Most footwear was initially designed for use in athletics, with an eye on groundbreaking function, rather than how the sneakers look when worn on the street. Basketball sneakers, in particular, have been some of the most difficult designs to wear with a pair of jeans, mainly because of the height of the sneakers.
This often results in people wearing too-baggy jeans and having an overall sloppy aesthetic from the ankle down. That's not the only mistake people can make, though: There other tricks to successfully wearing sneakers made for on-court use in a casual setting. To better outline them, here's How to Wear Basketball Sneakers With Pants.