I have one bridesmaid that wears a size 11 (!) and I haven't been able to find my bridesmaid shoe in her size. That is, until last week. I finally found it online in her size, but it was the red satin version instead of the black satin (all the bridesmaids are wearing the black satin version). I figured if I bought the red version I could get it dyed black. I will admit that I know absolutely NOTHING about dyeing shoes, so that was a huge assumption I made when I bought the red shoes.
Well, I took it to a highly recommended shoe shop today and they refused to dye them because he said they are not dye-able fabric and they may streak. He said I could try other shoe repair shops and see if they would try it, but he didn't want to risk it because he told me "these are too nice". They are nice shoes, but what he didn't know is that I got them on sale for $19 (down from $80) so I feel like I could take the risk and try to dye them.
What do you think? Should I try a few other places and if one agrees to do it, take the chance that her shoes will not look right after the dye job? Or should I return the red pair and pray that eventually a black pair in a size 11 will miraculously become available?
I know matching bridesmaids shoes should be the least of my worries, but for some reason I've become somewhat fixated on this. TIA!