Mt. Airy, NC - March 7, 2018
The Farm to Feet Appalachian Trail collection is now in stores just in time for the first hikers to begin their trip from Springer Mountain, GA, to Mount Katahdin, ME. The collection includes the Clingmans Dome, Max Patch, Damascus, and Harpers Ferry styles named after well-known sections of the longest hiking-only footpath in the world.
Farm to Feet developed the collection in collaboration with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and will be giving a portion of sales from the Harpers Ferry to support the organization and its mission to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail (A.T.).
"The A.T. is a cherished resource where not only lifelong memories and outdoor passions are built, but also where socks are put to the ultimate test," said David Petri, Farm to Feet's VP of marketing. "The trail passes within 100 miles of our home and we hope that our support of the ATC will ensure that it will be enjoyed by generations to come.
The Damascus has become the favorite sock of day and thru-hikers due to its light weight design, targeted cushioning comfort, and durability. The Damascus is knit with super soft 19-micron US merino yarn and features a seamless toe closure, micro channel circumferential ventilation, targeted hexagonal reinforcement in the heel and forefoot, and an enhanced Comfort Compression Fit featuring LYCRA® fiber. The Damascus is available in light and medium weight crew styles as well as lightweight quarter crew and low styles for men and women.
The Max Patch and Harpers Ferry feature the same foot design as the Damascus, but in a versatile 3/4 crew style with graphic details inspired by their name sakes.
Max Patch is a popular day hike destination on the A.T. due to its proximity to Asheville and its 360 degree views. The Farm to Feet Max Patch 3/4 crew sock features an infinite loop of mountain tops around the ankle, much like the view from Max Patch's grassy summit.
Historic Harpers Ferry, WV, sits at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers and is home to the ATC. The Harpers Ferry hiking sock features the A.T. logo in the calf area.
Along with being the highest point on the trail, Clingmans Dome is also the western terminus of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail that traverses North Carolina. The sock's design features a sunset design inspired by where last light hits the trail's highest point.
The Farm to Feet Appalachian Trail collection is available at leading outdoor stores nationwide and at www.farmtofeet.com.
To learn more about the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and its work to protect and preserve the A.T., visit www.appalachiantrail.org.
To learn more about Farm to Feet and its collection of 100% American socks visit www.farmtofeet.com.
ABOUT FARM TO FEET
Farm to Feet™ is committed to the single, simple goal of creating the world's best wool socks by exclusively using an all-American recipe: US materials, US manufacturing, and US workers. With its supply chain completely within the U.S., Farm to Feet is able to ensure the highest quality materials and end products, while having as little impact on the environment as possible. Once the wool is grown and sheared in the Rocky Mountains, the remaining processes take place within 300 miles of its sustainability-focused knitting facility in Mt. Airy, NC. All Farm to Feet socks feature seamless toe closures, a comfort compression fit from the top through the arch, and superior cushioning for ultimate performance and comfort. Learn more at www.farmtofeet.com and join us on Facebook.
ABOUT APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park System, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,190 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail - ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit appalachiantrail.org.
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