Discover the factors that cause squeaky orthotics, including friction, wear and tear, poor fit, and moisture, and learn how to fix these issues.
The Basics: TL;DR ---
- Friction. Friction between the insole and the shoe is a primary cause of squeaking.
- Worn-Out Insoles. Over time, wear and tear on insoles can change their shape and create gaps that lead to squeaking.
- Insole Fit. Poorly fitting insoles can shift and rub inside the shoes, causing squeaking. Choose properly sized insoles, and adjust them for a snug and quiet fit.
- Moisture. Sweat or dampness can lead to noise.
- Use a Dryer Sheet. Placing a dryer sheet under the insoles can help eliminate squeaking. For Tread Labs insoles, place the dryer sheet under the molded arch support.
- Apply Talcum Powder. Sprinkling talcum or baby powder under the insoles can reduce friction and moisture, thereby minimizing squeaking.
What You Need To Know---
Why do insoles make my shoes squeak? Friction, worn out insoles, a poor fit, or moisture can make the insoles in your shoes squeak. This guide will explain these causes and provide practical solutions to eliminate the annoying squeaks.
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Table of Contents
- Why Do The Insides of My Shoes Squeak When I Walk?
- How Do I Stop My Shoe Insoles From Squeaking?
- Silence The Squeak: Final Thoughts on Squeak-Free Insoles
Why Do The Insides of My Shoes Squeak When I Walk?
The squeaking noise in your shoes when walking is often due to friction caused by insoles rubbing against the inside of the shoe. Factors such as wear and tear, poor fit, and moisture can exacerbate the friction that causes shoe squeaking. Understanding these contributing factors can help you pinpoint and effectively solve the squeaking issue. Let's explore these issues in more detail:
- Friction. The primary culprit for squeaky shoes is friction between the insole and the shoe's interior. Insoles made from rigid plastics or synthetic fabrics can increase friction, leading to more squeaking with each step. Ensuring a smooth surface interaction between your insoles and shoes can reduce this friction and the resulting noise.
- Wear and Tear. Over time, both shoes and insoles suffer from wear and tear, altering their original shape and fit. This can create gaps or uneven surfaces, which lead to increased friction and noise. Avoid this problem with Tread Labs' Million Mile Guarantee and top covers that are easily replaceable.
- Poor Fit. Insoles that aren’t the right size or shape for your shoes can move around, causing friction against the shoe interior. Ensuring a precise fit is crucial to prevent this movement and subsequent noise.
- Moisture. Sweat or external wetness can make the interior of your shoes damp. This moisture increases the likelihood of friction between the shoe and insole, which often leads to squeaking sounds.