(Closed) Can you dye silver satin shoes?

posted 9 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think that the satin used in dyeable shoes is slightly different than regular satin.  It might not work.

Post # 4
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It has to be a dyeable fabric and it would say so on the description.  I’ve only seen that in whiter colors.  I found an awesome pair of apple green shoes yesterday at zappos.  Could these work?


Post # 5
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve changed shoe color before.  One time I think I used a sharpie, and other times I’ve used spray paint.  Of  course these were shoes to be worn on stage in a play, not up close where others can see. 

I wonder if there is fabric paint that would work. 

Post # 6
3 posts
  • Wedding: February 2010

It is generally not recommended to dye silver satin shoes unless you’re going to a darker color like brown or black.  Because of the silver base color, it would be more difficult for a dyer to come up with the right mixture to ensure that you get the apple green color you’re looking for.  However, I would suggest going to a bridal shop or shoe repair shop and asking a master dyer if it’s possible just to be sure before you buy them.  Good luck!

Post # 8
2 posts

If you want $50 or less, try DSW or Payless. Payless has a slew of dyeable shoes and colors. Not sure about DSW though.

Also, bridal stores and shoe repair shops can dye dyeable shoes from other places, you just have to ask around. Look on Yelp.com for great customer reviews.

If the shoe isn’t dyeable, bring the shoe in and check with some bridal shops just in case. Doesn’t hurt to ask.

In my experience, taking a risk on dyeing a non-dyeable satin shoe with ribboned rosettes and leaves from ivory to black under a short time frame proved risky and many shops turned me away.

So I decided to color it in with a Sharpie after reading about it online. I cannot emphasize the Sharpie method enough.

After many coats of black Sharpie ink, Design Master floral spraypaint for the rosettes, and one more coat of waterproof sealant spray, I was able to get a more than passable imitation of the shoe. Such a lifesaver!



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