Two years ago, I posted a review of Tieks ballet flats. It’s been read nearly 20,000 times and I wish I knew how many people bought a pair based on my recommendation.
Here we are two years later and I’m still touting Tieks. I’ve got four pairs now, and I’m already dreaming of my fifth.
Why? They are, hands down, the most amazing flats I own. And I’m a bit of a shoe hoarder, so I’ve got a lot to work with for comparison’s sake.
The top 6 reasons you should buy a pair of Tieks right now:
- They’re cute. Like, really cute. I get stopped by strangers (often) asking what brand they are. I’ve even been known to slip a foot out and offer a shoe to said strangers to try on. And those signature turquoise soles — love them.
- Comfort, comfort, comfort. I’ve got wide feet, bunions, high arches and narrow heels — it’s hard to find shoes that work with all of my foot issues. Tieks work. Over time, they’ll mold to the shape of your foot and feel like slippers.
- Fit. I wear anything from a size 8.5 to a 10 depending on the brand, but most often I find myself in 9s. I’m a perfect size 9 in Tieks — they fit true to size, and when in doubt, there’s a sizing chart when you click on any shoe.
- Quality. My first pair of Tieks, save for a few minor scuff marks on the toe, still look fantastic. And they have been worn a lot during the past couple of years.
- Convenience. So you’re a heels kinda gal like me, huh? But you can only last a few hours in those torture devices? Perfect. Take a pair of Tieks along with you in their self-contained baggy; pop them into your purse and use the bag to store your heels when you just can’t take one more minute of pain.
- Travel. A folded pair of Tieks only takes up a teeny-tiny corner of a purse or carry-on bag, and it’s the perfect walking shoe to explore a new city that may have you navigating hundreds of concrete steps in a single day and requires you to be bistro-ready in an instant.
3 pro tips from a Tieks owner:
- The classic leather Tieks are easier to break in than the patent or faux snakeskin varieties. So if you want that comfortable-as-butter feeling sooner rather than later, shop the “Classics” section in the Boutiek.
- Keep your big toenail super short when you’re breaking in your Tieks, or you may find yourself with a throbbing toe the first few wears. For whatever reason, taking the nail down reduces the pressure and your breaking-in period will be much better.
- If you aren’t pressed for space at home, store your Tieks UN-folded; you’ll find there’s much less pulling at your heel near the end of a long day of wonderful Tieks wearing in the first few months while you’re still getting used to each other.
But just get a pair already. You won’t regret it.