Despite popular belief, DJing is not as easy as people think it is, especially for mobile DJs! Setting up heavy equipment, and standing all night, weekend after weekend, takes a toll on your body. Of course the older you get, the more you feel it! I’ve been a DJ for 25 years, this year (started as a kid) and I started to feel the aching about 3 years ago. So, as I always tell our DJs and my readers, “work smarter, not harder!” I have another solution for this problem.
First of all, a Podiatrist once told me that you should never wear shoes more than 3 months, if you wear them often. This truly surprised me, but hey, he was the doctor, not me. So be sure to have a few pairs of comfortable athletic shoes to wear for your events. I rotate between a few different pair of shoes, weekly. This makes my shoes last longer and look new, longer! So it’s a win-win! I usually wear all black, comfortable athletic shoes for weddings and events. They aren comfortable and easily pass as dress shoes. So be sure and get you a pair or two, of all black, comfortable athletic shoes.
Next, buy a few pairs of orthotic insoles, they work great! I buy the Profoot brand, because they’re inexpensive and work well! No, I’m not affiliated with them. I simply like a great deal and like products that work! Here’s a link to check them out: Profoot Orthotic Insoles
Additionally, purchase an anti-fatigue mat. These mats will truly make a difference. Standing on hard floors, all night, isn’t easy, even though it looks like it. Trust me, buy a mat, you’ll be glad you did! Here’s a great one that I use: Anti-fatigue Mat It’s easy to add to your setup and makes a huge difference! So overall, just invest a little money in some products, like the ones above, and your sore feet and back will be gone! 🙂
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