Squeaky Shoes? Here’s How To Stop Shoes From Squeaking

Ever had a case of the squeaky shoes? The sound of squeaking shoes as you walk can be irritating and downright embarrassing.

Especially if you're at school or in a formal work setting, such as a quiet office, hall or courtroom. This last one is why I also wrote a story on how to make heels quieter, to reduce clicking sounds!

Fortunately, regardless of where the squeaking of your shoes is coming from, you can usually get shoes to stop squeaking yourself, right at home with some of these quick DIY tricks, targeting specific areas of the shoe!

Spray with a Grip Adhesive

Following product instructions, apply it both to both outsoles of your shoes and reapply when soles get squeaky again.

For Squeaky Outsoles


Super Glue Your Soles

Apply it to the affected area following manufacturers instructions – and keeping the parts together with a clamp or rubber band – let dry for at least 24 hours.


Let your wet/squeaky shoes air dry naturally and not in direct sunlight – ever!

Let your Shoes Dry

For Water Damage


It helps to soak a sponge with some fabric softener and place it inside the dryer along with your shoes.

Put Shoes in the Dryer


For Squeaky Outsoles

Wearing some socks, including no-show socks, can put a less squeaky spring in your step.

Wear Socks


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