Toe Rags

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Grey Marle

The emperor's new footwear - minimalist summer liner-socks knitted from lightweight merino wool to suck sweat away from your feet.
  • X-rated elastic arch and ankle support prevents slippage.
  • Designed by us. Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 50 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 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. 

  • Wash colours separately.

  • 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.
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      Jason P.
      Australia Australia

      Great socks

      I use them for every day wear- little thick for my preference with some cycling shoes but very comfortable otherwise

      Ian C.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great socks

      Fantastic. I have worn Foot Soldiers for years and thought I’d give these a go. They are perfect fit and ideal for the warmer rides. If their long term wear is anything like other socks from Ground Effect they will be my summer ‘go to’.

      Lisa T.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Toe rags

      I have recently purchased 2 pairs of Toe rags. AMAZING socks. Comfortable, good quality and don't get smelly! Ground Effect you have EXCELLENT products and fantastic after sales service. Cheers.

      Paula W.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      My go-to every day sock

      Awesome socks I have used these for years without washing them! Okay just kidding but seriously they can go for days and they still smell great. They don’t go loose after a short time like cheap socks and they last for years of use and abuse. So amazing value for money too.

      Nicky M.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great socks - check sizing before you buy

      These socks are great - no complaints from me. My only suggestion is that you check the size before you buy - I bought mediums because I have medium-sized feet for a woman, but had to change them for a small, and even the small-size is not that small. Perhaps the sizing assumes you are a guy.