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Zig Zags

207 reviews
Colour
Jet Black
Size

Cosy socks for winter riding cunningly knitted with a toasty merino wool inner and hard-wearing nylon outer. Slightly thicker than the Foot Soldiers with additional cushioning around your ankles. Mud and chain oil blends in with the laundry-friendly black cuffs.
+Features
  • X-rated elastic arch and ankle support prevents slippage.
  • Cushioned heel and toes for warmth and comfort.
  • Designed by us. Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 80 gm

+Merino-Nylon
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.

+Compare

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

+Video

+Washing

  • 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.
    Customer Reviews
    4.9 Based on 207 Reviews
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      OM
      23/05/2024
      Owen M.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Warm as toast

      Lovely, thick socks that are really warm. I still wear a thin pair of merino liner socks beneath these on the really cold commutes, but these are the warmest cycling socks I’ve owned.

      RK
      25/04/2024
      Robyn K.
      Australia Australia

      Zig Zags are great

      Bought for my husband to replace some older wool socks. He’s used them cycling and says they’re good. He’s yet to wear them for hiking.

      BP
      09/02/2024
      Ben P.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Best socks money can buy

      Biking in winter or hiking these keep the toes warm all year. And they don’t stink if you wear them for a few days without washing!

      GS
      09/11/2023
      Glenn S.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Going the distance

      These socks are like good mates. Still there at the end. Wore them for 3 days straight. Never sweated, didn't stick. I won't ride in anything else. (Unlesd Groundeffect make one better) 1st class socks. Comfy, snug fit too.

      JL
      31/08/2023
      Jonathan L.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great socks - warm and comfy.