Why Big Mens Large Size Boots Squeak and How to Stop It
There are few things in life as infuriating (and sometimes embarrassing) as squeaky shoes. It usually starts by noticing the sound and assuming it is coming from somewhere or someone else. Once the realization sets in on the actual source, it becomes nearly impossible not to hear each and every little creak for the rest of the day (internal screaming intensifies). Life is difficult enough when have big feet. Who wants their wide mens boots to squeak?
Luckily, the reason for the noise is often easy enough to pinpoint. Extra Wide Boots are squeaky in three main places: First, it might be coming from the inside of the shoes. Second, it is coming from the outside of the shoe. Third, it could be coming from under the shoe. To find the sound, rock back and forth from the front to the heel. Once the noise’s source is found, solutions can be applied.
Boot squeaks from the inside
The most common location for squeaky boots is inside. Usually, this is due to the presence of or a buildup of moisture inside the shoe. This is especially common with wide men's feet to 4E and EEEEEE - 6E wide. Thankfully, this is also the easiest location to remedy. Start by giving them a quick little dry. Simply put a small amount of fabric softener on a cloth and toss it in the dryer with the boots for no more than 10-15 minutes. Voila!