Gee, I’m getting a lot of set questions lately. J.G. writes in:
I would also love suggestions for the types of shoes/sneakers that are most comfortable for those 14+ hour days on set? Are those custom shoe inserts worth the cost? Nothing is worse than coming home with throbbing feet every night!
I’m not super picky about shoes, or my feet. I just wear sneakers.
Honestly, I’m of the opinion that, unless you have a major physical impediment, you should try to rely on what God gave you. I don’t wear sunglasses; I don’t drink coffee; I don’t change my outfit throughout the day as it gets warmer, then colder again.
But maybe you have lower back problems, I dunno. Who am I to judge? You’ll have to gauge for yourself what works for you and what doesn’t.
If you’re a girl, I will say definitely do not wear heels.
Don’t wear open-toed shoes, either. The easiest way to tell if someone actually has work to do on set is to look at their shoes. Flip-flops just scream “lazy,” “green,” or “lazy greenie.”