bows you should add laces to those sneakers. i always feel sad when i see someone wearing the MMM GATs with a gross loose tongue hanging out. looks like some sort of low budget mexican porn.
I think it has more to do with wearing them with jeans with a narrow hem. You usually can't control whether the hem of your jeans slides behind the tongue with a pair of low-tops. If his jeans had a wider hem, they'd be able to cover both the tongue and the lip on the back of the shoe with no issues. If he was wearing hi-tops, it also wouldn't be a concern. It's just narrow-hem jeans with low-tops, and I think it's particularly prevalent with GATs.