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Grey Marle

The emperor's new footwear - minimalist summer liner-socks knitted from lightweight merino wool to suck sweat away from your feet.

  • Designed by us. Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 50 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 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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    Lisa F.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Best socks

    Love these socks, warm & a comfortable fit. Like the length too.

    Graham W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    your products

    thanks for the offer Ernie but I don't do social media but I don't want tho miss this opportunity to tell you how impressed I am with your products. I purchased some padded bike shorts from GroundEffect 5 years ago. Have worn out three chains in that time and the shorts haven't lost a stitch - these are bomb proof! As for my new socks I think we are on the same track oh and the colour range unlike most sports manufactures aren't too septic either.

    Sandra M.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Toe rags to riches.

    I bought these for my partner, he’s had ground effects clothing for many years in fact he still has an original Baked Alaska. He reckons they’re great, comfy to wear and a nice length, long enough to clear his shoes but short enough to be unobtrusive.

    Gary S.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Excellent Socks

    Ground effect make the best socks. They seem to last a ridiculous amount of time.

    Matt W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Awesome comfy sock

    Worn while cycling in my Allbirds mizzles - great combination, lovely and warm and no sweaty feet.

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