Zig Zags

127 reviews
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Jet Black

Cosy socks for winter riding cunningly knitted with a toasty merino wool inner and hard-wearing nylon outer. Slightly thicker than the Foot Soldiers with additional cushioning around your ankles. Mud and chain oil blends in with the laundry-friendly black cuffs.

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

  Weight: 80 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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4.9 Based on 127 reviews
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    Connor M.
    Australia Australia
    Super Comfortable and Durable

    Super comfortable socks that last forever! Wore them during a duathlon in wet and muddy conditions and held out pretty well. Put them through the wash and they came good as new! Highly recommend!

    Barbara W.
    Australia Australia
    Zig zags

    Best socks I have ever purchased. They are so comfortable & great on those really frosty mornings. Bought a pair several years ago and they are still going strong. Really worth the money!

    Keryn W.
    Australia Australia
    Fantastic socks

    I have tried lots of socks that all promised to be the best. I bought the zig zags after buying other ground effect products that had all been fantastic and lived up to my expectations. I initially bought one pair to try, I now have four pairs so I always have one pair ready to go. They are the best MTB socks I have had. They keep my feet comfortable, warm and dry for hours.

    Geoff L.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Very Well Made

    Suit me not only for cycling but also walking socks.

    Marshall W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Work/ride balance

    I keep coming back for more. Wear them to work and ride in the evening.

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