Tieks Alpine Grey Croc Flats

In this review, I'm going to start off with my ruling. Tieks by Gavrieli are amazing. They've been featured on Oprah, are all hand stitched, and are like nothing I've ever owned before. You know how a few weeks ago I mentioned using Dr. Scholl's fast flats when in NYC running around like a chicken with my head cut off? I said they were alright but didn't quite fit right and looked exactly like I just popped them out of a cardboard package from a drugstore. These flats from Tieks are anything you could ever want in a pair of flats. What's even better? They literally fold in half, the toe tucks into the heel, and they fit into a tiny black pouch. These particular flats retail for $195 which, I do admit, is higher than what I'd expect to pay for flats. However, it's not a far cry from spending $100 or $150 at Aldo and these are higher quality, unique, stunning, and fold in half. I chose to go with the Alpine Grey Croc in a size 9. Normally I wear an 8.5 but have the worst time with flats causing heel blisters. They fit like a dream, and the back is cushioned and stretchy instead of hard and rigid. I should probably also let you know they're actually leather - Italian leather - and have bright blue snazzy outer soles for a flash of colour and strong grip. Plus, the adorable little box in which the shoes come also offers up clear pant clips so you can pin up your too-long pants (perfect for when you need to take your heels off right this second or you're going to die) and an unfold-able tote to throw your demon heels into. This weekend I'm visiting with my inlaws and we'll be enjoying lots of food and lots of drink, as per usual. I'm going to be thankful to have these comfy, fashionable flats to throw on in the evening. They're so easy and gorgeous, you'd never know they spend most of their day folded in half and tucked into a tiny little bag. When I opened my Tieks package in the office, the other girls came to watch (this is becoming a "thing" whenever I receive a package) and were amazed at their versatility. Naturally, I was excited to get home and type up the post so I can share my new obsession with you as well. Have you owned a pair of Tieks? Would you want to? Let me know your horrible heel stories in a comment below. I'd love to know I'm not alone in not being able to spend 10+ hours in stilettos. I'm only human, after all! If you'd like to learn more about Tieks, and get a kick out of some awesome tweets, you should also click here and follow Tieks Girl. She's pretty awesome.

Alpine Grey Croc Flats
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05014126924194385278 angelpumpkin

    I love the packaging &the detail on the shoes. They look like an awesome pair of flats. Is it just me…..or does the detailing &the packaging ever so slightly beckon Tiffany blue?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10008926220542228523 theskinnyblondegirl

      It’s a very similar colour, but slightly brighter and more teal. Apparently, it’s “the” signifier of a show being Tieks. Now, I’m always looking for a flash of the blue on peoples’ soles! hehe

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06123699868988414823 Ruvini

    These are pretty awesome. I would get them if not for the price tag. Love the pop of blue and the fact that they look and feel comfy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06123699868988414823 Ruvini

    These are pretty awesome. I would get them if not for the price tag. Love the pop of blue and the fact that they look and feel comfy.

  • http://ahyesplans.wordpress.com/ ahyesplans

    Thanks for the review! I’m researching comfortable flats- I need to be standing/walking for work in the hospital >12 hours at a time. What is your opinion on the arch support? Would you be able to do >12 hours in these flats, or is it more of a normal day flat?

    Thank you!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10008926220542228523 theskinnyblondegirl

      Hey! It depends on what you’re doing and the condition of your feet I think. I could definitely walk around for 12 hours in them, but I wouldn’t say they have incredible arch support. I’ve never met a flat that does!

  • Anonymous

    I am absolutely obsessed with this color and have been checking frequently for my size to come back. I was just informed it was a limited edition and so it probably won’t be back for a while, if ever. What style would you get instead of these if you had to choose again?