What shoes do you wear to DJ in?

Discussion in 'Weddings' started by Albatross, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. TwinSpinDJ

    TwinSpinDJ Up-lighting

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    Black Rockports for non-wedding; patent leather (Nunn-Bush) w/ gel inserts. Comfortable! Not care too much for the square toe, but I overlook it.

    Attire: For Weddings--Tux Shirt w/matching vest & bowtie, and black pants and shoes (shown above). If it's a super formal ( wear my complete tux with matching vest/bowtie)
    Non-formal--shirt with logo and black pants or decent dress shorts (it's hot here in Florida), but I try not to do many outdoor events because of my age. If it's an Anniversary party, I usually wear sport coat and tie.
     
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  2. djtaso

    djtaso DJ Extraordinaire

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    Yeah since we're going to go that route... I wear designer shoes as well, but change in them just before the reception starts and right after the reception ends. Im setting up and breaking down in sneakers. I typically work in indoor environments and have never had an issue. Many of my shoes are bagged during travel so they dont get ruined. One of my friends wears $1500 tom fords to his events and he does the same. But again, most of our events are indoors on carpet and wood or marble dancefloors. Those rare outdoor events I wear my cheapest pair of the collection in case they get dirt or whatever on them. I can't tell what kind of places you're at, but perhaps a process like that will work best so you can wear nice shoes and be in comfort without damaging them.
     
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  3. DJ Ricky B

    DJ Ricky B DJ Extraordinaire

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    Say what you want about Wal Mart. Those Sun Comfort "Athletic" Insoles feel nice, and last a number of months. I prefer them to Dr. Scholls Gel Inserts.
     
  4. Albatross

    Albatross DJ Extraordinaire

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    Must be nice! :djsmug:

    Of my last 4 weddings, I've been on concrete floors twice, the stone patio at DAR (the giant columns), and hard wood. I'll take that cushy ballroom stuff any day!
     
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  5. maestro

    maestro DJ Extraordinaire

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    Yeah guys, don't wear your good stuff for setting up, GET CHANGED!
     
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  6. ittigger

    ittigger 100 Acre Industry Icon

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    For fancy events, usually a suit and dress shoes. Black sneakers for casual events.
     
  7. djtaso

    djtaso DJ Extraordinaire

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    Lol yeah you def don’t have it easy. I know you can sometimes find those on sale for around $200... especially with the holidays around the corner they may even drop lower. I don’t know if you want spend that much but at least you’ll be comfortable.
     
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  8. DJKLEEN

    DJKLEEN DJ Extraordinaire

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    Chucks, Vans, or Justin is my choice!

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  9. DJKLEEN

    DJKLEEN DJ Extraordinaire

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    Just because I live in south Louisiana, don't mean we don't wear any shoes! But this is what we look like when we don't wear any shoes.
     
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  10. redhotdj

    redhotdj Its 5 O'clock somewhere

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    ya know what No where is it written in stone you must wear black shoes, Its YOUR feet. At least be clean and neat
     
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  11. DJ Bobcat

    DJ Bobcat DJ Extraordinerror

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    I have a pair of BROWN shoes just like my black ones. I wear them at more casual events when I'm wearing Khakis... I don't like the look of black shoes with Khakis.


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  12. Chuck The DJ

    Chuck The DJ I know people.

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    I see someone was picking on my shoes!

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  13. dunlopj

    dunlopj DJ Extraordinaire

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    OK...new requirement for event recaps....shoe shots like that last one!
     
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  14. redhotdj

    redhotdj Its 5 O'clock somewhere

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  15. DJ Bobcat

    DJ Bobcat DJ Extraordinerror

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    WHO would do such a thing???

    ... and I'm sure there's nobody here who thinks taking (and posting) multiple pictures of one's own foot is the least bit weird!
     
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  16. sonic-vision

    sonic-vision DJ Extraordinaire

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    The socks are weird!
     
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  17. Chuck The DJ

    Chuck The DJ I know people.

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    Gotta have fun and at events, really gotta have fun...., and
     
  18. Scott Hanna

    Scott Hanna DJ Extraordinaire

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    To me, the number one rule is comfort.
    Style is a distant 2nd.

    Most of my shoes are dress black but very comfortable.

    Josef seibel shoes. About $160 a pair, but worth the price
     
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  19. Thomas

    Thomas Active DJ

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    I wear tactical boots. Simple design, comfortable with good ankle support. They polish up well to go with a suit and take some pretty extreme abuse before showing it.
     
  20. Ausumm

    Ausumm Day Late and a Dollar Short

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    I wore all black sneakers for years and no one noticed.
    Of course, they were no-name sneaks with no logos, and looked like shoes.
    Then I found a pair of dress shoes that LOOKED like these Rockports.
    They are as comfortable as my sneakers, I can beat them up loading and unloading gear, and they are cheap to replace.
    I have never owned a pair of true dress shoes.
    I am not the "styling" kid of guy....and when you work in radio...dressing up is not a requirement.
     
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