Summertime is the perfect time to break out your sandals and enjoy the warm weather. However, if you’re like many people, you may find that your sandals make a lot of noise when you walk.
Some people find the suction noise from their sandals to be annoying. Others find it to be a comforting sound that reminds them of the ocean waves. Some people even enjoy the feeling of the sandals hugging their feet.
If you are one of those people who find the suction noise annoying, there are a few things that you can do to try to reduce it. In this guide, I will be teaching you different ways on how to stop sandals from making suction noise.
The simplest way to stop sandals from squeaking is to lubricate the sandals insoles. The suction noise made by the sandals is caused by air trying to escape and can be easily fixed by lubricating with something like petroleum jelly or baby powder.
1. Use Antiperspirant
Antiperspirant is a product that helps to control sweating. It does this by temporarily blocking the pores that release sweat. Antiperspirant can be applied to the underarms, palms, soles of the feet, and other areas where sweating is a problem.
There are two types of antiperspirants: over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription. OTC antiperspirants are available without a doctor’s prescription, while prescription antiperspirants are only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Antiperspirants are safe for most people to use. However, some people may experience skin irritation or other side effects from using them.
If you’re finding that your sandals are making a suction noise when you walk, it can be frustrating and even embarrassing. Luckily, there’s an easy fix for this problem – using antiperspirant. Here’s how to do it:
- Spray some antiperspirant onto the bottom of your feet, focusing on the areas where your sandals make contact.
- Allow the antiperspirant to dry completely before putting on your sandals.
- Enjoy walking without that annoying suction noise.
2. Use Talcum Powder
One way to stop your sandals from making that suction noise is to sprinkle some talcum powder on the footbeds.
Talcum powder is a cosmetic product made from finely ground talc, an incredibly soft mineral. Talcum powder is used to absorb moisture and reduce friction. It is commonly used in baby powder, first-aid kits, and as a deodorant.
This will help to reduce the amount of friction between your feet and the sandals, and also absorb any moisture that might be causing the problem. Just be sure to brush off any excess powder before you wear them out.
3. Apply Silicone Spray
Silicone spray is a type of lubricant that can be used on a variety of surfaces to reduce friction and prevent sticking. It is often used on door hinges, zippers, and other items that may need lubrication. Silicone spray can also be used to waterproof materials such as fabrics and leather.
If you’re tired of the suction noise your sandals make every time you take a step, try spraying them with silicone.
This will create a barrier between your foot and the sole of the sandal, and help to prevent that annoying suction sound. Just be sure to let the spray dry completely before putting your sandals on, or you’ll end up with slippery feet.
4. Use Baby Powder
Baby powder absorbs moisture from the air and prevents skin from getting too wet or sweaty. It can also be used to reduce friction when applied to the skin.
When baby powder is applied to the skin, it helps to absorb moisture and prevents the skin from getting too wet or sweaty. This can also help to reduce friction when applied to the skin. Baby powder can be used on its own or in combination with other products, such as lotions and creams.
If your sandals are making suction noise when you walk, it may be due to the material of the sandal. To stop this noise, you can try sprinkling some baby powder on the soles of your sandals. The powder will help to absorb any moisture and reduce the amount of friction between the sandal and the feet.
5. Petroleum Jelly
If you’re tired of the suction noise your sandals make every time you take a step, there’s an easy fix. All you need is a little petroleum jelly.
To start, simply apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the bottom of your sandals. The petroleum jelly will create a barrier between your feet and the sandals, which will prevent the sandals from sticking to your feet and making suction noise.
You can use your finger or a cotton swab to get the jelly into all the nooks and crannies. Then just walk around as usual and enjoy the silence!
If you find that the jelly starts to wear off after a few days, simply reapply as needed. With a little bit of care, your sandals will stay quiet all summer long.
6. Use a Waterproofing Spray
Waterproofing spray can help to protect your sandals from water damage and also help dampen the suction sound. It is important to test the spray on a small area of the leather first to ensure that it does not cause any damage.
If your sandals are made of a material that can be waterproofed, use a waterproofing spray to help silence any suction noise they may make. Be sure to follow the instructions on the container, and only spray the bottom of the sandals where the noise is coming from.
7. Wear Socks With Your Sandals.
This may not be the most fashion-forward solution, but it will definitely help to reduce or eliminate any suction noise your sandals may make. Simply put on a pair of socks before slipping into your sandals, and the added layer will help to muffle any sound.
8. Choose A Different Style Of Sandal.
If you find that no matter what you do, your sandals still make that annoying suction noise, it may be time to try a different style. Thong sandals are more likely to cause this problem, so opt for a pair with straps or another type of closed-toe sandal.
9. Dry off your sandals
If your sandals are wet, they will make suction noises when you walk. Make sure to dry them thoroughly before wearing them.
Here are some tips on how to dry your sandals so they will last longer and stay looking great.
- Remove the straps from your sandals. If your sandals have removable straps, take them off before drying. This will help prevent the straps from getting damaged or ruined in the drying process.
- Place your sandals in a well-ventilated area. Direct sunlight can damage your sandals, so it’s best to avoid placing them in direct sunlight when drying them. A well-ventilated area will help speed up the drying process and prevent any damage from happening to your sandals.
- Use a soft cloth to wipe down your sandals. Once you’ve placed your sandals in a well-ventilated area, use a soft cloth to wipe them down. This will help remove any dirt or debris that may be on them.
- Let your sandals air dry. After you’ve wiped them down, let your sandals air dry. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight or near any direct heat sources, as this can damage the material of your sandals.
Meet Mike O’Connor, (a DIY enthusiast), living in Cincinnati, a city ranked as the noisiest in the USA.
As a work from home dad, I have a first hand experience of how noise can truly affect your well being.
Soundproofing isn’t something that should be taken as a hobby, it should be a skill that every homeowner should be equipped with.
Most of the work documented on this blog comes from purely first hand experience, and the products recommended work as indicated.