I think it's to do with cutting the leg in half/ drawing attention to only part of your legs or something along the lines of.
They're fine for the gym - you'll want to be comfortable, and if 3/4s are, then wear them! I don't think they're great for casual wear though, they do make your legs somehow look shorter. But then I wouldn't recommend anyone to wear 3/4s, I think they look a little odd.
Er, heard the phrase 'trousers'?
Nowt wrong with them btw.
They make your legs look even shorter, with long legs its not so bad.
they look fine on you. if it was fashionable trousers then no no, but a looks fine for gymmage.
They look fine for casual wear/the gym. Otherwise I think shorter people (I'm only 5ft myself) should stick to longer trousers.
I don't think they make your legs look all that short.
They look alright, nowt wrong with it at all.
See I think they look weird on me and I am tall (5'9)