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#13820293 - 05/14/19 Squeaky Boots  
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Have a comfortable and broken in pair of Lowa boots that squeak and have done so from the git, if I recall.

The noise comes from the upper ankle and tongue area. They are calf-skin lined and have never been treated with anything.

Suggestions?

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#13820587 - 05/14/19 Re: Squeaky Boots [Re: add]  
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I'd try treating the squeaky area with something.



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#13820613 - 05/14/19 Re: Squeaky Boots [Re: add]  
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I have leather lined Lowas with the same problem.
Ever so often I treat the area with Kennetrek boot wax and it goes away.

#13821193 - 05/14/19 Re: Squeaky Boots [Re: add]  
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A fix that works sometimes is to cut a piece of thin plastic bag and insert it between tongue and the lace sides. If it is caused by leather rubbing there, the plastic often stops the sound. Greasing it in the squeaky spot may help, may not.

#13821262 - 05/14/19 Re: Squeaky Boots [Re: smokepole]  
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Originally Posted by smokepole
I'd try treating the squeaky area with something.




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#13821291 - 05/14/19 Re: Squeaky Boots [Re: add]  
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Squirt of talc powder or wind checker whatever that stuff is - fixes mine.


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#13821358 - 05/15/19 Re: Squeaky Boots [Re: add]  
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I have some Meindl Island MFS Pros with the same issue.

A good coating of Sport Wax on the tongue and inner upper (behind the laces fixing tags) solves the problem for a few months of hunting.

#13821665 - 05/15/19 Re: Squeaky Boots [Re: add]  
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I usually slather some extra Obenaufs in the tongue area of a squeaky pair of boots. Always worked well so far.


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#13821959 - 05/15/19 Re: Squeaky Boots [Re: add]  
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I'm learning something here. I always thought that noise was my creaky ankles.


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#13822165 - 05/15/19 Re: Squeaky Boots [Re: add]  
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+1 on waxing the outer (not inner) leather.
Must help the outer flex and not bind on lining. One of my old banffs does this and the other boot does not.

Bravo

#13822490 - 05/15/19 Re: Squeaky Boots [Re: add]  
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Last few pairs of Danner boots I had squeaked after a season or two. I called them once and they said it was the heal cup coming loose. I could send them in and they would repair them (for about the same price as a new pair of boots)............


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#13823318 - 05/15/19 Re: Squeaky Boots [Re: add]  
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+1 on the Danners squeaking problem. I even used a hypodermic to inject silicone in the sole sandwich. Didn't work, gave 'em away.


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