Question: Sometimes it may be troublesome to scrub my feet when I’m performing wuḍū’, particularly within the winter or when I’m in a public restroom. Am I allowed to wipe over my socks as an alternative? Can I wipe over my footwear?
It is permissible to wipe over your socks, in all circumstances, whether or not it’s inconvenient, only if the next situations are met: it’s essential to have worn the socks when you have been in a state of wuḍū’, the socks should be thick sufficient that water doesn’t seep by way of to your foot as you’re wiping, every sock should cowl your entire foot together with the ankles and you have to wipe over the surface of the socks with your hand.
Allah knows best.