Steve Buscemi's Custom-made Boardwalk Empire Boots Were Agony

  • 16 February 2015

Steve Buscemi had to trade in the custom-made boots he was fitted for during his run as mob boss Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire, because it was agony to wear them.

The actor thought he was getting a real deal when show bosses decided his character should wear expensive footwear made exclusively for him and he expected the boots to fit perfectly.

But he tells Wenn, "They (shoemakers) trace your foot on a piece of paper. These things hurt more than anything else. I could only wear them for one season, and then I said, 'Please, I'm tired!' I don't know what happened; it just didn't work for me."