Tieks Review

For my birthday I got my first pair of tieks.  I have seen them all over instagram, people wearing them while traveling saying how awesome they are but no real review on them.  I am really picky on shoes I wear to walk great lengths in (ie Walt Disney World) and was a little skeptical.  How could a ballet flat be that awesome?  At the price point its hardly a matter of “hey lets give it a try and see how it goes.”

20151015_142107I did a lot of research on the shoe, but I am a big believer in outside party reviews.  I couldnt find any but thought the story of the shoes was sound enough.  From the tiek website: Each pair of Tieks is crafted from the finest leathers (or vegan textiles) and specially treated to be flexible yet durable. In total, it takes three days and over 150 steps to create a single pair of Tieks. There are no shortcuts in creating the world’s most versatile ballet flat.

tieksOk, lets talk about MY shoes.  The shoes come in a super cute teal box (like the bottoms of the shoes) with a flower bow that can double as a headband.  I love versatility.  Better than that though there is a personalized handwritten note in the box as well.  The handwritten note is a seriously sweet touch.  Something you just will never get from a giant chain is that level of personalization.

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tieks boxThe shoes themselves can fold in half and fit right inside the box.  This is great for traveling because they take up less space.  You can also fold and unfold these shoes as often as you want with no damage to the shoe.  My flats were the beautiful clover green.  All flats are genuine leather and honestly I have never owned something thats 100% leather so I had no idea what to kept on the feel of the shoe.  When I put them on they were truthfully a little tight and I was skeptical.  I didnt love them right away but figured I would just wear them the day and see what happened.  I walked around a little that day and felt like I was wearing socks in a good way.  The shoes were a little squeaky, but were so soft and comfortable on my feet it didnt bother me.  I wore them to work a few time and they fit like a glove after the initial break in day but the true test was to come at Disney.

DSC_0120I walked around the parks on 3 pretty hot days (over 85 degrees) and had zero blisters, heel pain, back pain.  Ok on day 3 of wearing I did have heel pain but thats also after walking around for 6 days so thats to be expected.  The shoes do squeak and do stick to my feet a little but there were no blisters to speak of.  They slip on and off so easily I actually wore these on the 15 hour drive home rather than the slip on tennis shoes I had packed.  Thats right, these were more comfortable than the sketchers slip on shoes I brought just in case the tieks didnt work out.  Oh and a note on why I mention the heat…I have tried wearing cute shoes to Disney before in the heat and everytime the bottoms of my feet get so hot they blister.  I dont think this happens to everyone but being a runner I just cant have blisters on the bottoms of my feet.  This would have been a total deal breaker.  Normally I dont like hot Disney days but was happy to have it for idea testing conditions.  Yes I am weird 😉

20151012_164610You really need stylish shoes to eat and drink around the world!  My only complaint about the shoes are these:  they squeak and they arent the most stylish flat (meaning they are a little shapeless).  I dont care really about either of those because there are so many gorgeous colors and prints neither of those things matter.  I still think the price point is slightly high, but I do intend to buy another pair 😉  I will definitely be wearing these on my next trip to Disney and will hopefully have the metallic pewter pair in time for London!

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In case you cant tell, I am convinced these are the perfect flats and cant wait to get a rainbow of colors for my closet!  Each new color I get I am throwing away my normal flats at home, thats how much I love these shoes.  Now I have to start saving my pennies for the next pair!

CHIME IN!!!  Do you have a pair of tieks?  What color would you get for your pair?  Any cute shoe you love for really long walking days?

*Disclaimer- I was in no way paid for any of this.  The shoes were a gift but from my dad and he paid for the shoes.  While I wish Tieks knew who I was they dont.  I just wanted to share my opinions on the shoe for others like me wanting to try them out but a little weary because of price.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Abby says:

    Thanks! I’ve been searching for an outside review as well and couldn’t find one either. I have been wanting to try them as well but was very hesitant because of the price point. Hooray! I know if you like them I will as well. Time to start saving. Love ya!

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    1. whostardis says:

      Love you, ps love the pics your posting from Hawaii!!!

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  2. Felicity says:

    I have the Clover Green too and I love them! So comfortable and they add such a great pop of color to every outfit.

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  3. I’m so glad you did a review on Tieks! I’ve only heard reviews of these from people who were sent a pair from the company so I don’t really trust those. Now that I know you like them this much I might end up getting a pair! I was actually thinking of buying a sparkly pair for my wedding shoes 🙂

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    1. whostardis says:

      They would be prefect your wedding! No one wants hurt feet on your big day!

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  4. I’m in college and on a college student budget and decided to buy a pair. Worth every penny! I wear them to class, internships, part-time jobs, grocery store and more!

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    1. Definitely money well spent 🙂

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  5. I literally just googled can I wear tiers to Disney! Lol great review, thank you!!

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    1. Thanks glad I could help have fun at Disney!! If you ever need help planning let me know I’m a vacation planner specializing in Disney! Rachael@dreamcometruevacations.com

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  6. Kelly Kitchen says:

    I am going to Disney in 2 weeks. Typically, I wear my Tevas (comfy but oh so unattractive) to keep my feet in check. I love my poppy tieks and will definitely pack them. My only question is: because of the Italian leather, I can’t imagine it’s ok to get them wet. How do you keep them from getting wet at Disney World (especially on water rides and Animal Kingdom which is just so humid on its own, not to mention Kali River Rapids)! Thanks in advance for any tips!

    Kelly

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    1. mine have actually gotten wet a few times, granted not kali river rapids wet but rain and such. they dried just fine and showed no signs of color deterioration. if you have a patent pair those would be best to wear but i think you will be fine. if you are really that worried about it and are bringing a backpack, maybe bring a fair of flip flops to switch into, but i think you will be fine if they get wet.

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  7. Do they run true to size? I’m sold, based on this review. I’m going to order a pair for travel since they’ll take up less room in my suitcase!

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    1. Thanks!! And yes they run pretty true to size but do not come in half sizes. The leather is a little tight at first bit breaks in over time

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