The Easy Hack to Keep Your Shoes From Squeaking

We love shoes—that's a given. But as with every great love affair, sometimes problems come up. Whether that's because they're a tad uncomfortable (although we've given you our list of the most comfortable heels around) or just not fitted correctly, there are plenty of issues that a bad shoe can bring up. But there's one other problem that we haven't yet discussed and that is the squeaky shoe.

Sure, it might be fairly innocuous, but it's no less annoying. So what's causing the irksome noise? It's actually created by sections of the shoe rubbing against each other. To fix the issue, simply lift the inner sole of the shoe and sprinkle baby powder (We like Johnson's Baby Powder, $5, a true classic!) underneath. If the sole is not removable, sprinkle the powder at the edges of the inner sole. The baby powder makes the seams of the shoe slightly more slippery, so they can rub against each other more smoothly sans any sound.

Now that you know you'll never suffer from squeaking shoes again, why not treat yourself to a new pair? Shop our picks below.

Fashion girls love Attico.

Available in European sizes 35 to 41.

All-white sneakers make for an ultra sleek look.

Available in sizes 5.5 to 11. 

This style also comes in black, burgundy and navy.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

This ruffled detail is everything.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.5.

Wear these with an all-white look so they can really pop.

Available in sizes 4.5 to 11.5.


A classic pair of Nikes will always be in style.

Available in sizes 5 to 12. 

The bows add a flirty touch to any outfit.

Available in sizes 6 to 11. 

The perfect on-the-go shoe. 

Available in sizes 5 to 11. 

Pair yours with a linen dress.

Available in sizes 6 to 10. 

Wear these with straight-leg jeans.

Available in European sizes 36 to 40. 

Go for a bold pop of color.

Available in sizes 6 to 11. 

One of the most-anticipated collaborations in recent seasons definitely delivered.

Available in sizes IT35 to IT 41.

You'll be looking for reasons not to wear these.

Available in sizes 5 to 10.

Topshop always wins us over with its seasonal colors.

Available in sizes 4.5 to 11.5.

Proof that black shoes don't have to be boring.

Available in sizes 4.5 to 10.

Skip spindly styles and go for a low kitten heel. 

Available in Italian sizes 35 to 42.

These will carry you through spring.

Available in Italian sizes 36 to 41. 

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Cassandra Shaffer.