I’m sure this is not breaking news to the more Senior Soccer Moms out there, but somehow, after shuttling my two midfielders back and forth from field to field for the last three years, I have just now discovered the genius of the Shin Sock. They are exactly what they sound like — shin guards built into soccer socks, which means one less thing to wrestle out of the dog’s mouth when you’re getting the kids out the door while simultaneously nagging “Do you have your water? Your ball? Your jacket? Your turf shoes and your cleats?” If you’re lucky and the team uniform matches up, your kids can wear them for games too.