Socks or slippers? they are neither and both at the same time.
Do you ever wonder if anyone still wears slippers all year long? As a child, slippers or moccasins were required when we attended school. My brothers preferred wearing moccasins as they felt more like boy's socks and were available with boy-centric patterns. Also they were much more diificult for others to "steal" or borrown from you. These cable knit moccasins for boys are just like the ones we wore back then, they feel just as soft and look just as comfortable.