Zig Zags

152 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.
  • 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.

  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 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.

  • 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
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      Stuart S.
      Australia Australia
      Great Socks - almost don't need booties with these

      I get cold extremities easily so warm socks and gloves are important to stop the misery of frozen fingers and toes. Zig Zags were recommended to me when I started regular road cycling over 10 years ago. They served me well and I still have them - just they've lost some of the elasticity and are more fuzzy than they were over 10 years ago. A pair of socks that last more than 10 years is pretty good going I reckon. I didn't look elsewhere and bought the same again.

      Dave K.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Zig zag socks

      Very good quality,warm,comfortable,and well made socks.

      Grant L.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Warm & Comfy

      These are warm, comfortable, soft & well padded. Well suited to keep the feet warm while mountain biking & every day use in the winter

      Kees S.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      If you're after a pair of super comfy and warm socks then look no further then the zig zag merino socks from Ground Effect. I use mine for 30km cycling commute and find them comfortable and warm. They are well made and hold their shape really well. A top product that wont disappoint.

      Cameron B.
      Australia Australia
      Cam B

      Like all GE gear these socks hit the mark. They keep feet warm, don’t feel bulky and dry quickly. I even wear them off the bike too. They may not be ‘cheap’ but quality never is and they offer superior value for money in my view. Don’t skimp on keeping your extremities warm. And best of all they are made in NZ.