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Creaky, Squeaky Danskos!

Posted

Specializes in Acute Care Cardiac, Education, Prof Practice. Has 14 years experience.

Alright, I love my new oiled black Danskos, but seriously miss the silent patter of my so-unsupporting Crocs!

Anyone have a trick for making those inky, slinky soles a little quieter for the night treading nurse?

Tait

Virgo_RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, ED.

Hmmm....mine don't creak. I have a tendency to clomp when I'm in them, though.

nursebrandie28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care/Teaching.

I have white danskos...how do you clean them? I have marks on the front...

Virgo_RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, ED.

Have you tried white shoe polish?

sharpeimom

Specializes in ortho, hospice volunteer, psych,. Has 20 years experience.

when i had a unbelievably squeaky pair of shoes years ago, an older nurse told me to heavily baby powder them, inside and out, and leave them like that overnight. you then shake all the powder into the sink or tub, wipe them and polish them. wonder whether that might work on black shoes too? hmmm ...

kathy

sharpeimom:paw::paw:

Lucky0220

Specializes in Med/Surg, Acute Rehab. Has 4 years experience.

I have white danskos...how do you clean them? I have marks on the front...

What a great, helpful answer for the OP.:rolleyes:

Lucky0220

Specializes in Med/Surg, Acute Rehab. Has 4 years experience.

Been wearing the same Danskos for the last year. At my present facility, they squeak, and I feel like the cat with a bell around its neck! (they know I'm coming!), but at my previous facility, they did not make any noise at all. Cannot figure it out.

WarmBlanket

Specializes in Wound care, Surgery,Infection control.

Alright, I love my new oiled black Danskos, but seriously miss the silent patter of my so-unsupporting Crocs!

Anyone have a trick for making those inky, slinky soles a little quieter for the night treading nurse?

Tait

Hello Tait ! Unfortunately I can't help you with the squeak , but this short clog story might give you a laugh : about two years ago I bought a pair of suede clogs . I was walking to my car when I heard a kitten crying - meow.....meoww . Looked under the car and no kitten so I went to dinner. When I got home the little kitty was back ....meoww, meow. I got a flashlight and went to find it but it did not cry whenever I stopped to look. As I walked back to my door the kitty was following me ....meow . Thats when I realized it was my left clog squeaking !!!!! Meow : ) Good Luck !!!!!

My danskos squeak when I am in the new part of the hospital - in the older part which is mostly the medical school and administrative offices they don't squeak as much. I finally figured that in the patient areas the floors are cleaned and waxed much more frequently than the other part. I think it has everything to do with the super clean floors because my danskos never squeak at home!!

fiveofpeep

Specializes in critical care, PACU. Has 2 years experience.

I just wear surgical shoe covers over them every day. It keeps my shoes clean, prevents me from hitting the floor, and dulls any sound. Most units have em.

This is so funny because people were complaining about their Danskos squeaking at work today! Sorry, I just wear plain old New Balance tennis shoes so I have no advice, but obviously you aren't alone in this problem.

Tait, MSN, RN

Specializes in Acute Care Cardiac, Education, Prof Practice. Has 14 years experience.

I just wear surgical shoe covers over them every day. It keeps my shoes clean, prevents me from hitting the floor, and dulls any sound. Most units have em.

But my shoes are so awesome looking! I guess I choose vanity over sneakiness?

lol

Thanks for the responses, I bet it has to do with the wax on the floor.

Tait

Ya I have the same problem, we got a new floor at work and the squeaking started. I think it is the floor. So, I have bought crocs. I love my clogs but the noise bugs me!

Yep -- have the same problem. And it bums me out to no end because my Danskos really fixed my foot pain problem. But I seriously cannot wear them at work, and definitely NEVER on night shift. Everyone knows I'm coming when I have them on and they just laugh at me -- (and I really don't need to give anyone anything else to laugh at me about! )

So, I'm stuck wearing really good tennis shoes, and just wear my D's on my day off to "fix" my feet some more.

Wish the manufacturer would fix this problem, or find a way to stop the squeak.

HyperSaurus, RN, BSN

Specializes in NICU. Has 9 years experience.

I have white Landaus. They squeak even on carpeting. It drives me nuts!

I put a strip of cloth tape over the bottom of the clogs. Problem solved. Did not hamper traction in the least.

Tait, MSN, RN

Specializes in Acute Care Cardiac, Education, Prof Practice. Has 14 years experience.

I put a strip of cloth tape over the bottom of the clogs. Problem solved. Did not hamper traction in the least.

I might have to try that!

Thanks!

systoly

Specializes in LTC, Memory loss, PDN. Has 23 years experience.

I have white danskos...how do you clean them? I have marks on the front...

Try Armor All. Clean and shine in one step. You can carry the wipes in your glovebox or purse. For scratches or superficial tears in the leather use a permanent marker or paint marker for white.