I can understand why some white-collar women wear runners on their commute given how uncomfortable and impractical some of the shoes they wear around the office look.
I don’t understand why some men feel the same way though. It’s not like they wear platform shoes or high heels at work. (Unless their work is odder than they appear.) While it’s certainly possible to buy men’s shoes that are uncomfortable, most of them tend to be fairly comfortable most of the time, are no problem when walking fast or running, and certainly don’t leave a risk of falling over.
Seems to me that runners with business clothes look pretty awful.