Just returned from Portugal and wore my Tieks during a majority of this action-packed week. I purchased a cute burgundy pair and was excited to wear them after reading so many wonderful reviews. Here is my review:
The shoes are stylish, no doubt, but I won’t be buying another pair. I found them to be noisy. Every step I took, they squeaked or made a strange noise. Maybe this happened because I am 5″9 -180 pounds and these shoes are usually worn by slimmer owners, but mine was not happy with me in them. I thought the source of the noise was the new leather stretching but the squeaking/creaking continued even after 14 days of wear. At one point it was so noticeable that I tried walking around the hotel on my toes to avoid the annoying sounds.
The shoes were comfortable most of the time but my toes felt some discomfort after a day of walking and I usually decided to change to more comfortable shoes after about 8 hours.
Anyway, I loved the packaging and the look of Tieks brand, but I won’t pay $175.00 for most shoes and certainly not ballet flats. Sorry.