WANTED: shoe recommendations for a wedding photographer.
I'm a (female) wedding photographer, which means on any given wedding day I'm on my feet for 8-12 hours and carrying heavy equipment. I haven't been able to find a shoe that is a decent combination of the following: comfortable, supportive, tough, professional, and/or semi-stylish. I bought a pair of good quality REI flats for last season's weddings, and they were good at first, but have already worn out all their support/comfort, and were too expensive to re-purchase every season.
My question is two-fold: 1. Can you recommend a shoe for my line of work? 2. How unprofessional would it be for me to show up in a nice understated pair of black athletic/running shoes? I'm certain it depends on the wedding, but I'm about to give up!
If it's relevant, I usually wear a pair of black slacks (or my PhotoPantz
) and a black blouse/sweater/jacket.
Thanks for your help!