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Zig Zags

182 reviews
Colour
Jet Black
Size

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

+Video

+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 Ecostore, Earthwise 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 182 reviews
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    Filter Reviews:
      JD
      20/08/2022
      John D.
      Australia

      Great looking ... but not Tassie Cosy

      Bought these to trial as they were on sale. Unfortunately, while I love the look of these socks and they feel good to wear, they failed the warmth test for me. I took them out for a ride on a chilly, but not cold, afternoon here in Tasmania and the tops of my feet were icicles within 15 minutes. Compare to another brand I have been using where my feet are toasty even after going through wet puddles, these just don't compare so it's into the back of the sock drawer for me.

      SP
      10/08/2022
      Shirley P.
      Australia Australia

      Zig Zags

      They are warm, comfy and tough. Good value

      CB
      05/08/2022
      Craig B.
      Australia Australia

      Simply wonderful

      These socks encase your feet in comfort and keep feet warm(have only worn down to 4degrees) also keep feet dry in light rain.

      MW
      05/08/2022
      Margaret W.
      Australia Australia

      Zig zags

      I have several pairs which I use on the bike and also for street wear. They are an excellent fit and so warm and comfy for the colder weather. They wash and wear perfectly

      RH
      03/08/2022
      Ralf H.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Zig zags

      Great socks. They last good while and do the job of keeping your feet warm