Whatever you do, don't buy them with the idea you are going to dye them. I took a chance and bought some very cheap, well made, and hideous white shoes. I took them in and got them dyed and the result was pretty bad. Maybe it is just the guy I used, but they are almost unwearable. I would just pass on them if I were you.
There is not enough irony on earth to make wearing those shoes come off as "cool", unless you are the denizen of a retirement community in the Sun Belt, and you've owned the shoes since they were last fashionable, some 30-40 years ago (if ever) . . .
Every year parties are held in some cities requiring people to dress in all white. The money raised at such events goes for aids research. These shoes would be perfect if your planning on attending one of those. Otherwise I'd have them dyed. :icon_smile: