Zig Zags

166 reviews
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Jet Black
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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.
+Features
  • 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.
+Tech

  Weight: 80 gm

+Merino-Nylon
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.

+Compare

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

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+Washing

  • 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.
    Customer Reviews
    4.9 Based on 166 reviews
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      SH
      15/01/2022
      Steven H.
      United States United States

      How would I know

      Cannot review an item i have not received. It is going on five weeks still waiting on 2 Items

      16/01/2022

      Ground Effect

      Hi Steven, thanks for your review. Sorry your delivery has taken so long but USPS says the parcel has now been delivered to your mailbox now. Hopefully you have them there but let us know if not. pedal on, Ernie.

      KK
      10/12/2021
      Kurt K.
      United States United States

      Great Biking and Hiking Socks

      Have used these both for biking and hiking. Can’t go wrong with merino. They really keep my feet and ankles warm. When it gets really cold, I put Lucifers over them then I’m really toasty. One pair might not be enough.

      W
      09/10/2021
      Werner
      Australia Australia

      Sox Forever

      I have 8 pairs of of these Sox some more than 10 years old and wear no other brand of sock be it icy cold or extra hot. They are suitable for all conditions and don’t cause sweaty feet and trendy as well. Best sock ever in my books. Bring back the orange and grey version Ernie

      PR
      06/10/2021
      Peter R.
      Australia Australia

      Great Socks

      Fantastic socks. Ive been wear them for cycling as well as off bike life for the past 5 years. Comfortable warm and hard wearing. Doesn’t get any better!

      B
      02/10/2021
      Brian
      Australia Australia

      Wonderful zig zags

      These are the most recent pairs but I have bought them many times before. They are just perfect socks, thick but not too thick, long but not too long. Excellent temperature and moisture control. They don’t make your feet sweat, all in all great socks that I cant recommend enough. Probably the only issue is that they are not made in Australia, however we do need to support our kiwi mates in case we need to escape there to flee our fleet of nuclear subs!