Zig Zags

104 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.

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4.9 Based on 104 reviews
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    Michael S.
    Australia Australia
    ZIg Zag Review

    These socks are really comfortable to wear and keep your feet warm in cold weather. They are also hard wearing. I have only just bought a new pair after 4 years of wear on my old ones. Being a keen touring cyclist my Zig Zags have been worn in Russia, Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, surviving through them all. I have been extremely happy, and would recommend them to all keen cyclists.

    Tony B.
    Australia Australia
    My everyday socks

    I love my Groundeffect Zig Zag socks so much they are the only socks I buy. I wear them riding, running, hiking, kayaking, I wear them to work in my work boots and even wear them to Church when we aren't in ISO. They are comfortable and and odor free in summer and warm in winter. Go on get online and get yourself some you wont regret it.

    sara r.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    toasty comfy socks

    These were a birthday pressie for someone who spends most of their time on bikes. they are very happy. they are warm, comfy and the length keeps ankles and calves warm in winter.

    Russell D.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Zig Zags

    Super comfy socks that I enjoy using road riding all year round. Warm in winter and like the cushioning over the lighter weight versions in summer.

    Julie C.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    These were better after the first wash. They settle into what they are meant to be - super warm and cosy socks for tramping. (oops was I meant to say cycling!). Just the right thickness, and length, and warmth.

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