How to Make High Heel Shoes Quieter

By Dana Poblete

There's something sexy and confidence-boosting about the click-clack of high heels on wood floors or pavement. But if you have a reason to want to silence your stilettos, it's pretty easy to adjust your heels so you can walk softly.

Lady in high heels walking on cobblestone
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How To Make High Heel Shoes Quieter

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First, make sure your shoes fit well. Constantly slipping on and off makes them noisier.

You'll walk more comfortably, gracefully, and quietly if you start with good posture. Walk with your shoulders back, engage your abs, and place the balls of your feet down before you touch your heels to the ground.

Cushioning the heel is usually an effective way to cut down on the clatter. Take your shoes to a cobbler for rubber soles and rubber heel tips.

As a quick fix—say you're in the office and tired of the echo down the hallway—add a bit of masking or duct tape to the heel tips.