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Toe Rags

146 reviews
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 Ecostore, Earthwise 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 repellant finish.

  • Wash colours separately.

  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 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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      Rob B.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Toe rags: same same

      Like all the Ground Effect stuff, these things last longer than anyone has a right to expect. I have several pairs (my wife says too many but she’s wrong), possibly because they last longer than expected. If I had to be super picky and find a fault, it is that little stones and grit can get in the top of the inner cuff and get into my shoes if I’m walking. Probably should have been biking.

      Pete M.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      Perfect as per usual

      Jon M.
      Australia Australia


      It's a toss-up between Toe Rags and Quick Draws gloves as my favourite Ground Effect gear. Both are excellent and although I've never actually worn-out a pair of either, I keep buying them as my only consumerist treat. There's nothing like a brand new pair to start the season on a high. Toe Rags really are comprtable and the 'pull tab' on the back is a really nice touch.

      Richard G.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Toe rags socks

      First choice of essential gear for my bike packing adventures,good for all seasons

      New Zealand New Zealand

      Happy Feet

      Great socks, super tough and comfy. Still wearing pairs, bought in 2013, after hundreds of washes and wears. Highly recommend!