LOL Maybe if the black shoes completely hide the black socks. My wife (and fashion consultant) says shorts and black socks are a fashion faux pas, unless you want to resemble an old, retired New Yorker residing in Florida with a metal detector. She insists only wear the black shoes ONLY with slacks. However, you look in anything Randy. Us short, fat Texans must take extra care with our ensemble to avoid appearing dorkish.