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.
Extreme test of the socks ! My Kilimanjaro
Worn my MudGear socks on a world record attempt in Africa, where I was climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and attempting an obstacle course race at 20,000 ft ! Wore my mud gear socks the whole time I was climbing, racing and the race down the mountain to the finish !!! 7 days of climbing, 2 hours racing in the Death Zone and 2 1/2 hours to run down … My feet were comfortable, dry and had no blisters or foot problems!!! Loved them !!! And yes I accomplished my goal , 2 World Records !!!!
Compression NOT Compromise
Perfect for the OCR or for runs. Great compression that doesn't fade with repeated washing. Great construction! These things are tough!!
Greatest Socks EVER!
Tired of rope burns, I finally spent what I thought was a rather high price for the socks. Well, you get what you pay for and I got the best ****** socks ever. i ran a competivie Spartan Race today to really test these things. NO more rope burns, no more abrasions, and they didnt hold water. They drained very well. They felt tight at first but I guess that is waht compression socks do. Anyhow, they wer perfectly comfortable and they protected my lower legs. I flew down teh rope climb and no burns or anytinig. I never thought I would be so excited about socks! GREAT JOB PEOPLE!
The socks are awesome.
BETTER THAN DRUGSTORE VARIETY
My recent order for a pair of Mudgear support sox is #4. I now have two in International Orange and two in the high vis lime. They all do a great job of controlling the fluid load in my legs. I ride a recumbent trike 20-30 miles every other day. Wearing my MudGear socks before and then after a ride keeps me pain-free. Thank you MudGear for a great product. Oh and they look cool, too.
Best on the Market!
I love these socks! The compression definitely helps with leg fatigue over longer distances. And the thickened pad on the back side of the sock is a major plus on rope traverses. I've have a few pairs and will definitely be back for more!
Great socks for therapeutic recovery
I hit the trails…. hard. These socks work great for me. They work even better at night to remove the inevitable swelling in my calves and ankles. I wake up refreshed and ready to hit it again. Made in USA!! Thanks MudGear!!!!
Haven't hit an OCR course just yet but so far, my Mud Gear socks have been awesome. Running, burpees in the backyard, more running and some kettlebell workouts. This looks like the start of a beautiful thing.