So, I have a world and cybernetics are common, but I might have a little bit of a "dumb" question. The cybernetics are often used in military settings (you have commando units of people with artificial super-limbs and various implants etc. to enhance performance), and I'm just wondering:
Does it make sense for someone in such a role to wear pants? I mean they would have something to cover their privates, surely, but is not a pair of shorts technically better for mobility than long pants, being lighter and less restrictive? Cybernetics made for military use could easily be covered in camouflage colours, too.
(the question can also apply to shoes, to be honest, since cybernetic limbs can be designed so you might not need shoes for any purpose)
A relevant way to rephrase myself would be: What specifically are the advantages of wearing pants, not shorts, in a normal military uniform?