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Toe Rags

145 reviews
Grey Marle

The emperor's new footwear - minimalist summer liner-socks knitted from lightweight merino wool to suck sweat away from your feet.
  • X-rated elastic arch and ankle support prevents slippage.
  • Designed by us. Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 50 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.


Lucifers Shindigs Zig Zags Foot Soldiers Toe Rags
Fabric WindFoil™ Merino-Nylon Merino-Nylon Merino-Nylon Merino-Nylon
Warmth Windproof fleece Winter Winter Summer Summer
Style Ankle Calf Ankle Ankle Liner



  • 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.

  • 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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      Tracy H.

      Awesome toe rags!

      Luvin these toe rags. They sit very well across the toes and stay super snug at the back of your foot. So pleased to have great summer socks right at the start of Melbourne's heatwave season. Cheers Mountain Mouse.

      Anthony B.

      A Great Pair of Lightweight Socks

      These are a great pair of lightweight socks. They feel great on your feet and hoozer the sweat away well. The mesh front also allows good air-flow (assuming you have the right sort shoes).

      Barry P.

      Can't beat merino socks

      There's nothing better to ride in than a pair of merino socks. I've always worn wool blend socks to work for their comfort and breathability. So when I discovered I could buy merino sock specifically for biking, I was a happy boy!

      Barry E.

      Snug as a Bug

      Climbing Mt Hotham in the raincloud with thunder and lightning about, my feet stayed warm (although not dry) all day in my Toe Rags. They have also passed the test of the “sock eating shoe” on a recent climb up a gravel track with several sections requiring walking uphill. Whereas other short socks have disappeared into the shoe these stayed comfortable throughout. Great for a short sock.


      Toe Rags - best socks ever

      Great for riding and great for running in too. Comfortable and breathable, don't really stink either if wearing them the next day...if you know what I mean.