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How to Dye Prom Shoes

Matching shoes to your formal gown can have you running from store to store. Custom-dye your footwear to match your ensemble.


  • Step 1: Lay out newspaper Spread newspaper on the floor or surface that you will be dyeing the shoes on.
  • Step 2: Fill shoes with tissue Fill the shoes with crumpled white tissue paper so that they retain their shape while dyeing.
  • Step 3: Prepare dye Prepare the dye according to package directions.
  • Step 4: Put on gloves and apply Put on latex gloves and apply the dye to the shoes.
  • TIP: Shoe dye is water soluble. Getting shoes wet after dyeing them will cause the dye to run, so keep them dry and inside if possible.
  • Step 5: Allow to dry Allow the shoes to dry thoroughly in an area away from direct sunlight before wearing them out for a night dancing and fun.
  • FACT: Egyptian butchers wore heels to raise their feet above the carnage.

You Will Need

  • Newspaper
  • White tissue paper
  • Shoes made of white
  • dyeable fabric
  • Shoe dye
  • Latex gloves

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