FASHION, Shopping TIEKS BALLET FLATS 16 March 2013

I was really excited when I heard about Tieks. Their tag line The ballet flat, reinvented. Designer flats you can fit in your purse and wear all day, every day totally piqued my interest!

To cut it short – I’ve never come across a shoe brand that is more dedicated to their cause, more interested in their customers, and more engaging, as compared to other shoe brands.

If you follow their social media threads, you’ll see how interactive are with their customers, and just how much fun they inject into their brand through giving us a snap shot into their office shenanigans. It’s actually really impressive and super engaging.

And, this is their packaging:

Tieks shoe boxes


Have you come across cuter shoe packaging? I haven’t. The sturdy little boxes are waaaay too pretty to throw out, and check out the cute flower elastic band that’s put around the box! I do think it’s largely useless (I’d never put that giant thing on my head), but it gives that eeeeek so cute!!! factor when you receive your package.

And that’s not it! Check out what’s inside the box. Tieks comes with a compact pouch to compress your folded Tieks when they are in your purse, and a reusable tote for your heels. And, little clips to clip up your pants for when you change from heels to these Tieks flats!

Cannot believe how much effort and thought goes into the packaging….

What’s in the box: Tieks ballet flats, little book, drawstring bag to pop the flats into, pant clips, foldable tote


The foldable tote folds up into a teeny tiny little black pouch, and expands into this gorgeous turquoise bag!! I’m using it just to carry stuff around since it collapses down so easily afterwards.


But what about the shoes??


Made with soft plush leather, they are really comfortable. When they arrived, I was a bit nervous as they look like those elastic bunched-up flats that usually ‘bite’ my heel and give me blisters. But NOPE. These are way comfy and no blisters or any sort of discomfort whatsoever. 

I also love the design – a lovely curve at the toe and the fit is lovely. If you’re familar with Lanvin, well, these are pretty much identical in design. That said, Lanvin has less colour options, is 2-3 times the price (!), and actually is not as comfortable as Tieks.

I think the reason why they’re so comfortable are due to the foldable split-sole design – in a terrific bright turquoise!! Plus, the back of the shoes are cushioned rather than elasticized so they don’t bite.

They have the most incredible selection of prints. I took absolute ages just deciding on just one! In the end, I went for Azure Snake, which I thought is fairly versatile since it incorporates various colours and also has turquoise – my favourite 🙂

Tieks in azure snake


Very flexible and comfy


Signature Tieks blue stripe on the heel


Their signature split-sole


And now I’m eyeing these two prints…





Decisions.. decisions…!!



  • starbucksweetie posted on March 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Fun! You wrote about Shoes of Prey eons ago, and I purchased shoes from there finally and I really enjoy them. Definitely putting Tieks in the running when I need flats.

    • Beverly! posted on March 17, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      They are good too! I like how you can customise exactly what you like at Shoes of Prey. PRoblem is that I end up wanting SO many designs I don’t even know what to choose anymore, lol

  • Fifilala posted on March 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Those are so cute! But I want so many colours it will cost me a fortune.

    • Beverly! posted on March 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Yeah I took days to decide on just one 😉

  • Iris posted on March 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Nice! Now I am tempted to place an order! 😉

    • Beverly! posted on March 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      They’re so pretty huh? I really want to get another pair too now.. lol

  • candice posted on March 20, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Tempting.. Tempting..

    • Beverly! posted on March 20, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Haha I was thinking about you when I was writing this blog entry, cos I know how much you like you like your flats too!

  • Brian posted on September 2, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Tieks are a great brand, a great concept and crazy cute. A friend bought me a pair of CitySlips, they are the same idea as Tieks. They are made to roll up and fit in a purse or bag. These are my CitySlips.
    I love concept of these flats, although I often wear flats any ways so there is no need to have a spare pair in a purse or bag. Yours are crazy cute. LOVE the snakeskin texture and color. They remind me of my Tory Burch Eddies.

    Just by looking at your I can see they would be very comfy to wear all day.

    Thanks for sharing these with us.

  • Huzy posted on September 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    So how does Tieks compare to Repetto or E.Porselli? I’ve been doing some research and it seems like Tieks is more fashion driven, while Repetto and E.Porselli are the more traditional ballet flat companies where quality and craftsmanship trumps over everything else. Would love to hear a comparison review of all the three brands.

    • Beverly! posted on September 22, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Tieks have an elastic back so it’s different to Repettos! Tieks do have thicker leather and a rubber sole though, so more long lasting..

      • Huzy posted on September 23, 2014 at 12:45 am

        That’s great! Thanks. Then I guess it makes more economical sense to get Tieks. But my heart is telling me to get Porselli cause they’re probably the closest I’ll ever get to being a pseudo ballerina.

  • Joyce posted on October 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Hi do they have store here in singapore?

    • Beverly! posted on October 7, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      No, gotta order online!


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