How to Make Your Shoes Quiet

Updated April 17, 2017

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.

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.

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

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

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


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.

Things You'll Need

  • Shoes
  • Rubber or felt
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
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About the Author

Brittney Horwitz started writing professionally in 2009 when she became the editor of "Mother's Helper," a bimonthly magazine geared toward busy mothers in the New York metro area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and Judaic studies from Stern College.