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Dyeable shoes have your back for dressy occasions including weddings, formals and proms when you need to blend in, not stand out. Innovations in dye technology have improved the look and feel of these shoes beyond those you might have worn to your own prom. Choose from one of three traditional fabrics, or talk to a cobbler about dying a pair of shoes you already own.
Silk spells luxury and comfort. Dyeable silk shoes have a medium level of shine, so they offer some gloss to put the cherry on your look but not so much shine they compete with the main attraction. Silk blends with almost every dress material, so you don't have to worry about the outfit coming together. It looks and feels glam.
Satin brings the party to the dyeables game with high-gloss intensity that can't be beat. If you want shine for a bridal, prom or other special event, this is your shoe. They're a natural match for velvet, satin or shimmer dresses that need a bold shoe to complete the look. If you need dark jewel tones, such as eggplant, emerald or forest, satin will soak up the color beautifully.
If you don't want a lot of shine and shimmer, crepe luxe is for you. This material replaced "peau de soie" as the mostly matte material of choice for the dyeable market. Crepe luxe shoes have a subtle shine that stands up to your party dress. Try this material if your gown has a muted, low-sheen or flat appearance.
Technically speaking, you can dye pretty much any shoe material except suede. While your best bet is going with dyeable shoes in one of the aforementioned fabrics, you can consider dyeing shoes you already own. Designer shoes tend to have higher-quality materials that are more dye-resistant. Have the shoes dyed at least five days before the event, so you can check the color against your outfit and have them re-dyed if something looks off.