Aris Allen Women's Tan 1930s Velvet Oxford Swing Dance Shoes
HOW TO DYE THESE:
Want to dye these? We were told that ordinary fabric dye would work better on velvet than traditional shoe dye. So we bought fabric dye, took out the laces, taped the trim and sole and dabbed away. The result wasn't absolute perfection, but looks delicious anyway. When we did a pair without taping the trim it just became a lighter version of the color of the velvet. The stitching does not take the dye well so it stands out nicely. (We have not tested these in the rain, so no guarantees on waterproofing).
ABOUT SUEDE SOLES:
Women with Average or Narrow width feet report that these fit pretty true to size (or in some cases just a half size small).
Women who've tried these on report that these are fitting either perfectly or a half size smaller than their street shoe size: if you normally fit 7.5 -to- 8 you'll probably wear an 8 (and rarely an 8.5) in these.
Second pair of this style?If you bought one of these when they first came out then there's a small chance that they won't fit exactly the same as your original pair.