The perfect prom shoes can complete your look, while bad ones can ruin your look. How do you go about choosing them? It’s never too soon to begin searching for your prom shoes! Whether you’re searching for a simple, elegant shoe; or a shoe with plenty of pizzazz – from high heels to ballet flats, these tips in picking prom shoes will help get you started towards finding the perfect shoes for prom.
Make sure you wear your prom shoes in before the night (wear them around the house for an hour or so each day for a week).
Strappy sandals are quite popular, and can be worn with most dresses.
For the ultimate comfort, ballet shoes will ensure than you don’t end up with sore feet by the end of the night! Only suitable with full skirts (they just don’t look right with tight fitted dresses).
To get the perfect match between your dress and prom shoes, consider getting your shoes dyed. Most shoe repair stores can dye shoes, with prices ranging from $5 to $20. Call around to find the best price.
If you are planning to dye your prom shoes, remember that dyed items look different indoors compared to outdoors. For example, shoes dyed grey may take on a purple tone outside. There is nothing that can be done to stop this, so be sure to tell your dyer if the event is indoor or outdoor.
Dye used to dye your prom shoes is water soluble, so water and heavy moisture can cause the dye to bleed or stain. To prevent this, use a water repellent spray on your shoes (sold at most show repair stores). Water repellent spray is fast drying, and won’t affect the color. It won’t make your shoes totally waterproof, but it is the best protection. Please be aware that once you have sprayed your prom shoes with water repellent, you won’t be able to dye them again (so make sure the color is right!)