A limited edition version of our Foot Soldiers. Taller, greener, with more stripes and a reflective top band. These lightweight merino liner-socks give your feet a chance to breathe inside performance-fit cycle shoes.

Size M only.

  • ▹ 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
    • 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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Geraldine B.
New Zealand


These socks are great! Good colour, good fit, styley and soooo comfy. Haven't worn them long enough to wear them out yet; that's a good sign! These Hoopla's are lasting well for the popular pounding they are being given. They make great gifts for all those menfolk in the family. Geraldine.

Gareth A.
New Zealand

Kermit socks

Merino feels great on your feet. Soft, yet pretty hard wearing and with merinos natural moisture absorbing properties they are great for keeping your feet dry during extended rides. I use them from everyday use at the office to riding the bike. Great for multi-day bike packing adventures given their warmth and anti stench capabilities. Merino also seems to have a wide wearable temperature range so they are fine on those stinking hot days too. Finally, love the green. Keep it up GE.

A Ground Effect Customer
Nicholas U.
New Zealand

One very happy wife

Bought a pair of these for my other half and she has since commented that these were the best shorts she has ever worn when cycling.

paul c.
New Zealand

Great socks

Would buy again very good

Erin B.
New Zealand

Non-bunching stay put Cycling and Trekking socks

Purchased for a Xmas gift for my husband, who has now worn these socks for road cycling, mountain-biking and tramping. They even stayed up and didn't bunch at all during his latest mtb race despite being very wet and muddy. Great value, just would be good to have some other colours available, especially for those who like matching gear!