How to Soundproof Heels: Best Hacks for Quieter Heels

It is not a secret that almost all women love their heels. They make them look more elegant when they walk. However, heels can make some noise. When you enter into a quiet room, you draw the attention of everyone. All the people in the room stop whatever they are doing to look at you. This can be embarrassing, especially when you are arriving late to a meeting. The noise may also bother people around you. There are so few people who like the irritating“Clack Clack Clack” sound. 

What can you do to make your heels quieter? That’s a question many women ask themselves when they are getting ready for an important event. No one wants to be the girl who is constantly stomping around in her shoes, ruining the ambiance of any gathering – and there are ways to fix this problem! In this article, we will discuss some hacks that work well for soundproofing noisy heels so that you can walk confidently in them without drawing attention.

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Why Do Heels Make Loud Noise?

The click-clacking sound does not mean that your heels are too high. There are other factors that contribute to noise. Let’s take a look: 

The Way You Walk

The way you walk is the most important factor that influences how much noise your heels make. When you are wearing high-heeled shoes, your feet need to be placed in an abnormal position. You do not place them directly under your hips like usual; instead, they should be slightly behind them at a higher angle than normal. This unnatural body positioning leads to different muscle movements and makes it difficult for you to maintain balance when walking – which leads us to make a noise when you take a step.

Before wearing high heels, it may be good to learn how to walk quietly on lower heels. You may walk with heavy steps and you can make noise even with flat heels. If you want to reduce this noise, try to lower your steps when walking. 

The Shape of the Heels

Your heels are not the only things that make noise when you walk. The shape of your heels also plays a role in how much sound they produce. If your shoes have chunky, blocky soles, then they will most likely be noisier than those with slim bottoms because their surface-to-weight ratio is bigger compared to thinner heel types. When taking steps, these heavier types may put each foot down harder and create more momentum – which translates into making more noise. You also should avoid large heels especially if they are made of wood. In this case, if you do not want to make much noise so do not wear anything such as wedges and clogs.

The Materials of the Heels

There are many types of heels, but the materials used to make them also impact how loud they may be. Shoes with crepe soles tend to make more sound compared to those without them because their rubber is less dense than other material options like leather and suede. This means that there’s a greater surface area between your foot and the floor – therefore making noise when you walk.

If your shoe has leather soles or suede lining on the inside, this means there’s less friction between your foot and the ground – therefore making noise when walking. This can be reduced by using rubber-soled shoes with fabrics on top so the material offers enough flexibility while maintaining durability over time. 

Walking in Oversized High Heels

When you wear oversized heels, your feet tend to slip and slide inside the shoes. This movement is what makes them noisy as they rub against their insides – which can be very irritating when there’s a room full of people waiting for you. 

So remember the main rule: if you want to avoid damages to your feet and to avoid worsening the click-clack noise, get shoes that fit you snuggly and comfortably.

If you are not comfortable in very high heels, it’s better to get a shorter heel shoe you can confidently walk with.

How to Soundproof Your Heels from Making Noise?

No matter what type of heel you are wearing and how you are walking, there are little tricks that can help to reduce the noise they make. Here is how.

Fix High Heels Caps

The best way to reduce the noise your heels make is by fixing high-heel caps. These are small rubber attachments that you can attach under your shoes’ soles – which makes it easier for them not to slip around when walking.

These caps provide enough friction between your feet and the ground, therefore reducing the sound of movement. They also prevent damage on shoe materials because they act as shock absorbers against impact pressure – meaning less stress will be put on soles over time; hence preventing damages like tears or cracks in leather lining. It’s important to note that if you have never used this type of product before, then these tips may help:

  • Use only adhesive pads with a non-slip material so there’s minimal movement
  • Do not use thick pads with very thick heels because this may cause your feet to squeeze inside the shoes – making them uncomfortable and noisier when walking.
  • Ensure that adhesive pads are dry before using high-heels, so you don’t stick everything together

High heel caps can be easily found in shoe stores or online for a cheap price compared to buying new shoes every time they wear out from extensive usage. It’s also great if you have a wedge or clog soles since they naturally reduce sound while offering flexibility for comfort at the same time!  

Use Gel Cushions

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Gel cushions are another solution when trying to soundproof your heels. They can be placed under the ball of your foot – in between it and the ground, which provides extra grip for walking. This way you won’t need any heel caps or other devices that may harm shoes over time because they will already provide enough friction with the floor. You could also wear gel pads inside all your heels and even use them to solve any other noise-making problems like squeaky shoes or soles.

The only thing you should remember is that gel cushions after some time become less effective after they are worn out. Therefore, you will need to change the gel cushions after some time. These pads can be found online for a cheap price and you only need one per shoe – depending on how high your heel is obviously! 

Add Anti-slip Sole to the Heel

This is a very basic solution for making heels more soundproof. When you apply an anti-slip sole on the bottom of your shoes, this will prevent them from slipping around – which reduces noise significantly when walking!

One thing to remember though: make sure that the soles are not too thick or made out of hard materials because they may become uncomfortable and cause pain if worn all day long. If you don’t want to buy new gel pads every time they lose their grip, then opt for some high heel socks instead. They can help reduce friction between feet and stilettos while also protecting the shoe’s leather lining against damage due to excessive usage over time; meaning noiseless walks even with old shoes! 

Use Foot Foam

This solution is perfect for people that have a lot of noise-making problems while walking in stilettos. Foot foam can be used to stick under heels and absorb any loose motions – which means no more making noise when walking! The best thing about this product – it’s extremely cheap, so you don’t need to worry about spending lots of your hard-earned money on expensive solutions like gel pads or soles all the time. They are also thin enough not to make shoes uncomfortable; meaning they won’t even notice them inside their shoes!   

It’s important to remember that foot foam won’t work well with high heels, since it can easily fall off while walking. It’s best used under flat soles or wedges where you need extra silence when moving around – not on any stilettos. You should also be careful about how much of the product you are placing inside shoes because too many layers can cause your feet to feel stuck in place!

Buying Quiet Heels

The easiest solution for noisy shoes is to buy new ones that already have great soundproofing solutions built in. This way you don’t need to worry about any external devices like gel pads or soles because the stiletto will be created with quietness in mind!

There are plenty of online stores that sell high heels without making noise; including Amazon, eBay, and many others. Make sure to check reviews before purchasing anything though – since soundproof boots can vary a lot depending on design and construction techniques used by companies all over the world. 

How to Make Your Heels Quieter Using Other Methods

There are such situations when you do not have time to buy heel caps, gel cushions, or something else but you need a very quick fix to your noisy heel problem. Do not worry as you can fix your heels up quickly with things you can find around the house or office.

Using Tape as a Heel Silencer

If you do not have any of the products we write above at hand, but want to make your heels silent as soon as possible – then consider using tape. It is a quick and easy solution that only takes about thirty seconds to apply!

All you need for this method is some strong adhesive tape or double-sided sellotape. Cut it into small pieces and place them underneath the bottom of your stilettos. Try to place smaller strips on areas where shoes seem too loud when walking around in them. This will muffle up the sound so no one else can hear what’s going on with your feet while wearing noisy high heel shoes! 

Using Sandpaper as a Heel Silencer

If you do not have any tape at hand and want to silence heels immediately, then consider using sandpaper. This is a quick fix that will stop stilettos from making sounds while walking in them.

All you need to do is get some sheets and smooth out the texture of your rubber soles. The process will remove some of the materials from the bottom part of high heels which should make their noiseless noticeable while moving around new places. Keep in mind though, this method won’t work well if you plan to walk on harder surfaces like marble floors because there’s a risk of losing grip and breaking your ankles.

Walking Confidently in Your Heels

There are some tricks that can help you improve your walk in heels. One of them is to push off with the tip of your toes while taking each step forward. This will make sure you have more control over how loudly or quietly stilettos hit the floor, which means you won’t be walking around like a clumsy zombie anymore. In any case, there are some tips you can follow to reduce noise from your shoes. 

  • Try your best to walk in an upright posture.
  • Never lead your steps with the heel and try to lead with your foot.
  • Keep your head held high, abdominal muscles pulled in, pelvis in neutral, and chest pressed down.
  • Practice walking with your heels on any surface.
  • Choose the most comfortable shoes for you.

We hope that our advice allows you to continue enjoying wearing your lovely heels without fearing that the noise from annoying you and those around you.

Armaan O'Doherty

A 29-year-old engineer who specializes in soundproofing. In his free time, he enjoys doing DIY projects and making music on the side. He has been an amateur musician since high school, and currently plays guitar for a few bands as well as producing electronic music under the name of Armaan D. He also produces a podcast called Silence Wiki which looks at all aspects of noise control.