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Grey Marle

Knee-length merino socks feature graduated compression for maximum winter warmth and comfort. X-rated elastic arch and ankle support prevents slippage. Cushioned heel and toes provide increased pedalling comfort.

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

  Weight: 90 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.


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 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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    Haxby A.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Love them!

    Thin snug and full-calf up top, plush but not bulky underfoot

    Gary P.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Gringerbread socks

    Just right.... Gretal. I have a few pairs of these. Which I use for more than just riding. Like most of us with older parents, and cold numb feet........ I got them a pair each to try. There reviews were... Not loose they fall down, not so tight they pinch. While being supprisinly cool for such a warm and comfortable sock to wear all day.

    Andrew R.
    Australia Australia
    Shin digs

    Writing just ''great'' would be enough. Found them useful riding to work on cold Sydney mornings in the dark. Also double up as very reasonable compression stocking if you stand up all day, as I do. Will keep them in my my cycling kit no doubt

    Richard P.
    Australia Australia
    Shindig Merino socks

    Just purchased the Shindig socks!! They are the perfect long socks for my night time rides and also winter. I always wear shorts riding so these help on the chilly rides. I’m a word, brilliant:)!

    Kris F.
    Australia Australia

    Really impressed with quality and warmth. My first purchase from Ground Effect, I highly recommend.

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