They are worn with the shoes on
and used by elementary
and some secondary students in the classrooms
to maintain the cleanliness and the smoothness
of the classroom floors.
Students don't have to remove their shoes anymore
or leave them at the front doors.
and a lot of schools don't accept students in class
if they don't wear shoe socks
especially those in mountain barangays
where students bring a lot of mud
and other impurities sticking from the soles of their shoes.
Wearing shoe socks has been enforced for few years
and although it's some additional expenses
for struggling parents
who have to make ends meet all the time,
it has been keeping classrooms cleaner and neater.
Shoe socks are not made with the same materials
usually found in common socks
but of second-hand clothes
or some worn-out clothing.
There's no need to use quality materials
for shoe socks are like rugs in the first place.
The one pictured above
are made from flour sacks and Chinese cloths
that clearly look like shower caps.
Up to now,
a lot of people still can't believe
that there is such a thing as a shoe sock,
and wonder how schools came up with the idea
of students wearing shoe socks.
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