(Closed) Shoe conundrum

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 4
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Are the second pair made to be dyed? I’d be nervous about dying shoes that aren’t specifically dyable. The material may not soak up the dye right. They look like leather in the photo

Post # 5
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

In my personal experience, I have not had good luck with dyeable shoes.  The color has come off on my skin and clothes – so I personally would not chance that on my wedding day unless a professional could guarantee you that this would not happen (*note: i have not had shoes dyed since circa 1989…I’m sure technology has made some advancements since then).

Regarding your shoe dillema – if you are not 100% satisfied, keep looking!  I don’t think you should have to seriously alter a pair of shoes for them to be “the one” – there are Billions of shoes out there and I’m sure your dream pair is out there somewhere!

Post # 7
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I’d keep the second pair and keep them white.  Colored shoes are cute but they’re a total fad and I just don’t get as excited about them as other girls do.  If you’re going to be in a long gown, noone is really going to see the shoes anyway. 

Personally, I think comfortable shoes is the most important thing.  I think dying is risky (unless you’re just dying them ivory) and not worth fretting over the weather and freaking out if it does rain.  I think your 2nd pair is lovely just as they are and don’t think you should succumb to peer pressure over colored shoes. 

Plus, if you keep them white, you have a greater chance of reselling them after your wedding day OR wearing them again sometime with a different dress and perhaps at that time, you dye them!



Post # 8
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I find much more success when i shop in person. I know online is handy, but maybe you should look around in person. I just look at shoes everytime I’m in the store…..this might be a better approach.

Post # 9
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve got the Colorful Creations version of those (Dixie) – identical except for the width of the heel (I’m getting married on the grass), and I’m planning to dye them light blue.  I’ve heard theres a spray that you can use after they’re dyed that makes them more water resistant, too.


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