I LOVE shoes. They are by far my most favorite thing to purchase and wear.
I love practically every type of shoes, but my most favorite flats in the world are Tieks. In case you do not own a pair of Tieks yet, or maybe you are not quite sure what exactly Tieks are (I hope for your feet’s sake that is not the case), they are incredibly comfortable, Italian leather made, flexible and fashionable flats. Tieks are my go to shoe of choice thanks to their amazing comfort level, durability, portability, as well as their style factor. I love that they even have a signature Tiek blue sole and stripe up the back of the shoe for a classy and unique look.
Tieks have definitely been gaining in popularity lately, but there still seem to be lots of people who shy away from these fabulous flats because they can only be purchased online at the Tieks website. This means that you can not try them on before you buy them. Now this is not a problem for Tieks obsessed people like myself who own multiple pairs in an array of colors, but for those first time Tieks buyers the question of what size Tieks to buy can start to drive you crazy.
Since I get asked how Tieks sizing runs whenever someone spots me wearing the signature blue soled flats, I would like to try to help give you the answer to: are you sure you are buying the right size Tieks?
Tieks do not run in half sizes, only whole. Tieks are a very flexible type of shoe and since they are made with 100% Italian leather that is super supple, they do stretch a bit and they will actually start to feel like they are molding to your foot (in a very comfortable way). To try to make sure that you are buying the right size of Tieks the first time that you order, I always tell people that they run true to size, but if you wear a 1/2 size, then I would order the next full size up, instead of sizing down.
For example: I normally wear a size 5 1/2 in shoes, but in Tieks I wear a size 6. I actually ordered and tried on a size 5 in Tieks the very first time that I ordered so that I could compare the sizes and the 5 was too tight and the 6 fit just right.
One of my most favorite things about Tieks, besides the flats themselves, is their fabulous customer service. Once you receive and try on your Tieks (in the comfort of your own home) and if you find that they do not fit or if you would like to compare them with another size, you can call or email Tieks customer service and they will send you out another pair of Tieks, free of charge, so that you will have both pairs to try on and compare. Once you decide which pair you want to keep, you simply mail back the other pair.
My most favorite pair of Tieks are the leopard flats and they have kept my feet comfortable and fashionable while walking all around Disney Parks, New York City, Old San Juan, San Diego and many more places.
I hope that I have been able to answer your question of: are you sure you are buying the right size Tieks, so that you no longer have to worry about the shoe sizing and can finally start ordering the best flats ever!
Check out Tieks website and comment below to let me know what your favorite color of Tieks are.