Noisy shoes are like a bell around a cat’s neck: you’ll never sneak up on someone if your shoes squeak. From swanky high heels to plain old orthotics, you can fix these pesky noisemakers. Sometimes, it’s the shoe soles that make the noise; in other cases, it is the heel. Fixing some squeaky shoes takes some modifications. Soften the sound of noisy shoes by cleaning them regularly and removing any gummy substances they may come in contact with. Try these DIY squeaking shoe solutions and wear your shoes with confidence.
Working Out the Squeak from Shoes
You can work out squeaks in some leather shoes with your hands. Grasp the shoe in both hands; one hand on the toes, the other on the heels. Squeeze the ends together gently to loosen up the sole. However, do not fold the shoe in half. You could crack the sole and create a painful problem. If you have removable soles, take them out first, before your work the shoe. When the soles are glued in, don’t try to remove them.
Products for Noisy Shoes
Quiet squeaking shoes with baby powder. Dab a tiny amount of powder or even cornstarch inside the shoes. Wear the shoes regularly to work the powder into the soles. The sole stitching can cause noisiness too. Sprinkle powder on the stitches to prevent noisy shoes. Treat the outside of leather shoes with saddle soap. Buff the saddle soap on the shoe tongue regularly, like once a month. Use a polish cloth to rub in the soap thoroughly. This may quiet noisy shoes.
Shoe Trees for Shoe Noise
If your shoes get wet, slide triangular cedar trees inside the shoes. This will keep the shoe from shrinking and causing more noise. Footwear that gets wet can become noisy shoes. When possible, wipe away the water as soon as possible.
Also, take a look the heels of your noisy shoes. Tug on the heel to see if it is loose. You may need to secure the heel by tapping the nail back in or applying a glue to it.
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