Have you ever wondered how the shape of your legs might affect the way you look while wearing your kicks?
This week, we have special guest writer Ralph Zool, with some pointers on how your leg size might impact your choice in footwear selection.
So, why am I into sneakers?
I don’t care much about hype, what NBA players are rocking on feet, or even the latest collab with a rapper. Over the years, I have purchased mostly averaged-priced sneakers, with the caveat of a couple of expensive ones such as the Nike Kobe 10 Elite High, which retailed for $260 USD back in 2015.
Whether cheap or expensive, the reason for purchasing was always the same:
Aesthetics. More specifically, proportion in comparison to body size.
Let’s get started shall we?
Here are some of my basic tips:
If your feet and ankles are skinny, you may want to avoid very bulky shoes such as the Nike Lebron 17, Nike Air Max 720, or some Eytys because the bulk of the shoe may accentuate how spindly your ankles are.
If your feet and ankles are medium sized, congratulations! You are in the aesthetic sweet spot. You have your choice from the complete spectrum. Let your imagination go wild. I personally think a Jordan 4 with a bit of bulk, or a slim profile pair of Vans look perfect on those in the medium range.
If your feet and ankles are thicc, you may want to avoid super thin shoes like ballet flats or driving shoes.
Many years ago, as my friend and I were eating ice cream and people watching out of the ice cream shop’s big windows, she made a comment that I will never forget.
The woman with the larger legs shouldn’t wear ballet flats because they make her legs look like tree trunks.Ralph’s funny friend
Although the sentence was harsh, the visual will remain in my head for a long time to come.
In the end, these are just some of my personal observations. Feel free to wear whatever you fancy, but make sure to rock out with your socks out (even in ballet flats).