UPS Socks

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

  2. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Summer? Wear my UPS socks all year here. Haven't wore a pair of long pant's since we got shorts. Those e-bay one's won't fly around here they will make you wear long pants if they see them. Some guys have after-market pairs with just a yellow stripe on the top they are fine with. Not sure where they get them from.
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Socks have holes in them? Cut them in half, wear white ankle socks and put the brown "tops" over the white. Problem solved.
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Seriously? $80-100K/year and you have to wear "create-a-socks"?
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Inde is a sock ... expert.
  6. Dizzee

    Dizzee ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

    The official UPS socks used to be brown with a gold stripe around the top. That was before they started putting the logo on them. Is there something in writing somewhere that says you can't wear plain brown socks?
  7. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Yes these socks are very much like the very first ones we got with shorts. Our management team will give guys a very hard time for just wearing brown socks.
  8. didyousheetit

    didyousheetit Active Member

    Where I am at we wear the low cut black Nike socks that are below the ankle bone. When we first got shorts all there was was the ones with a single yellow stripe. I actually still have a pair left, although I would never wear them.

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  9. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Same here but I go with the Under Armour brand. The Nike ones tend to pill up a bit too much.
  10. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    When the crappy ass socks that we HAVE to buy, offer absolutely NO cushioning at the bottom of the sock, and make your feet feel terrible at the end of the day, then hell yeah.

    The ONLY UPS socks that I have, are the ones I won by answering safety questions in the mornings for "prizes." Sadly the prizes were only pairs of socks. Nothing good :(

    I bought 10 packages of these things.

    When I wear through them, I just throw 'em out, no biggie. Still have a lot of them two years later.

    A LOT more comfortable than the crap UPS expects us to buy.
  11. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    UPS in my area is becoming angry over the old brown and gold stripe socks.

    A while back I was taken into the office for wearing them. UPS can not produce anything to me that says that I can not wear them.
    My response was " I will wear these until they wear out". I was asked how much longer that will be and I smiled to reply " Many more years, I bought 10 dozen of them!"

    I truly wonder with the absurd price if UPS is getting a kickback on the newer socks and this is why we are taking heat in this issue.
  12. browndingo

    browndingo Member

    They aren't looking very hard - the appearance guidelines are posted at and new driver hires are required to sign a copy.

    - Uniform shorts can only be worn with UPS branded brown socks.
    - Uniform long pants can be worn with black or brown socks.
  13. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    I did this as a part-timer. Why is this a problem? Not everyone makes $80-100k/yr. They gave me one pair when I started as an Air Walker. It had a gold stripe on it. I used those socks so much they eventually turned orange. If I don't have to spend money on UPS junk, I won't.
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  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The old brown socks with a gold band ARE UPS approved. That was the original style. The new socks are different but the old socks are still OK to wear. UPS just doesn't like it since they would prefer people buy the new socks.
  15. Lineandinitial

    Lineandinitial Active Member

    I kinda' miss UPSSOCKS. He cracked me up
  16. browndingo

    browndingo Member

    It was explained to me that "UPS Branded" means they have the UPS logo on them - and only the UPS logo. There are some non-uniform socks out there with NASCAR and other logos on them aside from the UPS logo.
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Nope. UPS socks originally had a gold stripe with no logo. Some smart people legally copied them and sold cheaper. UPS didn't like that so changed the style to include the logo which couldn't legally be copied. The old gold stripe socks were original UPS uniform issue.
  18. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Yes they do, they at least get the UPS branding fee. Why else would a set cost way so much. I have been known to wear a pair of white no shows, cut the toes out of the brown UPS socks after the heal and toes were holed out, just so they could only see the brown sock and embroidered shield. And yes, I am cheap about these types of things.