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A limited edition version of our Foot Soldiers. More colourful with more stripes and our new logo. These lightweight merino liner-socks give your feet a chance to breathe inside performance-fit cycle shoes.

  • 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 EcoverEcostoreEarthwise 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.

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Brian L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

I’m really pleased with these cycling socks. They are comfy, warm and fit neatly with the stretch in them. They are a slightly odd colour of green, but are distinctive all the same!

Joel M.
Australia Australia
Super service, super socks and super small...

I bought a pair of these in medium. I'm normally 44. They were definitely too big, but the GE staff were totally happy to exchange and do it quickly - superb service as usual. They sent me smalls and they fit well. Like.

Keith F.
New Zealand New Zealand

These socks complement the other 3 pairs in my GroundEffect collection. Hooplas seem just as tough but a bit lighter for those warmer days, plus with a splash of colourI just wish I’d bought another pair or two.

Helen G.
New Zealand New Zealand
Take these Puppies to work.

I just cant seem to wear these socks out. Purchased for wearing to the office, these puppies just keep going and going. So far indestructible. Love them. Comfortable and warm without the bulk.

Isaac B.
New Zealand New Zealand
These are basically my favourite socks now

I love a good merino sock and these definitely are. Good fit, good height, comfy.