Manolo Blahnik Hangisi pumps are what many women recognize as the ultimate stiletto. It’s no wonder we find ourselves and so many of our customers in love with this timeless classic: feminine, polished and always exquisite. An exceptional shoe year-round, but during the warmer months, when wedding frenzy is in full swing, we see them at the shop quite often. Silk satin Hangisi pumps are generally the heels of choice for brides who want to spend their special day in style. Unfortunately drinks spill or- oh dear, someone unintentionally steps on your toes! All that celebration and dancing can come at a price on your wedding day: what was once your pristine Manolo’s are left smeared, stained from wine spills, stepping on confetti and maybe even cake. And when the day’s magic is gone, all you want is to return your Manolo Blahnik’s to their glory- and have them as a reminder of what should be the best day of your life. The idea of never being able to wear them again, having them live out the rest of their days in their shoebox, is a shame.
But don’t worry! That’s where ShoeMedic can help. At our Toronto shoe repair store, our effortless dyeing techniques will save your favorite heels and give them a second life. We clean the silk satin and rid the shoe of any dirt and superficial spots to create the perfect blank canvas to work from. Because the material is satin and not leather, we use our unique dry cleaning method to accomplish this. Once completed, any part of the shoe that does not require dyeing- like the inner lining and the embellishment- is covered to reduce the risk of colour transfer. Any portion of the pump that does not need dyeing, such as the inner lining or the embellishment, is shielded during the process to remove any risk of color transfer. As silk is such a delicate fabric, it is essential to use a dye specifically created for silk. At ShoeMedic we always turn to premium silk dyes.
After finding the right color, we use a brush to dye the shoes. We use masterful technique and quick brush strokes to make sure the color is evenly distributed. This procedure is completed by a color technician, to ensure the shade is exactly what you want it to be.
Reviving Manolo Blahnik pumps is nothing short of satisfying for our team at ShoeMedic. It’s a perfect example of how craftsmanship can breathe fresh life into an otherwise lost cause and make them look better than you could possibly have imagined. So go on, buy those bucket-list shoes and party all night long… we’ve got you covered for shoe repair in Toronto.