Changing the sole color of my wedding shoes…has anyone done this?

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

tagging in as i’ve just found a pair i love too but hate the black sole!

 

Post # 5
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1214 posts
Bumble bee

Try a shoe repair hospital/store.  They can definitely resole them.  I’m sure they have a few different colors.  If they don’t, they probably have some suggestions.  FYI, my daughter was talking about painting her soles the other day.  I think she found the “how to” online somewhere.

Keep us posted.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@atlbride2013:  I’m totally with you on this, the black sole looks cheap. I know for a fact that spray paint works, but you need to be SOOOOOOO careful about making sure you have masked off all of the rest of the shoe. Obviously the paint would wear off on the very bottom of the sole from walking around, but I assume your major issue is with the exposed area in the ^ of the heel itself.

 

Post # 8
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754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I can’t remember what blog I followed for instructions but I actually did 2 pairs of shoes for the wedding (wrong heel height on the first pair)

Here are pictures of my pairs: (not sure if you are doing glitter but the painting would be the sme process)

Post # 9
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3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Why not take them to a cobbler? All of my leather soled boots have a thin plastic sole placed on them by my cobbler, and he does them in any colour (nude/red/etc). They don’t need to be resoled, but take it in and they can give you options. There’s one cobbler that most of the high end shops in my city use, so I’m confident with my guy. If you call some shops, they can give you a trustworthy referral. 

Post # 11
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1214 posts
Bumble bee

@letigre:  Thats kind of what i meant.  Add to the sole or resole.

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