Post # 1
good morning! I am just wondering about shoes, and what everyone is doing for their bridesmaids. I have always LOVED the look of shoes matching the dress (my girls are all wearing the same, full length gown in teal!)! I sent out a newsletter updating my bridesmaids, and in it, mentioned shoes for them, and asking what they would like to wear, and mentioning that I would really like them to consider dyable shoes.
So, then my Maid/Matron of Honor calls me up, and says that she absolutely does not want to wear dyable shoes, because she was in a wedding about 5 years ago, and had to wear dyed purple shoes, and that when their feet got a little sweaty from dancing at the reception, everyone ended up having purple feet…. is this true?!?! any way to avoid the dye running? or just avoid dyed shoes all together?
Post # 3
I wanted to bump this one up because I’m looking to see if anyone has any tips for dyed shoes. Cecullaton, what your Maid/Matron of Honor said sounds plausible to me. I just got my peep toes that I had dyed blue to wear for my wedding, and after wearing them around the house for about 10 minutes my toes were blue. Is there anyone who has experience with dyed shoes who has tips for this? I can see inside the shoe where there is a bit of blue dye that is just rubbing onto my foot, so I will try to wipe most of it off if I can.
I am thinking that dyed shoes can be great, but it might be a good idea to have an emergency back-up in case it’s a super rainy day. That’s what I’m planning to do, because my wedding photos will be outdoors and I don’t want blue all over my dress and feet.
Post # 4
I was considering dyables for my girls too. I have never heard of this, but it does seem like it would be possible. I would also like to know if anyone knows if this is common.
Post # 5
I had a pair of dyeable shoes once and while they were pretty, you couldn’t get them even slightly damp like you can regular dress shoes. If you did, the color would bleed all over everything. Not worth it in my opinion.
Post # 6
If it rains or anything they will bleed allllll over the place- including their dresses
Post # 7
So I was in a wedding over the summer in July. All the BM’s had brown dyed kitten heeled sandals to match our brown floor length dresses perfectly…they looked wonderful. HOWEVER, after about an hour of wearing them I realized that the brown color was rubbing off onto my feet! Eww I know, I guess my feet were sweaty, but hey it was July in the desert! The color was almost completely gone where my feet were. So as much as I would love to dye shoes the perfect color for my wedding look (I want to wear colored heels), I have decided against it because of how easily they bleed. I know you can get them treated with a waterproofer or something, which we may not have had, but that doesn’t protect them entirely. Not worth it in my opinion…you probably will never be able to wear them again! Just my two cents!
Post # 8
thanks for the input! This is exactly that I am worried about, so I will just go ahead with another shoe 🙂 thanks!!
Post # 9
DON’T BUY DYED SHOES!!! I bought a pair of heels on http://www.glassslipper.com and had them dyed teal (my something blue). They turned out beautifully but when I tried them on at my dress fitting they STAINED my feet and fingers immediately. I had to quickly take them off so they wouldn’t stain my white dress too. I contacted glassslipper.com and they told me to scotch gard them, which didn’t help either. I even took them in to a shoe repair store and they said there was nothing they could do. When I contacted Glass Slipper again their response was “I am sorry but any dyed shoe can have this potential as is listed in our shoe dyeing tips link which is on every shoe dye page available for the customer to read: http://www.myglassslipper.com/blog/index.php/shoe-dye-tips/ This will be the same with any company you have dye your shoes.” So pretty much I am stuck with a beautiful pair of $80 shoes that I will never be able to wear. Plus, now I am about a month away from my wedding and have to start the shoe hunt all over again. My advice, DON’T BUY DYED SHOES. They look gorgeous, but if they might stain you or your dress they are so not worth the risk.
Post # 10
anyone who is still I interested in shoe dyeing may want to look into how dancers dye their shoes (like this person: http://pointeshoes4u.stormpages.com/Articles/DyingMethods.html). Also, as she mentions, nail polish works, it is just more expensive than other methods.