I’ve been a fan of Tieks ballet flats for several years now, after being introduced to the brand by one of my sorority sisters in college. I’ve been wearing them ever since she gave me my first pair – because they still look brand new after all of these years, they’re extremely comfortable even during all-day wear, and they are versatile enough that I can wear them anywhere. You’ve probably seen them all over my Instagram stories and in past gift guides because they’re so comfortable and come in more than 60 different prints and colors to go with every outfit I own.
The chances are that you like dressing well if you’re on my blog and that you prefer to invest your money into pieces that will stay in style and last for years to come. Tieks are handcrafted in Italy by local artisans in a time-consuming process that includes more than 150 steps over the course of 3 days to make a single pair. Each pair of Tieks is made from premium soft tumbled Italian leather, and one of my favorite design features is that the uppers are made from one solid piece of leather. This means there are no sharp edges to dig into your feet or rub your feet the wrong way. I own 5 pairs of Tieks, and there’s almost no break-in time due to supple leather and the leather insoles. The more I wear my Tieks, the more perfectly they fit me and conform to my feet.
Tieks have a split sole design, making them flexible, comfortable, and easy to travel with because they can be folded in half and stored away. The back is cushioned and not held together with elastic-like so many other pairs of flats I’ve tried, which makes them extremely comfortable.
As far as sizing goes, I typically wear an 8.5 in shoes, but I wear an 8 in Tieks, and they fit perfectly. If you have wide feet or sometimes size up from a half size, I recommend sizing up when you buy your next pair of Tieks.
My 2 favorite pairs of Tieks are:
Ballerina Pink, $175:
Soft blush color
Made with Full-Grain Matte Napa Leather
These are soft like silk and had no break-in time for me
Burnishes over time as it custom forms to your feet
Beautiful neutral color that pairs perfectly with navy, other pinks, whites, blacks, tans, and just about anything!
Golden Glitz, $235:
Precious Metal Print Collection
Leather is massaged with oils for 8-10 hours by Italian artisans
Tumbled for another 10 hours
So beautiful for holiday parties, weddings, and bridal showers, anniversary dinners, or any special occasion
Goes with anything
They also make neons like Pop Pink, gem tones such as Emerald, neutrals in shades like biscotti, white, and black, and animal prints galore! If you’re considering investing in your first pair of Tieks, I recommend going with a neutral you’ll often wear, like a nude, black, or gold. Then your next pair should be something wild and bright!
Tieks can be purchased on their website Tieks.com. Keep an eye on my Instagram @AnnieFairfax and here on my blog to see how I wear my Tieks!
Red Tieks, styled here, in London, England.