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Is it OK to wear running shoes with jeans?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Essentio, May 27, 2009.

  1. taikuodo

    taikuodo Senior Member

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    Depends what qualifies as a running shoe.

    If you're talking about an Asics Onitsuka Tiger, then the right outfit can work.
     


  2. onix

    onix Distinguished Member

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    P.S. They can still be worn for running, right? [​IMG]

    I would never go running with jeans
     


  3. blackbowtie

    blackbowtie Senior Member

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    Eff no. Running shoes should only be worn for *gasp* running.

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    The worst is when someone does it with brand new, bright white shoes. It just makes it stand out that much more...

    +1. The only worse thing that comes to mind is wearing a dark suit with bright, white running shoes to and from work - which is, tragically enough, not an uncommon sight on the streets of Washington D.C.
     


  4. knittieguy

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    And remember: Captoes for sprinting and full brogues for distance running.


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  5. glowell222

    glowell222 Senior Member

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    Is it OK to wear running shoes with jeans?



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    No.
     


  6. dv3

    dv3 Distinguished Member

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    +1. The only worse thing that comes to mind is wearing a dark suit with bright, white running shoes to and from work - which is, tragically enough, not an uncommon sight on the streets of Washington D.C.

    ...how true, how true

    Empirically, I think you will notice those who are well dressed aren't wearing running shoes with jeans.
     


  7. madaboutshirt

    madaboutshirt Senior Member

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    personally I don't like the look. If its a really nice pair of running shoes and a pair of baggy street style jeans, it may work. Skinny jeans + running shoes give me an eye sore though.
     


  8. laphroaig

    laphroaig Senior Member

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    No. You are mixing high tech with rustic, in a bad way.
     


  9. acidboy

    acidboy Stylish Dinosaur

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    Slightly OT: Is it OK to wear bluchers with my track outfit?
     


  10. ALFAMALE

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    Maybe if ur one of those extreme fitness dudes that likes to rock that look out of the gym :/
     


  11. Zenny

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    No thanks, it always looks terrible.
     


  12. DesignerValet

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    Absolutely not. Driving loafers, sandals, and good leather sneakers (whether they be designer or something inexpensive like Puma) are much better options.
     


  13. Horatio

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    I have to admit I did it in the past but stopped about 20 years old - many moons ago... Better don't...
     


  14. AldenPyle

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    Running shoes only look good at >6mph.
     


  15. kev777

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    Everytime someone mentions running shoes and excercise i feel the need to lie down a while and the thought of excercise soon passes.............
     


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