Whenever I’m packing my bags, no matter where I’m going, you can always count on there being at least one pair of Tieks flats in my luggage (but usually two or three, because you know…a girl’s gotta have options!).
When I worked at an office, I wore Tieks almost every day because they’re stylish but comfortable for a commute that was mostly walking and then standing on BART.
These days I work from home (so you’ll usually find me in slippers at work), but my Tieks still get lots of wear because they’re also my go-to’s for when I’m traveling, whether I’m in the U.S. or abroad.
Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite Tieks travel photos, from Chicago to Taipei to Rome! As well as a few reasons why I’m such a fan of Tieks.
They’re perfect for traveling and exploring out all day in a new city, while snapping some cute outfit photos for Instagram and the blog!
I even wore the Silver Screen Tieks as the flats that I changed into at my wedding when we went to the after-party. So Tieks definitely have a special place in my heart!
I realized that because I’m always packing a pair of Tieks (or three) with me, I’ve shot some pretty awesome photos of these flats all over the world over the years.
Why I love Tieks
So there are a lot of reasons why I love my Tieks! The first one is that they offer free shipping and free returns on every order.
Who doesn’t love not having to add things to the cart to reach free shipping or being given the option to return for free when it doesn’t meet your expectations.
The second reason is that they have phenomenal customer service. Anytime I’ve had questions about Tieks or needed help with fixing an order the customer service has been so helpful and they’re never rude.
The last reason is the quality of the shoes. Their super versatile, durable, flexible, comfy, and they offer over 60 styles.
They’re made with Italian leather making them stretchy and easily moldable to your feet—go with your normal size when ordering. I also love that the Tieks flat is more of a ballet flat style—simple yet elegant.
You’ll never have to worry about finding the right pair of flats to add to your outfit since they have something for every occasion.
I’ve literally walked for miles in my Tieks and have never had an issue with them feeling uncomfortable. I also love that I can easily pack them into my luggage or bag.
Traveling with my Tieks
Recently while in Rome, I wore my Tieks all day while hunting for the perfect gelato, riding bikes around the city, and exploring the Colosseum.
My Starstruck Tieks kept me cute and comfy every step of the way! I styled them here with super cute summer dress—look put together with your Tieks.
I love traveling with Tieks flats because they fold up so easily and take up very little space in my suitcase, and they’re comfortable enough to walk around all day in.
While I was in Chicago, I wore my Metallic Bronze Tieks to the Skydeck at Willis Tower. They add the perfect pop of color to my outfit and they didn’t take up too much space in my luggage.
Catch me in my Moonstruck Tieks while exploring Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial in Taipei! I love love the iridescent color on these flats.
They add such a fun style and color to any outfit. And they’re so quick and easy to put on.
Once again wearing my Starstruck Tieks while I was climbing the Duomo in Milan. I put on one of my favorite dresses and loved that my Tieks brought some more pop to my outfit.
When I traveled to Scottsdale, I was wearing my Starstruck Tieks almost every day with every outfit. Can you tell I’m obsessed?
While I was in Harajuku in Tokyo, I threw on my other favorite pair of Tieks in Moonstruck to my outfit. My sister loved them so much on me she also got a pair!
I went to Portland for a bachelorette party and brought along my Nude Black Lace Tieks for a more fun look. Here I’m wearing them at the Japanese Botanical Garden in Portland.
I love that this pair has a pattern to it to give a more accessory-type feel to the outfit.
Here’s another travel destination I traveled to with my Nude Lace Tieks! I wore them while on a helicopter ride touring Maui.
That was my mini Tieks review! Clearly, I’m obsessed and you definitely need to get your first pair of Tieks if you haven’t already.
They make a great gift for all your friends and family. They offer such a large selection of styles so there’s really something for everyone!
I have my eyes on a few more pairs like leopard print, chocolate brown, mustard yellow, California navy, ballerina pink, metallic pewter, rose gold glam, sienna brown croc, slate grey croc, and cardinal red. I know it’s a lot, but you can never have too many colors.
If you decide to get a pair or you already have a pair tag me (@wtfab) so I can see how you wear them!
Tieks shoes can be on the pricey side for flats, but they are very well-made from Italian leather and will last you a long time. I have Tieks that I’ve been wearing for years that still look great. So I would say they are worth the price!
Since Tieks are made of leather, they can definitely get a little smelly if you don’t wear socks with them. I wear these ultra low-cut no-show socks, so that you can’t see them when I’m wearing my Tieks.
Tieks are flat and they do not have arch support.
Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.