Post # 1
So Bees, here’s my dilemma. I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a friends wedding in june. Her color was Pool Blue from David’s bridal. It’s similar to a Tiffany blue, but more blue than green. Too those that don’t know Pool Blue, here is a dress the same color.
I don’t hate Pool Blue, but I hate my shoes dyed in pool blue. I know I’ll never wear them again (just like my Bridesmaid dress).
I don’t own a pair of red shoes and I’ve always wanted a pair. Do you think I can run these through the washing machine and “Un-Do” the dye job from DB? Then I’d proceed to dye my shoes a fabulous red color? I’m hoping to end up with shoes that look similar to these
Post # 3
I would say probably not. Usually dying is a permenent process.
Post # 4
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
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
You may be able to dye them black?
Post # 7
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 # 8
I can’t really sell them. Her wedding was outside and the entire morning was torrential downpours. The heel and bottom of the shoes are color lifted from standing on the sopping wet ground. That’s why I think I might be able to remove at least most of the blue.
@smyley Thanks for the RIT remval dye tip. Didn’t know they made it!
Post # 9
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 🙂