They USED to offer a coupon code for 30% off. I once bought 3 pairs with the code, but I'm not paying $175 a piece. I'd love another pair, but I believe only a fool pays full price on anything these days. There are strong competitors out there now, so I'm spending my money elsewhere. Tieks are comfortable, but the brand needs to get over itself.
I really enjoyed your review of Tieks. As someone who travels a lot too, I have found them to be awesome travel shoes. I can get 3 pair of Tieks in the space of 3 regular shoes. I started with the intent of just getting a pair of matte black, but my collection has now grown to 6. Kepp on travelling and Tieking!
Thanks for the super helpful review. I do have a question am hoping you can answer. How do I know if you teaks are too big They are comfortable, do not slip off my heals but my big toe has pleanty of room away from the end of the shoe. I am typically a size 7.5 in flats but wear an 8 in running shoes to allow space for my toes on long runs. For this reason I chose the 8s in my tieks. I think I made the right choice but if I stare at my feet I can see they area little big. Am I in the right size Thank you, Rachael
Every flat I have ever owned I have had to toss due to them becoming stinky after awhile, especially the ones I wear to work all of the time. That is just what happens when you wear shoes with no socks. How do Tieks hold up the to this test Do you ever treat/clean the inside of the shoe to avoid them from becoming stinky
I bought a pair in black leather. It was (by far) the most I d ever paid for a pair of shoes. I wear a 7.5-8 and ordered them in 8. They hurt! The top of my big toe hits the top of the shoe. I have never worn them outside the house as I can t stand to have them on more than a few minutes. I don t think I could wear them with socks. I am also pleasantly surprised (and, honestly, shocked) that they replaced your pair after a year of wear. There are reviews all over the place saying they wouldn t replace theirs because they had been worn outside! I wonder whether they ve had a change of policy Anyone think I should try a size 9
Thank you, Valerie! This was an in-depth review on Tieks, and just what I needed to convince me to spend more than I have been comfortable spending on a shoe. But it really seems to be worth it in the long run. I have wasted more time running from store to store, trying on shoes, only to find I may be sacrificing appearance for comfort or sacrificing comfort for appearance. Tieks covers both beautifully!
Hello there, like do you ever get stinky feet because my girlfriend has smelly feet from these shoes this summer at school, she even trains in them. they blister her feet, and she takes them off at lunch and puts them into the trash compactor bin to see how dearing are people to get rid of them, well they did, got crushed, she got them out. she hates her smelly shoes Tieks. her mint green ones so cute on her I just love when I see her. I said why don`t you keep enjoying stinky smelly shoes and feet. well yes she said fine I will untill they brake aprt one day. I don`t mind my girlfriends smelly feet. so back to this I hope you don`t have smelly feet or shoes to, then you would trash compact them
My old Tieks flats were still comfortable and the soles and uppers intact, but they had some cosmetic issues (see cons below). I loved getting the shimmer back with my new shoes and they were comfortable straight out of the box.
The shoes come with a pouch to store them in and a nylon tote bag designed to carry your heels in after swapping into your Tieks at the end of the night. I use the tote bag to store my running shoes in my backpack.
You can cut a half-circle of moleskin that fits inside the toe box and stick it inside the shoe. This will stop the toes from showing through and also prevent extra wear in this area and prolong the life of the shoes.
Hmmmm, great question. I would not say that this shoe has great arch support. It is like wearing nothing, like being barefoot as you suggested. However, it would be great to have on hand at school when wearing dress shoes all day.
O.K. Tieks are lovely, the leather is amazing, the return policy excellent but the price is high for made in China. I am very bothered by how much is made in China anyway and even more so that so many companies are trying to hide it. I think Tieks can afford to have their shoes made elsewhere that has a better human rights track record and is at least somewhat democratic. Please speak out and if you have concern about country of manufacture being China let Tieks know.
That said, Tieks are also expensive. Depending on your current shoe budget, it may not be worth it to make the investment. But, if you have a job that requires you to stand for long periods of time and wearing athletic or orthopedic shoes is frowned upon, or you want a flat with bright colors and supportive soles, they might just be the shoe for you.
Ideally, your Tieks should fit comfortably around your foot without being too snug or feeling as though they might slip off. If your Tieks arrive and they feel way too tight or way too loose, contact customer service and request an exchange. Tieks has an amazing exchange policy and will ship you a second pair free of charge so you can compare the two sets of shoes to determine which pair is right for you. They also offer free returns so you can ship back one or both pairs after you reach a decision.
With so many comments about the variance in tightness, comfort and fit across different pairs of Tieks, you may be wondering why there is such a difference. It has everything to do with the way the leather (or fabric for vegan Tieks) is treated. Tieks currently has 17 different types of treated leather and fabric that they use for the upper portion of their shoes. Some are matte leather, others are burnished leather, some are metallic, others are painted. Each treatment creates a different texture and also affects the stiffness and durability of the shoe. The most common complaints about fit or wear often appear to be a trait of the specific type of leather used in a pair of Tieks.
It is worth noting that my other pairs of Tieks do hurt my feet after a particularly long day. Specifically, they put pressure on my big toe. I truly think this has more to do with me and my weird toes than the shoes themselves. But it is an issue for me and if your big toe sometimes hurts from too much shoe pressure, it might be an issue for you as well.
Even my beloved Lovestruck Tieks caused this pain the first time I wore them. I recall the day vividly because it was the day Rob and I got engaged. We were in Chicago and I was just excited to finally wear my new shoes. I had no idea he was going to propose that day (nor did I know how many miles we would end up walking). By the time we arrived back at our hotel (sporting my newest accessory), my big toes were both in a lot of pain and I had switch to sandals when we went out later that evening.
The thing about Tieks is that they are made from 100% Italian leather. And since leather is a natural material, they breathe much better than synthetic materials (which is what all of my bargain flats are made from). As a result, my feet tend to sweat less while wearing Tieks than while wearing many other flat dress shoes.
While my feet have sweat a lot in those shoes on multiple occasions (think of all the hot summer days in my classroom with minimal air conditioning), those are the only days I have been aware of a smell when I took my shoes off.
When I find a good pair of shoes to wear in the classroom, I usually wear them until they are destroyed. I recently threw away of synthetic black flats that my big toe eventually wore a hole into the top of. Other pairs have been discarded because I wore the rubber sole down so much, that the inner layers of the sole were revealed.
Tieks applies several different leather treatments to their shoes to create a variety of styles. Some of the treatments are easy to spot (like the patent leather, the matte leather, and the painted snake patterns.) There are a few styles available for purchase in the Boutiek that look like a basic matte leather pair of Tieks but are actually crafted with distressed leather. Those pairs are Clover Green, Cobalt Blue, Pacific Green, and Poppy. The Poppy style is a Tieks limited edition that women went wild for when it was released. And since the finish looks so much like the basic matte leather, many women were surprised to see that they looked worn out and came here for answers. I learned a lot from their discussions.
I have seen brides wear all types of bridal shoes: sandals, fancy flip flops, espadrilles, oxfords, and even ballet flats. So I thought I would share a pair of flats that I think make for the perfect bridal flats, and of course perfect honeymoon travel flat for after the wedding as well.
Now to be honest, Tieks are not for a bride on a budget. Unless you are the type of bride who simply must prioritize her wedding day shoe choice, in which case you will feel quite comfortable shelling out anywhere from $175-$345+ for these ballet flats.
I love receiving packages in the mail, even more so when a super cute and colorful box is involved. Opening a pair of Tieks from their fresh turquoise box is a lot like opening a Christmas gift. The rhinestone crusted flower on top together with hand written note was such a nice touch. Right away you can tell the shoes are high quality, and look and feel like they are made to last! They come with a compact pouch, which is designed to easily compress folded Tieks for travel and convenient larger tote to hold those bridal heels.
Overall, the flats are extremely comfortable and have a noticeable turquoise soles, perfect for footwear photo ops at your wedding. Tieks are easy to slip on and light weight, which makes them extremely easy to wear. I would definitely recommend these shoes for you and/or your bridal party to dance the night away on your special day! 59ce067264