Toe Rags

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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.
  • X-rated elastic arch and ankle support prevents slippage.
  • 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 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.
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      Rhys J.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Toe Rags, No Rags

      The toe tags are an awesome pair of socks for Summer and Winter. Even when the feet get wet from off the grid rides, the toe rags drains water quickly but your feet stay warm. Definitely, the first item to pack on a weekend ride. Great work Ground Effect!

      Mike M.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Top socks

      Excellent socks, good fit and comfort!

      Michael H.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Toe Rags My Favourite Go To Socks

      I've been using the same pair of Toe Rags on every ride , 3 times a week for about 3 years. In winter I still use the same toe rags as a base layer under some Aderalin Thermo Shield booties. I've found them very hard wearing, cool and absorbent in the heat and warm in the cool. I like the short length that makes them quick to put on and take off and the thickened cuff at the back is a great feature that makes them easy to pull on and keeps them out of the shoes. I recently bought a second pair to have as a back-up against the day that mine wear out but probably shouldn't have bothered for another year or two...... just didn't like the idea of being without a pair if and when they need replacing.

      TRACEY W.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Toe Rags

      Brought these for my partner to try. Great comfy sock for biking and good length.

      Peter C.
      Australia Australia
      Toe Rags, Superior Comfort, You Cant **** Them

      4 years ago I bought 3 pairs of Toe Rags. I wear them daily in sneakers for work. I am on my feet all day, and they provide all day comfort. At the end of the day they are still comfortable and bone dry and never smell. In the meantime other short socks I have have worn out so I recently went to buy 3 more pairs but accidentally clicked twice and bought 6 pairs! This was the best mistake I've made in a long time. Good socks are worth their weight in gold. and these are the best. I can't recommend them highly enough.