Tieks: A Perfect Pretty, Packable, Polished Shoe.
While Tieks are infinitely more comfortable than the standard fold up ballet style shoe, I still wouldn't wear them for a long day of walking and sightseeing. It's not unusual for me to walk 10 to 20 kilometers each day that I travel and, in general, a more supportive shoe would be recommended under such circumstances. Like most flat shoes, Tieks have a very minimal amount of of cushioning.
Tieks start at $175 for basic, solid colored leather flats and go up to $295 for fabric rosette encrusted shoes. Several times a year, Tieks offers coupon codes for up to 20% off and it is worth signing up for their mailing list if you are contemplating a pair. American residents can take advantage of free delivery but Canadians are not so fortunate - shipping costs upwards of $30-$40 and GST duty is also applicable. If you're anticipating both purchasing Tieks in the near future as well as travelling to the United States, you would save close to $100 by having the Tieks delivered to your temporary American address. Speaking of Canada - Tieks are perfect for a Canuck girl who wears massive snow boots all winter long and needs an easy pair of pretty shoes to bring along to winter social gatherings!
I would recommend Tieks to anyone who is travelling with a minimal amount of luggage and wants a comfortable, lightweight, easy to pack shoe for special occasions. There's a colour and style for every personality and preference, and they're a fun way to add versatility and personality to a travel wardrobe.
I'd love to hear from you? How do you balance lightweight packing and special occasions?
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At my request, I was given a media discount when purchasing my Tieks in order to help facilitate my review. This did not affect my opinions or my review.