not even that... jeans snagging the gears can leave you sprawled on the pavement.
welcome back. and yes, nothing changes.
How stupid would someone have to be for this to happen? I've ridden just about every day for the last 20 years around in cities from Tokyo to Toronto in all kinds of pants and never had a 'crotch blow-out' or snagged my trousers in the gears. You either roll them up while riding, tuck them into your socks or wear cycle clips. The latter may not be stylish, but they do a job...
I can't say they look great, which is dissapointing.
I've always had these dream of having a sneaker that is possible to go running in but also can look decent with jeans/chinos + a button up.
I travel alot and it would be awesome not to have to pack a pair of running shoes in a carry on for such a specialized purpose.