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10 Reasons Why Tieks are My Go-To Travel Shoes

There are plenty of reasons I love Tieks, but today I wanted to share with all of you why they’re my go-to travel shoe. As a travel writer and photographer, I need shoes that allow me to stay on my feet from sun up to sun down and don’t leave my feet aching at the end of the day, while looking presentable, and Tieks check all of these boxes.

Here are 10 reasons Tieks accompany me on all of my travels.

Wearing Tieks in Tokyo, Japan

Why Tieks Ballet Flats are the Perfect Shoe for Traveling

  1. Tieks are compact and easy to fold up, then store in my carry-on or camera backpack, leaving plenty of room for my camera gear, clothing, and other travel necessities.
  2. They come with a convenient carrying case so I can neatly tuck them away even after wearing them, and I won’t have to worry about my other things getting dirty.
  3. Since they’re so small and light, I can pack 3-5 pairs and use the same amount of space and weight in my bags as I would with 1 other pair of walking shoes.
  4. They are so comfortable that I can wear them all day exploring a new city. Even when climbing steps to the top of a gorgeous castle or church, riding bicycles, dancing, strolling through English gardens, or touring an interesting neighborhood, my feet never hurt. Tieks have a split sole design that makes them flexible, plus padded soles that offer support and cushion, and a cushioned back that ensures my heel is always comfortable when I wear my Tieks.
  5. The variety of colors and patterns means I can pick a neutral pair like my California Navy, or a fun color like Poppy and they’ll be the only shoes I need on my travels.London Reds with From St. Xavier and TieksLondon Reds with From St. Xavier and Tieks
  6. Tieks are versatile and can be dressed up for a night on the town and dinner at a Michelin Starred restaurant, or paired with casual clothing for a day out exploring.
  7. I love being able to wear my Tieks throughout the day and then transition them from day to night.  All I have to do is change my clothing, and I’m all set to keep adventuring.
  8. In a world of fast fashion and growing environmental pollution, I feel good about buying a pair of Tieks, because they last travel after travel. I still have my first pair of Tieks given to me by one of my sorority sisters five years ago, and even after years of wear they still look great, so I know my shoes will last.Blue and White Free People Dress California Navy Tieks Silver From St Xavier Handbag at London's Kensington Hotel
  9. The classic shape of Tieks ballet flats means they’re a timeless wardrobe staple that will look chic for years to come, whether I’m wandering the streets of Paris or adventuring in Mexico.
  10. I’ve worn my Tieks all over the world and have never felt like they make me stick out around the locals. A big concern of mine when traveling is not standing out from the locals too much, or being too flashy, and Tieks have worked for me time and time again in all of the climates and cultures I’ve visited, and I never look out of place. In fact, I often receive lots of comments about my Tieks when I’m out exploring the world!London's Kew Gardens Wearing Gal Meets Glam, Tieks, and Hat Attack

    Do you own Tieks? Tell me why you love your Tieks in the comments below.

Until next time!

xAnnie Fairfax
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  1. I’ve never heard of this brand but they sound amazing! Love all of the different colors they offer!!

  2. I love that they’re compact. It makes it so easy to travel with or commuting in the city with! I’m all about being comfortable when I have to walk all day!

  3. I’ve heard a lot about them, but have never taken the plunge to buy them. I am curious to see if I would find them as comfortable as everyone says they are!
    Chic on the Cheap

    1. Sherry M Tavis says:

      I feel the same way. I am eyeing the Draco ones…Trying to justify spending $265 on a pair of shoes. Just can’t convince myself yet. What if I don’t like them? what if they don’t fit right? and so on.

  4. legalleeblondeblog says:

    Okay, I neeeeed to pick a pair of these up before New York Fashion Week!!

  5. I keep hearing about how incredible these shoes are and how comfortable and perfect they are for traveling. I need to keep them in mind when I’m on-the-go.

  6. They look so comfy and chic!! I’ve heard amazing reviews about them too, definitely need to try them out!

    cute & little

  7. I have never heard of this brand but they look super comfy! Will have to check them out!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I really need to try these. Flats are my go to in the fall and spring.

  9. They really are the best! So comfy and lightweight!

  10. Kristin Linkfield says:

    Love their colors, but I’m a little worried about the fact that they look like they have no arch support.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Really good padding and arch support!

  11. Will someone please buy me a pair Carmel color size 10 please thanks. God bless whoever buy me a pair

  12. Anonymous says:

    why can’t I buy them at a retail stoe?

    1. They do not sell these in stores, as far as I’m aware. I recommend contacting Tieks’ customer service, they’ll be able to help answer other questions you may have!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Tieks ripped the tops of my feet apart. If you have high arches do NOT waste your money! This girl is clearly petite and has little feet, but anyone with real feet won’t last an hour in these death traps.

  14. Great post, beautiful look and I love your Tieks. I became a Tieks fan in 2018. I bought a pair of Sapphire Tieks and expected to return them. Instead I ordered 2 more pairs 4 days later. Today I own 46 pairs (yikes). I guess you could say I love them.

  15. Ballerina 👠 says:

    Lovely ballet flats 👠❤️

  16. Anonymous says:

    I’m a teacher and wear them all day, but if you do need strong arch support they might not be the best shoe! In all, I’ve found them to be far more comfortable than any other ballet flat on the market!