Scholars insist that if you wish to wipe on your socks after doing wudhu by washing your feet you must wipe on leather or Sealskinz socks. Other scholars say any socks are OK such as everyday cotton socks (even with holes in them).
In an office or University or school etc in the West where ritual ablution / wudhu facilities do not exist life is made easier by wiping on normal socks for Zuhr to Maghrib especially in winter when prayers are near in time to each other. If you do wudhu at home or shower and do ghusl then put on your socks you can do the masah on the socks at your workplace or school etc.
Question : is wiping on cotton socks - not leather socks a valid opinion in Sunni Islam?