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Fixing a Squeaky Shoe

Squeaky shoes, sandals or clogs can be annoying for you and everyone around you. Fixing your shoe will make it easier to wear and not be self conscious about how noisy you are walking around. This is a guide about fixing a squeaky shoe.

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January 20, 2009 Flag
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How to stop a tennis shoe (sneaker) from squeaking:

Step 1: remove the insole from the shoe.

Step 2: spray lubricant (WD-40) on the problem area.

Step 3: replace the insole.

Source: Trial and Error! I tried other lubricants, but WD-40 worked perfectly and stopped the squeak immediately.

January 12, 2014 Flag
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I have a pair of Nike Air 1's. One pair has a squeaky problem under the sole. I have no idea how to fix it. Every time I step, it makes a squeaky noise, and it is not the soles either. Any solutions please?

By Abel H.

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March 5, 20150 found this helpful

I recently had the same problem with my Nikes. I removed the insole and put a piece of paper between the insole and my shoe. The squeak immediately stopped.

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February 26, 20160 found this helpful

Use a powder under the insole

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May 16, 2012 Flag
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How to stop my Jordan's from making noise, on the bottom? I have only had them for two weeks.

By Maurice from Baltimore

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May 21, 20120 found this helpful

Sandpaper the soles.

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March 26, 2012 Flag
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My Jordan 60+ are squeaky on the bottom of the shoe. Every time I step there is a squeak. What can I do to get rid of it?

By TP N.

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March 28, 20120 found this helpful

I've been told baby powder around the soles will stop the squeak.

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October 11, 2011 Flag
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I have a vintage pair of leather clogs, but they squeak when I walk. Is there any way to stop this noise?

By Jeana B.

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October 13, 20110 found this helpful

Apply a liberal application of saddle soap-takes the creak out of anything leather. Follow the directions on the tin.

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May 9, 2011 Flag
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How can you prevent shoes from squeaking?

By Cindy S.

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December 17, 20110 found this helpful

I believe for most squeaky shoes if you remove the inner sole and sprinkle powder or cornstarch on the floor of the shoes and then replace the inner sole it can take away the squeak. Also sometime when you aren't planning on wearing the shoes rub lotion or linseed oil on the sole of the shoe. Please let set and absorb for a number of hours, also WATCH your step when you do wear them for the first time as it can make them a bit more slippery.

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April 1, 2011 Flag
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I have a full foot (bottom) plastic brace in a leather shoe that squeaks. I have tried baby powder which does not work. Any other ideas?

By Judy from Plant City, FL

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April 2, 20110 found this helpful

Judy, you could tried dusting your brace w/either cornstarch or baby powder. Have you discussed the problem w/those who made it for you? I have an artificial leg that sometimes squeaks. Very annoying at times I know.

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April 9, 2008 Flag

I bought a pair of rubber (plastic?) flip-flops from Target that I just love, but they squeak worse than any shoes I have ever owned. You can't put powder or Vaseline on flip-flops; it'll end up everywhere! Is there anything I can do?

Kate from Memphis, TN

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April 11, 20080 found this helpful

Where do they squeak? On the thong part? Maybe you could put a drop of mineral oil in that spot or Skin So Soft from Avon or some other bath oil. Maybe WD40 would work too. Also consider wiping the shoe with a dryer sheet.

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October 31, 2010 Flag
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My boot soles starting squeaking. Is there anything I can do to stop this?

By Kevin from Chicago, IL

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Fix a Squeaky Shoe

Some people swear by putting baby powder (talcum powder) in the shoe, somewhere in the shoe, but I don't know where. I never tried it because my ex sold shoes and he said that squeak comes from the shank in the shoe. When it squeaks, the shank is broken. The shank runs between the heel and the ball of the foot. Once it's broken, it's broken. I don't know if a shoe repair store can fix a shank.

Sorry for not having better news, but check the site. Maybe the powder will work for you; others swear by it. (07/25/2010)

By metroplex

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WD40 did the trick, sprayed inside and underneath insert. (10/14/2010)

By howard22

Fix a Squeaky Shoe

I didn't have any of the above-mentioned items so I squirted some 3-in-1 oil under the only part of the insole I could find in my Skechers. Yay! The squeak is gone!
Thanks for the ideas. (10/21/2010)

By fpgyrl

April 6, 2011 Flag
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What can I do to fix squeaky shoes?

By Packerdan from Kenai, AK

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Fix a Squeaky Shoe

Peel the sole from the inside and add baby powder. (03/06/2011)

By TandT Grandma

Fix a Squeaky Shoe

WD 40 just worked for me. Squeak gone. (03/17/2011)

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February 27, 2011 Flag
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My shoes squeak really badly when I walk whether it is on carpet or tile. How can I eliminate the squeaking?

By Dee from FL

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January 30, 2011 Flag
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How do I fix a squeaky pair of Nike Air Pegasus?

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December 7, 2010 Flag
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I bought a pair of shoes a month ago and I am so in love with them. Then, one day they started squeaking like mad.

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November 12, 2010 Flag
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I have a new pair of Ryka walk fit shoes and the right shoe started to squeak. What can I do?

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August 19, 2010 Flag
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I just bought new $80.00 walking shoes and they have started to squeak. Can anyone help me with this problem?

Karen from GA

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July 24, 2010 Flag
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How can I get my shoe to stop squeaking? It's annoying and won't stop. However, the sole of the shoe won't come off, so I can't remove anything.

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