Applying baby powder, saddle soap, lip balm, hand cream or cornstarch can be effective for eliminating squeaks caused by friction between shoe components. To fix a squeaky shoe, first you must determine what part of the shoe causes the squeak.
To identify the source of the squeak, walk in the shoes, and rock from heel to toe. You may attempt to secure loose, squeaky heels not made of urethane with super glue or rubber cement, taking care not to stain or damage the material. You can remedy squeaks that result from wet shoes by drying out the shoes on a cedar shoe tree. A professional must fix squeaks that are due to structural defects involving the shank or heel counter.