ASK A WARDROBE STYLIST: Tieks?
A client reached out just a few days ago about Tieks. We know about “flats to go” (which are essentially disposable). Tieks are definitely more durable and they’re tagline is “THE BALLET FLAT, REINVENTED. Designer flats you can fit in your purse and wear all day, every day.”
Tieks have been around for a bit. Oprah wears them (so now everyone does) and my client wanted to know if her wardrobe stylist had too.
That being said, based on the massive thumbs up out there like oh… 399,983 likes on their Facebook page, this little flat is made of Italian leather and designed to fold and fit in one’s purse.
The price point ($175-$295) is similar to the Tory Burch Reva, which averages about $225 a pair. So, for some this is a bit of a stretch…but believe me as I have come from the land of Cheap Shoes, I will tell you to invest in a pair you’ll wear everyday. No way around it. Your feet are something you need to take care of because, well, they carry you.
The best part is they have so many CUTE styles to choose from, as evidenced in their “Boutiek“. In addition to classic and patent leather (in a rainbow of colors), they also have adorable animal print and sparkly options! PLUS, they have a vegan collection for those of you who don’t wear leather.
Since Tieks only come in full sizes, they recommend sizing down if you’re a half size, unless you have a wide foot in which case it would be better to size up. Since they offer free shipping AND free return shipping within the U.S., there’s little risk involved in testing the waters or possibly ordering two sizes to see which one works best.