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Ankle Biters

Merino summer socks.
NZ$29
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Snappy socks knitted from lightweight merino wool to deal with sweaty feet in the heart of summer and deliver you from the jaws of canine predators. X-rated elastic arch prevents slippage while the cushioned sole and reinforced cleat-pad keep your feet purring.


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Made in New Zealand.

What's the difference between the Ankle Biters, Zig Zags, Shindigs and Lucifers?

> The Ankle Biters, Zig Zags, and Shindigs are our cool-weather range of socks constructed from a blend of Merino wool, nylon and elastic. The Ankle Biters, Zig Zigs and Shindigs all have additional cushioning under your feet, and the Zig Zags padding around the cuff. The Shindigs feature a graduated compression fit and X-rated elastic arch and ankle support.

> The Zig Zags are primarily for winter riding. Merino wool on the inside keeps your toes toasty while the hard wearing nylon outer keeps them looking good. The Lucifers are a thermal sock with a windproof front - providing maximum warmth in cold conditions.

Washing Instructions?

> All Ground Effect clothing enjoys a warm machine wash. Try to avoid cold-water detergents and those with bleach. The cold-water varieties have little enzymes that are super-charged to brave the cold but can damage technical fabrics and cause skin irritation. And bleach rots natural fibres like cotton, strips the dye and can also cause irritation. As a rule of thumb, product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like Ecover, Ecostore, Earthwise or Aware.

> Hand washing is sometimes the only option on tour, but a washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.

> Drying on the line or hanging on the bedpost is generally preferable to using a dryer. Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast anyway. High heat can damage some fabrics so if you must take your threads for a spin set the device on 'medium' or 'warm' rather than hot.