Foot Soldiers

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Standard issue to infantry of the cycle revolution. These lightweight merino liner-socks give your feet a chance to breathe inside performance-fit cycle shoes.

  • ▹ 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: 70 gm
  • 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 Compression 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 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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AP
24/07/2017
Andrew p.

Foot Soldiers Socks

Great quality and snug fit. Kept my feet warm despite the cold weather and wet roads, and being merino, if they get a bit wet you don’t really notice. Nice Work GE

RM
19/07/2017
Robin M.

Foot soldiers

Great socks, just the right length for winter wear

JW
19/07/2017
John W.

Unreal

Foot soldiers keeping my feet warm during winter rides...very comfortable...

JM
07/07/2017
Joel M.

Comfy

That's about the main criterion for socks. We'll see how durability goes. Based on previous experience, I'm hopeful...

DS
29/06/2017
David S.

Foot soldiers spx

Excellent. Comfortable and warm. Toasty feet even in the Deep South of Otago winter. Ground Effect rocks. Again!