Weird Tip: Wear Compression Socks to Avoid Leg Fatigue on Long, On-Location Shoots

If you’ve ever been on-location for a shoot from sunrise to sunset (and beyond), you know how fatigued your legs can get by the end of the day. Standing up all day can make it feel like your legs are about to fall off.

But if a comfortable pair of shoes aren’t quite enough to keep you going, this weird tip might just be the best gift you can give your legs the next time you’ve got to be on your feet for extended periods of time.

Shared by photographer Matt Granger, he claims his pair of compression socks — the kind you may have seen some people wearing on airplanes to avoid DVT — are the best $10 accessory he’s ever bought.


No, they’re decidedly NOT fashion forward. And if it’s a hot summer day you might not want to be seen wearing knee-high compression socks with shorts no matter how long your day is, but that’s entirely up to you.

If utility trumps style for you every time, and you’re the kind of photographer who’s spending hours on end on his or her feet day after day (so… most photographers), a pair of compression socks might end up being an indispensable ‘fashion’ accessory.