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Old 07-04-2011   #1
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What shoes do you wear when shooting?

Been meaning to ask this for a long time.

Currently, I am working on photo documentaries in small towns and my work naturally requires a good deal of walking outdoors as well as indoor interviews with people. It is hot here in Georgia and very humid, so I generally just wear jeans, light shirt and some comfortable slip-ons but it is time to get some good comfortable shoes that go well with the casual photographer look, if that is a description. Also, any shoes that would work well in the Fall weather coming up in a couple of months...

Any recommendations from you PJ types and/or walkabout photogs?
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Old 07-04-2011   #2
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In the summer months here in Sweden I usually wear canvas shoes like Van's, but this season I've taken exception to that type of rather uncomfortable and not very durable shoes... I've left my canvas wearing ways in favour of a pair of Red Wing Oxfords, probably the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever worn, no matter how long the walk or on what surface I walk on.


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Old 07-04-2011   #3
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Leather and only leather for me!

Much time in those damned joggers and some of the casual shoes I see people wearing and my feet start to get rejected by the rest of me.

These humble Redbacks are about ninety bucks here and have the best uppers and soles of anything I've ever worn. I have one pair for going out in and one pair for work! Life can be simple!

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Keens are pretty well made and cut to be comfortable to my mangled, nasty old feet. I wear 17s and they make several models in that size!

Before that I wore a lot of New Balance but their quality control and design seem to have suffered the past few years.
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I can attest to the Redbacks being sweet, durable shoes! I haven't worn them personally, but whilst travelling in Australia I stayed in a hostel where I befriended a fellow working as a bricklayer, every day he'd get back to his room with his shoes all dirtied up with mortar and mud, yet, when he returned from cleaning the work dust off of himself, the shoes would show surprisingly little sign of him ever laying a single brick.
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I just wear flip flops! Or if you want to try something interesting, VivoBarefoot, I dislike walking a lot in shoes so they are the nearest thing to shoes that I like to use.
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Old 07-04-2011   #7
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Haha ....You boys are so Practical ...

I'm in myFaux crocodile Ballet Flats or my 3 inch Calvin Klein Wedge Sandals....
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Old 07-04-2011   #9
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Ecco boots are great for all sorts of terrain, but I also have Ecco sandals that are great too.
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Nike Air Force 1's, Air Jordan 1's, and Air Jordan 3's. Also Nike Dunks sometimes. I used to play basketball, but I messed up my knee. I still use basketball shoes though, I find them very comfortable. That said, I don't have apair of designated 'shooting shoes'

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Sketchers, just plain sneakers, NOT those crappy bad for your posture exercise ones.. Just a $60.00 pair of Sketchers... they make them in Wide also... OR New Balance (also iin wide)
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Not always sure where I will end up so I often wear rubber boots!
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They look great! Wish they were available locally.
They ship worldwide with a reasonable rate Jon, get one!
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I have a pair of Patagonia Tsali's. They are super comfy and light. The first time I put them on they felt great. No break in time.

I wear them all the time and my feet feel great.

I recently did a story on a farmer and followed him around in the fields all day. They kept my feet feeling good and cool. They have great ventilation in hot temperatures.

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Leather and only leather for me!

Much time in those damned joggers and some of the casual shoes I see people wearing and my feet start to get rejected by the rest of me.

These humble Redbacks are about ninety bucks here and have the best uppers and soles of anything I've ever worn. I have one pair for going out in and one pair for work! Life can be simple!

Wearing mine now.
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Picking up a camera is not dependent on what is on my feet. It could be flip-flops, Pumas, but if there is a lot of walking and carrying involved I have a pair of low cut Doctor Martins. They are steel-toe, in case I drop my Linhof's Rollex back, or if a parking car backs up over my foot. Not likely, but not impossible.
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i wear black shoes...but i'm looking for a pair of red ones...
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Old 07-04-2011   #18
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My biggest problem is finding ones that fit. I'm a bit on the small side, and with most mens shoes starting at size 7 or even 8, well, I need around a 6 or so. Sometimes a smallish 7 works, but not so often. (I usually end up buying womens running shoes if I can find non-pink ones for that...). I've got an old pair of Vasque Sundowners that have been my go-to shoes for long walks/hikes, it's getting about time to replace them though. For toss-on sneaks it's been adidas sambas, since those I can get in pretty much any size!

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I've never thought of taking a specific pair of shoes out for shooting. Maybe because I have hobbit genes and can walk for miles and miles wearing my adidas superstar(s). but now that it's colder (8C-15C is out winter in Sao Paulo) I've been walking around with either some leather boots with ur inside that I bought while in Vail or some 10 year old Mephisto boots.

but when it's summer i just go out wearing flip flops. perfect for those insanely hot days in madrid, barcelona, greece, nyc...
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Wearing mine now.

I used to worry a bit about how the arty wine and cheese set would handle my Redback boots at the gallery openings I shoot occasionally!

Then I figured ... "Hey I'm a photographer, I'm not expected to dress normally!"

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Since having a car in Tokyo is not practical, I get around mainly by bicycle and on foot. What shoes I wear depends on what else I am wearing, but my favorite shoes are either New Balance 983s (made in tne USA), or Prada America's Cup sneakers. Both are very comfortable, even when accompanying my girlfriend on one of her 10 hour shopping expeditions.

For the outdoors, I like Asolo boots. They are generally comfortable enough to not require breaking in, and even when wearing new boots on long hikes, they have never given me a blister.
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Alden 405 boots. Once they break in they are just about the most comfortable shoes with proper support you could ever wear. I can't recommend them enough. Oh yeah, they were the boot that Indiana Jones wore (but I learned that AFTER I bought mine.)

I also have a pair of Alden 965's with crepe rubber soles that feel like walking on pillows.

The only other comfortable shoe with good support that I've loved were my desert suede boots I wore through 2004 and a bit of 2005 when I was in Iraq. They are amazing, but then again, if you live in a pair of shoes for almost a year straight; every day breaking them in and then walking through hell in them, they tend to get really comfortable.

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merrel moab ventilator mid

my favorite would be the merrel moab ventilator mid...whether i am doing photography out in the boonies or on the sea wall or the beach or at an outdoor festival. i wear them all day at work and most of the time when i'm not at work...gotta get a second pair!!

the first thing i do is remove the stock liners (use those as added extra padding in various camera bags) and replace them with sofsole brand inserts. i wear these with shorts, blue jeans or slacks...everything except a tuxedo.

forget location, loacation, location...it is comfort, comfort, comfort!!!

i'm a big guy and these rascals give me significant cushion and spring and comfort. they are ventilated and that's great until the air temp drops below 40 degrees fahrenheit (4 degrees celsius). for me, the tread on the bottom is an asset regardless of the surface i'm on. they are especially nice when schlepping around a ten or eleven pound camera bag.

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I'm in myFaux crocodile Ballet Flats or my 3 inch Calvin Klein Wedge Sandals....
Helen,

Of all the shoes mentioned in this thread, yours are probably the best looking

If you can, you should take an image (in color, of course) of those shoes and post them here. I'd love to see them!

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Haha ....You boys are so Practical ...

I'm in myFaux crocodile Ballet Flats or my 3 inch Calvin Klein Wedge Sandals....
what a coincidence, me too!
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Clarks Desert Boots
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I normally buy two inexpensive pair when I travel overseas and wear them out in a year... lot's of walking. Prefer leather but canvas is okay... no particular brand, but something light weight (Reebox) and of course depending on the weather (hot/humid, rain, snow, etc).

Clarks when I can get them, and something where the heel can be repaired if dress(-ish) type shoes. Never leather soles...

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New Balance sneakers or Dunham shoes.
What else comes in 4E width?

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Most of the time I wear Merrill gortex trainers. They are great for walking around and also good for scrambling if I am out in the countryside.
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Steeltop shoes when Im in the city as i get clumsy when I'm exploring some places that are off limit to public and don't want to get hurt... Now I'm just wearing flip flops all day long...
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Unless I really must dress up (or need foot protection), I’ve been wearing fisherman style sandals. Mostly Josef Seibel “jeremy”. This spring was too hot, and summer ain’t looking much better, to wear much more.
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Winter in extreme cold-Sorrel boots good to about -40 degrees
Winter in mild cold, Spring & Fall- lace up ankle high boots or my steel-toed work boots depending on where I'll be going
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I really liked these locally-produced combat boots. Sadly, they are beyond repair now.
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I love when off-beat topics like this come up!

I wear a pair of cherry red dr. martens 1460s. They felt like tying cinder blocks to my feet when I first got them, but they've worn in SO nicely. I could walk all day in them. Let's hope they last me a few years (or decades!)

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