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Burnt Orange

A limited edition version of our Foot Soldiers. More colourful, longer with more stripes and our new logo. These lightweight merino liner-socks give your feet a chance to breathe inside performance-fit cycle shoes.
  • X-rated elastic arch and ankle support prevents slippage.
  • Designed by us. Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 70 gm

Toasty Merino wool knitted sock with nylon plated to the outside for durability. Blended with elastic for stretch.
  • Composition: 42% merino; 24% elastic; 19% lycra; 15% nylon.


  • All Ground Effect clothing enjoys a warm 40ºC machine wash. Try to avoid cold-water detergents and those with bleach, 'oxygen whitener' or fabric softener.
    • The cold-water varieties have little enzymes that are super-charged to brave the cold but can damage technical fabrics and cause skin irritation.
    • Bleach rots natural fibres like merino, strips the dye, attacks laminates of waterproof fabrics and can also cause skin irritation.
    • Sodium Percarbonate (the main ingredient in oxygen whitener) can make colours run.
    • Fabric softener and stuff containing it like wool wash destroys the water repellent finish on waterproof and water resistant fabrics, and can cause colours to run.
  • As a rule of thumb, a product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like 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.
  • Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast so hanging on the line or drooping over the bedpost is generally the best option. High heat can damage some fabrics so if you do take your threads for a spin, set the device on 'medium' or 'warm' rather than hot. A lap in the dryer is recommended for your rain jacket, after it has dried on the line, as it helps recharge its water repellant finish.

  • Wash colours separately.

+ Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 by tracked airmail to Australia.
  • Around NZ$15-25 by tracked airmail to destinations elsewhere in the world - calculated in our shipping cart as you check out. 
    • More shipping and tax details in our FAQ.
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    Filter Reviews:
      David L.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      Warm, comfortable and stylish. I wear my Hooplas riding MTB and the gym. No sweat. ‘Best socks on the market. I’ll be back !!

      Karyn C.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great socks

      I love these situations socks. Wear them riding and also to work. Oh and they make great presents.

      Louise O.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Best socks ever

      Love these socks they fit perfectly and last all the rough treatment I give them

      Karyn C.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Stylish and warm al rolled into one

      These socks are awesome. Look great under my work trousers and also are warm and toasty on the bike. Thanks again Ground Effects for making such high-quality clothing.

      Scott T.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Hooplas still top performers

      I have been using GE cycle wear or over 25 years. (Still have my purple Frostyboy!) Hooplas perform all year round, slim enough to fit in cycle shoes and work boots alike. Never slip down, allow my feet to breathe and last for years. Not to mention stylish. Well done team.