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Fixing a Squeaky Shoe

January 20, 2009

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.

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Step 3: replace the insole.

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

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June 25, 2016

I have Adidas Eazy Boost shoes, but my shoes have started squeaking. How do I stop the squeaking?


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January 12, 2014

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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March 26, 2012

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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I recently purchased a pair of Nike Air Max sneakers. The left shoe makes a squeaky noise that sounds like air whooshing, every time I walk. What can I do to fix this problem?


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May 16, 2012

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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October 11, 2011

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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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

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

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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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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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