Post # 1
So I’m having shoe issues. I loved the idea of colored shoes, but I couldn’t find anything that was the same shade of blue that I wanted, had a really low heel, and wasn’t all closed in like a pump or ballet flat. First I bought these shoes:
I thought the first ones weren’t special enough, so I kept looking. Basically I bought the second pair with the intention of leaving them white, but now I’m considering dyeing them blue. I’m worried if I do, then they dye may run and get blue dye on my dress. But if I leave them white, I may regret doing a more “traditional” choice. But, if I leave them white, then after the wedding I could dye them black and maybe use them again.
Should I dye them blue or leave the new ones as is?
Post # 4
Are the second pair made to be dyed? I’d be nervous about dying shoes that aren’t specifically dyable. The material may not soak up the dye right. They look like leather in the photo
Post # 5
In my personal experience, I have not had good luck with dyeable shoes. The color has come off on my skin and clothes – so I personally would not chance that on my wedding day unless a professional could guarantee you that this would not happen (*note: i have not had shoes dyed since circa 1989…I’m sure technology has made some advancements since then).
Regarding your shoe dillema – if you are not 100% satisfied, keep looking! I don’t think you should have to seriously alter a pair of shoes for them to be “the one” – there are Billions of shoes out there and I’m sure your dream pair is out there somewhere!
Post # 6
Sorry, I left that out, the second pair are dyables. I like the shape/style of them becaues I think they go well with my dress, but I’m just not sure about the color.
@MrsK2be – that’s exactly what I’m worried about. It’s an outdoor wedding, so if the ground is damp or something, I’m afraid they might run…
Post # 7
I’d keep the second pair and keep them white. Colored shoes are cute but they’re a total fad and I just don’t get as excited about them as other girls do. If you’re going to be in a long gown, noone is really going to see the shoes anyway.
Personally, I think comfortable shoes is the most important thing. I think dying is risky (unless you’re just dying them ivory) and not worth fretting over the weather and freaking out if it does rain. I think your 2nd pair is lovely just as they are and don’t think you should succumb to peer pressure over colored shoes.
Plus, if you keep them white, you have a greater chance of reselling them after your wedding day OR wearing them again sometime with a different dress and perhaps at that time, you dye them!
Post # 8
I find much more success when i shop in person. I know online is handy, but maybe you should look around in person. I just look at shoes everytime I’m in the store…..this might be a better approach.
Post # 9
I’ve got the Colorful Creations version of those (Dixie) – identical except for the width of the heel (I’m getting married on the grass), and I’m planning to dye them light blue. I’ve heard theres a spray that you can use after they’re dyed that makes them more water resistant, too.