In a world where socks were too soft...
In 2012, we ran our first Spartan Race and were hooked. It ripped us off the treadmill, out of our comfort zone, and unleashed us into the wild outdoors. Spartan 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 sock that was Spartan tough.
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! We wanted a sock powerful enough to withstand more than race day, but also all of the hours of training that preceded it. It would have to be tough, but light... premium, but affordable.
They said it couldn't be done, but 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 corners, we knew Spartan tough 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 race socks make your feet feel great.
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". However, the trials and trails only made us tougher. Now, we're proud to offer the toughest, most comfortable trail running and obstacle course racing sock on the planet. Whether you’re tackling the Trails, Trifectas, Stadions or Ultras, the Spartan by MudGear ¼ Sock is MADE TOUGHER to support you through every minute of training and every mile of racing.
MADE FOR SPARTANS
Trying to negotiate obstacles while running miles with uncomfortably annoying twigs and pebbles inside your droopy, soggy socks are a thing of the past. MudGear perfected the obstacle racing short sock with the ¼ Crew. The ankle is just high and firm enough to keep out dirt and rocks, but it's not a tight compression fit. The foot bed is soft and cushioned, but not thick in a way that will soak and hold water or mud. Treat your feet with a sock that keeps them fast and fresh.