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How do you make loud shoes quiet?

This site is great! I have mid-heel shoes with a chunky heel that makes a loud clunk when I walk on hard floors. Is there a way to quiet them down? I tried putting layers of masking tape on the bottom of the heel, but it made the shoes slippery and the tape wore off pretty quickly.

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August 14, 20050 found this helpful
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Head to the shoe repair shop. They can put heel plates in heavy duty rubber on for you. Quiets the shoes right down.

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August 14, 20050 found this helpful
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Actually, I did try the shoe repair shop. Cost me $25 and they're just as loud! They replaced the hard plastic on the very bottom with what I think is hard rubber. Anyone know where I can get the right kind of soft rubber to glue on myself?

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January 26, 20081 found this helpful
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I've successfully used the 1/4 in thick pads that are used under the bottom of chair legs so floors aren't scratched. The pads don't last forever under chair legs either, but because of wet weather and snow, I have to change monthly if it is a shoe I wear daily. I've not found them in black so I use a permanent black marker to color the edge that is visible.

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October 27, 20150 found this helpful
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The chair pads work great!! I then took a sharp knife and cut half the padding away so they weren't so noticeable to my feet.

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December 2, 20150 found this helpful
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I cut out a couple felt pieces the size of my noisy heel and hot glued them to my heel. Worked like a charm! I don't know how long it will last but it won't be too hard to replace.

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August 6, 20160 found this helpful
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If you're looking for a more reliable option, just replace the heel tip with Scarlet noise-free heel tips. It takes 2 minutes to replace. I recently changed the heel tips on many of my heels and love the sound proof walk. I got them at Amazon - Scarlet heel tips.

Here's a link: http://amzn.to/2mVEsUM

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful
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I covered the bottom of my noisy platform heels with self-stick cork pads which I bought from Walmart for $1 a package. Did an amazing job! Highly recommend it.

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful

Omg I did the same thing it works fabulous

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March 13, 20170 found this helpful

Is it not slippery?

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August 13, 20050 found this helpful

Would there be a way you could find a cobbler to but some rubber on the bottom? Or hot glue some on yourself?

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October 28, 20050 found this helpful

You could paint the bottoms with Shoe Goo or with Gorilla Glue (don't spread all the way to the edges as it expands.)

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June 27, 20060 found this helpful

Did the Shoe Goo work? I really would like to know how to quiet down noisy shoes, we're discouraged to wear noisy shoes at work, and that has severely limited my shoe wardrobe.

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August 23, 20060 found this helpful

Is there a household item that would make them quieter?

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August 2, 20070 found this helpful

it'd probably wear off fast but isnt hot glue pretty much hot melted rubber? cover your heel with hot glue let it cool.. probably cheaper than goin to a shop..might not do anything though.. i'm too lazy to try things myself.

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November 20, 20150 found this helpful

Peel off velcro works. I cut it to the size of my heel on my shoe and the other side sticks. I colored it with a black marker so it would not be noticeable when i left my foot off the ground.

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January 5, 20160 found this helpful

Dr. Should moleskin work great too

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March 8, 20170 found this helpful

Use glue gun to pase some glue below

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