There are a lot of courses out there that have rough full of grasses with nasty, sharp, sticky burrs. We have a lot of them down here and untying your shoes with the laces full of burrs can be painful. I've had to use needle nose pliers to take off my shoes in the past. Kilties might be a neat little add-on for such courses. I'm going to find some kilties and, maybe, some spats that will cover the ankles. Rattlesnake guards, perhaps?
Fred spats (spatterdashes) were more mainly for decoration of the finer dressed (not that you aren't). Probably better suited would be Gaiters/Putees/Leggings
Leggings sadly are now mostly associated with Jane Fonda and her Lycra infused excercise videos of the 80's. Gaiters would probably be a more apt description of the ankle and lower leg covering. Also a "putee" often seen in British WWI uniforms is a cloth strip which is wrapped around the upper ankle often going to knee high.
Althought I was not present for the event but a member of our Scout Troop wearing gaiters was struck by a snake which was probaly no more than 3 feet long. Sadly for him but amusing for his friends the snakes fangs did not *** the gaiter but stuck in the leather laces.
From then on any time he entered a room several of his "friends" always felt compelled to imitate the dance he did to dislodge the snake along with his high pitched screams.
But hey I knew what you meant