Mt. Airy, North Carolina — For Spring 2017, Farm to Feet, makers of 100% American socks, is introducing a collection of hiking socks that celebrates its home state’s premier hiking trail, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, which stretches from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. Sales from the collection will help support the completion and maintenance of the trail.
“2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and we’re proud to support the trail that not only stretches across our state, but passes within 15 miles of our mill where we make our socks,” said David Petri, VP of marketing at Farm to Feet.
The Farm to Feet Mountains-to-Sea Trail collection includes six styles whose designs are inspired by sections of the trail. The socks construction is based off the Damascus Elite hiking sock, but with trail inspired graphics on the sock leg. Each sock is made with 19.5 micron US wool and features reinforced heal and toe sections, under lacing protection and a seamless toe closure.
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail begins at Clingmans Dome, which reaches 6,643 feet high and is the highest point in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The men’s Clingmans Dome sunset design is inspired by the last light that sets on the trail. MSRP: $22.50
The Elkin Valley section of the trail covers over 60 miles and drops more than
2,000 feet in elevation in six miles as it transitions from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Piedmont. The Elkin Valley sock, offered in men’s and women’s styles, honors the elevation change with a design featuring abstract topographical contours. MSRP: $22.50
The Sauratown section of the trail, that immediately follows the Elkin Valley section, connects Pilot Mountain State Park to Hanging Rock State Park and is the section closest to Mt. Airy, Farm to Feet’s hometown. The men’s Sauratown sock’s striated design was inspired by the sediments that created the Sauratown geologic formations in the area including the unmistakable Pilot Mountain. MSRP: $22.50
The Hillsborough’s green floral burst design is inspired by the area’s lush flora and fauna fed by the Eno river that the trail follows into the center of this historic town. MSRP: $22.50
The Burgaw is named for a small community that grew from a railroad depot established in the 1830’s in the coastal plain just outside of Wilmington. This women’s sock features a retro-floral camo design that reflects the colors of the Burgaw creek in spring time. MSRP: $22.50
First light hits the trail at Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks and is the inspiration for the women’s Ocracoke. The colorful bands radiate from from the ankle towards the calf like an early morning sunrise. MSRP: $22.50
Farm to Feet will introduce the Mountains-to-Sea collection at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, UT, August 3-5, 2016.
The collection will be available at better outdoor retailers and online at www.farmtofeet.com in the Spring of 2017.
For information on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail visit www.ncmst.org.
ABOUT FARM TO FEET
Farm to FeetTM 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.
ABOUT MOUNTAIN-TO-SEA TRAIL
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is a simple footpath stretching over 1,100 miles across North Carolina from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks. More than 680 miles of the footpath are complete and with temporary routes on backroads, hikers can now follow the trail across North Carolina. Each year, volunteers devote thousands of hours to planning and blazing the trail across the state. For more information on the trail and how to volunteer as a member of Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail visit www.ncmst.org.