Do your kids’ shoes keep making a weird sound every time they walk? Are you planning on buying another pair of shoes for your child because they keep making a squeaky sound?
Squeaky shoes can be annoying and create embarrassment for both children and adults. Fortunately, there is a way to get rid of that annoying squeaky sound and this method will work for adult shoes as well. Never get rid of a pair of shoes because they squeak!
While there can be several reasons for your kids’ shoes squeaking, one of the main reasons a shoe squeaks is because the shoe is either too long or too wide, and you can get rid of the annoying sounds by simply providing your child with the correct shoe size. However, if you recently purchased a pair of shoes that make a squeaky sound, there are ways you can get rid of the annoying sound.
I know this because I have been fitting children’s shoes and orthotics for the last 10 years, working for a specialized children’s shoe store that focuses on children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. I have helped hundreds of children find the perfect pair of shoes, no matter how narrow or wide their feet were.
For the last 3 years, I have been helping families find the perfect pair of shoes for their kids’ online.
Let me get into more detail about the reasons behind squeaky shoes and the most effective and proven methods on how to stop shoes from squeaking.
Are Your Kids’ Shoes Squeaking? – The 4 Most Common Reasons
- The primary cause of squeaky shoes is wearing shoes that are too long or too wide. As mentioned before, shoes that are too long or too wide are a direct cause of squeaky shoes. You must always make sure that you provide your child with the correct shoe size, since in addition to the shoes making a noise, wearing the wrong shoe size can lead to all sort of foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns.
If you are unsure of what your child’s foot size is, START by reading an article I wrote where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home:
- The second cause of squeaky shoes is created by the friction between the inner sole and the sole of the shoe. Did you know that the type of floor your child walks is another reason of why shoes squeak? Make sure you have your child wear the shoes around different surfaces in order to soften the shoe and reduce the squeak.
- The third reason of why shoes squeak is from getting wet. If the shoes have gotten wet recently, make sure you dry them out and apply some powder in the shoes in order to absorb any leftover moisture.
- The fourth reason is not wearing socks with shoes. I know many children don’t like wearing socks with their shoes, but this could be the cause for your kids’ shoes making noises. Socks play a key role in keeping your kids’ feet healthy. I actually wrote an article where I describe the best socks for children who don’t like to wear socks with their shoes. The type of socks that I describe in that article are seamless, breathable, and made from high quality materials, which make them perfect for those children who feel every bump and lump. Go to the link below:
How Can You Stop Your Kids’ Shoes From Squeaking? – 2 Proven Methods!
Before you try the methods I recommend below please make sure that your child is wearing the correct shoe size and is also wearing socks wit the shoes.
Socks will absorb moisture and they act as a barrier between your kids’ feet and the shoes to prevent all sort of foot issues including infections. The moisture caused by your feet sweating might be one of the reasons why your kids shoes might be squeaking. If your child is wearing socks with his/her shoes and they still squeak, try one or both of these methods:
First Method ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Your first attempt should be to put baby powder in your kids’ shoes. You will have to remove the inner sole and then spread it evenly throughout the shoe. Put the inner sole back and have your child test them out.
The powder works on reducing moisture which leads to less motion between the liner and the shoe. Baby powder has been proven to work for a lot of people, but if it doesn’t, try my second recommendation.
I always recommend this method first since it has proven to be one of the most effective methods. Also, a lot of parents might have this product at home already, so they won’t have to invest in a new product. If you decide to try this method, let me know how it works in the comments section below.
Second Method ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Try the product WD-40 which will displace moisture and lubricates almost anything. You can get this anywhere: a
hardware store, Target, Home Depot, or if you like the convenience of shopping from home; you can get it at the lowest price from Amazon.
Before you apply this product to the shoe make sure you shake the bottle several times. Spray it inside the shoe where the heel is and around the toe area. Make sure you remove the inner sole before you apply the spray! Wait 5 minutes for the product to soak in through the material. Put the inner sole back in and have your kids’ try them out!
This will definitely work, and you will be surprised at the amazing results!
Keep in mind that certain shoes might squeak from being poorly made, such as a manufacturer defect. If you have tried both of my methods and the shoes still squeak, consider taking them to a shoe repair shop to get a professional opinion.
The Best Kids’ Shoes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Before you leave, I am going to provide you with a selection of the best children’s shoes that I have fitted before in terms of how much support they provide, how well-made they are, and how they fit.
Shoes play a key role in keeping your kids’ feet healthy. If your kids’ are not wearing the correct pair of shoes, it will lead to several foot issues.
Providing your children with a substantial, supportive shoe will protect their feet and legs from injuries.
Below you can find a selection of the best shoes for children in terms of durability and support. They also come in different widths such as medium, wide, and extra wide widths.
The shoes below will fit a child that has medium, wide, or extra wide feet (as long as you choose the width accordingly).
This selection of shoes fit “true to size”, which means that you need to provide your child with a half a size longer of the size that he/she child measured at the standard foot measuring scale (Brannock Device), in order to allow for growing room.
Is your child wearing a pair of shoes that keeps squeaking? Are you ready to throw them out? Have you tried any of these methods before? I will love to hear about your experiences with squeaky shoes and if you know another method that works please let me know in the comment section below so other parents can benefit from your experiences!