Zig Zags

99 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 99 reviews
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    Stephanie Z.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Super warm!

    These socks are super warm and super comfortable. So glad I bought 2 pairs, will buy more closer to winter.

    Stuart B.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    thumbs up for zig zags

    reat sock. Comfortable for all uses so far (road, mtb, gravel - even day tramps). Have been abusing them for a couple of months now and they're taking it well. Highly recommended - I've bought two pairs since !

    Daniel L.
    Australia Australia
    Zig Zag Heaven

    These socks are super comfortable and stay up all day!

    Bill W.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Zig Zags

    I purchased a pair of these to try at the start of winter and was so impressed I just purchased another pair. Who likes riding on a cold shity winters day but with these my feet are warm. In fact with the other GE gear I'm also wearing all of me is warm.

    David I.
    Australia Australia
    Fantastic Zig Zags

    I wear Ground Effect merino socks all year round when I’m cycling. In winter it’s the Zig Zags - keep my feet warm and toasty. In fact they are so good I also wear them as casual socks when away on cycling trips, as they are a great length.

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