You know how I have that little "birthing day" tradition where I do something nice for myself the week of my kids birthdays? (You know. I did do a lot of work to make those birthdays happen!) Well this year I thought I'd treat myself to some fabulous new ballet flats, Tieks by Gavrieli.
(Photo by Beauty Junket. Cuter than the pics I took.)
Being pregnant I knew I wanted some really great shoes to take me through the rough months of pregnancy. I had heard of Tieks, but at a rather high price point of $165 - $265 I thought I'd do my research first.
Unbelievably comfortable. They stretch with your feet. (Think swelling and feet starting to grow a bit.) Soft padded soles, in a darling turquoise. You can run after toddlers, wear them to work or a date. You really can wear them everyday. Since I've received my Tieks I haven't worn another pair of shoes except to the gym.
There's a plethora of amazing colors to choose from. Patent leathers, prints, even a vegan line. I, of course, picked Mustard Yellow. When I received my turquoise box with the pretty fabric flower I was very excited. A little carrying case for when you keep them in your purse, and a bag to carry your uncomfortable high heels when you switch them out. Fantastic. But when I actually put them on, I was gitty. The softest leather, I've never worn more comfortable shoes. I still can't get over the quality. And they are absolutely beautiful. I love them so much, I went ahead and bought a second pair in black. Pretty sure I want the Copperhead Snakes next. Just think! They are compact enough to slip inside my diaper bag!
By the way, Tieks have a great return policy. Free shipping, they pay shipping on returns. I ordered the wrong size at first. Tieks sent me a larger size along with a pre-paid shipping label to send back the wrong pair.
So the big question is, are Tieks worth the money? Well, for me I say a resounding YES. I believe in the "price per wear"philosophy with clothes. You can get a cute trendy top for $12 on clearance and be thrilled with your deal. But if you only wear that shirt 3 times, that's over $4 per wearing. Buy a great pair of jeans for $100 and wear them twice a week for a year and you're at around $1 a wearing. A pair designer, quality shoes I wear 4 times a week (at least!) are going be worth the investment.
Love love love Tieks! If you're pregnant or traveling or just super cool, treat yourself!
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