TALE OF THE TRAIL
The story of MudGear’s evolution from focusing on obstacle course racing to also serving the larger trail running community was fairly organic. We witnessed a grassroots adoption from strictly trailrunners who trained with their OCR friends. However, the crowning achievement on the road to trail running acceptance has to be this endorsement from the American Trail Running Association (ATRA). You know that a MudGear sock bearing ATRA’s esteemed name is one you can trust for maximum mileage.
NEW SPIN ON A MUDGEAR CLASSIC
ATRA Quarter (¼) Crew Socks is modeled after the same MudGear ¼ Crew that has withstood endless miles on various terrains in every perceivable weather condition. These socks have accumulated countless muddy miles and stood atop racing’s most competitive podiums. The ATRA model incorporates the same precision stitching of premium yarn blends - chosen for their durability and comfort. However, unlike their predecessors, MudGear’s ATRA socks cater to the predominantly trail and distance runners who are uniquely attuned to their foot sensory. We deliberately redesigned the footbed with thinner cushioning for frequent runners who prefer more feeling in every step.
NOTICE THE NON-NEGOTIABLES
Thinner footbed aside, MudGear’s ATRA ¼ Crew Socks deliver all of the non-negotiables that have made MudGear the favorite sock of adventurists everywhere. We engineered our socks to achieve specific performance results for their ventilation, moisture management (via full-submersion testing), and abrasion resistance; and their medium level ankle compression locks out dirt from the trail. Oh, and as if you haven't guessed - this level of toughness was designed and continues to be delivered by superior craftsmanship... another non-negotiable.
MUDGEAR MADE| ATRA APPROVED
American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is a leader in the sport, and their digital home, trailrunning.com, is quite possibly the most respected website among all TR enthusiasts. So, when the opportunity arose to produce a co-branded sock with ATRA, we were determined to create a sock worthy of that calling. We're confident that we succeeded and eager for you to experience them yourself.
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 ultra thin to give you maximum feeling in your shoe.