How to Make Your Shoes Quiet

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How to Make Your Shoes Quiet
Spare your co-workers from hearing you click-clack across the floor. (Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

Shoes can be cute, comfortable, functional and practical, but sometimes, they can also be loud. While this can definitely make some heads turn, it might not be in a good way to get attention. A simple trick using materials found in an arts and crafts supply store can take away the noise without detracting from the look of your shoes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Shoes
  • Rubber or felt
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue

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  1. 1

    Buy a piece of felt or rubber in a colour that matches your shoes. If you can't find an exact match, choose a neutral colour such as tan, beige or black.

  2. 2

    Place each shoe on the felt or rubber and trace the entire outline of the heel.

  3. 3

    Cut out a slightly smaller shape than the one you drew so that it will not be seen when you glue it on.

  4. 4

    Glue the rubber or felt soles to the bottom of your heels with fabric glue. Allow glue to dry overnight before wearing the shoes.

Tips and warnings

  • A thin piece of rubber will last longer than felt and will give shoes a sturdier grip while walking. And felt can be slippery. However, if you can't find rubber, felt will also do the job.
  • Don't attempt this with glue meant for paper, as opposed to fabric, because it will not be strong enough to hold the rubber or felt in place.

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