Zig Zags

172 reviews
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Jet Black
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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.
+Features
  • X-rated elastic arch and ankle support prevents slippage.
  • Cushioned heel and toes for warmth and comfort.
  • Designed by us. Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 80 gm

+Merino-Nylon
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.

+Compare

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

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+Washing

  • 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.

+Shipping
  • 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.
    Customer Reviews
    4.9 Based on 172 reviews
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    Filter Reviews:
      DH
      19/06/2022
      david H.
      New Zealand

      Zig Zags

      They arrived the day prior to a Waikato frost . Kept my feet from suffering on a three hour ride . They are the only socks I’ve worn since. Very comfortable as well

      AK
      19/05/2022
      A.J Keller
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great socks

      Very comfy and my feet don’t get sweaty

      DE
      01/05/2022
      Darren E.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Brilliant socks

      Have only had a chance to test these out on chilly autumn mornings on a recent MTB holiday in Wanaka. What impressed me is my feet were warm and toasty at around 5-7°C and as the day warmed to around 16°C plus my feet stayed cool even when I was sweating out a tough climb. Looking forward to testing them out in the winter months.

      WV
      27/04/2022
      Werner v.
      Australia Australia

      Podium Socks

      Simply put these are five star socks regardless of whether they are for bike riding or just general use. I have 8 pairs which I have purchased over the years and still wear my original pair purchased back in in 2000 or thereabouts. A testament to the quality, the features and overall design of these socks.

      KR
      13/04/2022
      Keva R.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Warm and cozy

      Kept my toes warm on near freezing mornings. I love that they resist smell over Multi day rides too!