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A limited edition version of our Foot Soldiers. More colourful with more stripes and our new logo. These lightweight merino liner-socks give your feet a chance to breathe inside performance-fit cycle shoes.

  • Designed by us. Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 70 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.


  • 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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    Ross F.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Magic mountain bike socks

    Super light and comfy, forgot I was even wearing these. Very quick drying which is super handy when you need them for another ride, somehow magic away smelly feet too!

    Ian C.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Simply Great Socks

    My previously pairs lasted 2 years and I used them for work, riding and weekends in the garden. Perfect fit. Tough as. I rode the Tour Aotearoa and then next year the Kopiko in them. Didn't lose their shape. Bought more. Happy

    Ann E.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Invisible support

    Thrilled by the way you add hooplas over your toes and they become invisible. The fit is so comfortable, support is in exactly the right places, and lightness of being removes any awareness that they are even at the end of your legs! Love these hooped accessories for biking. Brilliant Ground Effect!

    John W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Great summer socks

    These feel nice and are not too hot. I think they will also wear well. I like the look of them too.

    Ian S.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Hooplas 2019

    I've bought several pairs of these over the years.. I use them for general cycling and for boot socks.. These appear better than previous years as they are longer in the sole, less likely to blow out the toes!