(Closed) Can I Un-do dyed shoes

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I would say probably not. Usually dying is a permenent process.

Post # 4
5761 posts
Bee Keeper

 RIT makes a color remover you could try, but I wouldn’t run shoes through the wash. You could do it in a large basin or bucket, but I don’t know how well it would work.

Post # 5
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I doubt it.  My guess is if you try to wash or bleach them you’re going to get spots and streaks.

If you try to dye red on top of blue you might get a purplish color.  Perhaps you could dye them black, but if they’ve been treated to be water resistant you may not be able to dye them again.

Post # 6
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

You may be able to dye them black?

Post # 7
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you tried this I think your shoes would turn out a gross purple color, and not in a good way 🙂 

Maybe try to sell them for a couple bucks and put the cash toward a new pair?

Post # 9
698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I used RIT’s color remover on pair of dyed shoes and re-dyed them.  Here’s my post about it here with pics…


It worked quite well, but it did shrink my shoes a bit.  I ended up finding another pair to dye for my wedding.  I would also recommend that you cover the bottoms with some of that cling wrap or tape so that dye doesn’t get on them.  Good luck 🙂

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