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.
WD-40 really works. I had a squeaky New Balance 608, left shoe, and a small amount of WD-40 sprayed on insole did the trick.
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I've been told baby powder around the soles will stop the squeak.
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By Cindy S.
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.
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 Suleski from Plant City, FL
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 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?
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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