Railroad Crew Socks Review

This piece is a part of our Great White Sock Review, which runs down all the different white cotton socks we could get our hands on.

Choo-choo! All aboard the sock train, making local stops at Discomfortsville, Looseton, and Cutting Corner!

By The Numbers

  • Fabric: 85% cotton, 15% nylon
  • Made in: USA
  • Postwash Fabric Density: 1.29g/LI
  • Postwash Total Weight: 30g
  • Postwash Measurements (inches):
    • Length: 15.5
    • Width: 3.75
    • Toe Stitch: 4
  • Shrinkage: 6.06%
  • Weight Loss: -3.45%
  • Stretch: 25.00%
  • Recovery: 10.94%
  • Price Per Pair: $2.50
  • Available for $15 at Army Navy


The fit here is garbage. It’s terrible. I don’t know what homunculus they expect on the railroad, but it will take one to fill out these socks. They must be anticipating gangrene from riding the rails based on how much your feet will swell and rot.

Look at that toe stitch up there! It’s so big it goes all the way around and UNDER THE TOES! Unforgivable.


It doesn’t get any better on the fabric front. They’re slippery and cheap, but still biting like an unloved motel towel.


This is the laziest of the socks I tested. Nothing’s falling apart but it’s so clearly phoned in, it feels like a Xerox of the Hanes and the Hanes wasn’t good.


I love trains. They’re my favorite way to travel. So it gives me no pleasure to say that I would rather fly, drive, take the bus, hitchhike than get on the Railroad Crew sock express. Avoid!