The Easy Way to Fix Squeaky Shoes

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Does your footwear sound like a dog’s chew toy? There may be two reasons for the squeak, says footwear designer George Esquivel.

The first is friction. Moisture forms when your foot rubs against your shoe’s insole, the insole rubs against the inside of your shoe, or when a combination of the two occurs, he says. You’ll find this happens often with new leather shoes and sneakers.

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This is a quick fix, says Esquivel. Just sprinkle some talcum powder inside your shoe before you wear it to absorb the wetness. You may need to do this until you break them in, he explains.

The second possible reason for the squeak: the bottom of the shoe. A loose heel, a broken sole, or an air pocket trapped inside the sole can create noise when pressure is applied, says Kevin Tuohy, founder of A Shine & Co. in New York and San Francisco.

If that’s the case, you’ll have to bring your shoes to a shoe repair shop or send them to a mail-in repair service like Cobbler Concierge.



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