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 sheer compression socks got shredded on ropes.
We set out to make a tougher compression 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 cuts, rope burns, and other injuries common in obstacle course racing.
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 a true graduated compression profile that is optimized for athletic performance and recovery. In layman's terms, our socks stay put and make your legs feel great.
And Tested In The Worst Conditions Possible
Normal testing of compression socks involves stretching them to measure the strength and passing them through 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 abrasion by climbing up and down ropes.
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 world's best socks for Spartan Race, trail running, rucking, or whatever outdoor adventure you think of next.
Over Engineered By Design
We intentionally over-built the full-length MudGear Tall Compression Sock to meet the demands of obstacle course racers and surpass your expectations. The result is true graduated compression made from premium American yarns.
Comfy and Protective
I have really enjoyed my Mudgear knee-high compression socks. They not only are comfortable but have held up great during my trail runs and protect my legs from the underbrush and the color makes me very visible during my races!
Have been wearing these socks for years. They have gotten me through many ultras and have never had a foot complaint. I still have a pair from 2019 in my roster. Solid, quality product!
These are the best socks ever! This is my second pair of this style. I love the fell and they wear well. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Good socks make all the difference
I bought these socks for my team before a Spartan rice, and let me tell you: the difference between these and some cheap cotton socks is night and day. The compression was incredibly welcome, and the protection that gave from the rope climb and other nasties while traversing the course was lovely. Fully recommend.
I have been looking for some of this since Reebok stopped making them. These are even better than the originals. Great product!!!
Great socks for OCR
I absolutely love these compression socks. They were so comfy and work great for my OCR races.
Great socks for my first Spartan Race
These socks came highly recommended when I was searching for gear for my first Spartan race, and they didn't disappoint. They helped keep my feet as comfortable as possible trudging through water and mud, and also protected my legs for crawling on the ground and rope climbs. I went back and bought several additional pairs for the future! Thanks for a great product.
Best OCR socks no question!
Fit great, keeps moisture out, quick drying and a compression sock. Buy these now!