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Hooplas

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Colour
Azure Blue
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A limited edition version of our Foot Soldiers. More colourful 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.

▸ Features
  • Designed by us. Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

▸ 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.

▸ Weight
70 gm
▸ 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 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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    GL
    27/04/2019
    Greg L.
    New Zealand

    Merino Cycle socks. Hooplas.

    Excellent. Wear them on all rides, road and MTB.

    RF
    14/04/2019
    Ruth F.
    Australia

    Hooplas

    I really like my Hooplas because they’re warm, merino wool, but not too chunky. Really great for frosty morning rides in my cold winter climate.

    SC
    26/03/2019
    Simon C.
    Australia

    The best liner shorts ever!

    I was a hold-out for MTB knicks for too long, instead getting normal roadie shorts. But the chamois is top-class and mesh is a godsend in all weather (especially when wearing waterproof baggies on warmer days).

    ML
    26/03/2019
    Martin L.
    New Zealand

    Sweet socks for the sweat.

    Easily the most comfortable socks for long forest missions I've had - even after the longest sweatiest rides my feet stay comfortable!

    DM
    13/03/2019
    Debra M.
    Australia

    Foot Soldiers

    I have worn foot soldiers for a couple of years now and have found them to to most comfortable sock for my cycling ventures!!

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