As you know, cropped leggings serve a variety of purposes. For starters, they’re the perfect length if you’re on the petite side, and of course they keep everyone cool during particularly sweaty workouts. It’s why, just like you (and our favorite legging-loving celebrities), we’re reaching for cropped leggings more often than not these days. But with cropped leggings comes a whole new set of challenges. Given that they can cut at an awkward place for many, they aren’t the most versatile when it comes to shoes that complement them—at least in the eyes of our editors.
While we certainly stand by the “to each her own” philosophy, in case you’re faced with a cropped legging–and–shoe pairing conundrum, we’re here to share with you the shoe styles we avoid wearing with leggings (and what styles we turn to instead). So without further ado… Below, find out which shoes we never wear with cropped leggings, and shop cool cropped leggings at the end.