Cosy socks for winter riding cunningly knitted with a toasty merino wool inner and hard-wearing nylon outer. A colourful limited edition of our favourite winter Zig Zags.

    • ▹ 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.

      ▹ More than Kiwi Made

      Ground Effect clothing is crafted right here in New Zealand. Has been ever since we started back in 1994. Manufacturing locally works for us. We operate a quick-response system - holding minimal stock of any one item, but churning out a few more quick-smart when the pile gets low. The upshot is that we are seldom caught with our shelves empty, so orders get despatched the same day you place them.

      ▹ Weight

      Garment Weight: 80 gm
      • 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 Ecover, 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.

    Made by: Ground Effect in New Zealand

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    Carl J.
    New Zealand

    Only socks I buy!

    Having owned pairs of foot solders (very similar to Embers) for 10+ years of heavy use I'm sold! The Embers are a different colour which is perfect as my wife can no longer steal my socks and get away with it!

    Michael S.
    New Zealand

    Cosy hard wearing numbers

    Super cosy, pretty well padded under-foot to keep your feet comfortable on longer rides - and great value, what's not to like

    Valdis T.

    Extra warm

    Objectively warm and cozy, psychologically amplified by the red colour.

    Michael C.
    United Kingdom

    Smouldering Embers

    I wouldn't say my feet were smouldering exactly but they feel lovely and they've seen me thru' one of the coldest and prolonged winters I've known in comfort and warmth her in the south east of the UK.

    tom b.
    New Zealand

    Toasty toes

    Toasty toes for those winter Christchurch rides, almost want winter to arrive.... almost.