Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Squeaky Wheel

These shoes



are wonderful, I think we can all agree. However. They have an annoying little tic. The leather of the insole is a metallic gold, which looks wonderful, but creates a surface against which my polished toenails, specifically my Boss Toes, um... squeak. "Oik, oik, oik!" say my fabulous shoes as I stride along. It is not chic. It is, frankly, beyond annoying and more than a little embarrassing.

So Style Spy would like to pick the brilliant assembly of brains presented by my readers and ask, has anyone else ever had this problem? Short of wearing hose with these shoes all the time, is there anything I can do to remove this annoying squeak?

Let me know what you think!


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12 comments:

katie said...

Hmmm... rub a very thin layer of soap in the area where your toenail rubs against the shoe?

ShoppingSensei said...

Have you tried putting some talcum powder into the shoe, or on your toenails just before you slide these GORGEOUS BEAUTIES on?

benvenuta said...

Baby powder on your toes?

Anonymous said...

Put some balm (aquaphor, the rose balm in the blue tin, chapstik, lip balm, whatever you've got on hand) on your toenails before you put the shoes on. Your toes should slide and not squeak. It will also preserve your nailpolish.

Anonymous said...

You can get foot cover things that go on your toes from Target and the like.

Alexandra said...

I was thinking those little foot socklet cover things that people wear with ballet flats...

Gorgeous shoes, by the way!

Nancy said...

You're going to hate this, but I'd venture to say that the shoes are too large for you. In the photo, there appears to be quite a gap between your heel and the back of the shoe. This may be what's causing your feet to slide inside the shoes and create the noise. In addition to the other suggestions, I'd recommend using Foot Petals or a similar product inside the heel and perhaps in the forefoot to tighten up the fit.

Gauss said...

I shouldn't be the first one to say it, but it looks like these shoes are too big for you (if this is you in the photo). There seems to be a lot of space at the back - I certainly wouldn't be able to walk in shoes that big.

StyleSpy said...

Gauss -- you're right, they do look big in that photo, although they're not, really. That gap is the result of me leaning forward while standing up and bent at the waist, trying to hold my camera at just the right angle to take a picture of my own feet. It's a pretty comical sight -- I should get pictures of me taking pictures...

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your blog! I've been reading for sometime now but only writing now to say hello!

With the toe squeak thing, you could try taking some wax and swiping it on the spot inside, if you can reach it. Just plain dry, candle wax. That way, you won't ruin your shoe or nail polish, I think.

And Jane Fonda looks AMAZING! I want some of her moisturizer too!

Cheryl

r sorrell said...

What about one of those products for long-distance runners that are supposed to prevent blisters?

Anonymous said...

Apply some moleskin to the "roof" of the toebox where your nail is hitting. Should fix it. Moleskin has 1001 uses.