An Honest Review of Tieks

Over the past two years, I have spent an enormous amount of money on shoes. As someone who spends a lot of time on my feet, I know how important it is to take care of my feet and legs. After suffering through a few super awful long days, I decided to bite the bullet and buy a pair of the highly regarded shoes with the blue soles, Tieks.

Having heard such good things from other wedding vendors, I just knew this would be the pair to get me through another 13 hour stretch. After my first full wedding day, I wanted to share my thoughts.

These shoes are well made. Hand-stitched leather and the most vibrant purple. (I got purple to match my branding colors AND because it pairs well with black or brown.) As soon as I opened the box, I knew they were of the highest quality. They even smelled good! At $175 a pop, I expected them to be nice.

Tieks only come in whole sizes. I followed their first recommendation and went down a half size. They arrived within 2 days and I immediately found I would need the larger size. These shoes are allegedly supposed to form to your feet over time. I knew there wouldn't be enough time in the world to stretch those babies out. I'm at a stage in my life where I can't wait on shoes to feel good, especially at this price point.

Customer Service
Shipping is included, which is always a fantastic perk for your customers. When I knew I needed the next size up, I went online, requested an exchange, and the new pair showed up in a matter of days. With the replacement pair came a return label and they did not charge my card for the second pair. Exchanges are given a 10 day window to return the unwanted pair.

I'm certain the packaging makes the price go up substantially, but it's just so cute.

I'm certain the packaging makes the price go up substantially, but it's just so cute.

My opinion of the comfort level is slightly skewed because I am almost 7 months pregnant. I weight more than normal and have a difficult time getting around as it is. At hour 6, my feet started hurting a bit. I ended up having to sit down for little 5 minute spurts. After 12 hours and over 15,000 steps (which is light for a wedding day), I couldn't walk anymore. Each agonizing step to the car made me love these shoes a little less.

I imagine these shoes will last a long time. I was running around in the grass, up and down stone steps, and walked down a gravel path multiple times. At the end of the night, I looked at the soles and you could not tell they had been worn at all. The blue soles are extremely durable, as is the leather.

Overall, I'm not 100% happy with my Tieks. Though, I'm not necessarily unhappy with them either. I will wear them for my next event, but will definitely bring another pair of shoes for set up and clean up.

Do I think there is any one perfect pair of shoes meant for long days? Nope. You're bound to hate anything if you wear it long enough, especially shoes. Nor do I believe Tieks were made for standing for 13 hours at a time. No matter how luxurious or popular a pair of shoes may seem, it's still hard on one's body...particularly the pregnant ones.

*This post was not sponsored and all opinions are my own.