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.
Best socks for wet runs
I’ve been running obstacle courses in Mud Gear socks for a few years and they simply can’t be beat. Despite regularly logging over 10 miles after being knee deep in mud and water, these socks stay put and keep my feet blister free. The compression is a nice touch and keeps my legs from cramping up.
Have used wool socks for years from all the well known brands. Just never found a sock I really liked. Wool socks always pilled, shrunk, and when wet, stayed wet(a problem on multi-day treks). Mudgear has changed all that. These socks feel great, soft and comfortable. Even when soaked they feel dry. Will see about durability. So far “odor” isn’t a problem(wool’s greatest touted benefit). Look forward to more “dirt time” with comfortable feet. This winter at below zero temps will be the real test for me.
I love my socks it's comfortable and it's money well spent
Socks perform beautifully. Offers support and protection from the usual abrasions I end up with from a trail run. Comfortable and feel sturdy, well-made.
Perfect for Tall and Not Small
I am 6'6" male that weighs 225 lbs. I also suffer from varicose veins. Although not prescription stockings, MudGear's Tall Compression Socks are incredible. I have 10 pairs and wear them all the time. My life includes too much office work, five active kids, plenty of Crossfit, and not enough of the outdoors. I need socks that can keep up in the office and the obstacle course. Thanks MudGear for a great product!!
Best compression socks on the market. Multiple ultra ocr race in them. They never let me down
Excellent product. Very comfortable.
Kept me warm & dry at Spartan Race
While me friends suffered from wet, numb toes after the muddy swamps we went through on the race, my feet felt warm and dry! My only caution would be to leave energy to get them off your feet! ;)