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Why Do My Orthotics Squeak in My Shoes?

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

Occasionally, your new orthotics will not only make your feet feel better, but also make a squeaking sound in your shoes as you walk. This sound occurs because of friction between the orthotic and the inside of the shoe.

Sometimes this problem settles by itself as they wear in, but if not, here are some things to try.

  • Put some talcum powder under your orthotics

  • Apply some duct tape (or moleskin, which is available from us) under the end of the orthosis

  • Put a dryer sheet under the orthosis. This has the added advantage of acting as a deodorant if you are using it in your sports shoes.

  • Use some silicone spray inside your shoe.

If these options don't work for you, then come back in to see us and we will help you fix the problem. We will check to see if they fit you correctly and are functioning properly. Often we can help by working out exactly where the noise is coming from and then make small adjustments to the edges or heels of your orthotics.

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