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Old 01-09-2012, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Assuming nearly everyone wears low-top athletic shoes and socks when they work out, why are there zippers at the ankles of most nylon sweatpants nowadays?
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:53 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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So that the pants can be taken off over the shoes.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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1. You can't assume everyone wears low-tops.
2. Even lows can get tangled up in your sweat pants.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:50 AM
 
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Warm up pants. You wear them over shorts so when you get indoors you can take your pants off quickly over your shoes. I played basketball in high school and college and we always used the ones with the zippers.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Warm up pants. You wear them over shorts so when you get indoors you can take your pants off quickly over your shoes. I played basketball in high school and college and we always used the ones with the zippers.
Makes sense now. I was a swimmer so that didn't occur to me. Thanks to all for clarifying.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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So you can let the sweat out, duh!
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:52 PM
 
Location: upstate new york
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have i been oblivious?
maybe for crew socks...LOL
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Ventilation. Also makes a fashion statement if you leave them unzipped, like adidas flares. Hot.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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K-mart sells Nylon sweat pants and they do not have zippers. I just bought my husband 2 pairs this Christmas.
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