(Closed) Am I alone in hating dyeable shoes?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

They appeal very strongly to my need to have everything to match exactly :). I can’t say that I hate them, but I definitely do see a trend away from them. I won’t make my girls do it, but only because they can get expensive and none of us are at a place in life where we can drop $50-$75 on shoes that we’ll never wear again.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i don’t think there’s anything wrong with them. i wouldn’t dye them to match the dresses, personally, but for instance if i wanted the girls to have yellow dresses and kelly green shoes (which i don’t) then dyeable would be a great route because they could get them in whatever style they wanted but keep the color cohesive.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

ugh, i hate them too! i mean, yes, of course they serve a purpose, but i’ve never once seen a cute pair of them.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Nina has come out with some more stylish ones. If I had used them, it would have been to provide a pop of contrasting color – not to be “matchy – matchy” (such a faux pas in my book!)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yes! There doesn’t seem to be much of a selection with dyeable shoes, either.

They actually remind me of church shoes…for like Easter.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper

They can be cute done right, but not everyone has to love ’em. I think I’m going to let my girls wear any kind of black shoes they want (within reasonWink).

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I totally agree with you, I hate them. They are actually one of my biggest pet peeves. I would never ask a bridesmaid to have shoes dyed to match the dress- they will never wear them again. Nowadays there are other options.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I don’t know that I hate them. I have never actually seen a pair in real life. What kind of material are they since you’d have to dye them? I know that when my friend was getting married and we were looking for shoes online, I saw some and was less than impressed.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I hate them too. Plus they bleed if they get wet and I feel like all the styles offered are old ladyish. Ick

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I hate them. Especially because the dye runs a ton. Forget walking through some dewy grass and don’t dare wear them in the rain!

I think you can get much nicer shoes for the money! Honestly who looks at shoes. I get especially annoyed when bridesmaids in long dresses end up in dyeables. No one notices shoes in general but in long dresses they REALLY don’t matter.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am not a fan. I remember back in the 90s’ I had to wear dyeables for a wedding. By the end of the night, my feet were purple from the dye that rubbed off.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My issue with them is the bleeding if they get wet.  You can find cute shoes in any color of the rainbow (without dying) that won’t have any issues with bleeding so why spend more money to dye shoes those same colors and always have to worry about moisture?

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I don’t have a problem with them in theroy.  It’s a great way to ensure everyone matches.  That said, I think the styles they have available are generally pretty ugly.  Even expensive ones can end up looking cheap and tacky.

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