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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 9th Oct 17, 11:31 AM
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    Squeaky shoes/boots
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    • 9th Oct 17, 11:31 AM
    Squeaky shoes/boots 9th Oct 17 at 11:31 AM
    I have retrieved my winter walking boots from the cupboard and put away the summer ones and on wearing them this morning I suddenly remembered that I was meant to fix the squeaking sole on the right boot.
    It only squeaks when walking on hard surfaces and my poor dog spent most of the walk trying to get away from the noise

    Any (sensible) suggestions on how to stop the squeak?

    I have checked for holes but none to be found, I have tried polishing the sole with boot polish but that didn't work, it is not as loud when the surface I walk on is wet but it is still there.
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    • Quasar
    • By Quasar 9th Oct 17, 2:39 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 2:39 PM
    Maybe...

    https://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/stories/how-fix-squeaky-shoe

    https://www.rd.com/advice/work-career/squeaky-shoes/
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    • societys child
    • By societys child 9th Oct 17, 3:35 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 3:35 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 3:35 PM
    I have tried polishing the sole with boot polish but that didn't work
    Maybe the opposite was needed. ie roughing the sole a bit with sand paper?
    If just one squeaks, could it be your gait? Not implying there is anything wrong with the way you walk, but I always cause wear to one sole more than the other.

    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 10th Oct 17, 10:34 AM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 10:34 AM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 10:34 AM
    Pay for them.


    Old saying that a squeaky shoe hasn't been paid for.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Oct 17, 11:19 AM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 11:19 AM
    And on the bright side, at least people will know that you aren't on your way to a brothel.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Oct 17, 11:42 AM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 11:42 AM
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    • 10th Oct 17, 11:42 AM
    The squeak is definitely on the outside of the sole in the area of the heel, I had another go at it this morning but no joy
    I may try to rough up the sole a bit an see if that works, and yes they are paid for Andy, I know that old wives tale already
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 81.7
    Total so far - 1915.5
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