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.
Head to the shoe repair shop. They can put heel plates in heavy duty rubber on for you. Quiets the shoes right down.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Would there be a way you could find a cobbler to but some rubber on the bottom? Or hot glue some on yourself?
You could paint the bottoms with Shoe Goo or with Gorilla Glue (don't spread all the way to the edges as it expands.)
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.
Is there a household item that would make them quieter?
it'd probably wear off fast but isnt hot glue pretty much hot melted rubber? cover your heel with hot glue let it cool..
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.
Dr. Should moleskin work great too
Foam padding roll
Thick weather strips
Have a cobbler put rubber heels on them?
Do you know the brand name? And are they still working gear for you?
My shoes made a loud noise on the pad of my shoe not the heel. Suggestions?
Hi I'm very interested in you recommendation the "self-stick cork pads". Can I ask what they are or are for so I know where in Wal-mart to look for or in case the workers ask to describe or about the use of it so I know what to tell them?
Heels make a noise on hard stone floors. I will try shoe repair shop.
I have plastic heels on my new house shoes which are so comfortable except for those heels.