(Closed) Dying satin shoes?

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
30392 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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justwondering2015:  I have had shoes dyed in the past for weddings, but always professionally. Most local shoemakers can handle this for you. It’s a reasonably inexpensive service.

Post # 3
1617 posts
Bumble bee

I was considering dyeing my own shoes because the dress I chose is more of a champagne color and doesn’t look quite right with traditional white or ivory choices. The reason I didn’t do it is because I found out that dyes can run if they get wet–that means if there is moisture on the grass for an outdoor wedding, there could be a breach in the integrity of the color. Or if someone spills on the shoes (in my case, a good possibility LOL). If you are purchasing from a place that sells wedding shoes, online or otherwise, most of the shoe descriptions will let you know if the shoes are dyeable satin or not. Sometimes, it’s the shoe’s underlying materials that make it undyeable (like some of the sandals I looked at with a real leather sole). Always ask the question if the shoe is dyeable satin and if so, are there any “finishing” options to keep the dye from running in case of moisture.

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