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Squeaky boots - anybody know the cure?

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Postby threnody » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:55 pm

So I am the proud owner of a pair of solid steeltoed workboots. They're comfy as hell, and I think they look cool, but there is a fly in the ointment. recently, they have developed a squeak. And I'm not talking a little whispery squeak, this is the cry of mouse-banshee. It's driving me bananas! Moreover, I look like an idiot, and am loosing my ability to sneak up on people. Does anyody know of a way to make this stop?
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Postby Lunamoth » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:20 pm

Have you tried a bit of shoe leather oil? Sounds like the colder weather is drying them out, causing the squeak. My 20-hole DMs do this too in winter. Also, make sure you aren't lacing them too tight. Your ankle should have a full range of motion (or as full as possible for being in boots).
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Postby threnody » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:35 pm

the leather oil's a good idea, but the squeak is coming from the sole. An important fact which, in hindsight, I forgot to mention
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Postby Lunamoth » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:42 pm

Ah. Well, that is different. Perhaps the glue that holds it together inside somewhere has come free? I'm afraid that's a job for a shoe repair person. :(
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Postby threnody » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:43 pm

Bugger. The only guy in town who does that is the guy I bought my boots from....and my wallet...and my bookbag. He does GRAND work, but I keep giving him my money.

Ah, well. I was going that way tommorow anyhow.
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Postby freaky_b_sketch » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:26 am

I have the same problem with many of my older boots. Squeaky soles... I hate walking down a long hallway and hearing it: "Step... Squeeeeeak!... Step... Squeeeeak!..." Grrrr. X) Quite often my soles of my boots begin to become unglued, perhaps that's the cause...? I never really thought about it. Well, if you find a miracle cure, let us all know.
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Postby sanguis animus » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:28 am

Hmm, I've experianced a similar problem with my issue combat assault boots... but I just put up with it and they promptly fell apart. Get them sorted right away thats all I can say!
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Postby threnody » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:51 am

sanguis animus WroteColonHmm, I've experianced a similar problem with my issue combat assault boots... but I just put up with it and they promptly fell apart. Get them sorted right away thats all I can say!

How very WW1 of them.
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