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Why do new sneakers squeak?

  1. Jul 18, 2013 #1
    I just got a new pair of sneakers and they've reached the dreaded "squeaking stage", it's loud, annoying and I feel stupid in public with them squeaking so loud. I was wondering though, why do these new sneakers squeak, and is there a way to not make them squeak anymore?
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  3. Jul 18, 2013 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    They squeak, usually, from air being squeezed between two surfaces as you walk, or from two surfaces rubbing together like when you scuff across a polished floor - find the surfaces that squeak and you'll have your solution.

  4. Jul 19, 2013 #3


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    See also tips on youtube. Removing the insole and applying baby powder seem to be one of the top suggestions.
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