Fixing Squeaky Sandals

September 1, 2010

My new sandals squeak when I walk. This happens even when everything is dry. What can I do to get rid of the squeak?

By Lynn from Ayr, Ontario

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September 2, 20101 found this helpful
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I've heard that if you put some baby powder or WD-40 on the squeaky part, that will fix it.

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July 28, 20153 found this helpful
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Squeaky sandals ... mine actually sounded like little kids blowing air into their palms or arms to make a mock ... well, you know. I couldn't pull up the sole (from sandals?), I wasn't going to slather vaseline on them and be sliding around, I didn't want to poke holes in brand new sandals or pour glue in them.

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I just figured out that a half a tissue folded and placed discretely between my arch and the sole was all I needed. Eventually I didn't even need the tissue.

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February 14, 2008

I have a pair of leather sandals that squeak when I walk. I have tried rubbing hand cream in, but that didn't work. I think the problem is that I can't get the cream in between the lining and sole as it is stitched all around. It squeaks when I bend the sole up with my hands. Has anybody had this problem and managed to fix it?

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Sue from Gosford NSW

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By Syd (Guest Post)
February 18, 20080 found this helpful
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Dust with talcum powder.

When the doctor gave me my orthodics, they squeeked and I was told to dust them with talcum powder. It did the trick!

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June 11, 2019

I bought a new pair of cheap, but cute, flip-flop type sandals at a grocery store. They are made of rubber and the problem is when I walk on certain types of floors the bottoms of them make a sound like a suction cup sticking to the floor. They are very loud and embarrassing. Anybody have a suggestion?

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June 11, 20190 found this helpful

Rub a dryer sheet along the bottom of the sandal.

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June 11, 20190 found this helpful

Try a spritz of hairspray if the squeak is from the bottom. Let it dry well and be aware it may make them a bit slick on tile floors.

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If it is in the toe area, use a drop of baby powder on your foot before putting the flips on.

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June 15, 2010

I read all of the responses about fixing a squeaky shoe, but none seem to apply to me. Mine are 3 inch wedge sandals that squeak. There is no lining to remove. Any ideas?

By Debbie from Spokane, WA

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June 15, 20100 found this helpful

My ex husband used to sell shoes and he said when you have a squeaky shoe or sandal that means that the metal shank is broken and cannot be fixed. The shank runs down the middle of the bottom of the shoe/sandal. Sorry for not having better news.

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June 17, 20100 found this helpful

Are they wood? I know that you can sprinkle talc between wood planks on floors to prevent squeaking. Good luck.

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September 1, 2010

How do I fix squeaky wedge sandals? The insoles do not come off and I've applied Vaseline on the wedges, it is still making squeaky noises.

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May 20, 2010

I bought cheap sandals at Payless. They squeak horribly, but the inner sole is permanently attached. I am making too much noise at work. Help me.

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