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Squeaky shoe syndrome

Steffi16

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St Jean to Pamplona then all the way to Santiago
#1
The right heel of my trusty Merrells has developed a squeak. No obvious sign of a hole or split. Should I put superglue along all the treads?? Just a bit concerned it'll drive me insane when walking in quiet areas (between Pamplona and Burgos next week..)! Any suggestions please?
 

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hel&scott

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Camino(s) past & future
2004 St Jean - Santiago, 2008 Seville - Finestere, 2010 Ferrol - Lisbon, 2012 from Cartehenga.
#2
It happens, sometimes your shoe is talking to you, sometimes it's your feet screaming. Can be anoying but mostly you just get used to it. I think it's the result of a lot of road walking, my trusty Merrells did the same thing. Unless it's something obvious don't go poking around to fix it, another few 100 kms the other foot will start squeaking, or it will stop. Pack creeks a bit do, as do knees, hips and just about everything else.
 

Robo

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(May 2015)
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#4
The right heel of my trusty Merrells has developed a squeak. No obvious sign of a hole or split. Should I put superglue along all the treads?? Just a bit concerned it'll drive me insane when walking in quiet areas (between Pamplona and Burgos next week..)! Any suggestions please?
You may not even hear it over the crunch crunch crunch of your footsteps ;)
To me that is the 'sound' of the Camino........
 

tomnorth

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Camino Frances, September 24 - October 31 (2015)
#5
The right heel of my trusty Merrells has developed a squeak. No obvious sign of a hole or split. Should I put superglue along all the treads?? Just a bit concerned it'll drive me insane when walking in quiet areas (between Pamplona and Burgos next week..)! Any suggestions please?
In the olden days they said that was a sign that you'd bought the shoes on credit. I wouldn't worry about it. If the bill isn't paid, pay it off pronto! ;-)
 

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KinkyOne

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#6
The right heel of my trusty Merrells has developed a squeak. No obvious sign of a hole or split. Should I put superglue along all the treads?? Just a bit concerned it'll drive me insane when walking in quiet areas (between Pamplona and Burgos next week..)! Any suggestions please?
Happened the same to me. Boots on sale and only later I get to know what was the problem. One sole was obviously punctured, making sounds in dry weather and pumping in water with each step in rainy conditions. Not a nice discovery while you're already en route. That's why we always suggest to walk in those damn boots/shoes before going on Camino ;)
 

Steffi16

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
St Jean to Pamplona then all the way to Santiago
#7
Happened the same to me. Boots on sale and only later I get to know what was the problem. One sole was obviously punctured, making sounds in dry weather and pumping in water with each step in rainy conditions. Not a nice discovery while you're already en route. That's why we always suggest to walk in those damn boots/shoes before going on Camino ;)
They served me fantastically from SJPP to Pamplona in June, my best friends! Only started talking to me in London. Maybe they'll be happier back on the Way tomorrow!
 

Steffi16

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
St Jean to Pamplona then all the way to Santiago
#8
It happens, sometimes your shoe is talking to you, sometimes it's your feet screaming. Can be anoying but mostly you just get used to it. I think it's the result of a lot of road walking, my trusty Merrells did the same thing. Unless it's something obvious don't go poking around to fix it, another few 100 kms the other foot will start squeaking, or it will stop. Pack creeks a bit do, as do knees, hips and just about everything else.
Thanks hel&scott - I'll embrace the conversation and be grateful it's not my feet!
 

Steffi16

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
St Jean to Pamplona then all the way to Santiago
#9
In the olden days they said that was a sign that you'd bought the shoes on credit. I wouldn't worry about it. If the bill isn't paid, pay it off pronto! ;-)
Wish I had bought them on credit Tomnorth - I'd tell the shop to go squeak for the money!!
 
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Leaving August 25, (2014) for Camino Frances starting in SJPP.
#12
The right heel of my trusty Merrells has developed a squeak. No obvious sign of a hole or split. Should I put superglue along all the treads?? Just a bit concerned it'll drive me insane when walking in quiet areas (between Pamplona and Burgos next week..)! Any suggestions please?
I get squeaks sometimes when using inserts in my shoes. A little talcum powder takes care of it. If you're not using inserts then it probably is the shank inside the shoe and you can't do anything about it. It will eventually wear itself out.
 

Nanc

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (Sept 2016)
SDC/ Finesterre/ Muxia (2016)
#13
My squeak was related to orthotics, (AS Jo Ann said re her inserts)
In Spain it did help to put the Blister Shield I was using on my feet under the heel area where the insert appeared to be rubbing on the shoe
(didn't think of talcum!)
 

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