Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Shoe Options: Dyeing or Adding Embellishments

I am having a very hard time finding wedding shoes. I saw at least 30 pairs of yellow heels in Kuala Lumpur that would have been perfect… if they went any bigger than a size 9.

There is a place in Perth that custom make wedding shoes. I have only talked to them briefly because when I went there the guy found it necessary to, after measuring my feet, dribble on about the fact that one of my feet is a size 9.5 and the other is a size 10.5 – something I’m rather insecure about. The problem with this place as well is that I’m going to pay over $200 for a pair of shoes (which they will apparently have to assemble on my feet due to my ‘unusual’ sizing) which are white and then go and get them dyed yellow.

Now, if I’m going to pay $200+ for a pair of shoes (even non custom made white dyeable wedding shoes I’ll have to pay around $150 for by the looks of things), I want to be damn sure that getting them dyed isn’t going to destroy them. I’m guessing it’s a ‘do it at your own risk’ deal so the person dyeing them wouldn’t take any responsibility if they stuffed it. Has anyone had shoes dyed before? Did it work? If you haven’t, would you risk dyeing a pair of expensive shoes (I’m not a shoe girl. $150 is expensive to me)?

The only other option I can really think of is to get a pair of plain white shoes and add my own bling - maybe a yellow bow or something along those lines. I’m not really sure if this would look any good though. I’ve found some pictures on the internet of shoes done similarly but I’m really not 100% sold. What do you think?

Meh, if all else fails maybe I can just be the barefoot bride.


  1. Try http://www.shoesofprey.com/ :)

    I'm not a shoes girl either, but from what I can tell, people wouldn't hesitate to spend $200 on wedding shoes.

  2. Thanks for the link. Those shoes look really good but I'm not too sure about paying that much for shoes over the internet - even if they do say that they will pay to get them to fit properly if they don't.

    I found a few shoe clips on Etsy today that is making me think that maybe the white shoes with an embellishment option could be the way to go.