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Grey Marle
Knee-length merino socks feature graduated compression for maximum winter warmth and comfort. X-rated elastic arch and ankle support prevents slippage. Cushioned heel and toes provide increased pedalling comfort.
  • 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.

  Weight: 90 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.


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



  • 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.

  • 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.
    Customer Reviews
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      Mandy R.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Great Tramping Socks

      I don’t think tramping is their intended purpose… but these socks are great for under gaitors!! Also a great addition to my winter riding kit.

      Daniel P.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      I'd buy shindigs more often but they last so long!

      Warm, comfortable, versatile and hard wearing. My go to socks for winter bike commuting and winter office wear (brrr..). Love them for trail running / fast packing in the hills. Comfy, zero blisters, pretty warm when wet (for hours) and non stinky. Warm and protect the shins when pulled up (and they always stay in place!) And just push them down to cool off.

      Shane S.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Shindigs Review

      Amazing, warm, comfortable. Wear them to work and play. Now own four pairs!

      Inaki G.
      Australia Australia
      Versatile, comfy and cosy

      Shindigs are a firm hug around your exposed calves on cold days of riding when you don't need the drag of long knicks or leg warmers. I'm also wearing then on cold winter days in the online warehouse whilst picking and packing orders. Active wear for an active job, whilst keeping the varicose veins at bay!

      John H.
      Australia Australia
      As Good As It Gets!!!!

      So cosy and comfortable!!! Plus great pressure socks!!