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Burnt Orange

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.
  • X-rated elastic arch and ankle support prevents slippage.
  • 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 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.
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      Dianne B.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      My second pair as I find these just a bit more comfortable than standard inners Prefer to ware them with pants not on there own..maybe also not on hot days otherwise most of the year

      A Ground Effect Customer
      Brendan J.
      Australia Australia

      Great socks

      Very comfortable and cool, with the breathing panels on the instep - it makes so much sense!

      Nicholas S.
      Australia Australia

      Hoora for Hooplas

      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.

      Australia Australia

      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.

      Wayne W.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      Disappointed in the size- I get mediums in all GE socks and normally great fit but these are too large.