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Burnt Orange

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.
  • 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 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.

+ Shipping
  • 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.
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      Thomas H.
      Australia Australia


      Best socks in the world. Hands down. Or should that be feet down. Dunno. Great socks. Love ‘em.

      Peter W.
      Australia Australia

      Hooray for Hooplas

      Yet to find a better sock, or even a sock as good, so I don’t even bother looking for any thing else.

      mark b.
      Australia Australia

      Sock it to me one more time

      I'm slack and normally don't leave reviews but really like what GroundEffect are doing - a kiwi org who live and breathe their quality products at reasonable prices. These socks were part of my first purchase from them and they're great. Comfy, functional, styley and 'venomous' looking enough to keep the snakes at bay on the Falls Creek mtb trails over the Xmas break. First of many purchases me thinks :)

      Lisa T.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Top quality

      Ground effect products never fail to deliver and Hooplas continue this tradition. GE are my go to for quality NZ made cycling gear. Their service is second to none. Cheers Ernie and team

      Elbert B.
      Australia Australia

      Perfect Hooplas

      What can I say - perfect. Perfect height. Perfect fit. Perfect warmth. Perfect material. Happy chappie.