture. I wouldn’t wear anything else.
FAVORITE SOCKS EVER!
I love the support of these socks and how they feel next to my skin. I wear them when it’s 10 degrees and 110 degrees. I run OCR and on the road. I love them for all my running needs.
MudGear 1/4 Crew Socks
I swear by MudGear for all my hikes and OCR racing! 100% durable and fast drying. Makes going through the water in Spartan races not so bad :) They also wash perfectly and I have had my original pair for 3 years with no issues!
Perfect for trails & everyday wear
First, of course I LOVE the pink. These socks are soft and moisture wicking so your feet don't feel sweaty. Because they don't hold water, they are absolutely perfect for OCR events. Your socks don't feel full and heavy after a creek crossing like cotton socks would. These are also great for trail running. I just wore them for a 50k and they were perfect. The extra height of the crew cut is perfect for keeping rocks/pebbles etc out of your socks. I didn't have to touch my feet a single time. My 50k partner had to take their shoes off and apply blister tape a few times and I didn't have a single issue, obviously some of that is shoe choice but socks can also make a huge difference! I love these socks
Awesome product, held up fine for 40 miles at WTM with no issues in the sand/concrete mix..highly recommended