We might not recommend this for anyone over 18 unless you really, really want to stand out in a crowd. A tendency of late is to mix and match, show your creativity and get a bigger bang for your buck. Buying two pairs of colorful socks can give you for several combinations of socks. A bigger bang of creativity and a bigger bang for your bucks.
As a parent don’t fight it because it just makes life easier. Kids are kids and no one will think twice about it. If you’re the one stuck doing the laundry it just seriously knocked some time off your job. That one sock with a hole in it is no longer a problem. You still have another left.
Who knows lets keep up the good work and the future will be left with more time to tackle some more serious problems.