This colour/size is temporarily out of stock. For orders placed today we'll get one to you in about a week... or consider another colour if you can't wait.
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.
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.
I recently purchased another pair of these and discovered I bought my first pair (azure blue) in March 2017 and then another pair (bowling green) in Jan 2018. Both pairs still get regular use, so these things are built to last! I hope you keep on making them especially in bolder colors.
Sizing is way larger than normal GE Foot Soldier socks
Suggest if you are on low edge of a size range in these Hooplas (e.g. I am EU 41-42 normally which is Medium 41-44 on the GE chart) that you size down as these are quite a large fit. The mediums in these Hooplas were way too large for me and unwearable, yet the Mediums in original Foot Soldiers fit perfectly.