This crazy adventure started in 2013 with one sock - The PDX Airport Carpet Sock - and the community continues to grow from there.

If you’ve kept a close eye on The Athletic’s socials, you may have noticed that the brand has returned to The Rose City. We are still a web store for now, but we plan to pop up around the area for in-person events in the future.

You may also be wondering who we are and how we decided it would be a good idea to jump into owning this iconic brand.

Allow us to introduce ourselves, we are the Dittos. We are 10% fearless, 90% spontaneous, and a whole lotta wholesome. We have been athletes all of our lives, from soccer to judo, to cycling to running, from cradle to middle age, nothing has brought us more joy and community than moving our bodies.

We love this brand. The Athletic is bold and unconventional, just like you. You carve your own path and you do it with flair. Who else would revere airport carpets the way The Athletic Community does? You truly are something else.

At the end of the day, our goal is simple, keep The Athletic fun. We believe the best way to do that is to hear from you. Is there a previous sock design that you are STILL dreaming about, or you want to show us the adventure you took your Athletic gear on - we want to know! 

Wishing you never ending smiles,

Jess + Vanessa + Charlie + Otis

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