Zig Zags

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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.

▸ Features
  • Designed by us. Made in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

▸ 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.

▸ Weight
80 gm
▸ 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 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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    Rob R.
    New Zealand

    Great Winter Socks

    Wore these socks on the Otago Rail Trail over Easter. 5 degree start to the day but feet stayed nice and warm. Large size a great fit for size 12.

    Guy C.
    New Zealand

    Zig Zag sockd

    Excellent docks well christened on the Old Ghost Road for 3 days of riding. Just so comfortable.

    Andrew T.
    New Zealand

    zig zags

    Haven't actually worn these yet but I have used mainly groundeffect sock for years because they last foreverand are comfortable. I would prefer a sock that has a length midway between zigzagsand toe rags--still using the grey ones that were dsicontunued a few years ago. Tried to convince G/E to bring them back but they reckon they know better tahn me

    Robyn D.
    New Zealand


    Thes Zig Zag socks are the best darn socks ever! I have 4 pairs of them - very warm, great fit and hard wearing (2 pairs are 12 months old and as good as the day purchased). Purchased 2 pairs for farmer husband who wears them in gumboots in winter - the socks do not bunch up in bottom of boot and do not wear thin on the heel. AAA+++

    Ian C.

    Zig zag socks

    I have plenty of these socks in the old black/orange and now black/blue - they have lasted well and are really comfy, keep your feet warm without cooking you, what more can be said well done GE great socks I’ll be going back for more next time

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