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Wine Soaked Satin Shoes – Help!

About 10 days ago, I was wearing an expensive pair of designer shoes for the first time, and a restaurant server dropped a bottle of white wine at my feet.  The wine soaked by black satin shoes; there was so much wine that I had to take off each shoe and pour out the wine.  Although there are no apparent stains on the shoes now that they have dried, I am wondering whether the wine that dried into/onto the satin may structurally damage the fabric over time.  Is that likely?  Is there any safe way to clean the shoes?  Thank you for your assistance.

By: Eileen

4 Responses to “Wine Soaked Satin Shoes – Help!”

  1. Judith commented on Fabrics.net:

    Hi Eileen,

    Fabric used in shoe manufacturing is probably not the same as satin used in dress manufacturing. In this case I would go to a specialty shoe repair person for answers. Read more…

  2. Judith says:

    Hi Eileen,

    Fabric used in shoe manufacturing is probably not the same as satin used in dress manufacturing. In this case I would go to a specialty shoe repair person for answers. There may be fabrics used in the manufacture of the show other than satin.

    Good luck and please let us know the answers you receive regarding your wine soaked shoes.

    Judith
    Judith@fabrics.net

  3. Jackie says:

    I like Judith’s reply, and would like to add something from the wine perspective, as I have worked in the wine business. I would be curious to know what the white wine was – as a sweeter wine (such as Riesling or Moscato) would contain more residual sugar than a dry wine like Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. This might affect the shoe fabric over time, tho that would be a question for a dry cleaner or a specialty shoe repair shop. One other thought on this matter is to speak with the restaurant management, and ask if they might offer restitution for the shoes (admittedly, this is something that probably should have been done while you were at the restaurant). Good luck.

  4. Jackie commented on Fabrics.net:

    I like Judith’s reply, and would like to add something from the wine perspective, as I have worked in the wine business. Read more…