My daughter Jessica and I have both wanted to get out of everyday sneakers and try these beautiful, stylish, attractive Tieks. We both ordered our first pair of Tieks Ballet Flats, and we are now happy Tieks wearers. The photo below of Jessica, holding her beautiful Daughter and my Granddaughter Harper, and me, was taken on Mother’s Day 2016.
Yes this is a baking website/blog; however, bakers need to wear comfortable shoes that hold up all day while standing in the kitchen. Jessica, in addition to working with me on this website, is a Mom to two young children. She also works full time, and is therefore on her feet much of the day.
Decisions: Our first dilemma was choosing a color; the color array seemed endless making it difficult to choose just one. I debated between one of the greens (either clover, olive, or pacific) and taupe, but ultimately chose taupe for its neutral look. And taupe just looks so good with basic black as well as jeans.
Jessica originally chose cream because she wanted a light neutral color to compliment her wardrobe.
Delivery Day: Orders placed, now the 2-4 days wait time seemed long, our Tieks arrived on day 4. It was exciting to open the mailbox and see the Tieks box waiting. Opening the white delivery box reveals a pretty blue box with a colorful flower sitting on top.
Opening the Box: The fun part, opening the Tieks Blue box for the first time to see what’s inside.
Carol’s Story: Folded up inside my blue box is a pair of Taupe colored Tieks, exactly what I ordered. But my expectations were high; would I like them and would they be comfortable?
My first impression was the feel; Tieks are made with soft and supple leather and felt nice in my hands. But slipping them onto my feet was the real test. I was happy with the comfortable fit and found the back doesn’t slide off while walking. And best of all Tieks have such a feminine look and make my feet look pretty!
Now I need to decide if I will buy another pair, since they are a bit expensive. Yes I would love to have another pair, or two, or three.
Jessica’s Story: My experience is a little different and longer than my Moms. My expectations were also very high, as they should be for the money spent to buy these flats. I wanted a neutral color and chose the cream color Tieks.
When my Tieks arrived I opened the blue box and was immediately disappointed in the color. They did not look like a cream color to me and the color did not appear as the pictures showed online. But they did feel comfortable and they fit well. I sent a message to Tieks Customer Care and received a quick response saying they would gladly exchange the cream color for another pair. The awesome thing about the Tieks Company is you can have a second pair to compare the size or color; they quickly ship the second pair and then you send back the pair you don’t want to keep.
For the exchange I ordered the new spring poppy color and when I received them I immediately loved the color.
I was excited to wear the new poppy Tieks but was again disappointed in what I had received; this pair was very uncomfortable, too small and tight in the toe area. I knew I had ordered the correct size since the original cream colored pair felt good, but unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to wear these poppy colored shoes. I sent another message to Tieks Customer Care to try another pair of poppy Tieks, hoping that a different pair would fit and feel better.
This second exchange took longer because you can only exchange one pair at a time. I mailed the original cream colored Tieks back and had to wait about 7 days for Tieks to acknowledge the return in their system. At that time I could then order another pair of poppy Tieks.
I received the new pair of poppy Tieks, now my third pair, 4 days later. This newest pair of poppy Tieks feels much better, although the fit is still not as comfortable and loose as the original cream color pair, but I was told they will stretch out as they are worn. So I am keeping this third pair and returned the other poppy Tieks that were too tight.
I want to mention that throughout my entire experience of two exchanges, the people in the Tieks Customer Care department were quick to respond and their customer service was outstanding.
As for my new Tieks, the poppy color is bright and beautiful, adding a pop of color to any outfit I wear. I don’t always buy much color, so these poppy Tieks are a fun shoe. The leather is very soft and it is a nice simple looking flat. They still don’t feel totally broken in yet but hopefully they will the more they are worn. The original cream color Tieks were instantly comfortable, but the poppy color Tieks have not provided instant comfort.
Would I buy another pair of Tieks? I’m honestly not sure. I do love the array of colors and it would certainly be fun to have more pairs, but for the price of these shoes and the comfort level for me I would be worried about the fit with another pair. But if you don’t mind waiting, the Tieks Company does make exchanges super easy!