It doesn't bother me too much but it's probably best if you wear shorts over them. A few track guys wear them and I don't really care. and please never ever ever EVER wear white leggings. Please. Never. Everrrr.
I own a pair – got them last month. ^ _ ^ I like them lol, but I mainly got them to wear under my jeans during winter. I could wear just the leggings when it's warmer, but that would probably look pretty girly lol~, cuz my legs are so skinny. ;P I think an athletic guy could make them work. :3
There are quite a few guys in my gym that wear compression leggings to workout, it doesn't bother me much to be honest, I don't know why people get so hung up about fashion sometimes.
Compression tights are made to help your muscles recover and increases endurance. That's practical use, I just think it's funny how we have to place fashion limitations on something that was made for exercise.
I have recently discovered how astonishingly comfortable these things are. Now I know why so many women are wearing them. I of course like to see women wearing them (and I'm always trying to get my wife to wear them more), but how come only women get to wear the most comfortable pants in the world?
Some might say they are for women only but I disagree. Pants used to be socially acceptable for men only (long ago), until some women were brave enough to start wearing them also. It's high time for men to be comfy (and show off a little if they want) too.