What is the deal with footless tights?! I cannot figure out the purpose of them. I own a few pairs, but I never wear them. I'm not even sure where they came from. I think I may have accidentally bought them, thinking they were "real" tights. Each time I pull them out of my drawer, and work a foot down into them, only to have it pop out the bottom again, I growl in frustration, tear them off, and throw them back. I should probably just get rid of them, but I hate to waste something that *might* have potential...if only I could understand why they even exist. Maybe I'm just using them wrong?
Tell me: in what sort of situation would they be preferred to tights with feet? I just can't conceive of a time where it would be cold enough to want to cover your legs with tights, and yet you...what? Want to wear open-toed shoes?! That doesn't even make sense! But why else would you want bare feet? When I am occasionally forced by a lack of footed tights to wear the footless ones, I end up putting socks on top which just looks stupid. I can see why the footless aspect would work if, say, you're wearing boots, and no one will see the juncture between tights and bare ankle. But I would assume you'd still want to wear socks on your feet anyways. And wouldn't footed tights, or footed tights + socks work just as well??
Can anyone explain this?
|This looks weird. Does anyone agree?|
|Not wearing any shoes in this example. This is not helpful.|
|With heels? People really dress like this?|
So after pondering those images for a minute, I think that maybe the answer is, it's not a "practical" concern whatsoever. It's just a really dumb-looking style statement that I'll never understand. (Sorry to anyone who wears these. I'm just not a fan.)