Zig Zags

Size Chart
Socks' Size Chart
European 39 - 41 41 - 44 44 - 46
Men's 6 - 7.5 8 - 9.5 10 - 11.5
Women's 7.5 - 9 9.5 - 11 -
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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Murray B.
New Zealand

I dont like cold feet

Winters a **** with cold feet. Beautifully made, good looken, nice on the hoof, warm what more do you want.

Morgan T.
New Zealand

Zig zag socks are amazing!

I recently bought my boyfriend these socks for his birthday, as he made a few passing comments that his feet were getting cold in cotton socks, and he absolutely loves them! They feel nice to wear with a little bit extra padding in some places and keep your feet warm but not too hot in spring either. He even wore them to work one day as he was that impressed by them.

Rhonda B.
New Zealand

Awesome socks

I love these socks , they wear really well when the puppy doesn’t get them first. Really hard wearing ,my go to socks!

Ross F.
New Zealand

Should have bought a pair of these years ago

Not sure why I haven't discovered these earlier, would have saved a lot of uncomfortable rides with cold feet! Socks are light in weight but thick and super comfy, merino is warm as and colour awesome at hiding dirt and grime - thinking of getting some more to wear around the office!

Angie S.
New Zealand

Cosy socks

Love these socks - they keep my feet cosy warm and don't slip down

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