Toe Rags

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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 EcostoreEarthwise 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 repellent finish. 

  • Wash colours separately.

  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $7 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$7 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.
    Customer Reviews
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      Shirley W.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great for summer riding

      Great for summer riding in all weathers. They don't slip down and are perfect height for cooling and tan.

      Brian F.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Greatest Socks Ever

      Toe Rag socks are must for any cyclist. Very comfortable and no sore feet after a long ride. This will be my go to socks from now on. Thank you Ground Effect.

      Alan S.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Good socks

      Some people write rave reviews just in order to get free stuff, Not me, I am not that shallow and I am steadfastly impartial. These socks have changed my life, they are the best thing ever in the history of things. If I could wear these socks and no other garb for the rest of my life, I would. These socks could quite possibly have prevented the sinking of the Titanic and WWII. Once again, this is an unsolicited review from an independent customer. (Ground Effect, you know my address - shirt size XL, shorts L)

      Neil E.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Toe Rags

      Love the breathability of the merino mixed with a little hard wearing nylon. Well designed and comfortable. Size large are a bit too too long for for my 10.5UK, 11.5US feet.

      A Ground Effect Customer
      Andres G.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      comfy, cool or warm when needed

      love these. favourite for keeping toesy cool or warm depending on weather.