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Take the sting out of winter riding with these thermal socks. They're constructed from our Hot Shot™ Merino, with a WindFoil™ top section to shield your toes from icy blasts during those rapid descents.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 60 gm

WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, water resistant, softshell exterior. A totally windproof, yet highly breathable membrane is sandwiched between the inner and outer fabrics providing effective protection in cold, dry conditions.
  • Composition: 100% polyester with PU membrane.
  • 100% windproof.
  • Water repellent finish on face fabric.
  • Breathability: 4000gm per sq.m per 24hr.

+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.


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 Calf 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 EcostoreEarthwise 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. 

+ Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $7 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$7 by tracked airmail to Australia.
  • Around NZ$15-25 by tracked airmail to destinations elsewhere in the world - calculated in our shipping cart as you check out. 
    • More shipping and tax details in our FAQ.
    Customer Reviews
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      mike s.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great upgrade from the originals (20 years ago?) which finally wore through. These (size L) are a good fitting sock for my 44-45 feet and over 2 pairs of woollies even my 69 year old bad circ feet stay unsolid. Good buy.

      Kerrian M.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Great socks

      Have had a few pairs of these over the years great socks keep feet warm and dry unless drowning them in a stream. They dry quickly.

      Robyn W.
      Australia Australia
      Comfort & Warmth

      Lucifers have been my go-to cycling sock for many years. They have proved to be toasty under pretty much all weathers. Durability is another strength. I still use a pair I bought some 5 years ago and it is as good as it ever was. Recently, I wore nothing but Lucifers for 6 months bike touring & camping in Europe and was comfortable and warm for the entire tour - spring, summer & autumn. For sub-zero cycling, a combination of Lucifers & Zig-Zags has effectively kept cold feet at bay. Highly recommend these great socks.

      Jamie C.
      Australia Australia

      Quite good I wear them inside my shoes and then shoe covers sometimes it’s only 1 degree

      Warren S.
      United Kingdom United Kingdom

      I first bought a pair of Lucifers about 12 yrs ago that became my go to cycle socks for all weathers. Great feet warmers even when on wet commutes, they dry out real quick to use the next day too. Combine with a thin pair of socks for a perfect combo.... size is true, fit is good. I would buy again for sure.