Zig Zags

137 reviews
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Jet Black

Cosy socks for winter riding cunningly knitted with a toasty merino wool inner and hard-wearing nylon outer. Slightly thicker than the Foot Soldiers with additional cushioning around your ankles. Mud and chain oil blends in with the laundry-friendly black cuffs.

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

  Weight: 80 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.

  • 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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      Martin S.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Zig Zags

      Great for cycling in winter, so warm and comfortable

      Stefanie D.
      Germany Germany
      Never again frosty feet !!!

      I love these merino socks. They are my favourite socks and they are the only one which are able to keep my feet warm during long winter rides. I wear them on my bike, at work, at home ....and even in my bed. Try them and you'll never want other socks any more! I didn't find comparable warm socks in the german shops.

      Ryan F.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Zig Zag Socks

      These are super warm and really comfortable. Great for someone with poor circulation like me. Thanks Ground Effect - 5 stars.

      Damian M.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Love them!

      I love these socks both for cycling on colder mornings and general wear. My wife kept using mine so I had to buy her her own!

      Gary D.
      United Kingdom United Kingdom
      Why Zig When You Zag

      Love these socks. I have an ancient pair of pure merino GE socks which ended being my go to work socks when I’m wearing my Husky chainsaw boots. The Zig Zags are my go to socks on the winter trails here. Beefed up in all the right places but with a lightweight feel. I’ll pack these for the Ultra Bike packing races next year as some times you need more than summer socks. But for now I’ll ride on the trails with lovely warm feet in the Wiltshire Slop. Goes well with all the GE kit I have