They're an option; some people may like them. After seeing the pictures CrossRoads posted I personally would go from them. They make more sense; they're there is you need them and stowed when you don't.
You do have to have pretty long legs to use the ones I linked to. I have a 32" inseam and when I tried them on a Vision I was stretched too far for my tastes. They were good as long as I didn't try to put my heels on the front of them.
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