Dyeing Crocs

Chickie W.U.
by Chickie W.U.
2 Materials
8 Hours

Hello Readers. I love using fabric dye. It is easy and a fun way to change up the look of clothing. But synthetic dye can also be used on other things. I had heard that you could dye Crocs. I decided to try it out. Let's dye some Crocs!

Before and after.

 I had a shoe accident. I don't know how I did it but I split my clog sandal in half. Are my feet extra strong? I don't think so. Was the shoe weak? I am not sure but I was at work and I felt my shoe give out and that was it. This is what made me want to try and dye my orange Crocs brown.

I had bought these Crocs recently and they were much brighter orange than I expected. (I bought them at night from my phone with the screen dimmed. That's on me.) They are amazingly comfortable so I waned to wear them all the time. But the color was an issue.

I used this Rit dye for synthetics. Cocoa brown sounded like a neutral color that would be work appropriate. I used a pan with warm water but I did not make the water too hot. Heat will damage your Crocs. They will shrink and they will harden. The best part of Crocs is the squish. Don't try to boil or cook your Crocs in the dye bath.

I added a bit of dish washing liquid as directed. I stirred the dye into the water thoroughly.

I soaked my Crocs for about 8 hours. I used gloves to move my Crocs around and swish the dye water to make sure the dye was still mixed well. I checked the color of the shoes several times, this was about half way through the dyeing process.

*REENACTMENT- I had to weigh my Crocs down because... they float! I put a rock on each sandal, that was enough to keep the shoe in the submerged in the dye.

The 2 different materials in these sandals took the dye differently but I was happy with how they turned out. They are just as comfortable but now they are a dark neutral color which is perfect for work.Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.

Suggested materials:
  • Rit Dye for Synthetics   (Craft/Sewing Supply Store)
  • Crocs Shoes   (On Hand)

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  • Jen Jen on Aug 23, 2023

    Look closer at the pics. The broken shoe is done, toast, gone. She bought or had a pair of croc sandals and wanted to dye them away from the goofy color it was to make them a more sensible color to be able to wear it to her office. They came out way better than expected.

  • Bernadette Bernadette on Aug 25, 2023

    Just wondering after you dyed them do they bleed, my feet sweat in plastic so I don’t want to have my feet dyed also